Jordan Shipman opened Fabric Planet superstore on the Westside in February. It’s a spin-off of a store his father, Jacob Saparazadeh, opened downtown eight years ago. The goal of Fabric Planet is to bring downtown pricing to the Westside, and the owners have expanded to include eight sewing machines for rent in a back room, where custom work is done. Necessity is often the mother of invention wrapped in satin. The bags in which they put the merchandise aren’t made of plastic; they’re fabric, too. 423 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. (310) 310-3049. —David Cotner

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