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Shopping in Los Angeles


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If you're shopping in Los Angeles, we bet you're looking for that perfect, one-of-a kind item that didn't arrive in a giant container packed with a hundred thousand identical, cheaply made knockoffs. At L.A. Electric Travel, we've hand picked stores that offer distinctive products, astounding variety and reasonable prices. Mostly independently owned, our Metro accessible shopping destinations are staffed by people who know their stuff and are passionately, even geekily obsessed with the products they sell.


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From occult gifts to Mexican folk art, from handmade musical instruments to movie memorabilia, when you shop Metro, you'll never need to ask "will you please validate my parking."


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It's a unique toy store, a book store, a treasure trove of quirky Americana and an emporium of ethnic kitsch.



Legend has it that a young music fan entered Amoeba and didn't emerge for three years...


Skylight Books

One of the last independent bookstores in LA, Skylight has survived competition from mega chain stores and Amazon by specializing in poetry, political literature, sub-culture magazines and hard to find novels.


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In business for over 70 years, Larry Edmunds Book Shop is Mecca for movie buffs in Hollywood.


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Canterbury Records
Decades before there was Best Buy or iTunes, there was Canterbury Records. Since 1956, this independently owned record shop has made a point of NOT specializing;


Candelas Guitars
For three (going on 4) generations, the Delgado family has been hand-crafting custom guitars in this small, homey East L.A. shop.


Pop Killer

If you can't make it to "Big Tokyo" to load up on Japanese pop trinkets, take the Gold Line to Little Tokyo. Pop Killer sells the weird, the wacky, the indescribable and...


Libros Schmibros

Used bookstore, lending library and unofficial east side community center, Libros Schmibros is the creation of David Kipen, a prominent promoter of national projects to energize America's


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Leon Cigars

A Cuban family-owned smoker's outpost in non-smoking LA. They hand roll their signature Leon cigars on the premises, surrounded by walls yellowed from decades of fragrant Cuban and Dominican smoke.



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