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LA County Store is one of the fun places to shop for the holiday on the Eastside of Los Angeles

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LA County Store is one of the fun places to shop for the holiday on the Eastside of Los Angeles

photo by Blake Gardner courtesy of the L.A.County Store

Looking for a unique holiday gift for that special person in your life? You’ll find it and more at one of our favorite shops on the Eastside. You can shop small without the shipping fees, plus you have the chance to find something cute for yourself, too! Best of all these shops all celebrate L.A’s diverse culture and creative spirit.

Espacio 1839-1839
E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 9003

Located in the burgeoning 1st street in Boyle Heights this cute shop has something for everyone on your holiday list! Adorable graphic tees and onesies for kids and adults, Selena mirrors, rare albums, prints and books. Our favorite thing about this shop is that many items are created by locals and remind us of the cultural legacy of the Eastside. One-of-a kind items like a Frida Kahlo choker will please that person in your life who won’t settle for a winter sweater. My favorite was a print honoring the recently demolished, 6th street bridge which connected Boyle Heights to Downtown L.A. for decades.

Kumquat
5054 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041

Everything in this adorable Eagle Rock store is from local, small brands. Stylish babies and their moms will enjoy outfits from lines like Misha Lulu and the line designed by shop owner, Kumquat. The items are luxe, organic and will ensure your baby is the best dressed at the playground this holiday season. There are also cute and unique toys your child will love. Feel free to bring the kids as there’s an area for them to play while you shop.

Friendmart
970 N Broadway, #105 Los Angeles, CA 90012 

The appropriately named shop in Chinatown promises you “good stuff for you and your friends, by us and our friends.” The LA Weekly described it as, Etsy’s greatest hits but in real life.”  If you are an art lover and follower of all things that are cool or are shopping for people who fit that category you will love find cool gifts here. Featuring pieces curated by Instagram famous illustrator Tuesday Bassen. Shop for cool pins, patches, zines, cool graphic tees and quirky items like La Croix plant holders. Support your local artists by visiting this Chinatown mecca of cool.

Los Angeles County Store
4333 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90029

Locally made fine goods are found at this amazing shop in the heart of Silver Lake. Homegoods, artisanal foods, prints, apothecary, and gift sets make it easy to find something for everyone on your holiday list. If you want a shopping experience that is uniquely L.A. this is the place for you. If you’re lucky, the shop owner will offer you something delicious to drink when you enter the store.

House of Intuition
2237 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

Who doesn’t need an astrological sign candle? That’s just the beginning. This store has intuition bath bombs to help you channel love and balance into your life – mortar and pestle, incense burners, crystals, essential oils, and bath scrubs. In short, everything you need to create the life you want. Does that sound too LA for you?  Well, we dare you to walk out of here without a little something for yourself, too.

The Pop Hop
5002 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Grab a latte and head down York Blvd. for Highland Park’s most curated book and stationery shop. Find one of a kind books, zines, cute pencil cases, notebooks that will suit the fancy of everyone in your list. If you’re on a budget, you can search for classics in their used book section. Get some cute wrapping paper and you will have yourself a personal and unique gift that will be treasured long after the holiday season. Grab a cool L.A. coffee table book for yourself while you’re at it.

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