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Silver Lake Shops

Establishment neighborhood
Midland
1404 Micheltorena St., Silver Lake
Paige Appel & Kelly Harris (founders of the much-loved event design business Bash, Please) opened a sister store to their Culver City flagship in Silver Lake, and the buy is too good to pass up. Expect a mix of carefully chosen one-off items like West African woven fans and Zuni stones along with pieces from up-and-coming designers, like Beatrice Valenzuela slides, Cinq jewelry, and Sara Barner bags. The apothecary also stocks gorgeous body oils and the most heaven-scented candles.
Oficine
2912 Rowena Ave., Silver Lake
True to its name, Broome Street General Store is as much a place to get goods as it is a place to get goodies (coffee, flaky pastry, sweets). But back to the goods: perfumes, Tata Harper skin-care products, leather-bound journals, made-in-LA ceramics, olive oil from Spain, Italian Arborio rice. It was only a matter of time before the café began to overflow. And this overflow has encouraged the opening of Broome Street’s extension, Oficine. It’s a treasure trove of waxy Barbour jackets (for looking chic the three days a year it rains in LA), Staub kitchenware, exquisitely scented Fornasetti candles—the things you didn’t realize you wanted and won’t want to leave without. Next time you find yourself on this somewhat random stretch of Rowena Avenue, go in; you can’t miss the distinct emerald storefront.
The ODells Shop
3906 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake
Hip husband and wife duo Laura and Jason O’Dell are the masterminds behind this Silver Lake boutique–which showcases their eponymous label, as well as an eclectic mix of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, accessories, vintage, shoes, and apothecary goods. Located within a walk of some of our favorite Silver Lake haunts (Intelligentsia, Undefeated, to name a few) it's a convenient, fun spot for weekend browsing. And reason enough to visit: There's a chic yurt in the back.
Undefeated
3827 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake
The limited edition sneaker world is a strange one (long, break of dawn lines, huge markups on eBay), but while Undefeated gets plenty of notable exclusives from brands like Nike, you don't feel like you've stepped into another (albeit intimidating) world when you shop here. Most of the shoes are for men though there's a healthy selection of women's options and the kid collection is pretty adorable, too. There are also locations in Santa Monica and on La Brea.
Lawson-Fenning silver lake (Closed)
1618 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake
Glenn Lawson and Grant Fenning opened Lawson-Fenning on Beverly Boulevard, the epicenter of LA's design district, before opening this more far-flung second location, which they conceived as a concept store. As such, their goal was to provide a curated selection of mid-century California and Scandinavian design that's equal parts affordable and luxe. The furniture and furnishings, which are all made in Southern California with sustainable wood, are gorgeously turned out, and there's also plenty of small packables, like glass carafes from Copenhagen, and knotted door mats. The shop includes a design bookstore, Ivanhoe Books, which has become a popular neighborhood destination for current and vintage design titles.
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