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Echo Park's Mohawk General Store sells arty essentials
If you live in Echo Park, your new neighborhood general store stocks "provisions" such as a Jielde pink fluorescent desk lamp ($430) and Krista jewelry made from recycled fur ($150 to $300) rather than bags of flour or pick axes.
The idea behind Mohawk General Store, owned by Kevin Carney and his wife, Bo, is to supply basics to an arty enclave -- clothing, furnishings and art, along with shoes by Carney, who designs footwear for the Generic Man and showcases his designs here. Three-quarters of the store's goods are locally made, and many of the products are recycled, including Generic Man boots made from recycled rain coats ($390).
Ready-for-wrapping gifts include leather key rings by Eugene ($67) and Momo Suzuki's handmade leather bowls ($40 to $84), plus Vivier clutches made from brightly colored remnant leathers in blue and red nappa that resemble chic bank-deposit bags ($35 to $55). Another find: sunglasses by New York-based Costalots ($190 to $220) with smoke-colored frames. The clothing selection includes T-shirts by Adam Lippes ($38) and a cashmere version by Alex B. ($136).
The store also stocks Repetto flats ($208) and Mary Ping canvas wedges ($100), plus an assortment of men's shoes from the Generic Man and the Generic Surplus.
1102 Mohawk St., Los Angeles. (213) 484-8162. Noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, www.mohawkgeneralstore.net.
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Aniki Denim Ongoing to Wednesday: The luxury menswear brand, worn by Tom Cruise, Usher and Joey Fatone, offers 50% to 70% off its fall collection, with 20% of receipts going to local charities. Look for denim ($30 to $70), button-down shirts ($15), T-shirts ($10) plus outerwear, including hoodies and peacoats ($25 to $70). Credit cards accepted. 341 W. 31st St., Los Angeles. (213) 748-0777. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. www.anikiclothing.com.
Agent Provocateur Saturday through Jan. 20: The U.K. lingerie label tempts with a 50%-off sale. Standout pieces: the leopard-print Carolina bra ($75) and brief ($40) plus the lacy Bridgette bra ($65) and brief ($45).
7961 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 653-0229. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday. agentprovocateur.com.
A.P.C. Today through Jan. 19: The French hipster brand offers half-off retail on selected goods. For women: colored stretch New Cure jeans ($105), cotton and cashmere blend T-shirts in navy, brick and black ($70) and leather ballet flats ($195). Men will find button-down shirts ($90), striped tees ($35) and striped silk ties ($55).
619 N. Croft Ave., West Hollywood. (323) 297-0414. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. www.apc.fr.
Ghettogloss Art Craft & Vintage Flea Market Today: Silver Lake's Ghettogloss art gallery is producing a neighborhood flea market in the Citibank parking lot, offering locally made arts and crafts and collectible vintage clothing. Look for unusual gifts such as succulents in specially designed ceramic pots, along with handmade jewelry, candles and hand-printed cards. Prices start at 50 cents.
2450 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles (sale is next door). (323) 912-0008. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ghettogloss.com.
D&G: Dolce & Gabbana contemporary line has a Robertson Boulevard flagship. Dordoni Architetti Studio designed the 7,000-square-foot boutique, which carries women's and men's looks, including this season's plaid dresses and tuxedo jackets complemented by accessories, sunglasses, jewelry, watches and D&G underwear.
147 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood. (310) 247-1571. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.dolcegabbana.com.
Zachary's Smile: The downtown Manhattan fashion-forward line of dresses, leathers and reworked vintage opens its first West Coast boutique. The Sunset Junction store has a retro vibe that extends from its black-and-white striped awning to its designs, which feature vintage silhouettes and recycled fabrics. Styles include $268 ethnic-print tunic dresses, $148 reworked vintage pieces and $48 blue satin puff-sleeve blouses to pair with $124 denim surplus cargo pants. Many items are 30% to 60% off. Accessories are flea market discoveries -- wide and skinny belts plus Diane von Furstenberg scarves.
4014 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 668-1900. Noon to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. www.zacharyssmile.com.