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There's much to love about Venice's Abbot Kinney. From its array of too-adorbs store sidekicks to a host of new shops from around the globe, the laid-back shopping stretch's cool factor continues to rise. If you're a fan of local designers, music, art and good grub, head to the boho beach community's Abbot Kinney Festival this weekend, when all the aforementioned will converge for an entire day of retail therapy and all-around fun.
This Sunday from 10am to 6pm, head to the Westside to shop the wares of local talents like edgy jeweler Nikki Montoya, indie designer Annie Bananie, Racked Young Guns contender Jill Aiko Yee, eclectic home accessories label Rais Case plus plenty more stylish vendors. That's not all: celeb-loved boutique Principessa and new faves AUST. are also joining in on the block party action.
Over at Principessa (1323 Abbot Kinney Blvd.), meet jewelry designer Natalia Benson, enjoy tarot card reading and body painting seshes and score 20% off your purchase when you sign up for the store's mailing list. Plus, the shop's debuting their collection of vintage Zodiac boots, all up for grabs at the event.
Down the way at AUST. (1617 Abbot Kinney Blvd.), shop the store's inventory of Oz-only labels and chill out with beer, sandwiches, tunes and the eco-friendly House of Cards pop-up.
Feelin' Venice's vibes? Check out the fest's full lineup of bands here, scope out more vendors who'll be on hand at the big bash here and get the lay of the land here.
· Abbot Kinney Festival [Official Site]
· Inside Roots' Sweats-and-Leather Mecca on Abbot Kinney [Racked]
· Scotch & Soda Opens Its First SoCal Store on Abbot Kinney [Racked]
· A Chat with New Abbot Kinney Shop AUST.'s Leading Ladies [Racked]
· Margaret O'Leary Weaves Luxe Knitwear Shop into Abbot Kinney [Racked]