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Seven Great Stores to Shop for Shorts in LA

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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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American Rag

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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]

Topshop Topman

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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]

American Apparel

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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]

Brandy Melville

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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]
Come here for your fix of lacy racy shorts, frayed denim, crocheted stunners, and more trendy styles with a boho edge. [Photo'

LF Outlet

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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.

Planet Blue

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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]

American Rag

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]

Topshop Topman

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]

American Apparel

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]

Brandy Melville

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]

LF

Come here for your fix of lacy racy shorts, frayed denim, crocheted stunners, and more trendy styles with a boho edge. [Photo'

LF Outlet

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.

Planet Blue

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]