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Christophe Loiron Loves Checking out Bazar in Venice

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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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Yesterday, Sandast's creative director recommended Mister Freedom, his favorite spot for vintage denim. Today, we went after the man behind Mister Freedom, Christophe Loiron, and found out why he loves Bazar, a Venice spot that maintains the feel of old-school Abbot Kinney.

"I am much closer to a caveman than to a savvy shopper in my own town, as I tend to be absorbed by the million tasks at hand here. However, I am always excited to go check out Bazar on Abbot Kinney in Venice. The owner, Tina Wakino, does her own thing, free from consumerism and ephemeral trends. She always seems to unearth rare textiles, furniture, home products and under-the-radar brands from around the world. She takes risks with her organically-growing store, and Bazar is to me one of the few still standing independent bastions of old school Abbot Kinney which is a very noble cause in this H&M/corporate-chain-mall-disposable-goods world."

· Mister Freedom [Official Site]
· All Shopping Confidential Posts [Racked LA]

Bazar

1108C Abbot Kinney, Venice, CA 90291 310-314-2101

Mister Freedom

7161 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036 323-653-2014 Visit Website

Bazar

1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd # C Venice, CA 90291