The Most Beautiful New Stores In L.A.

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Let's be frank: Sometimes, shopping in Los Angles can be incredibly exhausting. From the traffic to the aggressive customers to the parking (or lack thereof), the experience can often leave you wishing you'd just stuck to browsing on the Internet instead of actually leaving the house.
But, then again, there are also a handful of boutiques where the inventory is so good, and the space so positively beautiful, that they really are worth the trip IRL. And, it just so happens that the city has recently gained a number of those dreamy, California-cool shops. From COS's first Stateside outpost to Clare Vivier's brand-new Santa Monica boutique, just ahead is our list of the best new stores that are helping to step up L.A.'s retail game — just in time for the holidays.