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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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Long-standing West Hollywood boutique Alpha Man recently extended its stay of execution, announcing via Facebook that they've got two weeks left. Photographer Mike Rosenthal, who has shot everyone from Charlize Theron to Oh Land to Lindsay Lohan, has an sartorial obituary.
"Alpha Man on Melrose is my secret go-to spot. The owner, Darren Gold, has a long history in fashion and very eclectic taste. The shop is stocked with a cool mix of fashion that you normally wouldn't hear about until after it's completely sold out. Plus, they have a huge collection of housewares and other knickknacks that are great for gifts. It's the perfect spot to find something for the guy that already has everything—or to shop for yourself. I just picked up some amazing Adidas SLVR sneakers that I didn't know existed. I haven't seen them anywhere yet and I'm the only one who has them. I win!"
· Mike Rosenthal [Official Site]
· Alpha Man Saying Goodbye to Melrose [Racked]
· All Shopping Confidential Posts [Racked LA]