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Nine Cool LA Shops for Stylish Holiday Stationery & Decor

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While the weather outside has hardly been frightful this winter, there's one thing that's been striking terror in the hearts of many: the calendar. If you, too, have caught a severe case of holiday tunnel vision since the nagging date keeper unleashed its wrath on November 1st, there's hope for you yet—you've still got 15 more days of surviving getting in on the merry action that this tinsel-filled season has to offer.

Perhaps you've missed the boat on the Thanksgivukkah festivities, but not to worry! If you're counting down the days until Christmas, Solstice, Kwanzaa, Festivus, the Pastafarian Holiday or whatever secular celebration you've picked to fête this year, Father Time is still on your side when it comes to decking your halls and walls and sending good tidings. From luxe letterpressers to indie boutiques to big box decor shops, we've rounded up the best spots around town for your holiday stationery and festive ornamental needs. And as always, sound off in the comments if you've got ace suggestions of your own to share. Let's do this.


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1. Cost Plus World Market

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223 N Glendale Ave
Glendale, CA 91206
(818) 241-2112
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Don't let the chain store status scare you away from this global goods retailer's reliably cute (and reasonably priced) range of ornaments, decor, holiday housewares and more. Word to the wise: Resist the temptation to snap up every character from their adorable nutcracker collection. [Image: Yelp]

2. Kelly Paper

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844 N LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 957-1176
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Embrace your inner Martha Stewart at this no-frills paper and office supplies chain, which boasts a serious Costo-like selection of paper, cardstock, envelopes and more in a variety of colors, sizes and textures. [Image: Foursquare]

3. Lula Mae

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100 N Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA
Vintage lovers and Etsy addicts flock to this indie Pasadena boutique for its whimsical housewares, paper ephemera and decor year-round, but come the holidays, it's a one-stop winter wonderland shop of throwback tchotckes, tongue-in-cheek girly greeting cards and plenty more retro decor. [Image: Lula Mae/Facebook]

4. Paper Source

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175 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Glitter pens galore, DIY project supplies, witty holiday cards, charming home decor and more: this stationery stalwart is what we imagine Cupcakes & Cashmere blogstar Emily Schuman's craft closet must looks like. [Image of Wilshire Blvd location: Foursquare]

5. Poketo

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820 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 537-0751
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Known for its inventory of charming giftables and accessories, the Downtown Arts District essential indie boutique also stocks equally unique decorations and quirky stationery to appease the hearts of every graphic design junkie. [Image: Facebook]

6. Pulp Cards & Paper

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452 S LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 937-3505
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Seeking another ace alternative to big box card makers Hallmark? Hit up this indie stationery shop, which carries original and handmade cards created by local artists, novelty knick-knacks, stylish planners and much more. [Image: Yelp]

7. Soap Plant and WACKO

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4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 663-0122
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Lovers of all things lowbrow, wacky and eccentric can pick up NSFW holiday cards, quirky gift wrap, oddball ornaments and much more at this legendary Los Feliz art gallery/bizarro bookstore/totchke shop.

8. Sugar Paper

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225 26th St, #27
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 451-7870
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Located at the upscale Brentwood Country Mart, this stylish (and somewhat pricey) stationery store specializes in luxe letterpress cards and personalized pieces, with messages ranging from sarcastic and sassy to heartfelt and humorous and everything in between. [Image: Yelp]

9. Urban Outfitters

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3806 Cross Creek Rd
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-8268
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From run-of-the-mill dorm room decor (Budweiser ornaments, pink tinsel Christmas trees, more) to retro holiday housewares (knick-knacks from A Christmas Story to the Peanuts, etc.), the cool retail giant offers everything Millenials need to deck out their hip walls and halls. [Image: Elizabeth Daniels]

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1. Cost Plus World Market

223 N Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91206
Don't let the chain store status scare you away from this global goods retailer's reliably cute (and reasonably priced) range of ornaments, decor, holiday housewares and more. Word to the wise: Resist the temptation to snap up every character from their adorable nutcracker collection. [Image: Yelp]
223 N Glendale Ave
Glendale, CA 91206

2. Kelly Paper

844 N LA Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Embrace your inner Martha Stewart at this no-frills paper and office supplies chain, which boasts a serious Costo-like selection of paper, cardstock, envelopes and more in a variety of colors, sizes and textures. [Image: Foursquare]
844 N LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

3. Lula Mae

100 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA
Vintage lovers and Etsy addicts flock to this indie Pasadena boutique for its whimsical housewares, paper ephemera and decor year-round, but come the holidays, it's a one-stop winter wonderland shop of throwback tchotckes, tongue-in-cheek girly greeting cards and plenty more retro decor. [Image: Lula Mae/Facebook]
100 N Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA

4. Paper Source

175 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Glitter pens galore, DIY project supplies, witty holiday cards, charming home decor and more: this stationery stalwart is what we imagine Cupcakes & Cashmere blogstar Emily Schuman's craft closet must looks like. [Image of Wilshire Blvd location: Foursquare]
175 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

5. Poketo

820 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Known for its inventory of charming giftables and accessories, the Downtown Arts District essential indie boutique also stocks equally unique decorations and quirky stationery to appease the hearts of every graphic design junkie. [Image: Facebook]
820 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

6. Pulp Cards & Paper

452 S LA Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Seeking another ace alternative to big box card makers Hallmark? Hit up this indie stationery shop, which carries original and handmade cards created by local artists, novelty knick-knacks, stylish planners and much more. [Image: Yelp]
452 S LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

7. Soap Plant and WACKO

4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Lovers of all things lowbrow, wacky and eccentric can pick up NSFW holiday cards, quirky gift wrap, oddball ornaments and much more at this legendary Los Feliz art gallery/bizarro bookstore/totchke shop.
4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

8. Sugar Paper

225 26th St, #27, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Located at the upscale Brentwood Country Mart, this stylish (and somewhat pricey) stationery store specializes in luxe letterpress cards and personalized pieces, with messages ranging from sarcastic and sassy to heartfelt and humorous and everything in between. [Image: Yelp]
225 26th St, #27
Santa Monica, CA 90402

9. Urban Outfitters

3806 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
From run-of-the-mill dorm room decor (Budweiser ornaments, pink tinsel Christmas trees, more) to retro holiday housewares (knick-knacks from A Christmas Story to the Peanuts, etc.), the cool retail giant offers everything Millenials need to deck out their hip walls and halls. [Image: Elizabeth Daniels]
3806 Cross Creek Rd
Malibu, CA 90265