Los Angeles Shopping
Third Street Promendae
Pedestrian-only shopping zone includes Zara, Cotton On, Converse, Anthropologie, kiosks and a wide array of very entertaining street performers. 1351 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, 310.393.8355. downtownsm.com
A unique upscale plus-size women’s boutique that carries designer clothing from comfortable business to casual or dressy special occasion. 13604 Ventura Blvd., ShermanOaks, 818.990.6128. abundanceplussizes.com
Adamm’s Stained Glass
The Art Glass Gallery offers the work of over 125 of America’s top glass artists in its permanent collection. In addition, you will find vases, jewelry, kaleidoscopes and wall art in fabric, glass and paint. It’s the largest selection of artglass in Los Angeles. 1426 4th Street, Santa Monica, 310.451.9390. adammsgallery.com
In a warm, inviting setting just blocks from the beach in Santa Monica, California, the Address Boutique carries thousands of “previously owned & new” accessories, designer bags, shoes, separates, suits and spectacular evening gowns in sizes 2 to 18. theaddressboutique.com
The Americana at Brand
Downtown Glendale hot spot from the creators of the Grove with Main Street, U.S.A., atmosphere and trolley. Some 90 stores such as Kate Spade, new Toms and Topshop Topman. Dining options include Din Tai Fung and Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina. 889 Americana Way, Glendale, 818.637.8900. americanaatbrand.com
American Girl Place
Multilevel venue with boutique, bookstore and cafe dedicated to the designer dolls. Open daily. The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, L.A., 877.AG.PLACE. americangirl.com
Couture loungewear designed and made in Los Angeles, along with fine bedding and bath products. 8336 West 3rd St., 323.653.8336. bedheadpjs.com
Trendsetting mall near West Hollywood, undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation, has more than 100 boutiques (Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana,True Religion concept store, Uniqlo, Cos) and is anchored by Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. 8500 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 310.854.0070. beverlycenter.com
Cowboy boots with a rock star edge. Custom designed cowboy boots with a trendy flair. 8493 Sunset Blvd. at La Cienega, West Hollywood, 323.650.0475. bootstaronline.com
Camarillo Premium Outlets
Find deep discounts on the best names in fashion and home at this luxury outlet center just north of L.A. County. More than 160 stores are represented, including Barneys New York and St. John. The Promenade is anchored by Neiman Marcus Last Call and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. 740 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805.445.8520.
Assyrian architecture south of downtown stands out along the Golden State (5) Freeway; the center offers discounted clothes from Kate Spade, H&M, Banana Republic, Levi’s and Converse, to name just a few. 100 Citadel Drive, L.A., 323.888.1724.
David Orgell caters to royalty, Hollywood celebrities and anybody with impeccable taste. The elegantly appointed shop carries legendary brands of crystal, silverware and fine jewelry. Select from names such as Baccarat, Lalique, Piaget, Fendi, Hermes and Christofle. 262 North Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.273.6660. davidorgell.com
Del Amo Fashion Center
More than 300 stores with Macy’s and MAC, and 18 movie screens. High-tech Lucky Strike Lanes draws a young crowd for hip bowling, and TJ Maxx draws bargain hunters of all ages. 3525 Carson St., Torrance, 310.542.8525.
This downtown neighborhood is a bargain hunter’s paradise. More than 1,000 stores sell to the public at 30%–70% discounts on apparel, accessories, textiles and flowers. Between Main and San Pedro streets; Olympic Boulevard and 7th Street, downtown, 213.488.1153.
Center features hip eateries such as Loteria Grill, Mendocino Farms, the Melt, City Tavern and Sprinkles Cupcakes, plus shops including City Target, Zara and H&M. 735 S. Figueroa St., downtown, 213.955.7150. figat7th.com
A multitude of international trends since 1968 began in what may be L.A.’s most famous store, an emporium of individually owned boutiques. Café and salon are popular for shoppers and drop-ins. 8100 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.655.3734; 420 and 500 Broadway, Santa Monica, 310.394.9814.
Gearys Beverly Hill
For fine jewelry and gifts, Gearys Beverly Hills offers a qunique blend of timeless classics and cutting edge contemporary. Find private label jewelry and choose from a wide assortment of earrings, pendants, bracelets and much more. 351 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.273.4741; 365 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.887.4250. gearys.com
Family-oriented mall with department stores and boutiques including Bloomingdale’s, Cotton On, Uniqlo and Vans. Colorado Boulevard and Central Avenue, Glendale, 818.240.9481. glendalegalleria.com
Popular outdoor center has some 40 shops including Apple, Brandy Melville and Nordstrom, plus restaurants including Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, all in a setting that suggests a grand old downtown. Movie theater, trolley and dancing fountain are draws. Adjacent to Original Farmers Market. 189 The Grove Drive, L.A., 888.315.8883. thegrovela.com
Hollywood & Highland Center
Home of the Academy Awards’ Dolby Theatre. Tinseltown-themed retail, dining and entertainment center features restaurants, a cinema, high-tech bowling lanes, stores such as Louis Vuitton and Lucky Brand Jeans, Sweet! candy store and Ohm nightclub. 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.467.6412. hollywoodandhighland.com
Japanese Village Plaza
Popular plaza in Little Tokyo features some 40 shops selling Japanese books, art, gifts and sundries. Restaurants are Japanese, though one serves excellent Korean barbecue. Mikawaya sells mochi ice cream. 335 E. 2nd St., downtown.
Retailers offer 50%–70% savings on gems, watches and fine jewelry. At the St. Vincent’s Jewelry Center (645–650 S. Hill St.), you’ll find 500 jewelry merchants. Between Hill Street and Broadway, from 5th to 8th streets, downtown.
