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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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Jenna Hipp is known as The Green Celebrity Nail Stylist and 'nails' just about every celebrity in Hollywood from Lea Michele to Michelle Williams. This year, she launched Nailing Hollywood, the first ever agency for nail artists and she even has a line of polishes named HIPPxRGB. Here, she tells us about her favorite spot for shopping (and first dates) in Sherman Oaks.
"Handmade Galleries LA is the heart of Los Angeles' talent wrapped into one incredibly unique store that offers never-been-seen-before and never-will-see-again 'items'. Almost a museum of sorts, there's something different in every direction that will grab your interest. From eccentric to practical, it's the perfect place to buy a gift for a close friend or someone you barely know. How do I know? My husband took me there when our relationship was brand new. It was the perfect setting as it was not too intimate and had plenty of conversation pieces to generate fun banter. Best of all, it's inspiring. To see the handiwork of artists who live in my city reminds me that you can make anything happen."
· Handmade Galleries LA [Official Site]
· Jenna Hipp [Official Site]
· All Shopping Confidential Posts [Racked LA]