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Pygmy Hippo Shoppe

Shopping, Gifts and stationery Los Angeles
5 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Pygmy Hippo Shoppe
Photograph: Courtesy Pygmy Hippo Shoppe

One of the most unique gift shops in LA, and certainly one of the tiniest, Pygmy Hippo Shoppe is an adorable little boutique in Fairfax District. Decorated with dusty pastel colors and ornate wallpaper, the little store specializes in a masterfully curated collection of handmade goods such as letterpress cards, novelties, soaps, jewelry and toys made by owner Eminé Avanessian and other LA artisans, as well as books and unique vintage finds.


Venue name: Pygmy Hippo Shoppe
Address: 306 N Stanley Ave
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Tues-Sat noon-7pm; Sun noon-6
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Word on the street is this local gem is expanding to house an art gallery and evert space?! BRING. IT. ON! PHS has been my jan since 2011 and is the most unique, tiny, well curated magical place in town!

The #1 spot for off-beat cuteness! This is our favorite place to pop in when we need a gift or a pick me up! Super well curated and the most fun you'll have on this side of town!

Stepping into the Pygmy Hippo Shoppe is like being transported to a tiny magical kingdom.


Pygmy Hippo is my favorite store in Los Angeles and my automatic first stop when looking for a gift (for myself or someone else).  Cute, weird, offbeat, the store has trinkets aplenty, as well as jewelry, bath products, home furnishings, etc.  I've bought a vintage Missouri themed tray here, a ghost necklace, Halloween decorations, and patches.  The store's Instagram presence is also a great way to stay informed on products come and go, sometimes very quickly.  Don't miss it--it's tiny and tucked around a corner from Beverly Blvd, but it's worth looking for.