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    A few minutes south of downtown Los Angeles stands this small and unique bookstore. The stock features all Spanish language books with a religious focus. In addition to the many hardcovers and paperbacks, the store also offers a wide variety of articles, pamphlets and even some old manuscripts. Although prices vary, the bulk of the selection easily fits into any budget. Call for open hours.

    2160 South Atlantic Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90040

    »Citadel Outlets

    This shopping venue is a fantastic collection of outlet stores. Shops include Ann Taylor, BCBG, Bennetton, Betsey Johnson, Eddie Bauer, Joan & David, London Fog, Old Navy, Paul Jardin, Geoffrey Beene, L'Eggs and many more. There is a food court with seven restaurants where you can refresh yourself after spending too much money. Like most outlet stores, the clothes here are often slightly flawed or were not selling well in the regular stores, but the prices almost always make up for these small drawbacks.

    100 Citadel Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90040

    »El Mercado

    For an authentic Mexican-flavored market, head to this place (also called Grande Mercado) to shop among the locals. Located in the heart of East L.A., the three-storey building is stocked with Mexican foods, clothing, leather goods and plenty of souvenirs. Eat to the beat of impressive mariachi tunes at one of the traditional Mexican restaurants or food's all here. Credit cards may be accepted by individual vendors.

    3455 East First Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90063

    »La Mascota Bakery

    Founded in 1952, La Mascota Bakery is a slice of Los Angeles' history. The third generation owners serve delicious Mexican delights. Be sure to try out the pan dulce (sweet bread), bobillos (rolls), cookies, cakes and other delicious items. This is an every-morning stop for many locals in the area who come for their daily dose of pastries and cafe con leche. You won't want to miss this Los Angeles landmark; it is a real taste of the Hispanic culture that has thrived at La Mascota Bakery for centuries.

    2715 Whittier Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90023

    »Handsome Coffee Roasters

    Also a roasting plant, Handsome Coffee Roasters serves delicious coffee. The coffee served here is freshly roasted and traditionally made without any artificial sweeteners and with organic whole milk. For all those religious coffee-drinkers, this place will turn out to be their mecca. You can also order a pastry to wash down your coffee with. Loved the coffee? You can buy some from their retail section to try at home.

    582 Mateo Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90013

    »Nu - Way Mattress Corp

    Nu-Mattress offers mattresses, beds, bunk beds, adjustable beds, water beds. water bed bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, home office furniture, sofas, futons, entertainment centers, TV stands and rugs.

    8757 East Artesia Boulevard
    Buena Park, California 90706

    »Doughboys Surplus

    Be it camping, army surplus, work wear, rain gear, casual clothing, Levi's, Dickies, Carhartt, shoes and boots or big & tall, they have it all.

    9826 East Artesia Boulevard
    Long Beach, California 90706

    »Legal Books Distributing

    What this place may be lacking in gimmicks, it certainly makes up for in selection and service. It is located in East L.A. and,as you might expect, pretty much runs the gamut when it comes to law books. It also features a great section entirely devoted to bar exam preparation. Parking is free and the staff is very helpful.

    4247 Whiteside Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90063

    »Mega Toys

    One of the quirkiest offerings of downtown LA, this inimitable toy-bearing colossus is tucked away in a district less trodden, generally known as the artists' colony, just east of Little Tokyo. The store's bold pop-art exterior is a sight to behold in and of itself. But once you walk inside, you will be greeted with two heaping stories worth of toys, curious and novelty gadgets of every kind: all of which are a spectacle not to be missed. Also known as one of the biggest outlets of imported toys in SoCal, Mega Toys offers unfathomable multitudes of marvelous playthings for girls and boys. Furthermore, you can find both knockoffs of all popular Western toys and some utterly bizarre specimens of Asian whimsy, all available to you at low prices. - Jamie Zum

    905 E 2nd Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    »So Cal Flower Market

    Certainly the most fragrant of LA's wholesale markets is this colorful exhibition catering to flower merchants from all over Southern California. In order to fully experience the remarkable selection, you have to be a merchant or know one and arrive at about 2am. However, there are still plenty of flowers and potted plants available at rock bottom prices when the market opens to the public at 8am. The market, which has been in business since 1923, spans two warehouses with more than 100 stalls of vendors. Credit cards are often accepted, but they vary by vendor. Open from  Monday to Saturday from 6 am or 8 am until noon.

    742 Maple Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90014

    »Los Angeles Flower District

    Shoppers wake up early to see the stalls full of blooming flowers and greens. Everybody in Los Angeles comes here to get their fill of flowers; restaurateurs come early to get their hands on the choicest picks. It is a great experience and fun for the whole family and definitely a nice way to start a day of sightseeing in Los Angeles. You can get in here during early morning hours, depending on the day, and see what bargains and buds are to be had. Check website for timings.

    766 Wall Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90014

    »Los Angeles Flower Market

    Los Angeles Flower Market, a floral extravaganza, opens in the wee hours of the morning to merchants, and then, to the general public, a few hours later. It never seems to be early enough, however, in this city of early risers. A truly unique experience; the scents produced by such a gathering of flowers in one place are amazing. Look for the busy time to be around the Rose Bowl in January. Credit card acceptability will vary according to vendor.

    754 Wall Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90014
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