Black-Owned Businesses to Support in Los Angeles

Looking for ways to show your support for the black community? Donate, shop and dine at the many outstanding black-run businesses throughout Los Angeles. by Alicia Luchak and Gillian Glover BUSINESSES Adaora Beauty This salon and beauty supply company has it all, from skin care to top-tier unprocessed wigs. Plus, check out its selection of […]

Retail Therapy… From Your Couch

Succumb to some feel-good online retail therapy and support Los Angeles boutiques at the same time. Nothing like a little retail therapy to spice up those long days at home. Local businesses are quickly shifting to an e-commerce focus as a way to continue serving their customers and also as a way to stay afloat […]

Style is in Season: Where to Shop Luxury Brands in L.A.

  Whether you’re headed back to school or work, the fall season is the perfect time to upgrade every area of your closet. Now more than ever, Los Angeles’ stylish shopping centers and retail districts are drawing some of the coolest online fashion labels and luxury brands—and here are the latest stores you’ll want to […]

Hot Summer Style: Sizzlin’ L.A. Swimwear Looks

From Malibu to Long Beach, L.A.’s coast is sizzling with the season’s best swimwear styles. Cobalt, red and yellow are top hues; try white, animal prints and stripes too. High waists, high-cut legs, asymmetry and sleeves are all the rage, as are textured, shiny and eco-friendly fabrics. Scallops, belts, ties, ruffles, O-rings and trendy accessories […]

Workout & About: Best Outdoor Workouts in Los Angeles

Los Angeles continues to set trends in wellness and fitness, and spring and summer are packed with many ways to break a sweat while getting to know the city. By Vicki Arkoff Los Angeles is the well-toned wellness capital of America for good reason: The opportunities are endless for enjoying the great outdoors while obsessing […]

Get Primped and Pampered at L.A.’s Newest Beauty Destinations

Get pampered head-to-toe at L.A.’s most buzzworthy new beauty destinations. And Drybar founder Ali Webb’s latest venture updates the massage experience for the modern era. By Suzanne Ennis. Trendy Tips: Olive & June / ORLY Color Labs In 2013, Sarah Gibson Tuttle opened Olive & June Beverly Hills, and it quickly became the go-to mani-pedi […]

Trend-Proof: The Stronghold on Abbot Kinney Boulevard

By Joseph LeMoyne The Stronghold, whose mascot Stronghold Steve once appeared on its labels and buttons, has a rich heritage. Founded in 1895, and reportedly Los Angeles’ oldest fashion label, the brand of work clothes was endorsed in 1916 by Charlie Chaplin, who later wore the company’s products in the film Modern Times. Henry Fonda […]

Fashion Row: dRA Boutique in the Arts District Downtown

The number of new lines launched in Los Angeles has shifted the industry’s center of gravity westward. A prime example is Diana Ra, whose trendy dRA label has benefited from L.A.’s more nurturing creative community. By Joseph LeMoyne. Moving to New York used to be a prerequisite for emerging fashion designers hoping to advance their […]

Refashioning L.A.’s Treasures

The City of Angels’ architectural gems are getting a second, stylish life. By Danielle Directo-Meston. Fashion and architecture are no strange bedfellows, and Los Angeles is a haven for both. Despite what stereotypes will have everyone believe, the City of Angels is not a desert filled with beige strip malls and athleisure enthusiasts. In fact, […]

Palisades Village Unites Unique, Women-Led Boutiques

Sandwiched between Santa Monica and Malibu, the Pacific Palisades has long been a choice neighborhood in which to live. Now, thanks to the opening of Caruso’s Palisades Village this fall, it’s a shopping mecca, too. By Suzanne Ennis. Among the 125,000-square-foot mixed-use development’s offerings are more than 40 specialty and boutique retailers, including many “firsts” […]