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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 Letters From LA/Facebook
Elin Dannerstedt is the creative behind Los Angeles-based nail art brand NCLA. Known for its crazy-cool, Instagram-worthy nail wraps, NCLA is in a league of its own in the nail art game. From Alessandra Ambrosio-approved Cali-inspired wraps to pretty peacock designs to rad galaxy wraps, the collab-happy brand continues to wow nail aficionados again and again. Most recently, NCLA made nail art dreams come true when they launched a new mani app that allows users to turn their Instagram snaps into one-of-a-kind nail wraps. When it comes to shopping, Dannerstedt looks for boutiques with an equally cool LA vibe. Here, she shares one of her favorite hidden spots to shop.
Staying near and dear to the heart of everything NCLA, Letters From LA represents the uniqueness and quality that I love finding in LA. This boutique store caters to the uber-cool fashionistas who know what they want, which is why I knew NCLA would be a perfect fit for the store. You can definitely find me here on the weekends.