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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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Rembrandt Flores is a founder of EFG::Entertainment Fusion Group, an entertainment marketing and PR firm, and has spearheaded events for the likes of Justin Bieber, Serena Williams, Chace Crawford, Matthew Morrison, Drake and Jennifer Lopez. When he's not planning Hollywood's next big party, he can be found at Designers Views in WeHo.
"Designers Views was absolutely one of my go-to places when I needed new accents for my new house. The tag line for this furniture/plant/designer store is "Come in. Get lost." And that is exactly what you want to do once you step into this 15,000-square-foot showroom. I don't feel like I am smack dab in the middle of LA in this space. Once you enter and pass the most amazing collections of orchids, it's like you have been transported to Southeast Asia. It truly reminds me of being in Bali, and over time, I've lost track of all the things I have purchased here. I have a freeze-dried tree, petrified wood and of course, some orchids! Sometimes I just go here to escape from LA. Now that this is probably being read by a bunch of Angelenos, I don't know if I can come here to hide anymore."
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· EFG [Official Site]
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