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Great Los Angeles Shops You Won't Want To Miss

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Los Angeles is a city constantly reinventing itself. Whether it's a new restaurant, a bar, or a new clothing store, we're lucky to live in a city on the forefront of offering the best of the best. Whether you'll shop 'til you drop or simply browse, here are five fantastic new and cutting edge shops that stand out in the LA buying scene.

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820 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 537-0751

If it's unique, cool, or cutting edge, downtown LA's Poketo has it on their shelves. From stylish watering cans to exceptionally off-beat clocks, cool stationery, wallets, brass lamp pulls - you name it, it's here. Founded by husband-and-wife team Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, Poketo's wares are meant to bring art into every home. Working with artists and museums as well as name brands, this shop is a central spot for the creative community - and most importantly, creative buying.

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23410 Civic Center Way
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-3700

For those who love unique goods, Burro is quite possibly one of the coolest shops in the city. With locations in Malibu and in Venice, Burro carries items that are perfect if you love one-of-a-kind stationary by brands that cant often be found elsewhere, candles and bath goods, math bottle an sticks, home goods like cutting boards, frames, cheese boards, frames and Rx little trays and much more. Arts & crafts are plentiful here, as are novelty items like a Stardust Motel Key Ring, arts and prints and much more. Want a journal with cacti on the cover? You're covered here.

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121 1/2 N Larchmont
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 314-4814

This trendy and small store in the Larchmont Village offers many high-end brands which are carefully curated to feature the best clothes and accessories. It not only has a distinct look to the exterior of the shop, the interior is just as unique. And, with a staff that is also very knowledgable and helpful, you're sure to walk out of this place with some of the trendiest pieces to wear in Los Angeles.

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Rolling Greens
7505 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 934-4500

Rolling Greens nursery and gift shop offers two locations to be amazed at upon entering. The unique home and garden store offers vintage-chic indoor/outdoor items, including plenty of plants of all kinds, old medicine cases and luggage and more. Walking in to Rolling Greens is like walking into a store where you want to buy everything in it. And, this sprawling indoor/outdoor oasis offers succulents of all kinds, as well as plants that can grow indoor and outdoors. It would be impossible to leave without buying something here.

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A.P.C. Downtown
125 West 9th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(424) 252-2762

Paris/French clothier A.P.C. has taken to downtown LA and brought its beyond-cool and hip minimalist setting along for the ride. With separate and ample areas for both men's and women's clothing lines, the store is joining the likes of neighbors like Aesop, Acne Studios and others. For cutting edge fashionistas and those just looking for that perfect accessory to make any outfit special, it's a great find. Check out the leather carry-alls, the foliage and berry pattern classic T-shirts, the chunky jewelry and much more.

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Topshop / Topman
189 The Grove Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 938-1085

If you want to stay hip and in style, Topshop for women, or Topman for men is the place to go. With it's own unique style fitting for women and men of all ages, this Grove staple by way of Engalnd is one of the trendiest clothing shops in Los Angeles and is well worth it for the good finds you are likely to come across. The eclectic array of clothes offered by this shop makes it a unique shopping experience. The men's section is located up stairs next to the women's sale and shoe section.

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Scent Bar
7405 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 782-8300

Dedicated to independent perfumers of all kinds, Scent Bar is a relaxing, comfortable perfumerie that has the setting of a light, airy, real bar. Customers can perch on a stool with coffee or Prosecco and sample fragrances. Think of it as a wine tasting - only it's a perfume scenting. The shop generously offers samples at no charge: their goal is to get you wearing a scent you adore, and ready to come back for more. Candles, bed and bath products, skin care, and above all, perfumes abound. Plan for a long, relaxing stay.

Genie Davis is a multi-published journalist, novelist, and screenwriter. She lives near the beach in Los Angeles. See more on: CBSLA | | | | Twitter.
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