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Wacko Soap Plant

Shopping, Gifts and stationery Los Feliz
5 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanWacko Soap Plant
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanWacko Soap Plant
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanWacko Soap Plant

In the clear light of day, does your apartment look like a shrine to mediocrity? Need a collection of Mao Tse-tung wall art or sparkly unicorn floor mats? Spice it up with the freaky offerings at Wacko Soap Plant, known to locals simply as Wacko’s. A curiosity and book store (with a gallery, La Luz de Jesus, in the back), this sprawling retailer offers an exhaustive collection of everything colorful and cool, like Hindu dashboard deities, Betty Page shower curtains, jalapeno string lights, Tibetan statues, Japanese bobbleheads, and Mexican death figurines. It’s worth spending an afternoon just amusing yourself with the extensive book collection on kitschy art.

By: Andri Antoniades


Venue name: Wacko Soap Plant
Address: 4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles
Opening hours: 11am-7pm Mon-Wed; 11am-9pm Thur-Sat; noon-7pm Sun
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If you need a quirky, odd, or nerdy gift, Wacko's should definitely be on your list of places to shop. This place has everything from generally weird and humorous gifts to cult fandom products and everything in between. Not the place to shop for everyone, but if you have a family member or friend that is tough to impress with a present, you might find a gem for them at Wacko's. 

Wacko and Soap Plant is the perfect one-stop gift shopping experience. Something for everyone and it will be hard to spend all your money on yourself.