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Shoppers Guide To Studio City

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Nestled between Sherman Oaks and North Hollywood, Studio City has over the years become the Valley's answer to style, charm, and a top shopping / dining destination. With most shops settling on or around Ventura Blvd. between Coldwater Canyon and Vineland Ave., there are a few exceptions that lay off the boulevard and offer residents and visitors great shopping. Brimming with stylish boutiques, delicious eateries and unique stores, below are our picks for the best shopping Studio City has to offer.

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William B + friends
12206 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 980-8889

Offering a collection of the latest women's trends at affordable prices, William B + friends sets the tone in Studio City as one of the best premium boutiques in the area offering high quality and fashionable clothes and accessories. This fashionable store, with locations at the Century City Mall in addition to their Studio City outpost, offers a finely curated collection of women's clothing, accessories, handbags, shoes, jewelry, home decor and gift items. And, in addition to offering top brands, they also produce their own high-quality clothing that keep patrons coming back time and time again for its style and fit. What makes William B + friends different from other stores in the area is the product and friendly staff though. Customer's continually rave about the sociable, knowledgeable and customer-centric staff as well as their bohemian, yet contemporary clothing and accessories.

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Stacey Todd Boutique
13025 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 981-7567

Right on the border of Sherman Oaks and Studio City lies Stacey Todd, a womenswear boutique with exceptional taste. With a carefully curated set of goods along with a refined sense of style, Stacey Todd's stores were designed to create a stressless and easy experience where customers can go to find select pieces from some of the world's best designers. The store, which opened in 2000 and boasts a chic interior, is the brainchild of Stacey Feldman. Her classic aesthetic and eye for the right pieces is what keeps chic shoppers entering through the front door day in and day out. Boasting clothes from Rag & Bone, Isabel Marant, Phillip Lim, Helmet Lang, R13, Free City, ALC, Current/Elliot, J. Brand, Alexander Wang, James Perse and many others, the store offers a full range of clothing from tops and jeans to jackets and shoes and has become the go-to shopping destination for classic and chic pieces from luxe designers. With the likes of Sandra Bullock and other top celebs that frequent the Studio City store as well as the newer West Hollywood Location, you know it must be a find.

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Paper Source
12174 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 761-0152

For everything from unique and gifts to stationary, or if you simply need a greeting card for your friend's birthday, Paper Source offers it all. The store, which also has locations throughout L.A., prides itself as the 'premier paper store for wedding invitations, decorative paper, stationary, envelopes, crafts and unique gifts." And, it surely lives up to that. After all, in this day in age, why go to CVS to buy your holiday or birthday greeting card when Paper Source offers premium ones with an undeniable uniqueness that can't be duplicated elsewhere? Here, you'll find terrific calendars and date books, as well as one-of-a-kind wrapping paper, and gifts ranging from iPhone cases and decorative pillows to beautiful frames and candles.

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Free People
12130 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 760-9402

If bohemian chic is your style, then this women's retailer may just be your perfect fit. Offering great fashion forward pieces and a terrific selection for every season, Free People is so popular among women that it has over 20 stores just in Southern California alone. Here, shoppers come for a wide selection of dresses, jackets, shoes, tops and accessories including jewelry, bags, hats, sunglasses, and belts and more. It's a definite must to stop in whether you're a local or just popping over the hill from the city.

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12136 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA
(818) 505-9528

Housed in the old Studio City Theatre which opened in 1938 and was once an old movie theatre, Bookstar is an anomaly in today's ever growing tech age. Carrying books, music and DVDs, Bookstar pays homage to the olden days when you could walk into a store and actually buy a book and get real customer service. The staff genuinely love books and enjoy giving great service and the selection of books you won't find at any other store except by shopping online.

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12250 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 985-0500

Your home for contemporary interior design and decor, Bedfellows has been offering a great selection of home furnishings for over 30 years. With unique, and unconventional home furnishing items as well as more common goods, customers shop everything from lighting and decorative accents to accessories and furniture. The furniture selection is quite extensive as well, offering mattresses, sofas, chairs, entertainment units, beds, dressers, night stands, dining chairs, and barstools.

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12232 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 760-3399

Abby Rose and Noelle Zvonicek of Architexture have been sharing their design expertise and selection of furnishings through the Studio City store for several years. Quality, custom workmanship is the name of the game here as they deliver custom furniture and an extensive collection of accent decor and accessories that can't be found anywhere else. Find everything from accent decor (mirrors, pillows, accessories, art and rugs) to lighting and furniture including sofa's, beds, chairs, benches, coffee tables, dressers and more.

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Canyon Beachwear
13035 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 380-0180

As a leading spot to get designer swimsuits, Canyon Beachwear offers a myriad of high quality options at affordable prices. Set in a beach style bungalow boutique, it is a one-stop shop if you're looking for anything from bikinis to one-pieces and coverups. The store also offers a range of sizes from petit to plus size. Looking for sunscreen or a hat for protection? Canyon Beachwear offers that as well. And, don't be afraid guys. It's not just for women. Canyon Beachwear offers a range of trunks and t's with unique designs.

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