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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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Carlos Lopez is a model/agent turned PR guru, driving the ship at BCBGeneration as the director of entertainment, public and social media relations. He knows everyone (literally), used to run one of our favorite websites Never Wood High (bright it back!), and has good looks to boot. Here, he fills us in on the only place he buys cashmere in LA.
"It's the company, the quality and the bungalow-styled studio cloaked by trees in a hidden garden that I find inspirational. The company is friend and designer Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman. I love the quality of the hand-spun artisanal cashmere. The studio is filled with artifacts and smells of fresh wood with beautiful window views of a luxurious landscape. A Southern Californian guy myself, it's the authentic West Coast cool feel you get when you throw on one of my favorite pieces, the Baja Pullover or the Sleeveless Baja. In a dream world, I'd be wrapped in a cashmere blanket watching Point Break, but all the characters would be restyled in Elder Statesman. Vaya con dios or in this, case vaya con cashmere."
· The Elder Statesman [Official Site]
· BCBGeneration [Official Site]
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