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Cinco de Mayo Show: May 4th and 5th!

BOWIE A-Z :The Life of an Icon 
This book about all of Bowie's inspirations and transformations is a must for any Bowie fan or follower

Cinco de Mayo Clebration finds:
California flag socks

Be a proud Cali resident wearing the republic of California flag on your feet

Great for Cinco de Mayo

Tapitio Hot sauce socks for Him or her

Guadalupe socks for him or her
and Frida socks for her

Lotteria design
journal, notebooks and notecards

Lucha Libre masks

Mexican Calendar and Frida postcards

Frida T's for her

Things for Mother's Day

Herbal magic candles: Happy home, happiness, prosperity, stability, problem solving
Mother's Day scatter pins

"Mother" socks / mermaid socks
Kitchen towel sets

Anne Taintor: mugs, coaster sets, kitchen towels
I dreamed my Whole House was Clean, Then she wrote a check to the PTA and lived happily ever after, make your own damn dinner... and more!

Vintage Hairstyles

Guitar shaped salad spoons

World Peace candle


With the crazy Santa Ana winds blowing all night lately, it sure puts us in a whole new state of mind. I love that these warm wind events are a major part of our weather and seasons and very unique to So Cal.

The winds have been inspirational to writers and artists who live here for decades, and continue to hold allure and mystique that people who don’t live here have no idea about.

Cinco de Mayo is next week! Also unique to Los Angeles, it's one of our cities biggest parties. No one knows how to do it better than us Angelinos. We are proud of our rich Mexican heritage, and we also are proud of how our city has combined it's own culture right in there with it.

There is no better place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than going to LUCHA VA VOOM at the Mayan in DTLA. TICKETS are still on sale at Brat! We only a a few left for May 5th, (which is sold out online) May 4th is also available. Tickets at Brat are CASH ONLY.

Brat always carries items that represent the heritage not only of our city of Los Angeles, but also in our own neighborhood in Santa Monica that was once called the Latino quarter. We love that our neighborhood is still filled with people of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. We do our best to maintain being a "neighborhood store" that serves all.

As many of you know, even more of our small neighborhood stores have closed recently. Brat itself is just barely hanging on. We continue to try and stock the hard to find items that you will not find at other stores. Shopping at a store is so much more fun, especially when you find random stuff that you’d never think to search for, and probably couldn’t find online, especially in a pinch.

One of the hallmarks of a small store is to support local trade - Brat has a wide variety of baby onesies blankets, and kids tees that are mostly from California companies.

Just as many of the small stores are disappearing, so are the vendors that have in the past supplied us. It is getting more and more of a challenge to get in the items I know you depend on me for – but this is also part of my fun! Rest assured, I am always trying, and will continue to do so.

Please do not forget us. We want fashion to be fun in your life, not just the run of the mill sameness you get everywhere else. Only today, I helped dress and style Maureen of Maureen and the Mercury 5 who will be performing at the Mint Monday May 1st 10PM All Ages, No Cover.... If you go, you will get to see what a Brat wardrobe can do for your life. Maureen got herself a black petticoat today, a leopard skater skirt, and our very very chic sheer  polka dot bell sleeve top with pussy tie front. It's sensational on her. For more info go to : or FB Maureenandthemercury5 . See you there!

If you are going anywhere this weekend, stop by Brat first. Need that little gift to give a host or hostess? That special dress for a first date, a clean pair of socks, cool stationary to write home on, books, or more, Brat is your place to go.

Hope we see you soon!



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