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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.
When it comes to relaxed pieces that Cali girls can easily dress up and down, designer Diana Ra's LA-label d.RA undeniably fits the bill. From statement dresses to billowy blouses to laid-back jumpsuits, d.RA is all about rolling out styles that can take an on-the-go gal from a casual day of running errands to a night out on the town without missing a beat. Heck, even Beyonce is a big fan of the brand's feminine skirts and flirty crop tops. When Ra isn't making all of our easy dressing dreams come true, she likes to wander over to Silver Lake for some retail therapy and an iced coffee. Find out where, below.
I always love a good trinkets and knick knacks store and Lamerch is perfect. I can spend hours in there discovering and finding things I didn't know I needed. Plus, they have an amazing selection of designer baby clothes and shoes. When I'm done, I just hop over next door to LaMILL Coffee and grab an iced coffee and some grub.