The friendly staff at Journeys - A Center For Your Soul, aim to help all people that come through their doors to have a clear mind and live a fulfilling life. They offer a wide selection of products in the store, from healing crystals to books about self-help, as well as incense and aromatherapy. In addition, they also offer classes such as intuitive painting, and tai chi, as well as psychic coaching.
The open, airy floor space of the boutique is filled with wooden displays strewn with handmade metallic wares and earth-hued gems. Some jewelry is crafted from eco-friendly or recycled materials. Much is locally and American made by independent artists; featured artists get individualized display space for their wares. Prices range widely, but basic earrings cost $20–$75, and most bracelets cost either $20–$50 or $50–$175. Individual-artist necklaces range from $20–$80. Charms are available for $10–$20 each. Select a bunch and make your own necklace, or assemble sigils of significance as a gift to a symbol-loving loved one.
For Posh Lingerie, it doesn't matter how many designer labels a shop stocks if nothing fits right. That's why, before customers even set eyes on the shop's impressive designer collection of brands such as Aubade, Marlies Dekkers, and Simone Perele, the shop offers a handy fitting guide online, making it easy for customers to find items that both fit and flatter. Complimentary custom bra fittings further uncomplicate the process, and high-quality materials lend purchases a longevity that outlasts off-brand duds.
Meringue's knowledgeable staff curates a collection of more than 300 styles of denim alongside a variety of chic formalwear and casualwear, maternity clothing, baby and kid clothing, and gifts. Designer denimcrats can brandish jean brands such as True Religion, 7 For All Mankind, and Hudson. To treat that special someone locked in a darkened crawlspace, Meringue also stocks a wide range of home and gift items, including candles by Bluewick (starting at $10 on sale) and Kobo (starting at $28 on sale). Stylish toddlers can snuggle up in baby products such as Petunia Pickle Bottom swaddling blankets ($74–$84 for a set of three). Other high-end toddler trimmings at the lifestyle boutique span brands such as Fleurville, Juicy Couture Baby, and Splendid Littles.
Kassab Jewelers' expert diamond setters adorn earlobes of all types with high-end jewelry from name-brand designers. The pair of Tacori IV sterling-silver earrings utilizes nickel-free rhodium plating to cradle 4.06 carats of simulated diamonds like a grandmother with a penchant for alchemy. Tacori’s signature crescent detail ensconces each stunning stone martini-style, creating an arrangement befitting any occasion, whether celebrating a birthday, interviewing for a job, or meeting a blind date's parents. Instead of the pair of Tacori IV nickel-free sterling-silver earrings, the value of this Groupon may also be applied to any in-store merchandise.
The brand American Apparel, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, conjures up images of stylish and well-fitting fashion basics. It also likely brings to mind sassy advertisements featuring long-haired beauties in natural makeup posing in skin-bearing bodysuits and loungewear.
But what many don't know about the brand?despite its name and the slice of apple pie that comes with every purchase?is that all of its clothes are made in America. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in one building in downtown Los Angeles, and the rest occurs within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every slim-fitting pair of pants, spandex bodysuit, and v-neck T-shirt is made in a sweatshop-free environment.
Plus, keeping everything in house means the company eliminates unnecessary and wasteful factors, such as shipping fuel and packing materials, as well as provides jobs to Angelenos, instead of outsourcing them.