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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 Mohawk General Store/Facebook
Venice Beach native Garrett Leight comes from a family of eyewear-loving masterminds. You may have heard of the Cali-cool eyewear brand Oliver Peoples, which was founded by his parents Larry and Cindy Leight. Naturally, Garrett followed in his parent's footsteps and opened up his own eyewear shop in Venice back in 2009 and Garrett Leight California Optical was born. Although he's a born and raised Westsider, he has some love for the Eastside, too. His favorite spot to shop? One of LA's best indie boutiques.
Mohawk General Store is one of my favorites. I don't get over to Silver Lake often, but when I do I always stop by and say hello to Kevin and the boys. Kevin has a great eye and a great selection of clothing and accessories.