Best Boutique Lineup
Here is an awesome little line up of our favorite LA based boutiques. You can also snag Dazey goodies at a few of these shops which makes them pretty cool in our book! I love gorgeously curated stores. As a clothing designer nothing beats the feeling of browsing through a truly inspiring boutique. Of course the shops we have featured below are ran by equally inspiring women. When I support local businesses like these I know my money is going towards a hardworking entrepreneur who's adding value and a special touch to the city. It literally feels GOOD to spend money lol.
This article was written by our awesome contributor Shiloh C. She is a forensic psychologist and travel blogger, basically a badass Dazey Lady. She wrote an article when we first launched the Zine on the 10 Best Coffee Shops in LA you can see HERE.
5911 1/2 Franklin Ave.
This cute shop is brand new to the neighborhood, but already looks like it's been a staple for years! Decorate with big beautiful cacti it definitely fits it's cool, SoCal feeling name. Set up right in the front of the shop is a table with a bunch of Dazey tees, so you know they've got good taste! Mainly an apparel shop with a range of super charming accessories and home decor too, this place is a one stop shop to find your new favorite, bohemian style outfit.
970 N. Broadway #105
Friend Mart lies in the center of Chinatown in a shady little courtyard. But the neon logo sign hanging on the wall is like a ray of sunshine once you step foot into this cheeky shop. There are virtually endless rows of patches, enamel pins, and apparel adorned with cool pop culture imagery. You can also find hotel room keychains, hair clips shaped like dogs, and butt-printed socks. But the real highlight of this unique shop is the embroidery station. You can bring in that boring denim jacket (or whatever) and get lettering and graphics embroidered right there in the store.
2205 W. Sunset Blvd.
Entering Nico & Bullitt is like stepping into a rad time warp where you want to try on everything and just kind of hang out for awhile. There so much to look at that it's difficult to keep focused! The decor is amazing, and the fashion is exceptional, especially for ladies who love the Dazey look. Aside from some great graphic tees, I had my eye on the candles and ceramic mugs; the necessities of life!
1547 Echo Park Ave.
I was pleasantly surprised to find this sweet little shopping district tucked into an Echo Park nook. Shout and About is distinctly Californian and makes you want to spend your pennies on adorable little cactus pendants and, "Oh hey these cactus dessert plates match!" There was an impressive selection of original artwork and beautiful wrapping papers as well as more functional items like water bottles and blankets, all in beautiful bold colors.
5028 York Blvd.
This adorable store was like medication for my OCD tendencies. A place for everything and everything perfectly in its place. Everywhere I turned there was no shortage of colorful rows and containers of office supplies (another obsession of mine) and beautiful paper products. I love a place where I can indulge in all things girly and still feel like I'm purchasing items that will ensure my productivity, while promoting a sense of female empowerment. Shorthand was all of that, wrapped up in a very neat, colorful, perfectly-shaped bow.
2213 Sunset Blvd.
Located a few doors down from Nico and Bullitt, Myrtle is like the more responsible older sister. The shop is definitely a reflection of how I aspire to dress; classic clean lines with a sprinkle of patterns and charming details. The more you browse, the more you view the depth of the inventory here. Lovely printed dresses and funky neon jewelry feel quite comfortable next to each other in this sophisticated space.