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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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Flax Pen to Paper

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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]

Jonathan Wright & Co.

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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]

Landis Gifts And Stationery

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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]

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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]

Papyrus

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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]

Pulp Cards & Paper

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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]
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]

Sugar Paper

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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]

Urbanic

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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]

Vroman's Bookstore

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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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Flax Pen to Paper

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]

Jonathan Wright & Co.

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]

Landis Gifts And Stationery

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]

Paper Source

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]

Papyrus

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]

Pulp Cards & Paper

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]

Soolip

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]

Sugar Paper

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]

Urbanic

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]

Vroman's Bookstore

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]