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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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In 2000, designer Geren Lockhart realized she had nothing to wear while running errands. She took matters into her own hands and stitched together a pair of pants that would eventually launch Geren Ford, her clothing line based on loungewear. When she's not working, Lockhart likes to frequent this store in Santa Monica that was her home décor mecca when decorating her first apartment.
"Wertz Brothers is where I went to furnish my very first grown-up apartment and I've been going back ever since. I can't remember the count of how many people I've sent people their way over the years, but they never disappoint. It's like your own personal estate sale every day! They have a mix of product across eras and categories from giant pianos and full wall units to small industrial file holders and china. In short, they ROCK and have amazing prices, too."
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· Geren Ford [Official Site]
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