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Where To Shop In The Downtown Arts District

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In a bustling neighborhood filled with trendy restaurants, cool galleries, and hip murals, where do you shop? Whether you're looking for the perfect birthday gift, something special to wear, or the perfect accessory for the coffee table, you'll be sure to find what you want in this eclectic community. Here are some top choices in the DTLA Arts District from clothing to furnishing that promise just as much excitement and aesthetic pleasure as the rest of the neighborhood.

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

Owned by a savvy husband and wife team, Poketo is a combination shop and gallery space which offers unique and artistic accessories from socks and t-shirts to jewelry and wallets. Additionally, you'll find ceramic tumblers, angular vases, great backpacks, and even an artisan s'mores kit. Occasional musical concerts and gallery shows make this fun shop even more a part of the Arts District scene.

Arts Shop Apolis
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Apolis Common Gallery
806 E 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(855) 894-1559

Like many of the shops in the Arts District, Apolis Common Gallery is not just an awesome shopping spot. Apolis is a space that's used for speaking engagements, art openings, and coffee tasting, too. Shopping at this trendy men's clothing store is also cool in and of itself, with globally sourced merchandised from hand-knit sweaters to leather sandals. The shop shows off the work of artisans from around the globe and from within Southern California, and is a great spot to find the perfect wardrobe for the man in your life.

Arts Shop Alchemy
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Alchemy Works
826 E 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(323) 487-1497

Looking for a little alchemy in your life? Then Alchemy Works is your one stop shop for home decor, art objects, clothing, and skincare items. The shop, which is run by husband and wife team Raan Parton and wife Lindsay are also behind the popular Apolis Common Gallery. From Warby Parker eyewear, Ali Grace jewelry and handcrafted cocktail cards to glass vases, there's something for everyone and every room of your home.

Arts Shop Hennessey
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Hennessey + Ingalls
300 S Santa Fe Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 437-2130

Hennessey + Ingalls is a vast bookstore that specializes in sleek books on architecture, art, and design. From serious looks at the visionaries of graphic design to that perfect coffee table book about Craftsman style, you'll find it here. Book signings and book launch events are major attractions that this beautifully curated book-lovers space.

Arts Shop Good Liver
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The Good Liver
705 Mateo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 947-3141

The Good Liver calls itself a "modern day general store," and as such, this shop features everything from thin beer glasses to metal lunch boxes, men's shaving kits, silver whistles, ice buckets, tea canisters, and watering cans. The guiding principle behind every eclectic item is beautiful craftsmanship and visual appeal. With a wide price range, this is a great stop for finding something for everyone on your shopping list from best friend to casual acquaintance - and of course, yourself.

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