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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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Kyle Fitzpatrick is the editor in chief of Los Angeles, I'm Yours, a website that promotes all of the things that make Los Angeles one hell of a creative hub. So, when Kyle told us about Lost & Found, one of the best shops in Hollywood, we had to hear more.
"Lost & Found is one of the strangest and most unique retail experiences in the nation...let alone Los Angeles. It's located in such an obvious/not obvious area that it often is overshadowed by things like the Capitol Records Building or The Pantages just blocks south. On a full block on Yucca just west of Vine, the store is actually a collection of little stores, each with a distinct purpose. The home store is the main stop and acts as your point of entry into any of the other stores.
They have earthy baskets and bowls, leather goods, international fabrics, socially conscious jewelry and more. If you want to check out another store, you have to speak with one of the kind women who work there, giving a little, "May I check out the [INSERT DEPARTMENT] store?" Then they will walk you to the men's, women's, children's, gift, or gallery storefront...all of which are great. This is the place to pick up gifts, specifically for kids and your house. It's slightly pricey but worth every penny as most goods are locally-made or specially imported after careful curation. This is one spot I hate to share as it is so truly unique and special but, for the same reasons, I have to share it. Definitely stop in and don't feel weird about asking to check out the other storefronts: that's a part of the fun at Lost & Found."
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