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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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Andrea Arria-Devoe is a freelance journalist and editor who contributes to Beso.com and Anthology Magazine—all while mothering a crazy little three-year-old named Henry. Previously, she covered the West Coast kids beat for DailyCandy LA and San Francisco. When she's not working, she likes to hit up stationary spot Urbanic Paper Boutique in Venice.
"Urbanic Paper Boutique carries the sweetest indie paper and stationery designers like La Familia Green and Wiley Valentine. This store actually makes me a better person because I'm compelled to send cute cards to my family whenever I stop in. I also immediately feel the need to throw a crazy theme party, make goodie bags for no good reason, and/or spend my days rubber stamping things. Right now, I'm really into Knot + Bow's packs of heart and star stickers, which come in handy for rewarding my son's good behavior. If you're searching for wedding/baby shower/holiday party inspiration this is the spot."
· Urbanic Paper Boutique [Official Site]
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