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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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When Stephi Maron realized there wasn't a great place in LA to get her makeup done, she took matters into her own hands and launched Blushington, a salon where women can go for natural looking makeup applied by super-talented artists. But while she's prone to divulge her makeup secrets, she wasn't too fond of revealing her favorite Venice shopping destination...until now.
"Aviator Nation is truly a California secret! No tourist will find these cozy, retro, colorful clothes—not a chance! The store was started by Paige Mycoskie, the sister of Blake, the guy who founded TOMS. The space is cool and cozy and the clothes are super-comfortable with a vintage, laid-back feel. I have the unisex Flying Eagle hoodie and the unisex Day Dream sweatshirt, which I am obsessed with. I discovered Aviator Nation and was drawn inside due to the bold colors and appealing styles. Most importantly, I love the fact that not a lot of people know about Aviator Nation—so I definitely consider it my hidden spot!"
· Aviator Nation [Official Site]
· Blushington [Official Site]
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