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Top Choice Vintage in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Hidden Treasures

This one-of-a-kind store pops from the Topanga Canyon roadside, thanks to skeletons and mannequins dressed like Egyptian eunics and Viking warriors, standing sentry among the old wagons and totem poles out front. In…
Top Choice Men's Activewear in Long Beach & San Pedro

The Academy

A wonderful local brand, based in the Arts District, selling active wear with travelers in mind. Conceived by two Cambodian brothers who were wartime refugees, they do chinos in four colors, and denim made for cycli…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Reformation

Here's classic, retro-inspired, fashionable outer wear that's eco-conscious without the granola. Their tagline is "change the world without changing your style." They get it done by using only pre-existing materials…
Top Choice Vintage in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

Raggedy Threads

A tremendous vintage Americana store just off the main Little Tokyo strip. There's plenty of beautifully raggedy denim and overalls, soft t-shirts, a few Victorian dresses, and a wonderful turquoise collection at gr…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Silver Lake & Echo Park

Matrushka Construction

Who says fashion has to be superficial? Lara Howe crafts her sublime, tailored designs from remnant fabrics personally and locally sourced by the owner-operator. The fabrics are still top notch – they are simply eit…
Top Choice Folk Art in South Central & Exposition Park

Sika

It would be hard to find a better collection of antiques, masks, clothes and jewelry outside of West Africa than those found in this owner-operated treasure chest. It co-sponsors a three-day Labor Day Music, Food &a…
Top Choice Art in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Gold Bug

An amazing boutique with a steampunk vibe, Gold Bug shows work and collections created (or curated) by 100 area artists. We saw a robotic, metallic Cheshire Cat; exquisite vintage jewelry and lamps; raw crystals and…
Top Choice Antiques in South Bay Beaches

Stars Antique Market

If you dig old stuff, weird stuff and weird old stuff, stop by this old barn crammed with Brunswick record players and Hammond typewriters. There are vintage watches, china, glassware, signage, furniture, lanterns a…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Black Market

The best fashion boutique in the district, Black Market sells Nudie jeans, Manhattan Portage bags and Pop Killer socks. They even have shoes, stationary and beauty products, not to mention a killer soundtrack, and s…
Top Choice Vintage in Santa Monica

Paris 1900

An exquisite collection of vintage French fashion from 1900 to 1930, and a few new vintage-inspired garments. Expect the finest jewelry and lace, with an emphasis on period bridal. Look for the Montmartre-inspired a…