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This Japanese Boutique Has So Much Stuff You Never Knew You Needed

At LA’s Tortoise General Store, shop everything from Japanese textiles to Hasami Porcelain.

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shelves filled with Japanese goods for the home from Tortoise General Store Photo: Tortoise General Store

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As part of our new series on the best stores in the world, Shilpa Shah, co-founder of San Francisco-based women’s lifestyle brand Cuyana, shares one of her favorite places to shop.

I love Tortoise General Store in LA. It's on Abbot Kinney, a few blocks down from Cuyana. It has incredible housewares and small goods from Japan, ranging from stationery to skincare. The store is split in two halves and in the back half is an amazing display of porcelain and ceramics. It's so beautiful, peaceful, and serene.

an overhead view of accessories from Tortoise General Store Photo: Tortoise General Store

Tortoise General Store
Visit in person at: 1208 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, Los Angeles
(310) 314-8448
Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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