When I was a freshman in college, my girlfriend of two years decided to break up with me on a day reserved specifically for love.

That’s right, I got dumped on Valentine’s Day. Sure I was depressed and heartbroken. And just like sipping orange juice after brushing your teeth, Valentine’s Day quickly left a bitter taste on my pallet. However, I took hold of the situation and did what every other red blooded American male would have done.

I cashed in my student loan checks and blew it all. Not on beer, not on strippers, and not on video games. I spent all my money on clothes. Fancy, high end, make me feel good clothes. I did some major shopping and I discovered how quick retail therapy made me forget about my Valentine’s day break-up.

Retail therapy helped me ease the painful grips of heartache, and with my new style, I even gained a massive confidence to talk to pretty girls at parties. Sure I was broke and hungry for the next six months, but damn it, I looked fabulous! And that folks is really all that matters. 

So, if you find yourself alone in the wake of Valentine’s day, there’s no need to drown in your sorrows. There is a life raft, and it’s made of beautiful clothes. But if you don’t know where to begin, or your style just needs a little help, then we’re here to assist.

We visited some of the hottest shops and boutiques in LA to bring to you some of the style therapists that can assist you during your retail therapy sessions. We’re showcasing just a little taste of their personal style in their work environment. So whether your style is wild, edgy, conservative or free, we have a therapist for you. We even have a hair stylist in the mix. So ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, we present to you, the Style Therapists.



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Jeffrey Tilton
Technical Art Director

Essensuals London
8126 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles CA 90046

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Kelly Merlo

Niklos Rosales


Wild Style

7703 Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles CA




Jeremy Brown
Store Manager

Joy Rich
7700 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles CA 90046




Kelly Rae Carroll
Social Media and stylist

8209 W 3rd St. West Hollywood CA 90048




Anastasia Thomas
Stylist and visual director

8500 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90048




Tamira Wells
In House Stylist

Diesel Black Gold
8401 Melrose Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90069




Alana Lobit

No. A
374 E. 2nd St. Los Angeles CA 90012
[email protected]


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Monique Aquino
Shop Owner/Creative Director

Karen Marley
Shop Owner/Creative Director

Leah Bickel
Shop Manager/Marketing


Buttons & Bows

111 W 7th St Los Angeles, CA 90014


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