My Pet Garden does extremely well in balancing the practical with the whimsical.
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Skip the chaos of retail on Colorado Boulevard (you know, the hordes descending on H&M and Forever 21).
A little off the beaten path, but not too far, and directly across from the De Lacey parking garage is Il Teatro, which is not a shop for opera glasses, but rather an exquisite women’s clothing and accessories boutique.
Stock up on wardrobe staples or add some sparkle a la bohme to your special occasion.
You’ll do it all without busting through the budget you’d normally keep at those other warehouse-esque stores.
54 S. De Lacey Ave. 626-796-2313
(Photos by Walt Mancini / Staff)