The Best Shopping in Los Angeles
Collected by Susan Mason , AFAR Local Expert
In Los Angeles, there seems to be a shop for every hobby. Foodies can expect cheesemongers, butchers, and spice markets. Clothing enthusiasts will find sneaker shops and an array of vintage and high-end boutiques in the Fashion District. For those who take their creative crafts and athletic pursuits seriously, there are master craftspeople cranking out everything from instruments to surfboards. If you want it, you're likely to find it for sale in L.A.
Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291, USA
On my way for dinner at The Tasting Kitchen, I noticed that Abbot Kinney Boulevard was packed of street food trucks from top to bottom. Taking place every friday evening, the food trucks that usually patrol the downtown area gather together on...
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...
7850 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
I guess you could say I’m more scavenger than shopper: nothing gets me more motivated than a pile of junk that could potentially house a one-of-a-kind find (I treat Los Angeles in the same way). So when it comes to second-hand shops,...
1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA
The Rose Bowl is a must-see while you're in Pasadena. Catch a UCLA game if you're visiting during college football season, explore the world's largest flea market, or join a daily run with locals on the bike path around the stadium. Check the...
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...
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...
453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
This gem in Downtown LA is one of my favorite places after a nice coffee at Coffee Bar. You could literally spend hours in this place. The first floor has a great selection of new and used books for all readers, while the second floor is a huge...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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