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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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Beth Zeigler is the owner of a professional organizing company called Bneato (pronounced "Be Neat-o"). A former ApartmentTherapy contributing editor, Zeigler now writes for Rubbermaid and Houzz and as well as her own Bneato blog. We asked her where she goes to grab those hard-to-find organizing units.
"I'm not much of a shopper myself but will go to the earth's end to find just the right container for a client project. A few years back when I was looking for a sunglasses display case to store dozens of sunglasses, I was lucky enough to find Acme Display. Each time I step inside, I'm instantly taken back to 1983 (growing up, my family owned a retail store in the mall and that's what this place reminds me of). And while you're not going to fall in love with (or need) everything that they carry, there are some fabulous finds for containerizing your closet—white leatherette trays (while retro) can be fun when mixed up in the right way. I'm also a fan of their industrial-looking metal hangers and remain super faithful to their slimline hangers (less expensive than The Container Store without sacrificing any of the quality). Fun parting fact: They still use dot matrix printers to furnish your receipt which is evident by all the strips of dotted paper strewn on the floor behind the sales counter."
· Acme Display [Official Site]
· Bneato [Official Site]
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