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Festival season may officially be upon us, but there's always a skin-baring occasion in LA. Now's a particularly good time to assess your wardrobe's spring-to-summer sitch, so we've rounded up our city's best shops for shopping shorts.

Whether you're seeking racy and lacy numbers, distressed denim, or crocheted wonders, check out seven worthy stops for stocking up on this poolside essential below.

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1. American Rag

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150 S LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 935-3154
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Renowned for its denim bar, the essential LA boutique stocks everything from classic Levi's 501s in a variety of cuts and washes to cult-fave labels like Alexander Wang, Current/Elliott, Paige, and Ksubi, among many, many others. [Photo: American Rag]

2. Topshop Topman

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189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036
The trendy British retailer stocks a range of lengths and styles, from cool culottes and high-waisted shorts to frayed denim and studded leather. [Photo]

3. American Apparel

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7726 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 782-0170
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The LA-based basics brand has expanded beyond the retro running shorts it became known for back in the mid-aughts; its boutiques are one-stop shops for affordable shorts in its signature fabrics like cotton and nylon tricot as well as denim, leather, linen, and crushed velvet. Naturally, there are plenty of hip-hugging, skin-tight options, and it's worth nothing that their sizing often runs small. [Photo]

4. Brandy Melville

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12200 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 308-7903
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The Italy-born, Cali-bred tween brand offers frilly silk wonders, denim numbers, drawstring pieces, and more—all super affordable, and all (predictably) super short. [Photo]
106 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Come here for your fix of lacy racy shorts, frayed denim, crocheted stunners, and more trendy styles with a boho edge. [Photo'

6. LF Outlet

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7714 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
The retailer's outlet store offers the same trendy selection, except nothing's over $45. Find vintage-inspired denim shorts for $24 and woven shorts for $16.

7. Planet Blue

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409 N Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 385-0557
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A testament to perennially festival-ready vibes, the boho retailer even has an entire online section dedicated to "short shorts". Options include printastic pieces by Show Me Your Mumu, distressed denim from One Teaspoon, and slouchy hand-dyed shorts from the store's in-house line, Blue Life. [Photo]

1. American Rag

150 S LA Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Renowned for its denim bar, the essential LA boutique stocks everything from classic Levi's 501s in a variety of cuts and washes to cult-fave labels like Alexander Wang, Current/Elliott, Paige, and Ksubi, among many, many others. [Photo: American Rag]
150 S LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

2. Topshop Topman

189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
The trendy British retailer stocks a range of lengths and styles, from cool culottes and high-waisted shorts to frayed denim and studded leather. [Photo]
189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036

3. American Apparel

7726 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
The LA-based basics brand has expanded beyond the retro running shorts it became known for back in the mid-aughts; its boutiques are one-stop shops for affordable shorts in its signature fabrics like cotton and nylon tricot as well as denim, leather, linen, and crushed velvet. Naturally, there are plenty of hip-hugging, skin-tight options, and it's worth nothing that their sizing often runs small. [Photo]
7726 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

4. Brandy Melville

12200 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
The Italy-born, Cali-bred tween brand offers frilly silk wonders, denim numbers, drawstring pieces, and more—all super affordable, and all (predictably) super short. [Photo]
12200 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

5. LF

106 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Come here for your fix of lacy racy shorts, frayed denim, crocheted stunners, and more trendy styles with a boho edge. [Photo'
106 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

6. LF Outlet

7714 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
The retailer's outlet store offers the same trendy selection, except nothing's over $45. Find vintage-inspired denim shorts for $24 and woven shorts for $16.
7714 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

7. Planet Blue

409 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
A testament to perennially festival-ready vibes, the boho retailer even has an entire online section dedicated to "short shorts". Options include printastic pieces by Show Me Your Mumu, distressed denim from One Teaspoon, and slouchy hand-dyed shorts from the store's in-house line, Blue Life. [Photo]
409 N Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210