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Y-Que Trading Post Sells Top-Notch Kitsch

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Ok, the countdown to Chrismukkah has begun. People, you have about 2.5 shopping days left, so take our shopping rules into consideration when venturing into the wild this week. One reader recently commented that rather than hitting the retail megaplexes, Angelenos should hit the mom-and-pop places. Good advice. And here's a shop that you can probably find something for everyone -- at least for those with a sense of humor.

The Y-Que Trading Post in Los Feliz is a purveyor of T-shirts, kitsch and "other useless stuff." If you have friends and family who aren't afraid to wear what's on their mind, Y-Que is the place to buy this season. Top selling items this holiday season include: "Free Martha" and "Don't blame me, I voted for Kerry" T-shirts; vintage seatbelt belt buckles; and Red Ruffle Butt Panties. Shirts cost between $10-$15. The store's website also features a cool T-shirt design interface where you can pick and choose colors and designs.

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Now in the useless stuff category are hundreds of items including Fight Club soap, action figures (Lady Librarian, Einstein, Beethoven, etc.) , Fuzzy Handcuffs, and a favorite among Catholic grammar school graduates, the Nunzilla Wind-Up. There's also a great collection of sex toys -- not those kinds of toys per se, but rather, sexually-themed toys. Always funny. To some of us anyway.

Y-Que Trading Post
1770 North Vermont Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90027
323.664.0021

**During the holidays, Y-Que elves are keeping special hours. They're opening around 11 AM-ish and closing anywhere from 11 PM-ish to midnight. On Christmas Eve, they'll close somewhere between 10-midnight, depending on the crowd.

Regular store hours are: 12-8 PM every day.