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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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Marcia Firesten is the director of LA-based Pippa Small Jewelry, a role she took on after purchasing some baubles from Small herself. Whenever she needs a little pick me up, she heads over to My Ulrika, her favorite West Coast vintage emporium.
"My Ulrika is an incredible vintage shop that opened in 2008. It's a treasure trove of unique pieces like alligator bags, crystal decanters, vintage costume jewels and a serious collection of great dresses. I consider Ulrika Krivanek to be our own Marlene Dietrich, as one would expect to find her in Europe most definitely, perhaps NYC, but in LA she is a rare treat. It is definitely worth a visit to see what she is wearing and the shop is full of the most unexpected things."
· My Ulrika [Official Site]
· Pippa Small [Official Site]
· All Shopping Confidential Posts [Racked LA]