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Ten LA Stationery Shops for Unique Valentine's Day Cards

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In T minus seven days, the pink and red drugstore aisles will convert to clover green, Godiva will resume selling boring-shaped confections and cupid's reign of terror Valentine's Day will have either been a whopping, rose petal-sprinkled success or a sorta depressing merlot drinking contest. Whether you're looking to toast this romantic holiday with an old-fashioned love note or need a sexy memo to accompany your after-hours giftables, LA's got plenty of stylish stationery shops to help you nail the perfect greeting for all types of significant others.

From big box retailer Papyrus to pretty parcel purveyors like Urbanic and Sugar Paper, we've mapped out the best card curators offering messages from sweet and sassy to crass and crabby.


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1. Flax Pen to Paper

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1078 Gayley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-3529
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Don't be surprised if you leave this store inspired to pen a handwritten love note to everyone from your dear old ma to your third grade teacher to your sweetheart. The store's stocked with every essential for your classy writing desk, from ergonomic pens, wax seal and stamp sets, pretty papers and cards for all occasions. [Photo: Flax Pen to Paper/Facebook]

2. Jonathan Wright & Co.

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7404 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Specializing in personalized letterpress invites, this mom-and-pop boutique also offers an array of stylish Valentine's Day cards, luxe gifts and more. Bonus points for being just blocks from the Beverly Blvd post office. [Photo: Yelp]

3. Landis Gifts And Stationery

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138 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 465-7003
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This charming Larchmont Village boutique is beloved by locals for its friendly staff and diverse selection of stylish stationery for all holidays and occasions. Conveniently, macaron makers 'Lette are just a few doors down from this mom-and-pop shop. [Photo: Yelp]

4. Paper Source

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12174 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
In addition to stocking cute crafting supplies and offering DIY workshops, the stationery chain boasts a big selection of Valentine's Day merch, including cards, gifts and pretty wrapping paper. [Photo: Foursquare]

5. Papyrus

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1412 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 255-7909
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This stationery stalwart's consistently reliable selection of greetings, gifts and cute wrapping supplies makes the chain a must on every card and paper supplier list. [Photo: Foursquare]

6. Pulp Cards & Paper

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452 S LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 937-3505
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This anti-Hallmark indie stationery shop carries original and handmade cards created by local artists, plus V-Day knick-knacks like heart-shaped jello molds, novelty candy and more. [Photo: Pulp/Facebook]

7. Soolip

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8687 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-1512
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In addition to being a wonderland for luxe wedding planning, Soolip's also a stellar source for stylish letterpress and handmade stationery. [Photo: Soolip/Facebook]

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 stocks luxe letterpress cards for Valentine's Day and more holidays, with messages ranging from sarcastic and sassy to heartfelt and humorous and everything in between. [Photo: @sugarpaperla/Instagram]

9. Urbanic

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1644 Abbott Kinney Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90291
(310) 401-0427
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Venetians flock to this adorable Abbot Kinney shop for its inspiring window displays and inventory of creative cards from stylish stationery brands like Rifle Paper Co., Oh So Beautiful Paper and many others. In addition, expect to find cute giftwrap, charming tchotchkes and craft wares. [Photo: Urbanic/Facebook]

10. Vroman's Bookstore

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695 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320
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In addition to stocking fine reading material, the storied bookseller also boasts a sizeable stationery section, where you can find an array of cute Valentine's Day cards, giftables and more. [Photo: Vroman's/Facebook]

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1. Flax Pen to Paper

1078 Gayley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Don't be surprised if you leave this store inspired to pen a handwritten love note to everyone from your dear old ma to your third grade teacher to your sweetheart. The store's stocked with every essential for your classy writing desk, from ergonomic pens, wax seal and stamp sets, pretty papers and cards for all occasions. [Photo: Flax Pen to Paper/Facebook]
1078 Gayley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024

2. Jonathan Wright & Co.

7404 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Specializing in personalized letterpress invites, this mom-and-pop boutique also offers an array of stylish Valentine's Day cards, luxe gifts and more. Bonus points for being just blocks from the Beverly Blvd post office. [Photo: Yelp]
7404 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

3. Landis Gifts And Stationery

138 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
This charming Larchmont Village boutique is beloved by locals for its friendly staff and diverse selection of stylish stationery for all holidays and occasions. Conveniently, macaron makers 'Lette are just a few doors down from this mom-and-pop shop. [Photo: Yelp]
138 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

4. Paper Source

12174 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
In addition to stocking cute crafting supplies and offering DIY workshops, the stationery chain boasts a big selection of Valentine's Day merch, including cards, gifts and pretty wrapping paper. [Photo: Foursquare]
12174 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

5. Papyrus

1412 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
This stationery stalwart's consistently reliable selection of greetings, gifts and cute wrapping supplies makes the chain a must on every card and paper supplier list. [Photo: Foursquare]
1412 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403

6. Pulp Cards & Paper

452 S LA Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
This anti-Hallmark indie stationery shop carries original and handmade cards created by local artists, plus V-Day knick-knacks like heart-shaped jello molds, novelty candy and more. [Photo: Pulp/Facebook]
452 S LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

7. Soolip

8687 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
In addition to being a wonderland for luxe wedding planning, Soolip's also a stellar source for stylish letterpress and handmade stationery. [Photo: Soolip/Facebook]
8687 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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 stocks luxe letterpress cards for Valentine's Day and more holidays, with messages ranging from sarcastic and sassy to heartfelt and humorous and everything in between. [Photo: @sugarpaperla/Instagram]
225 26th St, #27
Santa Monica, CA 90402

9. Urbanic

1644 Abbott Kinney Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90291
Venetians flock to this adorable Abbot Kinney shop for its inspiring window displays and inventory of creative cards from stylish stationery brands like Rifle Paper Co., Oh So Beautiful Paper and many others. In addition, expect to find cute giftwrap, charming tchotchkes and craft wares. [Photo: Urbanic/Facebook]
1644 Abbott Kinney Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90291

10. Vroman's Bookstore

695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
In addition to stocking fine reading material, the storied bookseller also boasts a sizeable stationery section, where you can find an array of cute Valentine's Day cards, giftables and more. [Photo: Vroman's/Facebook]
695 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101