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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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Stephanie Schur use to be a fashion designer, but in the past few years she's turned her attention away from fabrics and towards a greener medium. Botany Flowers, Schur's Parisian-inspired floral shop at the Brentwood Country Mart, has attracted bold-faced customers like Reese Witherspoon and Uma Thurman with its pretty and unique blooms. When she's not trimming and arranging, she hits up Jonathan Wright and Company, a quaint spot that has everything from holiday items to new gifts for that baby in your (or your friend's) life.
"One of my favorite spots in the world is Jonathan Wright and Company. The shop is a small but extremely chic spot for the perfect holiday card, invitation, everyday note or my personal favorite—custom stationary. Best of all, Jonathan is always there and has impeccable taste. Just walking in the shop you feel like you have been transported to somewhere magical. It is filled to the brim with holiday items, sweet little baby gifts, candles, gift wrapping items and the most beautiful selection of cards I have seen anywhere. I always walk away with a purchase and more often than not, Jonathan and his team will help me put together something custom for a birthday party or event. It's fun to just pop in and see what he and his creative team are up to and rest assured, it's always something new and exciting."
· Jonathan Wright and Company [Official Site]
· Botany [Official Site]
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