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We get it: The City of Angels' eternal sunshine can strike homesickness in the hearts of any vacationing shopaholic. Fortunately, 2013 is the year that many of our essential shops decided to stage their international takeovers. From TenOverSix in Dallas to a host of heavy-hitters in Japan, these LA-based retailers will comfort your local shopping itch regardless of your latitude and longitude.
· TenOverSix in Dallas (1551 Commerce St): The Lone Star State's luxe Joule Hotel landed not just one, but two stellar side-by-side TenOverSix boutiques. While the main store stocks its usual inventory of cult cool designer wares, its lobby-adjacent TenOverSix Presents concept shop carried curated art, home goods, print items and more. Oh, and don't forget their super stylish Weekend Coffee cafe, too.
· Traffic LA in Dallas (1604 & 1608 Main St): TenOverSix wasn't the only one with Texas takeover plans. High-end shop Traffic Los Angeles' men's and women's boutiques also hold court at the ritzy Joules Hotel, which will no doubt be stylish Angelenos' next home-away-from-home in the massive chili-loving state.
· Kitson in Portland (700 SW Fifth Ave): The trendy chain's controversial designer drug tees and more are set to land next month at the upscale Pioneer Place shopping center in downtown Portland
ia. No word yet on how many shirts they'll stock with birds on them.
· Creatures of Comfort in NYC (205 Mulberry St): With its insane inventory of cool kid designer staples and minimalist chic interiors, many would assume this SoHo boutique was bred in the concrete jungle of the Big Apple. Nope—fashion-forward Angelenos have long been flocking to this indie essential shop since it landed on Melrose in 2005.
· Curve in Miami Beach (2000 Collins Ave): Nestled in the resort city's historic Art Deco District, it was only natural that the legendary Robertson retailer's edgy-luxe wares would land in another sunny, palm tree-lined shopping stretch. Of course, they've also got shops in SF and NY.
· JET in Japan (9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo 107-0052): Former Fred Segal VP and buyer-turned designer John Eshaya brings his celeb-loved denim line and laid-back Cali vibes to the tourist-friendly Tokyo Midtown, a booming hub for nightlife, shopping, restaurants and more in Japan's Roppongi district.
· Fred Segal in Japan: This year's a good one to be homesick in Japan. In addition to greeting LAX shoppers as of right now, the iconic SoCal retailer also recently landed in Tokyo. And yes, their salon and spa will also be treating folks to post-shopping relaxation seshes.
· Planet Blue World in Japan (6-10-2 Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032): Even if Coachella's an entire Pacific Ocean away, boho babes can still get their fix of festival-ready frocks while on vacay, plus the retailer's exclusive line of apparel, home goods and more that are available only in Japan. The Roppongi Hills boutique was just the first stop during the hippie chic retailer's plans for global domination, and they're slated to open a total of 12 stores in Japan.
· Citizens of Humanity (Worldwide): Denim devotees, not to worry. Unless you're headed to Antarctica, this LA-based label can be found on nearly any continent. From the Four Seasons in Cairo, Egypt to a range of shops Down Under, jetsetting jeans lovers can score the brand's beloved merch in almost any major tourist destination. Yep, they're in Japan, too.
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