A few more places I shopped in L.A.

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Well, I got back to New York in the wee small hours of Sunday morning, and as great as the trip was, I found myself really happy to get home to the pooches and my familiar bed. But before I sign off on my journey, I thought I’d share a number of notable stores I stopped into, like Heist, which is on Venice’s Abbot Kinney Boulevard, which is sort of like Nolita, but with palm trees and high-end cannabis shops that look like Apple stores.

Heist always surprises me by carrying designers I don’t see elsewhere, like this cute popover by a brand I’d never previously heard of called Kloni & The Crew. I bought it because look at it: it is so completely out of my playbook.

I also went for this not-cheap-but-sure-to-go-into-high-rotation silk blouse, also by Kloni & The Crew.

Like Nolita, Abbot Kinney is full of a lot of chain brands like Vince and Everlane, but there are a few cute one-off boutiques, and one I’m very fond of is Huset, which specializes in Danish design, mostly for the home.

I thought this would be just about the coolest dog bowl ever, but I somehow prevented myself from going for it.

I think these safari placemats are pretty adorable.

And I might still go for a few of these green floral plates.

I had to go to a studio in Downtown L.A. to tape an upcoming episode of the podcast, so I popped into a few stores there too, like Poketo, which is all about bright and happy design.

I’m still thinking about this pink canteen, which I should have picked up but didn’t.

And these bamboo salad plates are pretty boss too.

I also visited home design store A+R—L.A. has such better stores for this type of thing than New York does, and this place is just aces.

I rarely buy items for the home—I’m always way more likely to buy clothes—but I badly need new bedside lamps, and so I ordered a pair of these.

Finally, I went to Lost & Found, which actually has a couple of stores in Santa Monica, one with items for the home and one with clothes, which is where I went first. I’m a big fan of their softly tomboyish aesthetic.

And I nabbed this cashmere 6397 sweater for a whopping 70% off, which definitely won the prize for best buy of the trip.

Next I walked a few blocks to Lost & Found’s home outpost, where there was so, so much to want.

I just stood staring at this stack of throws, which they had pretty much displayed like this in the store, for a while, slack-jawed. So pretty. And yet so vulnerable to destruction by dogs.

This vase is so not me—it’s more girly than I usually go—but it’s also really nicely graphic, which is right up my alley.

I sweated over whether or not to go for one or two of these charming pillows, and in the end didn’t pull the trigger, but I still might have to.

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15 Thoughts on A few more places I shopped in L.A.
    ads
    25 Feb 2020
    11:50pm

    Coincidentally I went to Lost and Found over the weekend and nabbed a mustard yellow oversized sweater that was 70% off. Looking forward to wearing it next winter. So great to meet and chat with you and the other ladies in LA! Love the LA shopping posts!

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    Bethany Ball
    24 Feb 2020
    8:35am

    I hate to say this but I see you in LA! Loved your EIF podcasts–caught up with all of them on a long drive.

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    c.w.
    24 Feb 2020
    8:24am

    Welcome home! This is one of your best shopping-while-I-travel postings (and happy to hear y’all recorded another Everything Is Fine podcast!). Lost and Found hits most of my “want” buttons. And Heist! Both rabbit holes of desires…

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    HickfromStyx
    24 Feb 2020
    2:38pm

    I am so glad to see that dogs are allowed a voice in home decor other than in just my home. This weekend it was all, “Oooh, look at that amazing throw cushion cover. So hygge! Yes, the dog will destroy that in two minutes, it’s that appealing.”

    My fantasy Danish decor? Not my dog’s taste. Modern dog bed is the reality.

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    Ellie
    24 Feb 2020
    1:16pm

    Yay, you made it to Lost & Found! I gotta head over there today and scope out the sale. So nice to meet you last week! Come back soon! -ellie

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    Emily TL
    24 Feb 2020
    1:51pm

    I love this post and think I need a trip. The popovers are speaking to me as are the canteen and the bamboo plates which are both giving me serious swatch watch nostalgia! I am also consuming EIF as fast you put them out and also enjoyed you on midlife mixtape.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    24 Feb 2020
    12:11pm

    I’m a huge fan of Lost & Found – that chic tomboy aesthetic has my name all over it. The popovers are most excellent, of course. And I now want to move in to the Heist store…either that, or just borrow their Barcelona chairs. *Did I miss a post on the meet-up? Pics, anyone?

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    Michele
    24 Feb 2020
    11:34am

    I love love love LA – I can feel the sun just by looking at your photos!
    Next time I go I will visit all the places you named here. Thank you!

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    Kimbersam
    24 Feb 2020
    11:38am

    I looked at the Lost & Found sale page too. If I didn’t WFH, I would be all over some of those dresses. I have enough striped sweaters for now. (now= the next time I see a striped sweater in color(s) I don’t have).

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    Dana D
    24 Feb 2020
    9:25am

    Oh my, that sale page at Lost & Found is DANGEROUS!

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      Mimi
      24 Feb 2020
      10:34am

      The sale page is full of temptation, but everything is FINAL SALE. It’s too scary for me to buy stuff sight unseen and untried, that I can’t return. Am I chickenshit or wise?

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        Viajera
        24 Feb 2020
        11:07am

        I think wise too, bc of the lack of good sizing information (which is all too common). You’d really have to know the brand, I think. They doooo have some beautiful clothes though.

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        Mary
        24 Feb 2020
        10:56am

        I think you’re wise. I recently bought things off the Nili Lotan site, on sale, and wish I hadn’t. They’re not a total disaster but more than likely would have returned if possible.

        The items in question are brown and can’t stop thinking about Kim’s dislike of brown! Way more brown than I had anticipated.

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          Viajera
          25 Feb 2020
          10:46am

          It’s interesting about this brown business. There was a bit on p3 of the NYT yesterday (I think) … something about no brown in town … I’d never heard of that. Or of this hair-shoes matching, also new to me. It’s amazing the stuff you can learn! I like browns myself (though I don’t wear them much) but I can see (now) why it is an issue for some.

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    LJIS
    25 Feb 2020
    12:46am

    Looks like you had an awesome trip. YAY! PS How can I persuade you to put the comments at the bottom of posts?

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