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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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The Heidi Merrick collection of ready-to-wear and home goods has become an homage to LA and the California lifestyle. Every item, if not made in Merrick's Downtown LA studio, is crafted within walking distance of it. Her line began in 2006 with a four-piece collection and today, her pieces have been featured in the pages of Elle, WWD, InStyle, Domino and C Magazine. Here, she points us to her favorite market in Silver Lake.
"Just down the hill from my house is Daisy's Market and it sits among a treasure trove of wonderful antique stores. Aside from the myriad of chandeliers and sconces, (read: chandelier addiction), this spot is everything you need from a Mexican market; tortillas, Tecate, candelabras, and more. It's lovely because the owner is always around (she's not Daisy—she named it for her daughter) and you feel like you're inside one of your favorite relative's stuffed living room. I always leave with beautiful treasures, a story and some snacks for the walk home."
· Daisy's Market [Yelp]
· Hedi Merrick [Official Site]
· All Shopping Confidential Posts [Racked LA]