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Where To Shop In The Fairfax Village

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Angelenos who want to forgo their normal means of transportation (something on four wheels) and hoof it instead should check out Fairfax Village. This section of town on the edge of old Hollywood is a study in contrasts with the old and the new offered to all who want to shop here. From top-of-the-line thrift shops to bookstores stocking rare finds, and from boutiques offering the latest in street wear to a popular Sunday swap meet that sells local artists' works and vintage goods galore, you'll find it all in this enthralling Los Angeles neighborhood. Consider the following five stores in Fairfax Village.

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439 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 655-6205

Looking for some the top kicks in town? Look no further than Supreme on Fairfax Avenue. You may recognize the store for the long lines that are often seen outside the store as they feature hard to find goods that Angelenos go crazy for. But, the store offers more than just top of the line shoes at high rates. Shop a big selection of unique hats, beanies, skateboards, clothing and more. The interior is spacious and stark, and its exactly how Supreme's loyal customers love it.

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Council Thrift Shop
543 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 651-2930

This is one terrific place to find just about anything you need and a bunch of other stuff you probably could do without but you won't have to because the prices are so good and the quality is even better. Used clothing, books, furniture, jewelry, dishes, vases, all kinds of accessories and a number of other pre-owned items are just waiting for you at this popular Fairfax Avenue outpost. Quick-changing inventory commands more than one visit. In fact, this may soon become your go-to thrift shop no matter where you live in the Southland.

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Melrose Trading Post
Fairfax High School
7850 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 655-7679

Every Sunday starting at 9 a.m. and open year round, this encapsulated version of a Los Angeles swap meet will garner your complete attention without having you wear out your feet to cover the gamut. Treasure hunting here means finding all kinds of goods, including vintage smalls, retro furniture, unique clothing and all kinds of art work, many of which had been created by local artists. That said, make a date with this place locals call the Fairfax Flea Market and you'll uncover a myriad of fine and fun artifacts.

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436 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 285-2010

Looking for a special book for gifting someone (or yourself) on a special occasion? Pop on over to Family Los Angeles to dig out the right missive or go with another purchase or two, say some trendy vinyl or a magazine from France or Spain. Not what you're looking for? Well, keep on searching out this cool shop well worth browsing. By the way, there's a small gallery in the back of the boutique, waiting for your eye to catch the currently curated show on tap at this eclectic venue that knows fine art and then some.

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The Hundreds
7909 Rosewood Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 230-7421

Looking for a way to express yourself among the thriving street culture that Los Angeles, and particularly Fairfax Village, boasts in spades? This place may be compact but it's curated so your every purchase promises to be a treasured one. By choosing from snapback caps and bucket hats to ranger belts and Phoenix sunglasses and from tank tops to Yum Yum socks, you'll be switched on from head to toe, and ready to board in style in a matter of a few very important shopping minutes.

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Los Angeles freelance travel writer Jane Lasky, contributes to publications such as Travel + Leisure, Vogue and Esquire. Her weekly sojourning column ran in 40 newspapers for 20 years. Jane is anything but an accidental tourist. Check out her articles on

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