The Collective Affair's List of Esteemed Business in Los Angeles in Fashion, Food, & Travel

Los Angeles is full of movers and shakers which makes it one of our favorite cities in the world. Everywhere you turn there is someone working hard to purse their dreams. We truly admire all of the hard work and dedication it takes starting a business so we decided to feature great Los Angeles businesses in fashion, food, and travel that we hold in high regard.


Buck Mason

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Sasha Koehn and Erik Allen first set up shop in a 350 sq foot garage off Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Their aim is to make fashion less complicated with each piece carrying over from season to season. The full collection is only available online but the retail locations allow the customers to feel the pieces. Check them out for modern American classics for everyday wear.

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The Well is the coolest mix of a hair salon, event space, and lifestyle retail company in downtown Los Angeles. This is your one-stop-shop for men’s and women’s designer fashion, one-of-a-kind gifts, hairstyling, and a professional in-house marketing/event production team. Not only does The Well feature a variety of cut and sew and high end contemporary brands, casual ready-to-wear, and a collection of rare vintage pieces, they also design and produce its very own private label in Los Angeles.

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You may have seen Lush in some of your favorite magazines and online publications like Glamour, InStyle, PopSugar, and Who What Wear. Lush has spent the last ten years in Los Angeles creating versatile pieces with Californian flair. Designed for the alluring, the ambitious, the adventurers, and the trendsetters. Lush is always up on the latest so that you are uncompromisingly stylish.

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It’s hard to disagree with The Pie Hole when they say ‘pie is perfect for every meal of the day.’ And with their range of pies being both sweet and savory, you can have pie for every meal if you wanted to. They also pride themselves on having the best coffee around as they handpick their beans and set roast specifications. With multiple locations around LA, you can’t go wrong with some pie and coffee.

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Moon Juice really gets behind the healing force of raw vegetables, fruits, petals, herbs, roots, nuts and seaweeds as daily nourishment, beauty tools, and natural remedies. The founder, Amanda Chantal Bacon, has traveled the world as a chef, sustainable lifestyle leader, and passionate food educator. With three locations in LA, Moon Juice is a holistic lifestyle that goes far beyond juices, milks, and snacks.

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Wild Living Foods is the ease and convenience of fast food but it’s food that’s actually good for you. The food is fully organic and plant based with everything prepared under 118 degrees to keep their vital nutrients and enzymes intact. This makes them more bioavailable and nutrient dense. They also serve cold-pressed juices and tonics.



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Yeti is a fun and interactive way to discover great local recommendations. Often likened as the ‘Tinder-like Version of Yelp’, this app allows its users to search by individual topics, save your favorite spots around the world, and talk with others nearby. It’s perfect to discover the best local spots while you’re traveling.

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Skurt is a car rental service where the car is delivered to you and picked up at whatever time you arrange. That means no waiting in lines or filling out paperwork. There is also gas markups and underage fees. Located in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Miami, this service is great if you’re planning a mini trip!

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Cal Pak is a leading travel goods company whose products are sold in 2,500 retail locations across the U.S. Their products include backpacks, duffel bags, and shoulder bags, as well as casual and traditional luggage products. Their luggage is lightweight, durable, and incredibly stylish. You'll definitely want to Instagram yourself at the airport with these pieces.

Have you started a business or looking to start one? Come discuss the latest in fashion, food, and travel with us on October 20th!

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