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Los Angeles has more stores than anyone could physically tackle, but somehow we always keep returning to the usual suspects. To break out of the rut, we've asked some local shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around LA that we might not all know about. Cue the Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends.
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Dakota Solt, one of the co-founders of Crybaby Presents, graduated from RISD in 2008 with a BFA in painting, has honed her skills in graphic design, video editing, set-dressing, and styling, and in 2010, received an Emmy nomination for her editing work on the John Hughes tribute at the Academy Awards. When she needs a respite from work, she heads to Little Paris Antiques, a quaint spot that has one of the best selection of vintage pill cases around.
"Little Paris Antiques is an antique furniture store that showcases the evolution and art of interior design. It's the spot to go hunting for gems that come in all shapes, sizes and uses. You can find chaise lounges from the era of Louis XIV to mid-century modern chairs, Art Deco light pendants, 1920s mirrored boudoir tables and poufs, and even 1950s kitchenware. Each time I go I fall in love with a different time period. I love their knickknacks, velvet pillows, vanity mirrors, pill cases....this store has an abundance of what you want. Each piece is unique in its own way and the overall feel will keep you coming back even just to browse."
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