Seeking that perfect off-the-radar gift that will stand out from the pack? The Brat store in Santa Monica is the place to find eclectic treasures that will inspire both a tongue-in-cheek chuckle and a thankful grin from the person who seems to have everything. Proprietress Nancy Hunt, owner of the long gone but well-remembered Melrose store Na Na, makes sure that the funky, unusual, amusing and kitschy are fully stocked. She knows her niche well and goes out of her way to keep this store one step ahead of the current pulse. If you're looking for a flying-saucer sandwich maker, Day of the Dead corkscrew, some offbeat printed socks or vintage-print kitchen towels, Brat's the place. From silly toys and retro-inspired dresses to fun household items and pop culture–themed books and novelties, shopping here is always accompanied by a light heart.
Credit: Nikki Kreuzer