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Best Selection of Enticing Goods in a Small Space Los Angeles 2013 

Broome Street General Store

Call Broome Street General Store Silver Lake's answer to the "I went to Target to buy shampoo, and I spent $150" Facebook page. Step inside the charming, Baltic blue, clapboard bungalow to grab a cappuccino made with beans from Gimme! Coffee and a sandwich from Cube. Why not sniff and sample eco-friendly Fig + Yarrow beauty products? Then peek to the left — which is impossible not to do, given the shop's teeny size — and your eye catches some gorgeous Fog Linen napkins. A few more steps offer more temptations: ruggedly chic men's clothing, Mast Brothers chocolates, French baby clothes, Emile Henri kitchenwares. Alas, we're not talking bargain basement here, so this place could spell trouble for any inveterate shopper of well-chosen and cleverly displayed goods. Want to do a Brooklyn-themed pickle taste testing of McClure's vs. Rick's Picks vs. Sour Puss? Broome Street can help. 2912 Rowena Ave., Silver Lake, 90039. (323) 570-0405, broomestgeneral.com. —Jessica Ritz

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