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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 Long Beach Flea Market
Melissa Coker is the savvy designer behind LA label Wren. In addition to rolling out effortlessly cool wares every season, Wren is also known for its cute collaborations with the likes of stylist Leith Clark and Minnetonka. Further adding to its charm, Melissa loves putting together dreamy music videos starring big names like style star Tavi Gevinson and indie rock band Guards. When we asked the retro-loving lady where she heads to find treasures in LA, she led us to her favorite flea market.
It's really all about the Long Beach Flea Market according to me. [They have] better deals (like way, way better), better selection and you won't run into people you know left and right should you be feeling less than bright eyed early on a Sunday morning. The Long Beach Flea Market really excels when it comes to things for the home. About 95% of the vendors are selling furniture and the best tchotchkes money can buy.