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Where Jeffrey Alan Marks Shops For Lighting And More

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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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Jeffrey Alan Marks is a key player in the Los Angeles design community. The former model, who studied at the prestigious Inchbald School of Design in England, can be seen on Bravo's Million Dollar Decorators and has his own firm, JAM Inc., which he founded 15 years ago. We asked JAM to fill us in on his favorite LA shop for home furnishings.

"My favorite shop in Los Angeles would have to be Dana John on N Martel Avenue. Dana John is a collection of furnishings, lighting, and objects based on an incredible taste level. I like knowing that I can always stop in and be greeted with unique and quality pieces that fit right in with my design aesthetic. The owner, Dana Lance, is always a delight as well."

· Jeffrey Alan Marks [Official Site]
· Dana John [Official Site]
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Dana John

302 N Martel Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036