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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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Abigail Stone is a native New Yorker and an LA-based freelance lifestyle writer. A regular contributor to Apartment Therapy, Angeleno, Angeleno Interiors, and California Brides, Stone enjoys exploring all the different experiences Southern California has to offer. That includes General Store, a new spot on Lincoln Boulevard in Venice.
"I'm always excited when a formerly barren neighborhood starts to show signs of growth. It's happening on La Brea and I can see signs of it on Lincoln too, where San Francisco's General Store recently opened up. I haven't been into the San Francisco location so I didn't know what to expect: It was love at first sight! I'm a big fan of '70s style, especially all the raw leather, macrame, embroidered peasant shirts and hand-thrown ceramics—and this place definitely has that vibe. I love that almost everything in there is made in the US and that there are a lot of local artisans represented like Kelly Lamb and Commune. The space is gorgeous and has white-washed brick walls, a giant live edge table and a big swath of ocean blue tie-dye fabric that sections off a corner for a changing room. I probably spent about an hour in there just taking pictures and Instagramming."
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