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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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LA-based jewelry designer Gabriela Artigas is widely known for her eponymous collection of killer accoutrements. Recently, the uber-talented gal reached another milestone by opening her first brick-and-mortar boutique in WeHo. The gorgeous white-walled shrine to all her edgy gems is also where her furry friends love to sunbathe. On her her down time, Gabriela loves hitting the town for a shopping sesh and always brings her sister and business partner Teresita along for the fun. Below, Teresita shares with us one of their must-stop shops for unique home decor items.
[A+R] is an amazing, contemporary, quirky design store—probably the best our there. Bright metal chairs, felt sofas with flowery elephants, children's toys, paper mâché or origami lamps are a few interesting pieces Rose and Andy carry. They are avant-garde and amazing people. It's a lot about the store, but mainly about them. They are amazing.