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
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...
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...
Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA, 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...
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
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...
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...
8115 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
What started as one girl selling Salvation Army finds on eBay has turned into a global online destination for millennial fashion with its own clothing line and, as of 2014, physical storefronts in the company’s hometown of Los Angeles. Much like...
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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