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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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Carl Cunow is one of the co-founders of Onia, a men's swimwear line (which means 'ship' in Hebrew) that is carried at places like Barneys New York, Lane Crawford, The Viceroy and Soho House. Onia has recently collaborated with Free People on their first foray into womenswear with their Calder Beach Short, which is now being sold online. Here, Carl shows us his favorite spot to get away from the designing madness deep in the heart of DTLA.
"Jack's Wholesale Candy & Toy Company is located in Downtown LA and has been around since the 1980's. It's a great store with great variety and brands. They sell candy from all over the world as well as novelty old school brands like Brach's Confections and Cadbury Adams. Its an LA institution; they do everything there that's related to candy, even events. I learned about this place through one of the factories we work with and now we always buy candy from Jack's. We make sure to bring their candies to all our LA tradeshows too."
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