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Sitting between Eagle Rock and South Pasadena, Highland Park has become extremely popular as of late as a destination for all types of shops and restaurants. The neighborhood offers all types of shops, including record stores, bookstores, clothing stores and other mom and pop type of operations. Highland Park’s main destinations are York Boulevard and Figueroa Street, which offer most of the places to hang out in the neighborhood.

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(credit: Sarah B./yelp)


The POP-HOP Books & Print
5002 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 259-2490
www.thepophop.com

POP-HOP Books & Print can best be described as one of the best neighborhood bookstores you’d come across. This bookstore, which specializes in a selection of used books, and other magazines, also sells other items too. In addition to books, they also offer a lot of handcrafted items, zines, small press and more. From pencil cases to books, POP-HOP definitely has character and is a great place to buy a gift for someone, or fill up your bookshelves with interesting books.

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(credit: Jade G./yelp)


Wombleton Records
5123 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(213) 422-0069
www.wombletonrecords.com

Situated on one of the main thoroughfares of Highland Park, Wombleton Records has been operating since 2010, and has become a staple of the neighborhood. Selling records from the U.K. and Europe, they only carry used items, they specialize in post-punk, new wave, eighties synth pop, seventies progressive rock, and folk, as well as UK indie music, dance music and many other genres.

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(credit: AJ V./yelp)


Platform
5027 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 364-3847
www.theplatformexperiment.com

Situated on the unique York Blvd, Platform can best be summed up as a home staging and styling shop which is part gallery/part retail. Opened in 2011, owners Sarah Brady and Cordelia Reynolds work to curate incredible enviornments along with a collective of designers. If you’re looking for affordable interior design finds, this is the place. Along with offering items for sale in their space from around the world, they also work with clients in need of staging their home.

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(credit: ÉmmiáErōSukra S./yelp)


Mount Analog
5906 1/2 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 474-6649
www.climbmountanalog.com

Like other shops in the neighborhood, Mount Analog offers an eclectic mix of items, but the main draw of this space are their records. But, aside from offering new and used records ranging in genres from jazz and blues to experimental, R&B, and rock music, the store also offers clothing, books, films, and art, too. But, Mount Analog is also a space for live events, as well as a community nerve center. And, it’s also the home to the West Coast office/gallery for the U.K. based label Finders Keepers Records, as well as the U.S. office for the B-Music collective.

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(credit: Lloyd M./yelp)


Urchin
5006 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 259-9059
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Situated on York Boulevard, Urchin is a great place to buy vintage mens and women’s clothing. With pricing that is very affordable, shoppers can find a wide range of unique pieces here from decades as far back as the 60’s. From vintage tee’s to dresses, and other unique finds, it’s become a popular destination for those who love thrift store clothing.