Amid the shifting storefronts on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park is Luxe de Ville, an extraordinary boutique that has stood steadfast for 16 years. Offering a choice selection of custom and vintage garments for men and women, Luxe de Ville also has a seriously hip selection of handmade jewelry, belts, hats, shoes and sunglasses. Oskar de la Cruz, the ever-present proprietor as well as one the chief designers, will help find you something unique, exquisite and affordable, all with the good cheer of a generous long-lost uncle. Delicate and chunky adornments with animal and techno themes are available in multiple metals. Feathers and rhinestones abound. The boutique also hides an amazing $5 bargain bin where you might discover a steal that is the real deal. 2151 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. (213) 353-0135, —Anna Jones

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