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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David Schlesinger is the head of digital and marketing and also a partner at SkinnyTees, a line of shapewear originally founded in an attempt to create "the perfect tank." What began with only a few colors and a one-size-fits-all silhouette is now a global brand that comes in more than 100 colors and has been featured in magazines like US Weekly and Life&Style. Here, Schlesinger tell us about to Animal House, his favorite spot in Venice for vintage band tees.
"Animal House is one of those stores that if you simply strolled past, you could miss in a heartbeat. It's nestled on Windward just inches from the nonsense on the Venice boardwalk in an area not well know for fashion-forward fun and games. Looking for a pair of Vans—check. Vintage Levi's—check. Limited edition Beastie Boys photos from the License to Ill tour—also available to enjoy and/or buy. My favorite purchase happened last summer when I fell into a limited-edition Peter Max scarf that I had to have for no reason other than it reminded me of something my dad would have worn to an ELO concert in 1980."
· Animal House [Official Site]
· SkinnyTees [Official Site]
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