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Alchemy Works. Lofty trove of lo­cal life­style la­bels and house collabs, com­plete with show­room and small-batch java roaster next door. 826 E 3rd St / Down­town / 323 487 1497 / 11am-7pm daily / + branch at New­port Beach / 949 438 1183 alche­my­works.us Jean Queen Upgrade your bor­ing old blues with per­fect­fit Ja­panese raw denim at th­ese chain-stitch spe­cial­ists. 144 N La Brea / Hol­ly­wood / 323 933 9000 / noon-7pm Mon-Sat, til 5pm Sun / self­edge.com

Self Edge. Just One Eye.

Haute con­cept in­ter­sec­tion of fash­ion and fine art + first port of call for It bags and ac­ces­sories. 7000 W Ro­maine St / Hol­ly­wood / 888 563 6858 / 10am-7pm Mon-sat / ju­s­tone­eye.com Hu-men-itar­ian Natty lo­cal la­bel out­fit­ting LA's dap­per dudes, with fo­cus on the ex­clu­sive and eth­i­cal. 826 E 3rd St / 855 894 1559 / 11am-7pm daily / also stocked at Alchemy Works New­port Beach /apolis­global.com

Apo­lis: Com­mon Gallery.

Old is New Rav­ish­ing, mu­seum-qual­ity, Os­car­ready vin­tage gowns and cou­ture. Doris knows her stuff. 334 S La Brea Ave / Hol­ly­wood / 323 937 0878 / 11am-7pm Mon-Sat, noon-6pm Sun / the­way­we­wore.com / see also Decades & Res­ur­rec­tion (Shop/Mel­rose) Drool­ery Swoon at the horde of es­tate and an­tique jew­ellery and watches; cry if you can't af­ford it. 731 N La Cienega Blvd / WeHo / 310 550 7895 / 11am-7pm Tue-Fri, til 5pm Sat / craigevans­mall.com

The Way We Wore. Craig Evan Small.

Home Beau­ti­ful Ec­cen­tric king of Neo-Gothic in­te­ri­ors hoard­ing ex­otic and spec­tac­u­lar col­lectibles. Probe deep. 836 N High­land Ave / Hol­ly­wood / 323 466 8600 / 10am-6pm Mon-Fri, 11am5pm Sat / black­man­cruz.com

Black­man Cruz.

Quirk­ish De­light Anachro­nis­tic, es­o­teric den of turn-of-the­cen­tury ob­jects n' furny, from macabre to witty and wry. 11270 W Wash­ing­ton Blvd / Cul­ver City / 310 399 0024 / 10am-6pm Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm Sun / ob­so­leteinc.com

Ob­so­lete.

Mixol­ogy Mat­ters All you need to make a stiff one: bit­ters, spir­its, glass­ware, but it's the vin­tage bits that'll stir you most. 3910 Sun­set Blvd / Sil­ver Lake / 323 669 1675 / all day daily / bar­keep­er­sil­ver­lake.com

Bar Keeper.

Smash Hits CDs and vinyls for head­bangers, flute toot­ers and ra­dio sin­ga­longers in this ven­er­a­ble de­pot. 6400 Sun­set Blvd / Hol­ly­wood / 323 245 6400 / also hosts live bands / 10.30am-11pm Mon-Sat, 11am-10pm Sun / amoeba.com

Amoeba Mu­sic.

Mass to ob­scure; if it's not there, they'll get it. 8818 Sun­set Blvd / WeHo / 310 659 3110 / 9am-10pm Mon-Sat, til 7pm Sun / book­soup.com / also try retro nook The Last Book­store / 453 Spring St / Down­town / 348 80 599 / last­book­storela.com

Book­soup.

Root n' Rum­mage As much of a star spot­ter as an an­tiques trawl with clothes swap and food trucks, natch. Fair­fax High School / 7850 Mel­rose Ave / Hol­ly­wood / 9am-5pm Sun / mel­rose­trad­ing­post.org

Mel­rose Trad­ing Post. Rose Bowl Flea Mar­ket. Warby Parker Black­top

Colos­sal scav­enger hunt hid­ing vin­tage trea­sures, your neigh­bour's left sock, and more. 1001 Rose Bowl Dr / Pasadena / 323 560 7469 / 5am-4.30pm / 2nd Sun of the month / dig early / 20km N.E. of Hol­ly­wood / rgc­shows.com

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