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Like diagnosing an ailment or deep frying a turkey, some things are better left to the experts. And, in a city filled with bold personas and eccentric characters, we think it's fair to add gift-giving to that list. To help cross off those last few what-do-I-gets on your holiday shopping list, we went straight to L.A.'s pros — aesthetically speaking.
From a star on Scandal to a rad musician to a handful of the city's coolest fashion designers, we turned to a wide range of top Angeleno influencers and asked them what they want for the holidays. Ahead, 12 local creatives each share two items from their wish list — one luxe and one budget-friendly steal! Make your lists, check them twice, and no one will ever have to know you enlisted the help of a style authority.
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