Wacko

★★★★★
34.1006 -118.291
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323-663-0122

4633 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, CA

90027

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Monday To Wednesday From 10:00 AM To 07:00 PM Thursday To Saturday From 10:00 AM To 09:00 PM Sunday From 10:00 AM To 06:00 PM

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Whether you're in the market for some Dirty Girl bubble bath or a glow-in-the-dark dashboard saint or even some Deep South insider art, this is the place to come. This store was once located in Silver Lake and later Melrose in the 70's. But came to be in it's current location in 1996. The staff is very friendly (and as eclectic as the merchandise they sell.) They will be happy to help you with anything and everything. Some items include the very pricey mixed media Madonna and Child to the vintage Chinese posters (sweet!) to very racy girlie cake toppers and the oh-so-naughty Devil Girl stickers! Make sure you bring lots of change for parking as they have no lot so you'll be fighting just to find a meter to park next to. A fun fact - every month (or so) the adjoining gallery throws a gala opening that's one hella party (I try not to miss a single one!) Just call the gallery for the 411 - you'll be glad you did!

4
★★★★☆

Whether you're in the market for some Dirty Girl bubble bath or a glow-in-the-dark dashboard saint or even some Deep South insider art, this is the place to come. This store was once located in Silver Lake and later Melrose in the 70's. But came to be in it's current location in 1996. The staff is very friendly (and as eclectic as the merchandise they sell.) They will be happy to help you with anything and everything. Some items include the very pricey mixed media Madonna and Child to the vintage Chinese posters (sweet!) to very racy girlie cake toppers and the oh-so-naughty Devil Girl stickers! Make sure you bring lots of change for parking as they have no lot so you'll be fighting just to find a meter to park next to. A fun fact - every month (or so) the adjoining gallery throws a gala opening that's one hella party (I try not to miss a single one!) Just call the gallery for the 411 - you'll be glad you did!

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I totally love this store. This is a great place to shop for teens. There are all kinds of hip and weird items. Need a dashboard saint, some Dirty Girl soap? Here's the place to find it.

This place is perfect for finding a gift for the person who has everything and needs nothing. The staff is pierced and covered with tattoos. The items for sale explain the name. There are plenty of novelties for parties and decorating your home and yourself. Naughty and nice, this place is funky and fab.

Bottomline: Eclectic merchandise and staff make shopping at Wacko good clean fun!

4
★★★★☆

I totally love this store. This is a great place to shop for teens. There are all kinds of hip and weird items. Need a dashboard saint, some Dirty Girl soap? Here's the place to find it.

This place is perfect for finding a gift for the person who has everything and needs nothing. The staff is pierced and covered with tattoos. The items for sale explain the name. There are plenty of novelties for parties and decorating your home and yourself. Naughty and nice, this place is funky and fab.

Bottomline: Eclectic merchandise and staff make shopping at Wacko good clean fun!

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everytime i have guest in town i always take them to wacko. it is simply a must see. almost everything in the store is nonfunctional novelty mech and tons of fun! i wouldn't go there to just pick up a copy of huck finn, but if you want a coffee table book about sleeze paperbacks of the 50's and 60's this is you bookstore. aside from books, there are large selections of candy, toys, stationary, bags, shower curtains, tshirts, knick knacks, and tons of other stuff i'm probably forgetting. there is also an art gallery in the back. it's kind of that pop surrealism, lowbrow, juxtapozed kind of art (much like the rest of the store.)

5
★★★★★

everytime i have guest in town i always take them to wacko. it is simply a must see. almost everything in the store is nonfunctional novelty mech and tons of fun! i wouldn't go there to just pick up a copy of huck finn, but if you want a coffee table book about sleeze paperbacks of the 50's and 60's this is you bookstore. aside from books, there are large selections of candy, toys, stationary, bags, shower curtains, tshirts, knick knacks, and tons of other stuff i'm probably forgetting. there is also an art gallery in the back. it's kind of that pop surrealism, lowbrow, juxtapozed kind of art (much like the rest of the store.)

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Wacko is by far one of the best and most unique stores in Los Angeles. I was lucky enough to walk into the store randomly one day, and spent over two hours looking around. They have one of the largest collections of unique gifts I have ever seen. They are part book store, part toy store, and part art gallery. It feels like a grown up, indy kids FAO Shwartz. Definitely check it out.

PROS: Wonderful selection, unique gifts, cool art gallery
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5
★★★★★

Wacko is by far one of the best and most unique stores in Los Angeles. I was lucky enough to walk into the store randomly one day, and spent over two hours looking around. They have one of the largest collections of unique gifts I have ever seen. They are part book store, part toy store, and part art gallery. It feels like a grown up, indy kids FAO Shwartz. Definitely check it out.

PROS: Wonderful selection, unique gifts, cool art gallery
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Wacko is exactly that. A super cool novelty store with tons of wacky gifts, off the wall collectibles, bizarre toys and other items that are really "out there." A great store for a silly birthday gift, a choice pez dispenser or halloween costume accessories. The perfect place to waste $15 or $20 on something unique.

5
★★★★★

Wacko is exactly that. A super cool novelty store with tons of wacky gifts, off the wall collectibles, bizarre toys and other items that are really "out there." A great store for a silly birthday gift, a choice pez dispenser or halloween costume accessories. The perfect place to waste $15 or $20 on something unique.

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When you're in the mood for gifts of oddity for yourself or for your loved ones, come to Wacko. Personalize a snow globe with your own photograph, or buy some other random, unique gift that will stand out from other gifts your friends or family may receive.

