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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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Kimberly Hartman was standing in a rural village in Laos watching women dye and weave textiles when it all came together for her—she could combine her love of travel, fashion and people. Hartman decided to buy the textiles directly from these local artisans for a fair price and to hire others at a fair wage to sew the fabric into bags. And so her accessories line JADEtribe was born. Here, the designer fills us in on her favorite spot in Brentwood to get her shop on.
"Los Angeles has amazing shopping, especially for a Texan-New Yorker who loves the beach and the laid back lifestyle California offers. Without fail, I always find great wardrobe builders and fun new items shopping with Jeannine Braden at Post 26 in the Brentwood Country Mart. My history with Jeannine began 15 years ago when I was working as a New York fashion sales rep and Jeannine owned Fred Segal Flair in Santa Monica. Jeannine has the marked characteristics of a trend spotter, stylist, editor, merchandiser and above all she loves working with her clients on the sales floor. She has the best knack for choosing the key pieces in each collection and merchandising all the collections each season from her point of view at Post 26."
· JADEtribe [Official Site]
· Post 26 [Official Site]
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