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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.
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LA-based talent Natalia Benson is a lover of many things. She reads tarot cards, studies Western astrology, practices Kundalini Yoga and DJs at chic spots and fashion soirees around town—all passions which are reflected in her mystical jewelry designs for her namesake brand. Given that the girl has some serious boho-chic style, we just had to ask where she likes to shop local and she pointed us to her go-to bohemian haven in Venice stocked with everything from vintage treasures to budget-friendly whimsical wonders.
Principessa on Abbot Kinney is my absolute favorite shopping treasure. Every time I go in there, I know I'm in trouble. I'll be grabbing everything from insane vintage boots to the latest from Stone Cold Fox. My favorite thing is that they have various price points—from really one-of-a-kind high-end pieces to great grab-and-go pieces for next to nothing that I always end up wearing every day with my new vintage boots.