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Buy Local: Unique LA Sets Up Shop in DTLA This Weekend

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It's holiday season, and that can only mean one thing: UNIQUE LA, BITCHES!

That's right -- it's the only craft fair in the world that is actually hugely fun to attend, doesn't make you want to fall asleep while walking and doesn't give you nightmares about growing old and finding joy in buying tea koozies. And it's all happening next weekend.

Unique LA goes up at the California Market Center on December 1 and 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and costs $10 at the door. It's an annual event that brings together over 350 vendors from around the country, selling everything from jewelry to wine to art. It's extremely tempting to describe Unique LA as "not your grandmother's craft fair," because it is -- vendors could be straight out of "Portlandia," shilling products with birds on them and books that wouldn't be out of place on an Urban Outfitters sale table.

The show also has a free open bar, so you can drink away the horror of how much money you're about to spend to buy presents for people you see once a year, many of whom you don't even like.