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Unique LA

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Designer Gift Show Supporting American Businesses

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The largest made-in-America shopping event in the country, attendees get the rare chance to meet and shop directly from over 350 hand-selected designers and artists. The exciting two-day shopping event makes it easy for you to buy local and support LA’s economy and discover great design and deals. Tickets are $10 at the door and available online; children 12 and under are free.

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Hours: Sat, Dec 7 and Sun, Dec 8 11am-6pm

Address: 110 E. 9th St., Los Angeles 90079
Go Metro: Bus stops at the corners of S. Main St & W. 9th St, and S. Broadway St. and W. 9th St.
Parking: Underground parking garage; $6 during Unique LA

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FIDM Museum Shop

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Inspiring Gifts for Creatives

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Located at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM,) this gift shop is a gem in Downtown LA. You'll find accessories, home wares, books, and much more by FIDM alumni and local artisans. Mention DowntownLA.com and receive 15% off. Experience the FIDM Museum & Galleries (FREE) while you are there. They also offer an online store.

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Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm

Address: 919 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90015
Phone: (213) 623-5821
Go Metro: 3 blocks from the 7th Street Station
Parking: Street parking and surface lots

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The Shop at the Standard

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Unique finds
Stocking stuffers

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L.A.-centric Fashion Boutique

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The Shop procures unique finds from Retrosuperfuture, Kid Robot, Urban Ears, Clare Vivier, A Peace Treaty, Bumble & Bumble, Kristen Elspeth, RGB, Timothy Ringsmuth, Ugly Doll, Yellow Owl, and Toms, as well as Standard collaborations with artists and designers like Quiksilver, KAWS and José Parlá. They also offer an online store.

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Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm

Address: 550 S. Flower St., Los Angeles 90071
Go Metro: 2 blocks from the 7th Street Station
Parking: Parking lot entrance on W. 6th St, $3 every 15 minutes / $20 daily max

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The Library Store at the L.A. Central Library

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LA-inspired gifts, Children’s books, Cards

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Unique Books and Collectibles in an LA Landmark

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Located at the Central Library, The Library Store offers a collection of unique items and gifts for readers, writers, friends, and family including autographed books, stationery, greeting cards, journals, children’s toys, and more.

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Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10am-5:30pm; Tues, Thurs 10am-7pm

Address: 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles 90071
Phone: (213) 228-7550
Go Metro: 2 blocks from the Pershing Square Station (5th St.)
Parking: Central Library Parking rates vary, $1 validation available for library members

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Ross Cutlery

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Chefs knives

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Professional Kitchen Cutlery and More

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Find an extensive collection of rare and collectible knives at this Downtown LA staple. The shop also sells everything from medieval swords and lances to Swiss Army knives and antique razors, so you’ll be sure to find something special!

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Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-6pm

Address: 324 S. Broadway, Los Angeles 90013
Phone: (213) 626-1897
Go Metro: 2 blocks from the Pershing Square Station (4th Street)
Parking: Surface Lots

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The Last Bookstore

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Novels
Cookbooks

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A Bookstore to Experience

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Visiting the Last Bookstore is an inspiring experience as permanent artistic creations greet you throughout the store. Check out the cooking section with over 2,000 volumes from new cuisine to antique. Whether it’s Italian, Chef-of-the-Moment, or homebrewing tips you’re after, you can find it and more at The Last Bookstore.

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Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am-6pm

Address: 435 S. Spring St., Los Angeles 90013
Phone: (213) 617-0308
Go Metro: 2 blocks from the Pershing Square Station (4th Street)
Parking: Pershing Square Garage rates vary

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Bottega Louie

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Delicious Sweets from Bottega Louie

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Indulge in an exclusive line of holiday gift boxes for the season from the ever-popular Bottega Louie restaurant. Each gift box contains handmade fine macarons, assorted caramels, assorted truffles, handcrafted chocolate bars, and more. Boxes may be purchased at Bottega Louie; orders requiring shipping or large quantities may call (213) 802-1487 or email sales@bottegalouie.com.

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Hours: Mon-Thurs 6:30am-11pm, Fri 6:30am-12am, Sat 8am-12am, Sun 8am-11pm

Address: 700 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90014
Phone: (213) 802-1487
Go Metro: 2 blocks from the 7th Street Station
Parking: Surface lots

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Downtown on Ice

CityTarget

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Apparel
Stocking stuffers
Gift wrap

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Holiday Décor, Apparel and More

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Downtown’s CityTarget has everything you need to enjoy the season – from patterned apparel to cozy blankets, to the perfect gift wrap. And, you can tackle your groceries and regular errands there too!

