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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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Cheyann Benedict is a clothing designer as well as a serial entrepreneur. She founded the brand C&C California, which she later sold to Liz Claiborne, and this week, she's about to launch a new line and store on La Brea (both under her name). Here, she points us in the direction of one of her favorite local shops, Retro Gallery.
"I've been a huge collector of all things vintage for about as long as I can remember. I'm always keeping an eye open for unique pieces of vintage glass or ceramics or something amazing to add to my table setting when entertaining. I love Retro Gallery on La Brea below Wilshire as it's a great place to find an amazing vintage gem. The owner has spent years hunting down a collection of colorful, earthy and interesting details for the home. I recently bought a giant emerald green Italian flower vase and it has become an incredible centerpiece in my home. And his prices are quite fair to boot."
· Retro Gallery [Official Site]
· Cheyann Benedict [Pintrest]
· All Shopping Confidential Posts [Racked LA]