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Casually elegant outfits, quirky beauty items, party dresses and handmade cream-filled doughnuts are among the surprises we found at the new West Side shopping destination Palisades Village. Veteran developers came up with a spot that’s more upscale than the Grove and more walkable than the Americana at Brand. For last-minute shopping or a girlfriend date venue, PV needs to be on your radar, and here’s why.

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BROWSE A CORNUCOPIA OF BOHEMIAN-CHIC PILLOWS

From dramatic African fertility sculptures to cushy Bengalese bed covers, St. Frank is filled with responsibly sourced global finds in colors that suit every palette.

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NEED A LITTLE GRAB-AND-GO GIFT? SURE, WHAT COLOR?

The Little Market has artisan-made gifts from around the world arranged in color stories on the shelves, so it’s easy to grab a few, say, pink felted animals or white-on-white tabletop pieces andthen hand them to a sales assistant to wrap in a cute tote. Plus, the whole enterprise is a nonprofit that benefits global makers.

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Palisades Village

Get Sugared Up on Fancy Pants Doughnuts

Seattle-based James Beard Award–winning chef Renee Erickson, we salute you. Because when everything from global crises to shopping bags feels too heavy to bear, we can stop into General Porpoise coffee shop and have a vanilla custard or PB & J doughnut that makes it all better.

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Palisades Village

Gift Him the Best. Shave. Ever.

Beverly Hills barber-to-the-stars Gornik & Drucker has opened an outpost in the village, and we recommend wrapping up one of the house-brand pomades and enclosing a gift certificate for a $75 shave. Totally worth it for the whole hot-towel-and-straight-edge-razor shebang.

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Palisades Village

THERE’S A SOCIAL-MEDIA-READY FLOWER TRUCK

On weekends, Pali Petals Flower Truck sells $25 bouquets you’ll be reluctant to give away. 

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Cinepolis USA

Servers Bring Cocktails to Your Movie Seat

Built in 1948 complete with a splashy marquee, the Bay Theatre by Cinépolis has been reconfigured into five screening rooms that have 60 seats or fewer, so the experience is more like hanging at a hotshot producer’s manse than a public theater. And the seats have call buttons so you can have dinner and drinks brought to you.

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