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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 Beauty News LA
A native of California, Maya Brenner's jewelry is both simple and classic, bold and modern. Founded in 1998, the collection has been sold at Henri Bendel, Fred Segal, Calypso, and Anthropologie and featured in the pages of Lucky, InStyle, People, CosmoGlamour. Here, the designer fills us in on her favorite shopping mecca in Silver Lake.
My secret shopping gem is the luxury general store L. Bazaar. What started as a retail shop next door to LA Mill Coffee that originally sold mostly espresso accessories has now turned into a one-stop shopping mecca. It's got items for me, my guy, my kids, my home and even my dog: nail polish, lip glosses, Tocca sunscreen towelettes, gourmet chocolates, matching mommy/daughter dresses, quirky Alessi salt-and-pepper shakers and more. You'd be hard pressed to not find something to buy at this store. And if you find yourself tired from shopping you can always go next door for a delicious coffee or head across the street for oysters and something bubbly at L & E Oyster bar.
· Maya Brenner [Official Site]
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