8-Ball – Burbank, CA

img_3703 Besides Ventura Boulevard, The Valley doesn’t really have too many interesting shopping opportunities going for it. But there’s a stretch of Magnolia Boulevard near Burbank that’s chock-a-block with some great stores, 8-Ball being one of them. (Also, Halloweentown!) img_3715

While a hula girl silently serenades you and a tree of hipster hats, you can browse the stock of pop culture books, Aloha shirts, pricey rockabilly clothes, novelty gifts and cards, Shag stickers and a pretty kick-ass jewelry selection under the glass at the register.

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Neat neon!

img_3712 The tiki merch set-up gets bonus points for presentation. It seems to be mostly items that can be found (and are currently still in stock) on Tiki Farm, but it’s nice to know that I can hop over here and save on shipping. img_3719

These purses were my favorite discoveries in the store. I can’t decide which one I like more. Thoughts?

img_3721 If you’re already in the area, I recommend stopping by Yummy Cupcakes down the street and getting a few to go. (From the top: vanilla, vanilla with chocolate frosting and…”Pancakes & Bacon”—maple/bacon cake with maple icing and bacon on top—the idea of it was intriguing but not as tasty in execution).
img_3743 One more awesome thing about this store—Shag designed their promo postcards!
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8 Ball
3806 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
818-845-1155

UPDATE: Unfortunately, 8-Ball is closed as of Fall 2010, but you can still check out their stuff in their web store.

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6 responses

  1. In a matchup of Victorian-esque vs. Noir, I think you’re right, the film noir telephone wins.

    Yes, disappointing about the bacon, but I’ve been pleased with some of their other specialty flavors. Kudos to them for at least showing some creativity.

  2. I know, it’s amazing to think that anything with bacon wouldn’t be good. I experienced a so-so bacon donut at the Nickel Diner. The idea is better than the result. And agreed, phone purse. The bed one is a bit…suggestive… :-p

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