Trade Routes: We Go Gift Crazy—Cali Style

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It's hard to imagine celebrating Christmas in LA: the sun shining brightly, the temperature a pleasant 70 degrees, shorts and flip-flops traipsing along the palm tree-laden streets, but nevertheless, we shall try. Even though it may not seem particularly Christmas-y on the Left Coast, they sure know how to shop. Should you find yourself dining at Toast on Third Street enjoying a temperate December day, we've got you covered for an afternoon of credit card damage.
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South Willard: 8038 West Third St 323-653-6153
Why? Let's hear it for the boy! For the bevy of men in your life, South Willard is a sexy and sophisticated way to say you care.
What to get? High-end duds, including Raf Simons clothing, Dries Van Noten shoes, masculine accessories and a selection of books and art.

Zipper: 8316 West Third St, 323-951-9190
Why? Because this place is a total hodgepodge of homewares. You will for sure find something for everyone here. Think a vintage-y Crate & Barrel.
What to get? Classic perfume holders, offbeat home furnishings, and kitschy knick-knacks and toys (viewfinders, anyone?).
Scout: 7920 West Third St, 323-858-8684
Why? This store, which carries a mix of vintage and up-and-comers has unique and sexy pieces for the ultimate LA gal.
What to get? Bags, shoes, skirts, tops, you name it.
Joans on Third: 8350 West Third St, 323-655-1967
Why? This bakery/ eatery is a friend to celebs and pastry-lovers alike. With holiday party season in full swing, nothing is nicer than a tray of cupcakes or a tin of cookies to say thank you to your host.
What to get? Anything with frosting, duh.
Satine, 8117 West Third St, 323-655-2142
Why? This is the store for that actress girl you know who only works once a year yet somehow always wears Proenza to brunch at Cafe Midi and YSL to slum it at Spaceland
What to get? Lanvin, Alaia, Pierre Hardy, oh my!
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Above, clockwise from top left: Interior shot of Joans on Third; Spectrum of Amber and Wood Necklace at Scout; Alaia Gloves at Satine; Interior shot of South Willard; Rectangular Perfume Bottle at Zipper; Interior shot of Satine; Cupcakes at Joans on Third; Interior shot of Zipper.
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