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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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Carlota Espinosa is the CEO and co-founder of Styloot, a free service that helps you find the styles you love. Her company allows you to use point-and-click sketch tools to draw dresses, tops, pants, skirts or shoes and then visually search more than 400,000 items from 4000+ brands to show the closest match. Prior to Styloot, Espinosa co-founded Hautelook and was its vice president until it was sold to Nordstrom in 2011. And before that, she was with Fox Television producing news, entertainment and fashion shows, including the daily fashion segment Style File. Here, the accomplished LA resident tells us about her favorite interior design destination in WeHo.
My favorite shopping destination is actually not a clothing boutique but a shop that feels like an extension of my home called Nathan Turner on Melrose. Nathan is a dear friend and helped me with the look and feel of my home in the Hollywood Hills. I love to visit and hunt for hidden treasures old and new from his regular shopping trips to Europe, India, South America and Asia. The moment you walk into his place you are greeted by his two sweet dogs, Daisy and Nancho, along with a glass of wine or two to sip while you make yourself at home on one his fabulous sofas or stunning chairs—all the while admiring photographs from up-and-coming to noted photographers. Nathan Turner is also a great place to find a hostess gift or a present for the person who has everything.
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