Backyard parties are the salons of our century, so satisfy the savage leisure king or queen with mess kits, campfire accoutrements and stylish Herschel backpacks at Individual Medley, an Atwater Village outfitter. But it's not all Portland chic here. Owners Justin and Monica Boyes curate an eclectic, organic, design-minded collection culled from Santa Fe, the best coast and beyond. For men, it's mostly chambray and denim, that casual, fashionable fare that looks good straddling a motorcycle or sliding into an Acapulco chair — not to mention cologne and shaving elixirs foraged from forests. For women, it's all chevrons and Turkish cloth, exotic imaginings that flow with the Santa Ana winds. The store is a good host, too, offering cocktail parties, dining expeditions and crowdsourced crafting projects. 3176 Glendale Blvd., Atwater Village, 90039. (323) 665-5344, —Drew Tewksbury

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