The Can't-Miss Eco-Conscious Boutique
APOLIS: COMMON GALLERY (above)
Head here for classic broadcloth button-downs and hand-dyed linen bow ties that reflect brothers Raan and Shea Parton's commitment to local production: Sixty percent of the goods you'll find are manufactured within 10 miles of the storefront.
806 E. 3rd St.; apolisglobal.com

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The Local Designer to Know
CLADE
Last year, Maya Reynolds, whose line is carried at hallowed L.A. boutiques like Opening Ceremony and Church, opened this shop to showcase her goth-Victorian menswear. The current collection features garments hand-painted in her studio, which sits behind a linen curtain at the back of the store.
600 S. Spring St., #105; clademenswear.tumblr.com



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The Best Suit-Maker in Town
HIGH SOCIETY CUSTOM TAILOR
Richard Lim has spent 44 years designing for Hollywood (he created the scorpion-emblazoned satin jacket Ryan Gosling's character wears in Drive) and for regular customers in his shop at the edge of Koreatown: Supply the cloth and he'll make you a custom suit (starting at $695).
2974 Wilshire Blvd.; richardlimtailoring.com

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The Place for Global Goods
NO. A
This Little Tokyo shop is a United Nations of casual menswear, with the U.K.'s Marshall Artist, Sweden's Cheap Monday, and Australia's Insight all represented alongside Angeleno products like Meister's carbon-fiber Rose Gold Commander Watch ($400).
374 E. 2nd St.; number-a.com





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The Completist's Sneaker Shop
BLENDS
Sneaker enthusiasts come to peruse the sleek, steel-pipe shelves for the rare (the Kanye-designed Nike Air Yeezy 2, which sold out almost instantly) and the outlandish (local designer Jeremy Scott's winged Adidas high-tops, $180) along with other, less exotic choices.
125 W. 4th St.; blendsus.com

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A Pop-Up Extravaganza
UNIQUE LA
This annual holiday expo in the 13-story California Market Center (which hosts sample sales year-round) boasts more than 300 local designers peddling made-in-the-USA wares, including Blue Steel straight razors from Baxter of California ($240) and Southland-themed tanks from Sub_Urban Riot ($28). There are free drinks too.
December 1 and 2, California Market Center, 110 E. 9th St.; stateofunique.com

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The Design Destination
POKETO
Shop this bright, modern design store for playful, affordable housewares like durable mid-century-style Japanese enamel kettles ($125), clever accessories like Music Balloon USB speakers ($45), and a wide range of artist-designed wallets and graphic tees.
820 E. 3rd St.; poketo.com

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NEIGHBORHOOD ESSENTIALS

CAFÉ
Handsome Coffee Roasters
The back-to-basics java is brewed from beans roasted on-site.
582 Mateo St. | handsomecoffee.com

LUNCH
Bäco Mercat
Try the flatbread sandwiches from Josef Centeno, who will open a Tex-Mex joint nearby in December.
408 S. Main St. | bacomercat.com

DINNER
The Parish
The new gastropub offers pig's-feet poutine and classic cocktails.
840 S. Spring St. | theparishla.com

BAR
Villains Tavern
Bourbon-laced punch and blues nights add up to a Deep South vibe.
1356 Palmetto St. | villainstavern.com

HOTEL
Los Angeles Athletic Club
This 132-year-old gem has a plaid-and-mahogany lobby and a retro indoor pool.
431 W. 7th St. | laac.com

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