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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.
Image via Chuck's Vintage/Facebook
Imogene Barron is a freelance stylist, creative director and consultant who has worked as the fashion director at Oyster, Yen and Dazed & Confused Australia. In addition, she launched and published the journal LoveWant and contributes to publications like Russh, Wonderland and Elle Japan. A new-to-LA transplant, Barron loves Chuck's Vintage on Melrose for lacey slip dresses and more.
"My one-stop-shop for editorial shoots is Chuck's Vintage on Melrose because it fits my overall vibe and aesthetic. Madeline, the owner, sources from all over the USA and Japan and knows exactly what I am looking for. Chuck's is known for its amazing range of vintage T-shirts, probably the best selection I have seen. They also have killer denim, Virgin Suicides-esque slip dresses, beautiful old work boots and one-of-a-kind pieces. To me, it feels like a slice of America's history. It's definitely filled with a whole lot of love."
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