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Ilaria Urbanati, who honed her taste and reputation while buying for local style-setting boutiques Satine and Milk, finally has her very own, hugely anticipated shop (she partnered with two friends, including actor Danny Masterson). There's an in-house café, plus 5,000 square feet of labels like Giulia Persanti and Boy by Band of Outsiders. We're big fans of such innovative conveniences as vintage phone-booth-style dressing rooms complete with handsets for calling in different sizes, plus a resident tailor.As featured in Lucky's City Summer Shopping Guide!
It just started a line for women, even though girls have been snapping up pieces from its men's label since this Echo Park enterprise launched. Lots of the shapes are fitted, like blazers that look like they came from the boys' department, and others—like the hooded cardigans—are just irresistibly cool. The store, marked by an antique sign that says FRONT ST., is slick and pared down. From Los Angeles' Silver Lake neighborhood store listing, updated September 2008.
For two and a half years, former skateboarder Una Kim has been turning out cruelty-free high-tops and slip-ons, all made from '50s-ish ginghams and plaids. She has a cozy little cork-lined spot in Los Feliz, where you'll also find a small collection of her charmingly boyish clothing, like vests and boatneck jumpers. From Los Angeles' Silver Lake neighborhood store listing, updated September 2008.
Camille de Soto got her start as an assistant manager at a Trina Turk boutique, where she began consigning bits of vintage jewelry. When the items flew out of the cases, she opened her own Eagle Rock place in April 2007. Her boudoir-y space has all the trappings of a fancy boutique, but a second look at its price tags reveals that nothing costs more than $150. There are horse pendants from the '60s, along with kelly green blouses by Collective Clothing and kookily patterned dresses from Plastic Island. From Los Angeles' Silver Lake neighborhood store listing, updated September 2008.
Wide wood-plank floors and an exposed ceiling that's lined with feed-bag-like sacks telegraph a French-farmhouse mood here. The sun-drenched front is packed with perfectly boho clothing, like Nili Lotan shirtdresses; the middle hosts a quaint apothecary; and the back room is replete with striped hand towels, oversize floor cushions, and cherry red bud vases. From Los Angeles' Silver Lake neighborhood store listing, updated September 2008.
Now spanning five adjacent storefronts, Jamie Rosenthal's mini empire has a wide-ranging scope, from children's toys to fancy art. Lost & Found Etcetera and Lost & Found Gallery are our favorites of the lot: The former features vignettes of hot pink Repetto ballet flats, Isabel Marant tunics, and tiny silver African trading beads. The Gallery is more restrained in its palette, showcasing everything from olive wood mixing bowls to prints of foxes. From the 50 Best Boutiques in Los Angeles.