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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 District Millworks
Sasha Koehn and Erik Schnakenberg are the dynamic duo behind LA-based menswear brand Buck Mason. The game-changing brand is a go-to for gents who prefer to ditch dressing rooms. Buck Mason simplifies the shopping process for stylish dudes with specially curated packages filled with American-made timeless essentials—think the perfect white tee and pair of salvaged denim—that are delivered straight to their door. It's that easy. When the two aren't spending time at their brick-and-mortar shop on Abbot Kinney or dreaming up new ideas at their Downtown LA creative offices, they like to peruse the Arts District and pay a visit to a custom fabrication shop stocked with rad home stuff, shuffleboards, skateboards and more.
We love District Millworks, a furniture workshop and showroom on E 3rd St in the Arts District. Jeremy and his crew have established a design aesthetic that juxtaposes timeless minimalism with authentic industrial function. With all of the faux industrial furniture we're being inundated with these days, District is refreshing because their materials actually have purpose. We're always inspired by their pieces. They made the coolest shuffle board in the history of mankind. We'd love to carry all of their furniture in our Venice store but our space is only 380 square feet so we've settled with just stocking their reclaimed oak skateboards, which are awesome
After you visit pop by Blacktop across the street for a cortado. They've got great coffee.