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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.
If you love all things art and fashion, then you're probably a regular at cult-favorite Melrose shop TenOverSix. And if you love TenOverSix, you'll really love Kristen Lee Cole. She's the co-founder, creative director, and head buyer behind the essential boutique, which makes locals swoons with its carefully edited selection of designer clothing, accessories, artwork, books, films, and music. It goes without saying that she has impeccable taste in fashion, but we bet you didn't know she's also a java junkie. Below, she shares a bit about her fave one-stop-shop for all her caffeine needs.
I'm a pretty big coffee fanatic, so anywhere I can shop and get my caffeine fix is perfection. In LA, I love going to Go Get Em Tiger on Larchmont. They serve fantastic coffee and it's my go-to for fresh roasted beans, indie foodie mags like Gather and Cherry Bombe, and ceramics by local artisans. If you want to gift a great home brew setup for someone, they sell it all.