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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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Entrepreneur Nouriel Kohan's latest venture is Wilshire Beauty, a 10,000-square-foot one-stop beauty emporium with a wide range of haircare, skincare, cosmetics, and bath and body products. When it comes to hiring, he has only one requirement: He will bring you on to his team if you've been in the beauty industry for over ten years. In doing so, he's developed a solid reputation with top hair and makeup stylists as well as their clients. When he needs a new piece of furniture, the only place he'll go is Landon Cole Furniture, where somehow, he ends up saving money on customized goods.
"I'm always in need of new furniture, whether that be recently purchased mirror-plated cabinets to display cosmetics in my beauty store or a unique couch and bed frame I just spotted in a showroom that wouldn't quite fit my living room and bedroom. Landon Cole Furniture will make me anything I want, in any size I want, in any fabric I want. And they somehow maintain the same quality but always ends up being cheaper than the pieces I see in the showrooms. I may look around for inspiration, but I always come back to Landon Cole Furniture to get just the right fit."
· Landon Cole Furniture [Official Site]
· Wilshire Beauty [Official Site]
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