For 18 years, Wayne & Donna Gunther's Abbot Kinney shop has been a go-to for old-school California style, serving up classic surfing artifacts, teak and tiki housewares and driftwood-modern furniture gleaned from the days of woodie station wagons and reverbed-out, wave-riding anthems. Now located in Mar Vista, Surfing Cowboys' new space is also the essential spot for authentic Pendleton flannels, like the ones that kept the original surf dudes feeling warm after a wave sesh and looking cool wrapped in a splash of plaid. This sartorial slice from our collective beachy dream reifies the truism: California isn't just a place, it's a state of mind. 12553 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, 90066. (310) 915-6611, —Drew Tewksbury

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