Store We Adore: August, L.A.’s Newest Jewelry Oasis



8311½ W. Third St., Los AngelesThere’s more to shopping in Los Angeles than Rodeo Drive, Robertson Boulevard, and the Sunset Strip. One recently emerged destination is West Third Street, which—in addition to funky boutiques and healthy brunch spots—must boast more cold-pressed juice bars than any mile in America. So sip your $12 blend of kale, parsley, dates, and alkaline water, then head to August, an oasis of nature-inspired jewelry lovingly curated by owner Bill Hermsen. “I like that it’s not quite as polished as other neighborhoods, but it’s certainly not rough,” he says, adding that the local business association set up a public valet for the parking-challenged area. Because it’s very L.A. to valet for kale juice.   Exclusive! Exclusive! August is the only L.A. purveyor of the work of a community of jewelers whose connections run deeper than s
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