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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 Poppy Store
Chelsea Shukov and Jamie Grobecker are on a mission to beautify the world one piece of printed letterpress at a time. The duo founded luxe stationery purveyor Sugar Paper back in 2003 and have since opened up their own pretty boutique at the Brentwood Country Mart and landed collabs with big name retailers like Target and J. Crew. Whether it's a simple thank you note or a chic planner, these ladies have an undeniable talent for crafting super stylish stationery that paper enthusiasts love. That said, we couldn't resist asking them to share where they like to shop in LA and they pointed us to the cutest children's boutique nestled just steps away from their own.
We love Poppy because they carry unique lines that are hard to find. Their customer service is terrific. Their gift wrapping is gorgeous. Their selection is sweet and charming. We go there for traditional staples like salt water sandals, but also for specialty items for holidays and family photos. They carry lines from Italy and France and emphasize quality in what they choose to sell. Their items can be quite pricey, but what they carry is special.