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Unique LA Was a Hipster Haven for Crazed Holiday Shoppers

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The dense Saturday crowd at Unique LA was comprised of mostly women, interspersed with a handful of disgruntled looking men holding shopping bags and sporting glazed-over looks in their eyes.

Around them, thousands of craft-hungry shoppers had taken over the penthouse at the California Market Center to ravage the massive art fair hosting vendors from all over the country, hawking hipster wares and delicious artisinal foods.

The scene was not for the weak.

From the time that we arrived to the time that we left, five hours later, the line for free booze never died down. The crowd got thicker and thicker, heavy also with pregnant women spilling out the doors from the bathroom. Vendors were straight out of Portlandia, bedecked in Warby Parker glasses and constantly punching information into their iPhones, and their goods ranged from ironic and edgy greeting cards to hand-crafted oven mitts to huge pieces of art on sale for hundreds of dollars.

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