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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Saachi Cywinski became obsessed with whiteboards during his senior year at Loyola Marymount University, where he used dry-erase boards to help keep him organized. Saachi and his two college buddies formulated a whiteboard sticker that can adhere to any flat surface and with that, WhiteyBoard was born. His product has transported the interior of a plethora of LA stores and restaurants and here, the entrepreneur shows us his favorite spot in WeHo where he scores designs from his favorite Australian label.
"I first spotted Kin when I was at a liquor store across the street on Sunset Blvd. The sick storefront, interior lighting and design caught my attention right away. Kin is on the edge of Sunset Plaza area but is far away from where the action is since it's hidden in a shopping center closer toward La Cienega. What marked this as my go-to LA shop is that they have funky top hats and carry my favorite Australian brand, ksubi. I only wear ksubi and am always anxiously waiting to receive my new goods as it ships from Australia. Once I discovered Kin, it was like ksubi came to me, but best of all, the guys that work there are awesome!"
· Kin [Official Site]
· WhiteyBoard [Official Site]
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