I once wandered into a store selling vintage steel road frames converted into fixed-gear bikes. I think I was in the Silverlake area, but it could have been Los Feliz or Echo Park (I had been exploring LA all that day with a free TAP Card and wasn't 100% oriented). Does anyone know what store this might have been, or where I could find a similar store in the LA area? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic
on Jan 31, 2013 -
Where can I buy a counter-depth refrigerator in Los Angeles today? All attempts to date have ended in rivers of sorrow. [more inside]
posted by stephennelson
on Jul 19, 2012 -
Hello savvy LA lady shoppers, male or female! My sister's boyfriend is visiting LA and would like to scope out some local lady stores/boutiques (clothes, jewelry, accessories) for a gift for my sister. He doesn't have a car, is in Venice, and can get to Santa Monica. Any suggestions for good places to hit?
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Jan 6, 2012 -
You live in Los Angeles; you travel to visit out-of-state relatives. Where (in town) do you go to find gifts? What do you take them?
posted by the NATURAL
on Aug 1, 2011 -
What is the best (outlet) shopping between the Los Angeles area and Los Vegas? My friends want to stop at one place and spend a few hours shopping.
posted by Monday
on Apr 11, 2011 -
Where are the art and craft galleries in the Los Angeles area? I'm looking for galleries that sell art, jewelry, pottery and so on that's not mass-produced, but not crazy expensive fine art either. I'd love to find something like Portland's Real Mother Goose
. Nice stuff, not too experimental or edgy and perfect for buying gifts for my parents.
posted by kbuxton
on Mar 17, 2010 -
Recommendation for a trustworthy digital piano dealer in the greater Los Angeles area? [more inside]
posted by cacophony
on Apr 7, 2009 -
I've quite improbably wrangled an invite to an exclusive post-Oscar party tomorrow night. This is not my usual scene (big understatement). What's appropriate attire, and where can a petite but not skinny girl shop for such attire in LA? [more inside]
posted by alainabrowne
on Feb 21, 2009 -
Angelenos who ride the Red Line: What are your favorite stops and why? Which ones are the best in terms of being within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, etc? I just moved into an apartment two blocks from the Vermont/Wilshire stop, and would like to take full advantage of the Metro rail system - especially the Red Line. I'm originally from Pasadena, so I've already seen everything over there. I also have a car, but would like to avoid the urban gauntlet of LA's streets as much as possible.
posted by invisible ink
on Sep 15, 2008 -
I'm starting a new job as a telephone concierge at a Brand-new upscale retail/housing establishment in Glendale, CA next week—can you help me get my ear to the ground? [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Apr 27, 2008 -
I'm moving into a new place and beginning the search for furniture. Anyone have any favorite sources of good deals on good furniture in LA? How close to a gigantic selection of good quality/looking stuff at garage-sale prices can one get in this city? [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Mar 25, 2005 -
Is there a record store somewhere in downtown L.A., near the 7th St. metro stop? For various complicated reasons, I'm stuck in downtown and desperately need CDs! [more inside]
posted by josh
on Jun 18, 2004 -