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Avast, Mateys! There Be Pirates Ahead!

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With Halloween coming up soon, thoughts are beginning to turn to costumes. You can always be sure of spotting at least one pirate at every party, although with the success of Pirates of the Caribbean, and the upcoming sequel(s), rest assured that there will be plenty more Jack Sparrows out there this year.

So, where better to begin your quest for an outfit and booty than at an entirely pirate themed shop? That's right folks, it exists. LAist was happy to stumble upon this little gem while dining in Whittier on some tasty Burmese food (that probably warrants another post). We first spotted a skeleton impaled with a cutlass, a pirate's chest filled with gold and gems and we knew that this wasn't a Baby Gap or a Starbucks. No, this is Pirates and Plunder, a shop run by Rum Annie Flint, a comely redheaded pirate lass.

If you're looking for pirate gear, pirate t-shirts, pirate swag, or anything that you can think of pirate related, then you'll find it here. During our browsing we found plenty of gear to outfit an entire galleon load of pirates, tons of treasure, pirate games, pirate movies, pirate flags, pirate picture frames, pirate mugs, pirate jewelry, and even a fully outfitted pirate photo studio where you can have your own pirate pictures made. The only thing they don't carry is anything to do with the Pittsburgh Pirates, which can be forgiven. We walked away with a velvet bag full of gold doubloons, and a spring in our step.

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You too can take home some plunder of your own, and ready yourself for that upcoming office Halloween party by visiting them at 7013 Greenleaf Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602. Give 'em a ring at 877-4-PILLAGE.

Arrrrrrrrr.