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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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Ryland Arnoldi is one of the founders of WRAPPED, a line he conceived to translate his passion for art and nature into a gift-able resource. Basically, he's created a line of high-end wrapping paper that is fun, colorful, and unique. Arnoldi recently signed a deal with wall graphics company BLIK and WRAPPED will be releasing a line of eight journals and gift tags for this upcoming holiday season. Here, he shows us the only spot in Culver City he trusts for his camera needs.
"Samy's Camera in Culver City has been instrumental to our success at WRAPPED. We depend on specialized photo equipment to bring our designs to life and none of that would be possible without the unbelievable amount of stuff at Samy's. From scaffolding we use to shoot at impossible angles, to specialized lighting, lenses and the hardware we required to build our custom studio camera, everything you could ever imagine is available to rent or buy at Samy's. This is literally the only camera store you'll ever need and their selection will inspire you to take your work to the next level."
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