Maya Kachroo-Levine


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  • 1 year ago

    Located in West Hollywood, Filth Mart curates '60s and '70s vintage pieces, and its selection has a heavy focus on music. Think: Authentic Rolling Stones T-shirts and anything you could've worn to a Sting concert 30 years ago. It has a great selec...

  • 1 year ago | Culture

    Of all my L.A. thrift excursions (the east of Hollywood, the Westside and the Valley), thrift stores in South L.A. proved to be the most challenging to find by far, and I (very politely) blame SEO. If you research thrift stores in Santa Monica, co...

  • 1 year ago | Culture

    I showed up to Wi Spa, the 24-hour Korean spa on Wilshire, at 4 p.m. on a Wednesday even though my treatment wasn’t until after 10. I also showed up with a bathing suit in my bag, on the off chance they’d amend their “no clothes in the baths” poli...

  • 1 year ago | Culture

    When compared to thrifting on the Eastside or the Westside, thrifting in the Valley might be the most L.A. experience of the three. Despite the Westside thrift stores' proximity to Rodeo Drive, the Valley has something that neither neighborho...

  • 1 year ago | Culture

    A few months ago, I explored thrift stores from East Hollywood to Montecito Heights, and found that there was some confusion as to whether some of the stores were “thrift” or “vintage.” On the Westside, however, there is much less cross over. Betw...

  • 2 years ago | Culture

    Musicians, writers, poets and filmmakers — from N.W.A. to Randy Newman — have been prolific in their efforts to capture the essence of L.A. But beyond that, there are so many literary works that have nothing to do with L.A., but still seem to...


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