The most exciting thing to happen in the retail landscape in the past 5 years has without a doubt been the immersion of Australian lables in the US. I speak to the genius of Australian designers frequently on the blog – the originality, the patterns, the play with colors and textures. All so innovative and seriously, exciting! Most of my Aussie finds are sprinkled at boutiques all over LA so shopping for new pieces was a hassle until I stumbled upon this city’s hidden shopping gem. Enter AUST Boutique. The store sit’s nestled in the back of a mom and pop floral shop on Abbot Kinney, but don’t let the chill facade fool you. The racks are stacked with some serious one of a kind pieces from designers like Lover, Ellery, By Johnny and Cameo.  The selection is on another level. Tell store owners Kristin and Hannah I sent you!

p.s. – Not as if the girls were doing us a big enough favor by bringing us such amazing fashion finds, they also double as foster moms for puppies that are up for adoption. Needless to say, you get your fashion fix and puppy love all in the same place. Not mad at that!

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