4
★★★★☆

When you're in the mood for gifts of oddity for yourself or for your loved ones, come to Wacko. Personalize a snow globe with your own photograph, or buy some other random, unique gift that will stand out from other gifts your friends or family may receive.

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For a unique selection of far-out, retro, vintagey stuff, Wacko is a great place to shop! Hawaiiana, wrestling books, Shagart, tin toys, much more! They've even got a remote-control Godzilla!

PROS: massive selection of eclectica, art gallery, laid-back staff
CONS: inconvenient parking, (relatively) short hours

5
★★★★★

For a unique selection of far-out, retro, vintagey stuff, Wacko is a great place to shop! Hawaiiana, wrestling books, Shagart, tin toys, much more! They've even got a remote-control Godzilla!

PROS: massive selection of eclectica, art gallery, laid-back staff
CONS: inconvenient parking, (relatively) short hours

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I just found this place while on a hunt for Tiki glasses. I couldn't find them anywhere until I found this store, then I couldn't decide on which of the hundreds to choose from. There is also an eccentric art gallery inside. A definate must see.

4
★★★★☆

I just found this place while on a hunt for Tiki glasses. I couldn't find them anywhere until I found this store, then I couldn't decide on which of the hundreds to choose from. There is also an eccentric art gallery inside. A definate must see.

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I love this bookstore. I always end up spending too much money when I come in here, but I always find something good to buy. It is a very relaxed atmosphere with cats walking around everywhere and two stories of books lining the walls (

6
★★★★★

I love this bookstore. I always end up spending too much money when I come in here, but I always find something good to buy. It is a very relaxed atmosphere with cats walking around everywhere and two stories of books lining the walls (

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A beautiful, beautiful store. I was so captivated by their collection they had to kick me out after closing. Amazing books, some quite expensive, other not quite, all of them gorgeous. Expect to be impressed.

6
★★★★★

A beautiful, beautiful store. I was so captivated by their collection they had to kick me out after closing. Amazing books, some quite expensive, other not quite, all of them gorgeous. Expect to be impressed.

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This store fits its name - wacko - it's got tons of cool stuff to browse through. Good for when you're feelin a little frivolous and need to take a long walk.

5
★★★★★

This store fits its name - wacko - it's got tons of cool stuff to browse through. Good for when you're feelin a little frivolous and need to take a long walk.

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The best part about shopping at Wacko is that when I am done I have to run to Home Depot and build another shelf on my wall. The Toys here are the best finds in town.

5
★★★★★

The best part about shopping at Wacko is that when I am done I have to run to Home Depot and build another shelf on my wall. The Toys here are the best finds in town.

Pros: best toys; art gallery

Cons: I need more money

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This place is a blast from the past, I could spend hours looking around. It's a real sensory overload and my foavorite place to shop for off the wall stuff.

5
★★★★★

This place is a blast from the past, I could spend hours looking around. It's a real sensory overload and my foavorite place to shop for off the wall stuff.

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One of the signature stores of Los Angeles. Wacko carries everything from incense and lava lamps to Tiki art and great toys. The crown jewel is the bookstore. This ain't Borders. Wacko carries books for the discerning reader: cult, film, classics, photography, death, and anything else. The staff is courteous and knowledgable; lots of fun. Parking on Hollywood Boulevard is possible, but your best bet is the neighborhood streets.

5
★★★★★

One of the signature stores of Los Angeles. Wacko carries everything from incense and lava lamps to Tiki art and great toys. The crown jewel is the bookstore. This ain't Borders. Wacko carries books for the discerning reader: cult, film, classics, photography, death, and anything else. The staff is courteous and knowledgable; lots of fun. Parking on Hollywood Boulevard is possible, but your best bet is the neighborhood streets.

Pros: Extensive selection, great staff, top atmosphere.

Cons: Sometimes pricey, but the money will still leave your wallet.

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Whever I need a gift for a friend (or myself), I head to Wacko. There is literally something for everyone--an impressive selection of books on high- and lowbrow topics, a stunning array of tiki barware, fine art, collectible toys, cards and stationery, wrapping paper, party favors; the list goes on and on. I always take my out-of-town guests here, as it is a guaranteed good time!

5
★★★★★

Whever I need a gift for a friend (or myself), I head to Wacko. There is literally something for everyone--an impressive selection of books on high- and lowbrow topics, a stunning array of tiki barware, fine art, collectible toys, cards and stationery, wrapping paper, party favors; the list goes on and on. I always take my out-of-town guests here, as it is a guaranteed good time!

Pros: Unique, Fun, Inspiring

Cons: Parking, Sometimes crowded

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Wacko used to be a little more hipster when it was on Melrose. Now it seems like everyone and their mother shops there, especially around the holidays. The prices are a lot higher than they used to be as well, and I miss the cats that used to sleep in the store all the time. That hall of mirrors was a classic as well.

In any event, the goods are still good. It's still a great place to find artsy hardcover books, windup desk toys, lava lamps or peruse the lowbrow art in La Luz de Jesus gallery.

4
★★★★☆

Wacko used to be a little more hipster when it was on Melrose. Now it seems like everyone and their mother shops there, especially around the holidays. The prices are a lot higher than they used to be as well, and I miss the cats that used to sleep in the store all the time. That hall of mirrors was a classic as well.

In any event, the goods are still good. It's still a great place to find artsy hardcover books, windup desk toys, lava lamps or peruse the lowbrow art in La Luz de Jesus gallery.

Pros: home of weird stuff, good gifts

Cons: parking problematic, overpriced goods, too popular now

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Whether you're in the market for a glow-in-the-dark dashboard saint, Dirty Girl bubble bath or outsider art from the Deep South, this cavernous shop is the place to come. The staff is just as eclectic as theā€¦

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