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Holiday shopping off of L.A.'s beaten path
Holiday shopping off of L.A.'s beaten path

We love our shopping malls and big box stores, but sometimes the right place to find a holiday gift is slightly off the beaten path. What follows is a brief survey of a few such establishments: BEATRICE VALENZUELA, ECHO PARK Four years ago, Mexico City native Beatrice Valenzuela began selling her handmade leather shoes in supple cobalt, oxblood and caramel leathers at the Echo Park Craft Fair, which she founded with textile designer Rachel Craven. Her shoes quickly gained a fashionable following that includes Kirsty Hume, Jenni Kayne, Rashida Jones and Shalom Harlow. At her eponymous boutique in Echo Park, which opened two months ago, her shoes keep company with ceramics, basketry and...

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