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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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Erica Smith is a DTLA-based writer who has contributed to Angeleno and The Huffington Post. She's currently working with Lisa Weiss on Exposed Zippers, a fashion blog where she profiles tastemakers and masterminds of the fashion industry like Lori Goldstein, Ilaria Urbinati, Leandra Medine and Tommy Ton. Here, Smith tells us about her favorite spot for picking up shoes Downtown.
"It's hard to beat a floor-to-ceiling rack of sky-high heels and platforms, especially when a slew of Jeffery Campbells greets you on your way in. This is just one of the reasons I self-prescribe Round2 LA for my shoe addiction. Striking the perfect balance between modern and vintage, owner Rocco has your back whether you're looking for spiked platform boots or vintage Ferragamo heels. Nestled under SB Tower and smack-dab in the middle of the Historic Core, the cozy shop is in coffee alley vicinity for midday browsing and within walking distance of bar central for a quick stop before a night out. The fact that it's one block away from my apartment doesn't hurt either."
· Round2 LA [Official Site]
· Exposed Zippers [Official Site]
· All Shopping Confidential Posts [Racked LA]