There’s nothing better than traveling and visiting different stores, right? I, at least, love to explore local commerce. After all, it is in this type of establishment that we are able to find unique and special pieces. For that reason, it never hurts to know some cool places to buy something!
For stationery lovers with a scheduled trip to Los Angeles, just take a look at the post with directions to super cute stores. This time, I will share with you a selection of places ranging from the sale of clothes to other decoration or cosmetics. Most of them you will only find in LA, so take the opportunity 😉
For those who like alternative stores and concerned with the environment, you can now add Acorn to the itinerary! The place was designed by Erin Tanaka and her daughter, Laura Tanaka. The two founded the store with the aim of giving value to artists and designers, as well as trying to sell products that do not have as much impact on the environment throughout their production process.
There you will find both items for the home, such as candles, decorative items and candles, as well as more personal products, such as clothing and accessories. The objects and clothes are really creative and different from what we usually see in bigger brands!
Individual Medley Store
Following the same line as Acorn, the Individual Medley Store has a very different curation and some of the pieces even have a more vintage feel. Despite the sale of products by designers from other parts of the world, part of the store’s items come especially from local producers.
The place sells a bit of everything, with clothes and the home goods sector being the largest. For those who enjoy ceramic products, they have some beautiful pieces with a modern and innovative design.
Although it isn’t exactly in downtown Los Angeles, I couldn’t help but talk about Gum Tree. The brand’s two units are on the south coast of LA, on Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach. In addition to functioning as a store, the two locations also have a cute little cafe.
Both locations are cute and with products that delight you at first sight, you know? Their main focus is on selling decorative items and personal accessories, so go prepared to want to buy several little things to give your home or office a new look 😉
Kin And Kind
Looking for a store with super delicate and contemporary products? Just go to Kin and Kind. The selection of pieces sold by them is fascinating, and several of the pieces are handmade and unique. They have options for your home as well as more people, so be sure to stop by.
If you are looking for a place to buy gifts and souvenirs, this is also a great option. On the store’s website you can take a look at the gifts tab, which is indicated there as to give.
If you are looking for a store to renovate your wardrobe and compose looks full of personality, you can be sure that you will love meeting Gingerly Witty. They are not only specialized in clothing, but some say that this is one of the areas of the store that is most successful.
The pieces are very different and some of them have a more vintage style. Because it is not a brand fast fashion, they end up being more expensive. However, it is worth buying not only for the quality of the clothes but also because they are really unique and beautiful 🙂
Mohawk General Store
Another store with a very interesting curation of pieces, out of the ordinary, is the Mohawk General Store. Some of the clothes sold there are very different, with very peculiar cuts and prints.
As for the part of the store facing the house, the decoration products also follow this more eccentric footprint. Mugs get facial expressions and ceramic appear in unusual formats. To see some of these pieces, just click here.
Focused on clothing and accessories, Heist is one of the most sought after stores when it comes to pieces designed by more contemporary designers. They bring together different brands and the pieces follow a pattern of sophistication and comfort. Some of the pieces also have a retro touch. If you like this type of clothing, stop by! The store has clothes for both women and men.
Los Angeles County Store
I already told you about the Los Angeles County Store in the stationery post, but I will reinforce the indication. In addition to the stationery, the place also has super charming products for home. From candles to kitchen items, everything there is cute.
Some of the products in the store differ because they do not contain chemicals that harm our skin. One of them, for example, is the deodorant without aluminum in the composition. It’s worth testing 🙂
Despite the name being linked to ceramics, Heath Ceramics’ curatorship goes far beyond that. They also have units in Sausalito, San Francisco, Heath Newsstand, Ferry Building and Factory Tours. Still, the one in Los Angeles is special because it was the second to open.
It is in this store that you will find some of the most beautiful kitchen pieces in the city, not to mention the decorative items that are sure to delight anyone. The products are super delicate and those with prints keep the same line, never being too coarse.
To visit another store that values artisanal work, go to Marikoko. The store was created by a pair of mother and daughter, both making an excellent product selection and full of personality. The pieces for decoration or others with other uses inside the house are a success among customers. Oh, and for those who like candles, they have some super different aromas!
It is missing to talk about a specific store for accessories and jewelry, right? Esqueleto is a very alternative place to buy this type of product. For this reason, you’ll find super-authored items designed by a variety of designers.
One of the motto of the place is “small companies supporting small companies”. In other words, their entire curatorship is special and selective, looking for small artists with incredible works. The products are expensive, but remember that jewelry is that kind of accessory that lasts a lifetime.
Did you write down all the tips? If you want other indications of shops, restaurants and cafes, just watch our travel vlogs 😉