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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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Whitney Bickers is the owner of pretty pink Echo Park women's boutique Myrtle. The standout indie shop is filled with chic wares, accessories, cosmetics and fragrances by an array of female designers from all over the globe. Although Myrtle shows international love, Whitney doesn't neglect to praise her shop's Eastside roots evidenced by her summer lookbook shot at Echo Park Lake. When we asked her to name her favorite LA shop, she turned us on to this floral wonderland.
My new favorite spot to stop for holiday gifts is Twig & Twine—a small floral shop on Virgil Avenue. The owner, Heather, makes the most beautiful arrangements but she also has a great eye for thoughtful cards, books and jewelry that make for really meaningful gifts. I also saw some great stacking bangles I might just need for myself. It's a perfect stop after toast and jam at Sqirl a few doors over.