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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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Joanna Williams is the owner of vintage textile studio, Kneeland Co., and the online marketplace Kneeland Co. Mercado. She sources vintage textiles from around the world and sells them to designers in fashion, home and beauty to be used as design inspiration. Williams' clients include Anthropologie, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch and many more. She loves nothing more than an eclectic find, and in that spirit she pointed us towards Casbah Café in Silver Lake.
I would love to recommend Casbah Cafe in Silver Lake for their little gem of a shop tucked away behind all the exotic teas and treats that locals frequent the cafe for. It's like a mini bazaar, stocked with goodies from far-flung corners of the world such as Guatemala and India. Cashmere slippers, Indian silk blouses, Turkish towels, leather backpacks from Mexico and more make me feel like I'm in another country when really it's just a five minute drive from my house. The cozy cafe also sells olive oils and desserts that you can only find in specialty grocers, so that's a bonus. I can shop for treasures while eating a Nutella croissant and drinking delicious chai tea?.and that to me is heaven.
· Casbah Cafe [Official Site]
· Kneeland Co. [Official Site]
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