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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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We've always loved Shiva Rose's style—from her retro-inspired getups to her pouty red lips to her 1950s Hollywood screen siren hair. She is definitely one who knows how to put herself together. Fresh on the heels of launching her new eco-holistic website The Local Rose, we caught up with Shiva herself and found out about her favorite vintage emporium, Gotta Have It in Venice.
"I have been going to Gotta Have It, Denise Portman's vintage store in Venice, for over 15 years. The prices are really reasonable and if you are willing to spend some time hunting through the merchandise, you will usually find a little gem. There are designer pieces mixed with some good old fashioned vintage as well. I have seen everything from beautiful Vivienne Westwood dresses to some fantastic hippy 1970s cotton pieces. This place really does have It!"
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