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Apolis, Shaina Mote, & More of This Year's Coolest LA Brands

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Just like last year and the year before that, we've tapped a handful of influential Angelenos to weigh in on 2014's greatest hits and misses. Earlier today we called out LA's best stores. Now, let's talk local labels.

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Lucy Akin, Super Street founder: "My favorite brand this year was The Fashion Club. Lulu Chang, the designer, has updated the classic wardrobe. Her black V-neck T-shirts were cut a little deeper, her white shirting was tailored to be a little sexier...It's the perfect wardrobe for the working girl."

Paul C. Witt, Wittmore owner: "Apolis. A guy can't go wrong with any item from their collection."

Jayne Min, Stop It Right Now blogger: "I love Shaina Mote. Favorite, favorite, favorite!"

Shareen Mitchell, Shareen Vintage owner: "Valleybrink Road. Founder Barrett Prendergast makes cocktail parties or gift-giving chic, easy, and perfect."

Brigham Yen, DTLA Rising blogger: "Skingraft's new collection is amazing, as is their new flagship store on Spring Street."

Kelsi Smith, Stylesmith blogger: "That's like asking me to pick which of my kittens is my favorite! Rose La Grua, Stella Proseyn, Linden, and Odylyne are all fabulous, but if I had to choose, I'd say William Bradley. They're new to the LA fashion scene and really blew me away with their spring 2015 collection. I think they'll be one to watch over the next few years and I expect great things from them—no pressure, boys!"

Gabriela Artigas, Gabriela Artigas Jewelry designer: "Parabellum and Sloane & Tate."

Heather Lipner, Clashist founder: "I might not be as aware as I used to when I ran Uncovet, but I discovered Good Girl the other day at Space15Twenty and got these earrings.
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