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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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Lizzie Garrett Mettler is a writer, founder of the blog Tomboy Style and author of the book Tomboy Style: Beyond the Boundaries of Fashion. She's a shopper by default and isn't afraid to travel for that perfect find. Here, she tells us about a place that lures her all the way down to Laguna Beach. Hint: it involves bedding and linens.
Although there's no short supply of Indian block-print linens on the Internet and at a shelter shop near you, I trek down to Laguna Beach for mine. Kerry Cassill not only has gorgeous beachy prints, but her linens are so buttery and soft that they're more than worth getting stuck on the 5 for. Cassill's textiles can be found but a few places around the country, but the mother lode lies within Cassill's storefront on the PCH in Laguna called Lala. Not only will you be able to dress your bed, but there's tabletop, gifts and clothing for women and children on offer as well.
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