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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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Born and raised in Los Angeles, director/producer/writer Danny Lee made his feature debut with the critically acclaimed Rock Fresh, a documentary about graffiti artists making the leap to commercial art. Since then, he's been featured in Paper Magazine's 10th annual "Beautiful People" issue as well as in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, GQ and LA Weekly. He's got great style and is a hat aficionado, so naturally we asked him where he gets them.
"My hidden gem is Hollywood Hatters on Melrose/Orange in Hollywood. I'm a fedora guy and this shop can't get rid of me. Either I'm buying or browsing, but they have the greatest collection of lids I have ever seen in the LA area. Forget the Goorin shop or God forbid Macy's, this neighborhood shop has a multitude of hats for every season, and they will cut you a deal if you propose one. It doesn't hurt that I live two blocks away and that it is next door to Stir Crazy, my other favorite neighborhood haunt."
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