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Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-9pm, Sat-Sun 8am-9pm

Address: 735 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90017
Phone: (213) 623-5821
Go Metro: 2 blocks from the 7th Street Station
Parking: FIGat7th Shopping Center Garage

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Brigade LA

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Women’s and men’s apparel

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7th Street Style

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This sleek boutique offers a stunning selection of contemporary (Iro, Theory and DVF) high end casual and evening wear, edgy accessories, jewelry, and a shoe department that is hard to resist! Now available – menswear from Diesel, Vince, and Barbor.

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Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 12-5pm

Address: 510 W. 7th St., Los Angeles 90014
Phone: (213) 623-0013
Go Metro: 1 block from the 7th Street Station
Parking: Surface lots

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MO-CHICA

Seven Grand

Macy’s

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Shoes

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The Go-To Holiday Shop

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Macy’s is your one-stop-shop for all your holiday shopping needs. From men’s and women’s fashion and designer accessories, to party table-top decor, be sure to visit the department store that is known to be one of the nation’s premier retailers.

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Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-8pm

Address: The BLOC, 750 W. 7th St., Los Angeles 90014
Phone: (213) 628-9311
Go Metro: 1 block from the 7th Street Station
Parking: The BLOC Parking Garage

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Skingraft

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Unique, Alternative Clothing at Skingraft

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Come to Skingraft on 4th Street in Downtown LA if you are looking for something unique and trendy to gift this season. Skingraft is a Los Angeles-based design house that features performance art-inspired fashion and full ready-to-wear collections for men and women along with ornate one-of-a-kind pieces for the runway and stage.

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Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-7pm

Address: 125 W. 4th St. #102, Los Angeles 90013
Phone: (213) 626-2662
Go Metro: 2 Blocks from the Pershing Square Metro Station
Parking: Street parking and surface lots

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Samira’s Closet

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Women’s apparel
Accessories

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Personalized Women’s Fashion

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Enter Samira’s Closet, a unique women’s clothing boutique that takes shopping to a whole new level by introducing a personal shopper aspect intertwined with the business. The owner of Samira’s Closet, Samira Sohayegh, specializes in hand-picking outfits for her customers and those on their lists, making sure that every customer is fully satisfied with their selection.

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Hours: Mon-Thurs 10:30am-6pm, Fri 10:30am-5pm

Address: 406A W. 6th St., Los Angeles 90014
Phone: (213) 928-2266
Go Metro: 1 Block from the Pershing Square Metro Station
Parking: Pershing Square Garage – rates vary

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Express

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Stylish Apparel for Men and Women

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The Gift of Style

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Express is the must-have sophisticated fashion brand for going out in style this holiday season. Give the gift of what’s new and what’s now for the young fashion-forward women and men on your list.

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Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm

Address: 750 W. 7th St., Los Angeles 90014
Phone: (213) 627-4765
Go Metro: 1 block from the 7th Street Station
Parking: The BLOC Parking Garage

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Diplomat Cigars

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For the Cigar Aficionados

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Serving Downtown for 16 years, Diplomat Cigars is a unique store that offers a wide variety of cigars, a large walk-in humidor, free Wi-Fi, newspapers and sports magazines, and public and private lounge spaces. Ask owner and cigar expert Sam Morovati for his suggestions this holiday season.

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Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-9pm

Address: 806 W. 7th St., Los Angeles 90014
Phone: (213) 627-6434
Go Metro: 1 block from the 7th Street Station
Parking: Parking is located at 725 S. Flower; reduced rates with validation

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St. Vincent
Jewelry Center

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Gifts to impress

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Fine Jewelry at the St. Vincent Jewelry Center

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Here you’ll discover fantastic deals on a huge variety of fine jewelry including loose stones, precious gems, sterling silver, gold, pearls, diamonds, and watches. For those looking to take the plunge, find the perfect engagement ring here as well!

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Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm

Address: 650 S. Hill St., Los Angeles 90014
Phone: (213) 629-2124
Go Metro: 3 blocks from the 7th Street Station
Parking: Jewelry Center Garage

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Bark Avenue’s Pet Project and Foundation

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Pet gifts

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Gifts for Pet Lovers

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Bark Avenue’s Pet Project is a fun, loving shop where dogs, cats and bunnies insist on coming in and sampling treats. Pick up the perfect chew toy, pack of greenies, and more for your pets. Considering a new addition to your family? The holidays are the perfect time to welcome a new pet into your home. Bark Avenue Foundation can help connect you with adoption centers and organizations.

