Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15, 2014 and you don’t have to search high and low for something dad will like this year. Forgo the random tie this year and hone in on dad’s personal favorite hobbies and interests. Ranging from workout gear to the bestseller list, power tools and plushy tees and sweats and high-end bicycles, check out these five L.A. shops for perfect Father’s Day gifts.
8625 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Appreciate your active dad with some new running and workout gear. FrontRunners has a wide range of merchandise with cutting-edge technical footwear and products that keep dad on par with his goals in the gym, on a bike, on the trail or on the road. The FrontRunners crew is knowledgeable about each and every brand from Adidas and Nike to Brooks and Under Armour. Workout shirts, running shorts, socks, insoles and lifestyle fashion are at your shopping fingertips.
Diesel A Bookstore
225 26th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90402
This independent bookstore houses hundreds and hundreds of titles for dads with all interests from fiction to non-fiction and poetry to beautiful coffee table books. A definite destination for passionate readers, Diesel will pre-order up-and-coming releases or seek out that hard-to-find title. New dads will appreciate “From Dude to Dad: The Diaper Dude Guide To Pregnancy” written by local dad and author Chris Pegula, fiction lovers may like the Pulitzer Prize fiction winner “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt or staff favorites including Agatha Christie’s “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A Hercule Poirot Mystery” or “Super Flat Times: Stories” by Matthew Derby.
Pioneer Hardware of Beverly Hills
315 N. Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Since 1926, Pioneer Hardware has been serving the Beverly Hills community. It is the quintessential general store for Father’s Day gifting. Find power tools, saws and propane torches (from the biggest manufacturers including DeWalt, Irwin Industry Tools and Milwaukee Accessory), automotive accessories, farm and ranch products (even sell livestock feed), pool toys and fun outdoor equipment, hunting gear and everything he might need for home improvement.
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Aviator Nation at Fred Segal
500 Broadway St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Aviator Nation is among several exclusive retailers showing their goods at Fred Segal. Aviator Nation is a clothing line like no other, and the line’s vintage tees, sweats and hoodies are ultra-soft and comfortable and perfect for dad. Signature designs (think lightning bolts and rainbow waves, and the AV logo), by creator Paige Mycoskie, reflect a certain surfing attitude and kickback Cali vibe. Any tee, tank or accessory will do for dad as long as he has something new to lounge in on a given Sunday.
3505 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Los Angeles is ready for more cyclists, and Rolling Cowboys is just the right place to shop for a bicycle. Offering the most innovative brands, Rolling Cowboys knows how to match the right bike to the rider, whether it be for transportation, fitness or recreation. BMC, Orebea, Felt, Fuji and Surly are a few examples of what Rolling Cowboys can offer its customers. The shop specializes in hard-working, knowledgeable and certified mechanics from United Bicycle Institute, Shimano-TEC and DT SWISS. You know you are taken care of here.
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