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Live in LA? Getting married? Our sister site Racked LA has a fantastic round-up of some of the most-popular bridal shopping corridors in town—arranged neatly into a package of walking tours based on neighborhoods. In a world where the bridal superstore has become more and more common, it's amazing to see how these smaller, local shops have clustered together to create great pockets of bridal offerings throughout the city. Check Racked LA for a shop they call the "wedding fairy godmother," intel on which stores serve champagne, who has the most comprehensive selection of shoes, and where you can get a wedding gown hand-painted. [Racked LA]