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The MOCA Store

The Museum of Contemporary Art's gift shop. Prints, posters, exhibit catalogs, kid stuff, artsy journals for that novel...


The Last Bookstore
The kind of store literature lovers used to happily drown in before the chain stores hit town. Estate collections, used and new, buy and trade, vintage paperbacks.


X Large Store

Find your hip hop and skateboard clothing and accessories at this store on the hipster-trending Vermont Strip, just north of the Vermont/Sunset Metro station. Hoodies, t-shirts, jackets and other urban wear.


Pan Pipes

For the pagan and occult voyeur. Panpipes is THE store for all things magical.




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Wing Hop Fung Sing Ginseng

A two story super-emporium of Chinese herbs, remedies, cookware, gifts and tea, tea, tea.


Hennessey and Ingalls

Art and Architecture
Are you fascinated by the architecture of Zanzibar? Looking for blueprints of famous architects' most famous...


Sci Arc Supply Store

The art supplies annex for students at the Sci Arc architecture school and anyone else longing to sketch towers to the sky or build a model of their dream house.



Handpicked, you could even say curated gifts and house wares at this sleek architect-designed shop in Chinatown's kitschy Central Plaza.


Folk Tree

Crammed with flying mermaids and Zapotec pottery, lanterns and ceramic figurines, the Folk Tree is a cluttered and colorful mini-museum.


Gold Bug

Bling-wearing groundhogs, preserved butterflies and Amazonian moths, vintage medical charts, bronze-cast eyeballs, random taxidermy, sculpture and out-there designer jewelry.


Entertainment Hobby Shop Jungle

Everything anime and manga. Wearable, watchable, frameable, portable, huggable, listenable and collectible (edible at your own risk).


Non Factory

Skateboards and personalized skateboard fittings, t-shirts, shoes, hoodies, plus walls of skate-abilia in a non-pushy, definitely non-factory environment. They've been in the skateboard business for over thirty years.



One of the last remaining independent video stores, a visit to Videotheque is like walking into the French Cinematheque in the early Sixties and finding yourself surrounded by opinionated cinemaphiles who know the difference between Pinot Noir and Film Noir...


Mission Wines

Mission Wines specializes in small production artisanal wines, but they also carry a good assortment of reasonably priced bottles.


La Casa Del Musico

The guitarron-strumming skeleton on the side of the building tells you right away this isn’t your typical guitar emporium...


Beyond the Olive

Who knew there were over 600 olive oil producers in California? Husband and wife owners Crystal and Chip Reibel will steer your palate to the best of them.


Distant Lands

This book shop and travel store is the perfect place to get inspired and equipped for your next adventure.





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