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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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Jaclyn Johnson is a 26-year-old blogger who currently resides in Los Feliz and runs the website Some Notes on Napkins, where she writes about her love of fashion. She's also likes to showcase her pretty-as-pie outfits; now when she snaps herself rocking a killer pair of shades we have a good idea as to where she picked them up.
"I collect sunglasses the way stylish boys collect sneakers, your grandma collects stamps and so forth. I have two drawers full of colorful, printed and extremely overpriced sunnies. So, when I first stumbled into Jack's Eyewear, I nearly had a joy attack as the store is literally floor-to-ceiling covered with oh-so-covetable vintage shades ranging from the truly bizarre to the ohmygosh I want to wear those pink Ray-Bans everyday. Jack is a treasure trove of knowledge and will give you the back-story on nearly every piece in the place (as well as his honest opinion on how the shades look on you)! Bonus: Jack can fix nearly any issue you have with your glasses and runs a full optical lab in the back, so bring your prescription and paycheck and have fun."
· Some Notes on Napkins [Official Site]
· Jaclyn Johnson [Twitter]
· All Shopping Confidential Posts [Racked LA]