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Best Vintage

Located in West Hollywood, Filth Mart curates '60s and '70s vintage pieces, and its selection has a heavy focus on music. Think: Authentic Rolling Stones T-shirts and anything you could've worn to a Sting concert 30 years ago. It has a great selection of jackets — army jackets, denim, etc......
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Best Places to Go Thrifting in the Valley

When compared to thrifting on the Eastside or the Westside, thrifting in the Valley might be the most L.A. experience of the three. Despite the Westside thrift stores' proximity to Rodeo Drive, the Valley has something that neither neighborhood can top: studio connections. The Valley thrift stores have the most Hollywood......
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Best Places to Go Thrifting on L.A.'s Westside

A few months ago, I explored thrift stores from East Hollywood to Montecito Heights, and found that there was some confusion as to whether some of the stores were “thrift” or “vintage.” On the Westside, however, there is much less cross over. Between West Hollywood and Santa Monica, you’re either......
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9 Literary Passages That Capture the L.A. Experience

Musicians, writers, poets and filmmakers — from N.W.A. to Randy Newman — have been prolific in their efforts to capture the essence of L.A. But beyond that, there are so many literary works that have nothing to do with L.A., but still seem to capture the experience of living here. Here......
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10 L.A. Activities That Are Fun Even When You're Sober

https://chinatownsummernights.com/ On an average weekend in L.A., some of my favorite activities include patio drinking, beer garden drinking, before-noon drinking, bar hopping and beach drinking. But I also see the value in non-alcohol-fueled activities, if for no other reason than it’s good to change it up and give my vital......
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Best Nighttime Sights While LACMA's Urban Light Is Half Dark

The plan was that on May 1, Urban Light, the installation of 202 restored cast-iron street lamps outside LACMA, would go dark for two months for restoration. Then, much to the relief of Instagrammers everywhere, the museum announced that the sculpture that launched a thousand selfies would only go half......
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10 Things That'll Happen in an L.A. Uber Pool

Taking an Uber Pool in L.A. is a lot like stepping up to the Big Wheel on The Price is Right. You might hit 100 on the first try and score a hug from Bob Barker (or, eh, Drew Carey) — but it’s unlikely. The Uber Pool equivalent is taking......
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10 Ways to Get Free Stuff on Your Birthday in L.A.

Past a certain age, it becomes standard practice to bemoan birthdays. Another year older and closer to death — one day you're partying into the night, the next you're peeing a little when you sneeze and getting AARP magazine in the mail. Whether or not birthdays represent a slow crawl......