King Baby Studio
An on-site jewelry factory (available for tours), in a cool industrial space featuring reclaimed Venice Pier planks, makes this boutique no ordinary shopping experience. Here, skilled craftsmen create a variety of sterling silver jewelry designs that have been worn by celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna. 1621 12th St., Santa Monica, 310.828.4438. kingbabystudio.com
LA Phil Store
Featuring distinctive merchandise reflecting the synergy of music & architecture that is Walt Disney Concert Hall, home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Find Apparel, books and stationery, gifts, jewelry, music and children’s items. 131 S. Grand Ave., L.A., 213.972.3440. laphilstore.com
Malibu Country Mart
Outdoor center with upscale boutiques such as Curve, Letarte swimwear, Vintage Malibu and Madison, plus Cie Sparks salon, a children’s play area and other amenities and services. Restaurants include Tra di Noi and Taverna Tony. 3835 Cross Creek Road, Malibu, 310.456.7300.
Malibu Lumber Yard
Small collection of upscale retailers adjacent to Malibu Country Mart, including Alice + Olivia, Maxfield, Kitson, Vilebrequin, Alexis Bittar and Tory Burch. 3939 Cross Creek Road, Malibu, 310.456.7395.
This mall by the shore features a Diane’s Beachwear as well as a Macy’s and Macy’s Men’s and Home. Concierges assist with taxies, strollers and even lottery tickets. 3200 Sepulveda Ave., Manhattan Beach, 310.546.5555.
Pottery factory converted to upscale shopping destination; Design Within Reach, Trilogy Spa and restaurants including Petros Greek Cuisine. Between Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Valley and Morningside drives and Manhattan Beach Civic Center.
Quaint outdoor plaza with upscale boutiques such as OSKA, Cop. Copine, Mohawk General Store and Sugarfina, plus iPic Theaters and restaurants including Sushi Roku. 41 Hugus Alley, Old Pasadena, 626.564.1066.
California’s largest outlet shopping destination. Among 200 stores are Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss Factory Store, DKNY, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Last Call by Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom Rack. Thirty-screen cineplex. 1 Mills Circle, Ontario, 909.484.8300. ontariomills.com
Minimalist shapes meet choice materials in the signature designs of this Germany-based womenswear company, with two area locations serving the modern L.A. woman. The OSKA look is understated and elegant, featuring easy, flattering cuts, an earthy palette and casual, fashionable comfort, all with a unique flair. 9693 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, 310.271.2806; 13 Douglas Alley, Pasadena, 626.432.1729. oska.com
Outdoor shopping promenade near Old Town features stores like Coach, White House Black Market, J.Jill and Tommy Bahama. Los Robles Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, 626.795.8891.
Promenade on the Peninsula
Trilevel open-air shopping center in peaceful Palos Verdes boasts Equinox Fitness Club & Spa, J. Crew, White House/Black Market, Restoration Hardware and more. Cinema, ice-skating rink and casual dining. 500 Deep Valley Drive, Palos Verdes, 310.541.0688.
Hand-made sterling silver and 14k gold jewelry cast from 19th-century wax seals rich in inspirational imagery. 8315 West 3rd St., L.A., 323.424.4807. pyrrha.com
Santa Monica Place
Sleek outdoor mall at south end of Third Street Promenade anchored by Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s. More than 80 boutiques, plus a rooftop Dining Deck and new ArcLight Cinemas. 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, 310.394.1049. santamonicaplace.com
Open-air pedestrian bazaar with heaps of hugely discounted clothes, jewelry and toys. Cash only. Between Olympic Boulevard and 12th Street, Maple and Santee streets, downtown.
South Bay Galleria
Nordstrom anchors more than 140 stores; 16-screen AMC movie theater. Swarovski boutique and Yogurberry are new. 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach, 310.371.7546.
South Coast Plaza
High-end center in Orange County boasts nearly 300 boutiques (Chanel, Céline, Gucci, Chloé, Jimmy Choo) and 40 restaurants, including new Water Grill. Concierge at four locations. 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 800.782.8888.
Upscale row of boutiques and sidewalk cafés. Calypso, Calleen Cordero and H. Lorenzo stores; Ole Henriksen spa and Eden by Eden Sassoon salon. 8600-8700 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.652.2622.
Center with cobblestones in the heart of Beverly Hills features high-end boutiques including Jimmy Choo and Tiffany & Co., plus restaurant 208 Rodeo and fine-art gallery Galerie Michael. 9478 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills, 310.247.7040. 2rodeo.com
Find something for anyone at Universal CityWalk. In addition to dining and entertainment, it offers a combination of more than 30 unique shops. citywalkhollywood.com/shopping.html
Wanna Buy A Watch
This charming shop has been a veritable institution on Melrose Avenue for 25 years, and is renowned for its world-class selection of scarce Rolex and other vine vintage watches and antique diamond rings. 8465 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.653.0467. WannabuyaWatch.com
Home to some of the most magnificent timepieces available in the realm of haute horology. For 20 years, the company has had a commitment to being extraordinary through its superior client service and the selection of some of the finest creations in watchmaking. Westime’s clients herald from around the globe. 10800 W. Pico Blvd., L.A., 310.470.1388; 254 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.271.0000. westimewatches.com
Westfield AT LAX
Retail and dining options curated by Westfield (Fred Segal, MAC Cosmetics, Wolfgang Puck, Spanx, SeaLegs Wine Bar, Porsche Design, Rock & Brews) available to travelers flying out of LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal, as well as terminals 1, 2, 3 and 6. 380 World Way, L.A., 310.646.1770. westfieldatlax.com