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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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Writer Zinzi Edmundson has worked for magazines like Bon Appetit and FOAM and has contributed to sites like Refinery29 and DailyCandy. Now, she's assisting in the launch of TheStylish, a YouTube channel and editorial site set to debut in June, as well as blogging about food for Nasty Gal and The Chalkboard. She took some time out of her busy schedule to fill us in on her favorite shop in Echo Park.
"I have to recommend Myrtle in Echo Park, which is a pretty new store. I was having brunch with some friends at Mohawk Bend and jumped into this store as it started POURING on me walking to my car. Inside, it's sort of a best of indie labels—DusenDusen, Shabd, Osborn shoes, ABK bags and the like. I feel like this shop has gotten a decent amount of play online, but what I think has been slightly overlooked is the great vintage selection. It consists of a small rack towards the back, but seriously, I nearly walk out with everything on that rack. It's good...really good. Please don't tell anyone else. Just kidding, sort of."
· Myrtle [Official Site]
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