If you know some eccentric people, then sometimes it can be hard to do Christmas shopping for them – unless you live in Los Angeles. Here, there are a number of stores that cater to the unique and strange people that populate the city.
Here are some of the most exciting, eccentric, and downright interesting stores that you can find in Los Angeles.
Unique people like a unique drink, and there’s no better place to find craft sodas and beers than Galcos. Here, you’ll find a huge assortment of different beverage products made from unique and independent breweries and soda factories around the world.
It’s a Wrap
Movie enthusiasts will rejoice for It’s a Wrap. The company describes itself as the only company that provides genuine movie props and wardrobe items from film sets. The props used are generally from pretty high-quality designer brands, and since the place is technically a thrift store, deals are pretty fantastic.
If you can’t tell by the pun in Whimsic-Alley’s name, this is a store that specializes in the whimsical – and does a good job. Fans of sci-fi and fantasy will love anything from this store: you can get capes, magic wands, full-blown wizard costumes, and robots. Find them on Wiltshire Boulevard.
While this might be a place to find furniture-sized gifts rather than stocking stuffers, Nick’s Metropolis is heaven for lovers of weird, old odds and ends. If you know eclectic people who are prone to fits of peculiar decoration and feng shui, this is the place to go.
Like it or not, a lot of people have a pretty huge fascination with dead things. Unfortunately for them, it can be hard to find a store that can cater to their needs. Enter Necromance, a store that focuses on taxidermy, bones, jewelry made from talons and claws, strange dolls, medical gear – all sorts of things to satisfy your post-mortem cravings.
This store is run by a lady named Michelle with an excellent personality to match the unique, diverse assortment of items that she sells. You can find anything ranging from unique furniture to hand-made jewelry and decorations made by locals. This store is a fantastic place to shop for anyone who is open-minded and free-spirited.
Y-Que Trading Post
This is one of the neatest shops in Los Angeles, and while it’s not actually a trading post, it’s definitely got the same sort of vibe. It’s pretty hard to describe the contents of the Trading Post, but one word that comes to mind is ‘magic.’
There’s a lot of homemade trinkets and jewelry here, and a lot of other stuff that’s pretty hard to describe. You’ll have to check it out for yourself!
Farmacia y Botanica Million Dollar
This is the place to go if you’re shopping for anyone who has an interest in herbalism, natural medicine, or folk remedies. This place is a mash-up of a pharmacy, a herb shop, a head shop, and a psychic store, providing a massive assortment of healing products in many different forms.