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Best Place to Buy Used Furniture Los Angeles 2013 

TINI

Vintage furniture store TINI — which stands for This Is Not Ikea — grew out of owner Alexis Hadjopulos' serious shopping addiction (he once had an entire room in his house devoted to nightstands). His unique finds come from garage sales, estate sales, flea markets and auctions. Shabby chic lamps, midcentury-modern benches straight out of Mad Men, industrial tanker desks, velvet Chesterfield sofas — he's got it and then some. Hadjopulos is a dedicated shopper, so new stuff is always coming in. And unlike most secondhand stores, TINI has an online gallery, which allows you to browse before you buy. The "random things" category is always a hoot. With competitive pricing, a nifty 14-day exchange policy and delivery options, TINI combines the weird, idiosyncratic appeal of ye olde neighborhood thrift shop with the convenience of that big-box, assemble-it-yourself commercial store that shall not be named. 515 S. Fairfax Ave., Beverly Grove, 90036. (323) 938-9230, thisisnotikea.com. —Gendy Alimurung

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    On Saturday, the Television Academy and FIDM Museum and Galleries kicked off the Eighth Annual exhibition of "The Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design" with an exclusive preview and reception party. 100 costumes are featured from over 20 shows representing the nominees of the 66th Emmy Awards. The free to the public exhibition is located downtown at FIDM and runs from today through Saturday, September 20th. All photos by Nanette Gonzales.
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