Tintin HQ: One of the first things you will see when entering Serifos is a display of all things Tintin, the fictional Belgian reporter featured in the European comic strip, The Adventures of Tintin. Never heard of Tintin? Peter Choi, who co owns the Silver Lake gift shop with his wife, Donna, concedes most Americans are not familiar with the tales of Tintin. But Choi grew up reading Tintin as a child when his family lived in different parts of the world. He remains a fan and has stocked his store with Tintin books (starting at $10), t-shirts, ($29) and key chains $14. “A lot of people love buying them for their kids,” said Choi. Awareness of Tintin – as well as Tintin merchandise – will grow later this year thanks to the first Tintin film directed by Steven Spielberg. Until every mall gift shop sets up a Tintin display, Serifos is the place to go for Tintin. Serifos, Silver Lake.
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↓ Pet Corner: Now in stock: 5.5 lbs bag of grain-free, Amicus small & mini breed dog food. $20 @ Blue Collar Working Dog, Echo Park.
New for Spring: The Echo Park Independent Co-op is making room for the new indie fashions, including the striped, long-sleeve crop top (above) from the Howell line ($68). Also in stock is a yellow dress (right) by Smoke & Mirrors ($231). Echo Park Independent Co-op, Echo Park.
Gifts for under
|Bottle of Villa Chiara Cuvee Prosecco. $19.99 @ 55 Degrees Wine, Atwater Village. ||String bracelet handmade by Silver Lake resident Carly Miller. $12 (necklaces $28-$36) @ Pull My Daisy, Silver Lake. ||New edition of “Empty the Sun” with CD soundtrack. $18 @ Stories Books, Echo Park. |