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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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Designer Corey Lynn Calter started making her own clothing as a teen growing up in Philadelphia. She moved to Los Angeles in 1995 and just a few years later, launched her namesake label. Calter's colorful caftans, kimonos, and halter dresses are now sold in more than 200 stores like Barneys New York, Macy's and Nordstrom and have been worn by everyone from Jessica Alba to Taylor Swift to Jennifer Lopez to Kate Hudson. Calter took a break from designing to tell us where she likes to get down with her dogs...her hot dogs, that is.
"If you want a totally decadent reminder of the East Coast, check out Fab Hot Dogs in Reseda. They are famous for bringing their "Ripper" hot dog from Jersey to LA, a dog made especially for deep frying and only available in Northern New Jersey—until now. Oh, their homemade tater tots that are definitely worth the calories too. Although I have to admit I have never had their root beer floats, my kids say they great. This is a great little place if you are feeling nostalgic for a good old-fashioned East Coast hot dog/burger joint. So, what are you waiting for? Dig in!"
· Fab Hot Dogs [Official Site]
· Corey Lynn Calter [Official Site]
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