Mohawk General Store is where midcentury modern geeks go for a dose of style reality. The whole MCM thing has been chugging along here in L.A. for quite some time now, and there's been a backlash against Eames this and Noguchi that. The midcentury aesthetic is cold, soulless, its detractors say. But as a lifestyle store selling relaxed and elegant men's and women's clothes, accessories, shoes, bags, decor, music, candles, textiles, jewelry and vintage home furnishings, Mohawk shows you how to put it all together in a warm, contemporary, eclectic, nonintimidating yet meticulous way. The space itself is an inspiration, with items artfully displayed atop teak credenzas or beside comfy leather recliners. Here, it's totally normal to come in for a pair of Rachel Comey booties but leave with a pair of dining chairs instead. 4011 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake. (323) 669-1601,

—Gendy Alimurung

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