If you've ever had the urge to steal a street sign but couldn't muster the nerve (or the power tools) to do it, Nick Metropolis Collectible Furniture at the corner of La Brea and West First Street is the store for you. This sanctuary for salvaged signage offers everything from traffic lights and metallic construction signs to aluminum letters in every size and color. For more than 20 years, its eponymous owner and appraiser has been collecting and refurbishing midcentury furniture — such as the gold dresser he recently sold to Lana del Rey — and large-scale signage, such as the light-up replica of the Hollywood Sign, reclaimed from a chain of Hollywood Video stores in Austin and recently purchased by Miley Cyrus. But Metropolis' vintage wonderland isn't just for starlets and movie studios. New knickknacks and affordable oddities are stocked daily, and with free delivery service, you just may end up going home with a Hollywood sign for your living room. 100 S. La Brea Ave., Hancock Park, 90036. (323) 934-3700, nickmetropolis.com. —Jennifer Swann

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100 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90036

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