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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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Madeline Poole, deemed "the polish princess of LA" by Refinery29, is known for crafting innovative and creative works of art on nails. Her masterful manicures have even scored her a nail polish line, which is currently sold at Sephora. When she's in the mood to shop, she's one for pre-loved goodies, which is why she checks out Vintage Chic by Grace, her hidden treasure in Studio City. (We'll definitely consider adding this shop to our Vintage 38 map next time around.)
"Grace Goodson recently opened a store in Tujunga Village in Studio City called 'Vintage Chic by Grace', an unassuming name, Grace has been combing estate sales for years gathering clothing and jewelry, truly incredible eccentric pieces, one of a kind gems. Brands include Karl Lagerfeld, Gucci and Versace with a lot of flare to be found alone with rich colors and textures. Things are shimmering off the rack. She just opened this bite-sized pop-up shop for a limited time only and there is yet to even be a sign in front of the building. It's the bomb! And so is Grace."
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