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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.
LA-based jewelry designer Melinda Maria launched her namesake label back in 2005 with the desire to empower women and encourage them to sparkle. Her positive outlook coupled with her dreamy gems have garnered a following that includes famous babes like Lauren Conrad, Miley Cyrus and Kristen Stewart to name a few. When the juice-loving jewelry maven isn't dreaming up new baubles or spending quality time with her two little ones, she indulges in some retail therapy while scouring vintage shops around the city. Her latest obsession? A new Beverly Hills retro haven stocked with luxe designer treasures.
With two little boys, I don't get much time to shop, but when I have an hour one of my favorite things to do is shop vintage boutiques for clothes, accessories and housewares. A new store just opened up right outside of Beverly Hills called Ludwig. It's an amazing vintage store with spot-on decor and an impeccably curated selection of designer clothes. I'm sort of obsessed with it!