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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Susie Crippen was one of the denim geniuses that founded cult-cool denim label J Brand. Yup, that was her. A few years later, Susie branched out and started her very own label, Crippen. In true effortless Cali fashion, the celeb-beloved line is filled with all the minimalist basics of your dreams that pair with just about anything. Given that the fashion vet is brimming with insider intel, we couldn't resist asking her to share where she likes to shop in LA. Below, she points us to an essential boutique in Venice stocked with lots of in-demand labels.
Heist is a great example of a specialty store. Nilou Ghodsi, [the owner], finds new brands and edits those collections in an original and fresh way. All the categories in the store work back to each other and you can walk out of the store with a head-to-toe party suit and no one you know would have the same items.