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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.
Image via CHAY
As co-owner of the Andy Lecompte Salon, hairstylist Leanne Citrone was recently named one of the best stylists in Los Angeles by W Magazine. Known for her ability to create beautiful and intricate braids, sleek and shiny blow-outs, and beautiful and soft waves, Citrone is sought after among Hollywood's elite for her ability to whip up an easy-to-maintain cut that works well with the West Coast's effortless style. Here, she points us to her favorite new shop that houses some super-soft lambskin throws she's adorned her home with.
"My girlfriend recently opened this great little store called CHAY on West 3rd Street. She makes clothes that are really cute and easy to wear; I recently purchased this great washed silk jumpsuit that I've been living in ever since. She has these amazing Tibetan lambskin throws, which are like super-soft sheepskin rugs. Everyone who comes over covets them. CHAY also stocks Kathleen Whitaker jewelry; they collaborated on a small line together and created some really amazing stuff."
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· Andy Lecompte Salon [Official Site]
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