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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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LA native Alejandro Rodriguez is the creative vision behind the menswear line Beautiful Fül. The designer has always claimed Los Angeles as his biggest inspiration so we felt it appropriate to ask about his favorite secret shopping gems. His pick? Schaeffers Garment Hotel, a destination on Sunset that has inspired past collections.
"Schaeffers Garment Hotel is my favorite shopping destination. It's a store known to all those who are in the know! Schaeffers carries 1920s through 1960s belts, boots, and jackets, and they also manufacture some of the best denim I've ever owned?.in-house. To top it all off, they have a resident hat maker who goes by the name of Gunner Foxx who is a skilled third-generation artisan. Foxx has created hats for the likes of Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr and Erykah Badu. Next time you are in the Hollywood area, this is a spot you have to check out."
· Schaeffers Garment Hotel [Official Site]
· Beautiful Fül [Official Site]
· All Shopping Confidential Posts [Racked LA]