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Shopping: Telltale Hearts in Silver Lake
Shopping: Telltale Hearts in Silver Lake

The merchandise mix at Telltale Hearts, a cozy new fashion boutique in Silver Lake, could pass for the inside of any fashion-forward, farmers-market-going pretty young thing's closet in this L.A. neighborhood. The jewel box of a store has a lock on the area's penchant for eclectic dressing, mixing vintage pieces — mainly no-name dresses from the '70s and '80s and big, gold-toned '80s jewelry — with new tops and tees from edgy-but-pragmatic contemporary brands including Kain, Funktional and Seneca Rising. Co-owner and vintage buyer Melissa Patchett lives mere blocks from the store and has worked for years in the West Coast fashion industry, as a buyer...

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