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Racked LA: Melrose Ave is Smokin'!

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Taking a page from our friends over at Curbed, let us now take a very visual look at the latest retail and shopping news as revealed on our West Coast site, Racked LA, this week.

1) Melrose Avenue: Racked takes a trip to Illadelph, a store on Melrose Avenue west of La Brea that's dedicated to fancy glass pipes and bongs. Because stoners appreciate high design, too.

2) La Cienega: New York only has a one little boutique, but LA gets an entire Opening Ceremony mini-mall. The maze-like space has separate rooms for brands like Acne, Mayle, Nom de Guerre and Topshop.

3) Melrose Ave: What's a town without a bespoke suit shop or fifteen? Racked drops into newcomer Sorum Noce, to peruse designer Max Noce and Velvet Revolver/former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum's fancy-pants offerings.

Opening Ceremony

35 Howard Street, New York, NY 10013 (212) 219-2688 Visit Website

TopShop

478 Broadway, New York, NY 10013 Visit Website

Acne Studios

33 Greene Street, New York, NY 10013 (212) 334-8345 Visit Website