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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.
Image via It's a Wrap/Facebook
Ben Goorin is the CEO and president of hatmaker brand Goorin Bros. His great-grandfather, Cassel Goorin, founded the family biz back in 1895. When Ben took the reins in 2006, he managed to take the label to a whole new level. In an effort to revive the old school tradition of shopping at your neighborhood hat shop, he opened Goorin Bros. shops all over the country. Now, dapper dudes and dudettes from all over can nab one of his stylish toppers. Naturally, Ben has a soft spot for fellow family-owned business. His LA favorite? A Robertson shop brimming with Hollywood paraphernalia.
It's a Wrap is located on Robertson and is a family-owned company, just like us here at Goorin Bros. The store features clothes and props from hundreds of feature films and television sets. It's fun to roam the store and find hidden treasures. You can find a scarf from Breaking Bad or even a pair of designer shoes that Kristen Bell wore in House of Lies. The store looks like a sound stage and is a great way to get lost in the history of Hollywood.