The Best Shopping Boutiques in Los Angeles
Collected by AFAR Editors , AFAR Staff
Find California retail bliss at these shops and boutiques. Shop in places that speak to the best L.A. has to offer: breezy dresses, great books, design-forward sneakers, imported charcuterie, skateboards designed in the back room.
3339 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
Since launching her handbags and accessories line in 2008, accessories designer Clare Vivier has mastered the delicate combination of Parisian chic, American prep, and California cool. While her brand has spread to seven boutiques across...
8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232, USA
A sense of discovery pervades at this innovative, open-air retail development in Culver City, which opened in 2016. Six buildings house first-to-market concept shops, pop-ups, and creative company headquarters. The place is constantly evolving,...
1298 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
This highly curated yet laid-back Echo Park art gallery and shop is where the desert meets the sea, and independent LA and international artists are celebrated for their unique individuality. Near Dodger Stadium, this shop is the second California...
8500 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069, USA
The name Fred Segal—and especially the logo—encapsulates L.A. style. Since the early 1960s, it’s been where Angelenos shop for their denim-heavy wardrobes and, in more recent history, where such trendsetting SoCal brands as Juicy...
453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
When the Last Bookstore debuted in 2005, the name was meant to be ironic. Now, in a world of Kindles and iPads, digital books (or at least digital bookstores) are the norm, and brick-and-mortar establishments such as the Last Bookstore are a dying...
1730 Pomona Ave #5, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA
Shaping a surfboard with ones own hands is sure to be high on the bucket list of any surfer you know. That’s where Shaper Supply Co.’s “Shaping School” comes in, a four-hour introductory lesson on hand-shaping a surfboard (including stand-up...
510 N Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90004, USA
For those looking for a unique sound or story from their guitar, Old Style Guitar shop on the outskirts of Silverlake has one of the best selections. Owner Rueben Cox skillfully refurbishes guitars by hand stocks vintage, rare and specialty...
614 N Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90004, USA
Rare, vintage and boutique brands of bitters and spirits line the shelves of Bar Keeper with a rolling ladder to help reach the top. There also stock useful bar necessities like glassware and shakers as well as fun accessories like coasters and...
10 S De Lacey Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105, USA
Bird Pick is my favorite place for tea. They have a lovely tea bar with specialty teas and creative drink options, and they have beautiful hardwood tables in their cafe. The shelves are lined with loose-leaf teas, and the windows display colorful...
3827 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
I love and collect sneakers, and the guys who own Undefeated create and sell limited-edition collaborations with such brands as Puma, New Balance, and Vans. They also carry all the retro Air Jordans as soon as they are released. 3827 W. Sunset...
1101 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA
For all you crafty folks, stop by Skein while you're in Pasadena! They have a great selection of classic yarns including cashmere and mohair, and they specialize in fashion yarns with new trends every season. They have knitting kits for beginners...
7428 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
A rainbow of vintage clothes and accessories hang from plumbing pipe racks that shoppers as colorful as the collection thumb through for their next style piece. The overall vibe is decidedly 70s, whether rocker chic or funky with fringe,...
3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
Bringing art into everyday life is the goal of Poketo, a small but personality-filled shop inside the hip Line Hotel. What started as a sold out run of “artist wallets” in 2003, is now a haven for all things art with an evolving...
102 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292, USA
Like its name and logo suggests, The Arbor Collective snowboard, skateboard, and apparel brand is rooted in a commitment to the environment and sustainable production practices. The collective's longboards, which are touted as some of the best in...
1344 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, USA
The TOMS flagship store on Abbot Kinney in Venice is less of a shop and more of a grownup Little Rascals clubhouse, complete with a patio, backyard, and coffee bar. Founded by Blake Mycoskie out of a nearby apartment in 2006, TOMS has helped...
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