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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.
Image via Candle Delirium/Facebook.
David Thomas is a fashion stylist with over 24 years of experience in the fashion world. Thomas currently lives in Hollywood, is the contributing fashion editor of Esquire UK and continues to work for a number of magazines including Vanity Fair, L'Uomo Vogue, Flaunt, Tatler and Esquire. Here, he reveals his go-to spot for candles.
"I spend most of my working days driving along the well-trodden path that is Fountain. One day recently, for whatever reason, I took Santa Monica instead on my journey home to Beechwood Canyon and as I sat there in traffic (as is to be expected on a weekday late afternoon) I noticed a real gem amongst all the thrift stores, dive bars and male underwear emporiums. Luckily, I spotted Candle Delirium. Now I love scented candles, especially in fall, but I have never seen such a vast selection of all types of candles. The shop has charming and knowledgeable staff and they are stocked with my favorites like Diptyque and Archipelago. It's become a regular stop for me and I buy up candles for the table, bedroom, bathroom...well, for all over the house really."
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