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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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Jason H Kennedy is not the casting director (though his actor friends consistently hit him up) nor is he the guy from E! (though they often get each other's emails). He works in entertainment production and marketing, co-owns nightKAP entertainment, is an executive producer of Hollywood Rush and is in the process of developing the National AIDS Monument in West Hollywood. He also drinks too much coffee. Kennedy's a shopper, a consumer and loves Gibson on Beverly Blvd for all his interior design needs.
"I absolutely love Gibson on Beverly between La Brea and Fairfax—and that says a lot considering I used to work for the guy. The incredible mix of vintage accessories, found and new artwork, and custom furniture creations from interior design expert Gary Gibson provides inspiration and 'fill-in-the-blank' needs for your home. If you get a second, sit down with Gibson. He's fun, eclectic and has stories to share for days and days. The collection of artwork is mixed flawlessly with the vintage and new furnishings, and you will often find yourself spending way more time than you anticipated. The place is a great place for special gifts, too—housing multiple options for contemporary yet chic knick-knacks."
· Gibson [Official Site]
· nightKAP Entertainment [Official Site]
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