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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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Elizabeth Kott is the brains behind website Closet Rich, a new endeavor that reinvents the consignment wheel by providing a place for fashionable types to sell or donate the contents of their beloved closets. With a wardrobe already full of treasures (hence the name of her site), Kott recently turned to another obsession, decorating her apartment/company's headquarters. Naturally, we wanted to know where she gathers the goods.
"I have made it no secret that I am a fan of a pre-loved item. My business revolves around the concept, and admittedly, scouring LA for affordable vintage finds could be my middle name. I discovered 45 Three Modern Home on Fairfax while helping a friend find some goodies for her apartment. I instantly fell hard for the shop's glamorous selection of high-quality vintage furniture and antiques with reasonable price tags. I appreciate any vintage store that offers an attuned point of view, and this one is brimming with a stylish panache that leaves me convinced that a Lucite bar cart should be a life necessity. Upon a recent visit, Staci Cain, the shop's expert curator and owner let me in on an exciting tidbit: In May they will be launching a new spot next door offering custom upholstery, draperies, shades, etc for 'normal people who can't spend thousands and thousands but appreciate a chair with good bones.' Oooh that's me! 45 Three Modern—you so get me."
· 45 Three Modern [Official Site]
· Closet Rich [Official Site]
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