Where's the discerning Angeleno to turn when they need inexpensive original art, the latest issue of their favorite local photocopied zine, one-of-a-kind jewelry made by a LA artisan, or Russian nesting dolls inspired by the films of Wes Anderson? Why Pygmy Hippo Shoppe of course! The teeny tiny (we're talking 100 sq.ft.) but jam-packed store is definitely one of LA's hidden gems, patrons are prone to squealing with delight as they peruse the items on the shelves. Curated by owner Emi Avanessian, Pygmy Hippo Shoppe is collection of adorable things you never knew you needed before and don't know how you ever lived without.
306 N. Stanley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12-7, Sunday 12-6, closed Mondays
For those not in the Los Angeles area, you can also shop selected items online here.
Most photos by Joy Jacobs.