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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 Heights: Dedicated BAPE devotees have been camping out in front of the brand's new store for days; it just opened at noon PST. Colorful hoodies and loud sneakers seem to be the uniform of choice for line waiters.
2) West 3rd Street: Though all signs point to creepy sex shop, newcomer Romp is some sort of organic clothing boutique. Nice decor.
3) Silver Lake: Here's a peek at soon-to-open store LaMill which, if rumors prove true, will be some sort of high-design coffee tasting center. Groovy.