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Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm

Address: 548 S. Spring St., Los Angeles 90013
Phone: (213) 688-7752
Go Metro: 3 blocks from the Pershing Square Metro Station
Parking: Street parking and surface lots

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Etchea Bakery and Cafe

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The Hospitality of the French Countryside

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If you are looking for the perfect hostess gift for a holiday party or treats for co-workers or friends, head to Etchea, a casual French Basque-inspired café and bakery. Find delicious gifts for the holidays including packaged cookies and baked goods, teas, coffee, and more.

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Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-6pm

Address: 254 S. Hope St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone: (213) 626-0157
Go Metro: 4 blocks from the Pershing Square Metro Station (Hill St.)
Parking: Street parking and surface lots

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REDCAT Lounge

MOCA

Grand Central Market

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Edible gifts
Cookable gifts

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Gifts for Home Cooks

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Grand Central Market opened in 1917 and has been in continuous operation since. The market celebrates the cuisines and cultures of Los Angeles. Find gifts for the home cook at this historic Downtown landmark, from dried chilies and spices, to market gift bags. Check their website for pop-ups and shopping events.

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Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-6pm

Address: 317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles 90013
Phone: (213) 624-2378
Go Metro: 1 block from the Pershing Square Metro Station (Hill St.)
Parking: Grand Central Market garage 1 hour free parking

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Bradbury Building

MOCA Store

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Artsy gifts

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Gifts for the Artist

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The MOCA Store at their flagship location on Bunker Hill features art catalogues, books, bags, prints, street banners, and more. Make sure to check out the galleries while you are there, or shop online.

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Hours: Mon 11am-5pm, Thurs 11am-8pm, Fri 11am-5pm, Sat-Sun 11am-6pm

Address: 250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 621-1710
Go Metro: 3 blocks from the Pershing Square Metro Station (Hill St.)
Parking: $9 flat rate at Walt Disney Concert Hall ($20 deposit upon entry)

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Pussy and Pooch

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Pet gifts

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Gifts for the Fashion-Forward Pet

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Located in the historic core of Downtown LA, pet lifestyle retailer Pussy & Pooch has a one-of-a-kind concept with an in-store pet café, boutique, grooming salon, and monthly social events. Shop their selection of holiday sweaters, toys, and treats to make your pet’s holiday extra special, including their Holiday Gift Guide favorites. Check out the 7th annual '12 Days of Twinkle' for a festive calendar of pet events and exclusive in-store deals.

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Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm

Address: 564 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 438-0900
Go Metro: 3 blocks from the Pershing Square Metro Station
Parking: Surface lots and street parking

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Artisan House(pet-friendly)

Cole’s(pet-friendly)

Spring Street Park (pet-friendly)

The Well

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Fashion-forward apparel

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More than Fashion

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The Well is a Los Angeles-based company established in 2010 to unite music, design and fashion communities together under one collective umbrella. The store/salon/studio in the heart of Downtown Los operates out of a converted turn-of-the-century warehouse and offers men’s and women’s designer fashion, one-of-a-kind gifts, and much more.

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Hours: Tues-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 12-5pm, Mon 12-8pm

Address: 1006 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 550-4448
Go Metro: 5 blocks from the Pico Station
Parking: Surface lots and street parking

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LA Phil Store

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Children’s gifts

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Gifts for the Musician

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L.A Phil store offers distinct merchandise that reflects the synergy of sight and sound that exemplifies the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. From a children’s section to jewelry to books, the store is a one-of-a-kind place where you can get lost in the music and art.

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Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-5pm

Address: 131 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 972-3440
Go Metro: 3 blocks from the Civic Center Station
Parking: Surface lots and street parking

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Patina

First & Hope

MOCA

CYH Healing
Teas & Herbs

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Reinvigorating Gifts

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Give the gift of rejuvenation! Create Your Health Teas, Healing Herbs & Spices offers herbal blends that promote healing through the traditional qualities offered by teas, herbs, and spices. Create your own Healing Blend, design a "Bucket of Tea" gift basket, grab some delicious salts, sugars, local honey, or homemade jams, and explore 150+ herbal items on their interactive "Sniffing Wall." CYH Teas also hosts holistic healers in weekly workshops.

