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Owned by a French designer who grew up trawling flea markets with his parents and grandparents, this shop has a midcentury bent. The inventory's emphasis is on original designs that are both graceful and pared-down, like their Pentagone pendant. 7377 Beverly Blvd., 310-360-7500, .
This shop mines a distinctly French vintage aesthetic, sourcing hard-to-find period items, often directly in France, and creating a range of goods inspired by the retro designs. Their custom Plaisance console table and original, limited-edition Passy table lamp are two breathtakingly stylish examples. 7266 Beverly Blvd., 323-936-7507, .
Generous sofas with plop-down appeal are the foundation of a look that is part Belgian, part Parisian, and perfectly Californian. Antin's collection of vintage textiles alone are worth a stop. She also turns the fabrics into pillows filled with a special mix of feathers. 7410 Beverly Blvd., 323-934-8451.
Dana John Jens Risom side tables and twisted-brass lamps by artist Mary Brogger comprise just a fraction of the eclectic offerings — all united by the owner's passion for stocking only what he loves. His fashion background is evidenced in the shop's charming displays, layered with objects and furnishings from a wide variety of styles and eras. 302 N. Martel Ave., 323-965-0400, .
A barnlike space with exposed rafters and an aged cement floor. Vintage Italian furnishings and accessories — armchairs by Gio Ponti, lighting by Ettore Sottsass, a 1950s foosball table — are sold alongside contemporary pieces of the husband-and-wife owners' own design. Case in point: a magnifying glass–topped table with shiny strips of brass running up its legs. 7408 Beverly Blvd., 323-932-9922, .
Scotti Sitz searches out limited-edition handcrafted pieces often not available elsewhere in the U.S. Tim Willey's ebonized sycamore bowls and Christien Meindertsma's rope light fixtures embody her refined but tactile ethos. 7418 Beverly Blvd., 323-424-4667, .
A stunning space filled with iconic pieces, new ones such as a shapely bud vase inspired by the company's archives. The store also features a tile showroom and work by L.A.-based craftsmen like Mark Coppos (lustrous wood benches) and Rachel Craven (flax linens). 7525 Beverly Blvd., 323-965-0800, .
The owners' eponymous furniture line has its roots in modernism and is manufactured in Southern California. They also carry work by contemporary designers Jason Koharik and Robert Lewis, as well as select items from the Carl AubÖck workshop in Vienna. 7257 Beverly Blvd., 323-934-0048, .
NK Shop Interior-design duo Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe have sprinkled their own products—muslin-covered headboards, a curvy tufted sofa — with great accessories like polka-dotted Terrafirma ceramics and Bedouin rugs. 7221 Beverly Blvd., 323-954-9300, .
One of the most unique collections of wallpapers anywhere — subversive toiles, Deco-inspired geometrics, and striking new lines from designers such as Geoff McFetridge. 7424 Beverly Blvd., 323-932-9166, .