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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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Caley Lawson has been a resident of Los Angeles for the past eight years, where she's transitioned from PR (she had a two year stint at C&C California) to the world of celebrity styling. She's helped create iconic red carpet moments for starlets like Gwyneth Paltrow and Kristen Stewart and is now working with clients like Skylar Grey and Camila Alves. When she's not dealing with rolling racks and piles of hangers, she likes to check out TINI, a furniture spot in Mid City.
"LA is full of vintage and reclaimed furniture stores and most are super expensive and overpriced. TINI is a great little hidden gem where you can find unique key pieces for a fraction of the price. It is a bit overwhelming when you walk in and you will need to dig around a little bit for those 'special' items. But it is definitely worth it. I recently bought a bright red credenza with a record player and speakers that still works. And best of all, they delivered for a small fee. TINI (which stands for "This Is Not Ikea") is full of people who are really passionate about what they do. They provide a mix of modern pieces and vintage finds that make for great dinner conversation pieces."
· TINI [Official Site]
· Caley Lawson [Twitter]
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