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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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Shareen Mitchell is the retro style guru behind the essential DTLA treasure trove Shareen Vintage. Although her contemporary boutique on West 3rd has now shuttered , her Downtown vintage wonderland is still brimming with jaw-dropping glamorous gowns including her own ready-to-wear creations from her line, Shareen. It's clear Mitchell loves her style to be one-of-a-kind, but we learned that she outfits her abode with the same mindset. Here, she clues us in to her favorite home decor boutique stocked with crazy-cool furnishings as unique and spectacular as her own designs.
My favorite go-to for authentic, eclectic, vintage home furnishings is The Living Room in Silverlake. Steve Melendez has a winning eye for things that talk and many have spoken to me. My amazingly elegant couch, my unique glass and wrought iron bar, the cool, slim blonde wood stools in my kitchen, my adored industrial bedside tables, the amber glass vase that needs no flower and my green and brass lamps—all The Living Room. I hate to think of the wonderful weekly finds I miss there, but one must learn to be generous.