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Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 12-5pm

Address: 121 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 972-3440
Go Metro: 3 blocks from the Pershing Square Station
Parking: Surface lots and street parking

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Jennifer Main Gallery

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Colorful Gifts

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This art gallery offers great holiday gifts including a vibrant 2014 calendar ($20) and small prints ($20.) Artist Jennifer Main specializes in whimsical figurative abstract paintings. Working in all mediums, she is known for her whimsy and fearless use of color.

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Hours: Mon-Wed 12-6pm, Thurs-Fri 12-8pm, Sat 12-6pm

Address: 617 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (702) 227-6723
Go Metro: 3 blocks from the 7th Street Station
Parking: Surface lots and street parking

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Caravan Book Store

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Discover Rare Books

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The book store, open since 1954, is often described as a place that transports you into another world. The store is a getaway for those who love literature, and offers a selection of rare and out of print books as well as vintage postcards.

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Hours: Mon-Fri 12-6pm, Sat 12-5pm

Address: 550 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 626-9944
Go Metro: 3 blocks from the 7th Street Station
Parking: Surface lots and street parking

Brooks Brothers

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Men’s apparel
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Thoughtful and Timeless Traditions

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When Henry Sands Brooks founded Brooks Brothers, the first ready-to-wear fashion emporium in the United States, he helped shaped the American style of dress. Although small, the Downtown LA store in the Jonathan Club offers a selection of classic men’s and women’s apparel.

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Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

Address: 545 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90017
Phone: (213) 688-4072
Go Metro: 2 blocks from the 7th Street Station
Parking: Surface lots and street parking

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LA Opera

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Music Lovers

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Gift the Gift of Experiencing an Opera

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Give the gift of opera to your loved ones this holiday season. LA Opera now offers gift certificates that make the perfect gift for the ones in your life who enjoy music, theater, or a night on the town. Gift certificates are available in any amount and can be redeemed for single tickets, packages, and subscriptions. Available online or at the box office.

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Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-6pm

Address: 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90012
Go Metro: Two blocks from the Civic Center Station
Parking: FREE 30-minute parking with box office validation in the Music Center garage

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Raw Materials

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Artistic gifts

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Art Supplies, Framing and Artistic Gifts

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Celebrating five years in Downtown LA, this art store offers popular brands of artist’s paints, brushes, markers, pens, papers, canvas, and other tools. Order your framing and digital printing for the holidays by December 16. Check holiday gift recommendations by the store’s dog, Wonton, on their website.

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Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm

Address: 436 S. Main St., Los Angeles 90013
Phone: (800) 729-7060
Go Metro: Four blocks from the Pershing Square Station
Parking: Street parking and surface lots

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Tuesday Farmers’ Market at Grand Park

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Farmers’ Market for the Holidays

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Grand Park’s Tuesday farmers’ market brings holiday cheers with carolers, gift vendors, and complimentary gift wrapping. Get your holiday shopping done while grabbing lunch and fresh produce.

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Hours: Tuesdays Dec 3, 10 & 17 10am-2pm

Address: 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone: (213) 972-4332
Go Metro: Civic Center/Grand Park Station
Parking: Underground parking in Lot 10 (between First and Temple Streets) rates vary, or street parking

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California Pizza Kitchen

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Gift Cards for Foodies

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Do you love CPK’s famous BBQ chicken pizza or their new quinoa and arugula salad? You can give the gift of dining this holiday season, and get rewarded too! Purchase $100 in gift cards and receive a bonus $20 promotional gift card. And, if you are a pizza dough rewards member, you will get an additional $5. That’s why they say “Give. Get. Repeat.”

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Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-9:30pm, Sat 11:30am-9:30pm, Sun 11am-9pm

Address: 735 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90017
Phone: (213) 228-8500
Go Metro: 7th Street Station
Parking: FIGat7th parking garage $1-4 with validation

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Mr. G’s Toys & Expressions

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Playful Gifts for Children
or Children at Heart

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Toys, Collectibles, and Wacky Finds

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Mr. G’s is the perfect place to find playful gifts. The store offers a large selection of children’s toys including puzzles, stuffed animals, action figures, and Playmobils. For adults, you will find board games, humorous travel mugs, house wares, and décor. They also sell festive gift wrap.

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Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-9:30pm, Sat 11:30am-9:30pm, Sun 11am-9pm

Address: The BLOC, 750 W. 7th St., Los Angeles 90017
Phone: (213) 688-7512
Go Metro: 7th Street Station
Parking: The BLOC parking structure; rates vary

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