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9 Local and Small SoCal Businesses to Shop this Holiday Season

Laura Eckstein Jones | December 7, 2020 | Lifestyle

This holiday season, show some love to Los Angeles' many local and small businesses, whether it's online or socially distanced at the store.20170913GoopLab0077-0003.jpg

Clare V.

Bags in a variety of fabrics and a multitude of colorful shades rule at Clare V. this season, as does apparel in eye-catching patterns. The cozy jaguar-printed sweatsuit in green, the Grande Fanny in Loden Croco and the Jewelry Roll in Salmon New Look all make for perfect presents for friends and loved ones who appreciate clothing and accessories with a bit of quirk.


Goop Lab

Visit the gorgeous Brentwood Country Mart boutique or peruse Goop’s online shop to take in Gwyneth Paltrow and team’s unique and luxurious gift picks. From covetable clean-beauty finds to functional and chic kitchen essentials, the lifestyle-focused brand’s offerings will be sure to impress the pickiest present recipients.


A staple for interior design buffs, Lawson-Fenning’s thoughtfully crafted offerings will appeal to the aesthetes in your life. Go for small, easily packable items like the Holbox molcajete, a marble bowl and tzalam wood mallet designed and handmade in Mexico by Ayres; the volcanic rock-inspired Tephra cup and coaster; or the soy wax Ojai candle that boasts an 80-hour burn time and a soothing frankincense, cypress, patchouli and palo santo scent.


Marie France Van Damme

Head to this luxury lifestyle-focused shop within The Peninsula Beverly Hills to peruse a plethora of enticing presents. Pick from items like the sumptuous silk printed city pajamas in gold, silver and nude that can be worn from morning till night; handmade accessories for dogs in a chic metallic color palette; and home items, including Italian-made leather trays and the enticing MF candle.



This beautifully curated shop is just the place to go for finds with an international edge. It has everything you need to sate hard-to-please friends and family, including artsy fine jewelry by Polly Wales and Retrouvai, handmade-in-L.A. Weiss watches, sculptural kitchen and tableware items, coffee-table books, Japanese pens and more.

Scent Bar

Franco Wright’s ode to all things aromatic is widely known for its niche offerings and the poetic descriptions of the scents it carries. This season, look out for holiday candles from Cire Trudon, Boy Smells and more, along with the limited-edition 10th anniversary Creed Aventus scent. Advent calendars from Mariage Frères and Diptyque will summon the holiday spirit, stat.



The Golden State lifestyle brand is focused on cozy-chic offerings this holiday season, with standouts like cashmere socks, blankets and pillows; apothecary products from Klur and California-based Photogenics + Co; and an extra-adorable debut: a chunky knit merino-and-cashmere-blend dog sweater.


Violet Grey

Although the Melrose Place boutique is still closed due to the pandemic, VG’s online shop has a slew of special holiday offerings. Exclusives, like a Westman Atelier brush set and a Yves Durif gold bristle brush, will make any beauty lover light up with glee.

Tweak x Tesoro

Tara Riceberg combined the best of her two shops on her newly designed website that features a range of fantastic toys for kids and a selection of chic hostess gifts. The thoughtful Gift Finder and Gift Registry for Kids features make finding that perfect present easy.

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