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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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Faith Kesington has years of experience in the fashion world. She's the former fashion director for Fabulous on a Dime, has worked alongside stylists like Angela Fink, Nina Lenders, Taylor Jacobson and Laurie Trott, and has assisting ELLE Magazine's Joe Zee for various cover shoots. A shopper and a collector, Faith told Racked where she goes for designer duds on the cheap.
"I have been shopping at Great Labels in Santa Monica for years. I am reluctant to share the info because this store absolutely has the best finds at the best prices of any resale/consignment shop I know. What makes it stand out is that it carries all the hottest designer labels that are hard to come by in many resale stores. On the higher end there is Alexander McQueen, Lanvin and Stella McCartney but also plenty of Elizabeth and James, A.L.C., Phillip Lim and Alexander Wang. It is like a mini Barneys without any attitude. The owner and staff are very helpful and friendly and they price things very well (lower than most resale stores) and move lots of inventory. This is heaven for a shopper who wants to shop in a relaxed setting and and get the greatest deals. They mark things down quickly if they don't move so from week to week there are always tons of new things. You gotta grab it when you see it because chances are it wont be there next time. The women who bring in the clothes are mostly the uber-wealthy Santa Monica, Brentwood and Palisades gals and boy do they know how to shop and release!"
· Great Labels [Official Site]
· Faith Kesington [Twitter]
· All Shopping Confidential Posts [Racked LA]