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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 Venice Vintage Paradise/Facebook
As Glamour's West Coast editor, Jen Weinberg spends her days running the magazine's LA office and keeping up with the latest happenings over here on the best coast. As part of her sweet gig, the style savvy scribe gets exclusive peeks into the envy-inducing homes and closets of LA's well-known trendsetters, which includes RLA's Style Scroll regulars, beloved designers and stylists. When she's off duty, the former New Yorker spends her down time exploring the beachy town that is Venice. In doing so, she discovered this Abbot Kinney boutique where she goes to dig up vintage treasures from a downright eclectic assortment of goods.
In an all new location (they moved from the busy, highly trafficked stretch of Abbot Kinney to the newly developing part of the street south on Venice Blvd), Venice Vintage Paradise is an emporium brimming over with furniture, home décor, clothing for men and women, knick knacks and quirky found items, all at shockingly affordable prices. Jeanie and Sal, who run the shop, which is 10 times the size of their old space, have filled it with larger items that used to be reserved for flea market shows only, but now have found a home in their new digs. Some highlights? A section of hundreds of vintage blankets starting at $48, printed clothing galore, an assortment of antler wall hangings, vintage luggage, 1970s Schwinn bikes under $300, and more. What's more? Jeanie and Sal are super friendly, have an amazing eye, and turn over merch fast, so you'll have a new experience every time you visit.
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