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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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Erica Cornwall, formerly of PR company Starworks, now has her own agency called Revel Collective where she works with both emerging and established brands and artists like Alain Mikli, Loree Rodkin, Brent Bolthouse's new Bungalow venue, The Art of Elysium and Wonderland Magazine. She's based in Koreatown, but every now and then, she manages to sneak away to Co-Op 28, a spot in Los Feliz that's her go-to for gifts.
"Co Op 28 is my favorite place for gifts for others and for myself as I love knowing I am supporting local artists and emerging talent. Everything in the store is from an artist the owner has met and there are so many one-of-a-kind items inside. Recently, they opened up the back of the space for small art shows. Now if they just had some live music and a few good movies, I'd pop by everyday. Someday I hope to create something similar, inspired by this store, where artists can sell their work directly to consumers and entertain and engage them with all forms of art and food and drinks, too."
· Co Op 28 [Official Site]
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