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The Shop at The Standard

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These days, hotel gift shops aren't just kiosks of toothpaste and tampons—from The Ace Hotel in New York with its quirky minimalist store and in-house Opening Ceremony to The Standard Hotel in Los angeles, hotels are really embracing gift shops as an extension of their images and brands. The Standard in Los Angeles recently re-opened The Shop and stocked it with lots of limited-edition curiosities. The LA Times reports: "The gift-y merchandise includes leather clutches and totes from local handbag designers Clare Vivier and Alice Park, the Quiksilver x Standard bikini and board short collection, fragrances by A Perfume Organic, jewelry from A Peace Treaty, Bing Bang by Anna Sheffield and L.A.'s Smith by Zoe Chicco, sneakers and slip-on shoes from Keds and Toms and all manner of stylish knick-knacks (Lomography cameras, Urbanears headphones, Wool and the Gang knit kits, to name a few)." [LAT]