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specific merchandise home goods!

We all have needs.

We just don’t always know they include a Tecate can beeswax candle, a game table made from repurposed VW shipping crates, and a pair of Nigerian beaded armchairs.

That’s what Specific Merchandise is for. The former manager of interior emporium Blackman Cruz, Brooks Hudson Thomas curates his new housewares shop to show design junkies and curious collectors just what they are missing. (Ah ha! There’s that Vietnamese papier-mâché New Year’s mask, the Germán Montalvo Talavera pottery, and the Denyse Schmidt quilt you’ve been meaning to covet!)

The selection of accessories, furniture, and findings from young artists and architects; new projects from creative standbys; and vintage sourced from the world over is constantly growing.

A whole lot like your list of wants.

Specific Merchandise, 7374 Beverly Boulevard, between North Martel and North Fuller Avenues, West Hollywood (323-930-0220 or

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7374 Beverly Blvd
bt N Martel & N Fuller Aves
Los Angeles, CA 90036