The Best L.A. Neighborhoods and Malls for Shopping
Collected by Susan Mason , AFAR Local Expert
In Los Angeles, there seems to be a district or neighborhood for different shopping needs: Farmers' markets, strip malls that specialize in vintage clothes, entire streets known for fashion-forward clothes, clusters of shops supporting the surf lifestyle. If you want it, you're likely to find it for sale in L.A.
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,...
Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291, USA
Abbot Kinney Boulevard is possibly the trendiest street in Los Angeles, where boho-chic beachgoers glide along the sidewalk like it's a runway, with besties and beaux at their sides. Open up your wallet at boutiques like Scotch & Soda, with...
Rodeo Dr, California, USA
The four-block stretch that's collectively known as Rodeo Drive is one of the most expensive and luxurious shopping streets in the world. This is a mecca for well-heeled, brand-conscious shoppers. Celebrity sightings, gorgeous European-inspired...
7850 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
From fancy to funky to sometimes downright fugly, Melrose Ave. is a shopping mecca for all tastes and budgets. While tourists flock to this famous strip to browse the shops, locals know to show up on Sundays for the landmark Melrose Trading...
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Though Little Tokyo's beginnings date back to the year 1885, this historic district is no stranger to new development. It's the place to go for Japanese food, of course—there are plenty of delectable options, both old and new. Your...
1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA
On the second Sunday of every month, bargain hunters, collectors, designers, tourists, and other curious shoppers head to the historic Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, where 2,500 vendors of furniture, accessories, clothes, crafts, vinyl, and more...
225 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90402, USA
The red, barn-like structure of the Brentwood Country Mart is a nostalgic facade for a familial shopping and dining experience. Stalls of luxury boutiques mix with specialty shops and services like the original Post Office, which has been...
6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
The Farmers Market, next to the Grove shopping center, is a historic L.A. landmark dating to 1934. What was once 12 farmers' fresh produce trucks is now a maze of specialty shops, fruit stands, bakeries, butcheries, permanent eateries, and...
1351 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
Santa Monica is built for strolling, with groomed dirt paths along the coastal cliffs, a well-kept boardwalk and beaches, and a pedestrian promenade packed with stores and brand names. After hours on your feet, seek respite in one of the many...
Los Angeles, CA 90014, USA
The streets of LA are everyday runways, and one of the best ways to dress like the stars without breaking the bank is to go to the source: downtown LA's Fashion District. Here, designers and distributors work day-in-and-day-out creating and...
3916 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA
Housing specialty cheese, flower, and coffee shops, the burnt red stucco complex that sits under the vintage “Sunset Junction” sign is the central watering hole for Silver Lake’s creative clientele. From this bustling hub, caffeinated shoppers...
754 Wall St, Los Angeles, CA 90014, USA
Los Angeles has a dry landscape of cacti, chaparral, and concrete, so the flood of color upon entering the Original Flower Market is a wondrous awakening of the senses. Hundreds of varieties of flowers from all parts of the world are at a...
W 3rd St, California, USA
Centrally located, the W 3rd Street strip of one-of-a-kind boutiques is the perfect mile to stretch your legs and treat yourself before dashing off to your next destination. With options for all budgets, styles, and tastes, these mom-and-pop...