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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LA native Jean-Pierre Mastey is the creative advisor behind men's grooming brand Baxter of California. Mastey took over the company back in 2000 and has since breathed new life into the brand. Now, Baxter of California has its own flagship location in West Hollywood, aptly named after the brand's original founder Baxter Finley, where gents can drop in for a haircut or an old fashion shave. Like us, the grooming guru is a big fan of juice bars. His favorite? The old-school Beverly Hills Juice Club.
Beverly Hills Juice is one of my favorite hidden gems. I have been going there since I was a teenager. I love it because the shop opened for business back in 1975 and has been making all fruit or all veggie (no mixing offered) pressed juices well before it became a trend. My juice of choice depends on the day. Apple, lemon, triple ginger when I am feeling sick. Tangerine coconut [is] my favorite item on the menu.