Shopping in Hollywood

  • Shopping in Hollywood

    Muji

    This Japan-based 'lifestyle department store' brings Stateside a modern, minimalist Japanese aesthetic to its housewares, kitchenware, office accessories, luggage, techie aromatherapy diffusers that can double as nifty table lamps, and ineffably, understatedly cool men's and women's fashions. The name means 'no brand, quality goods,' though paradoxically it's become its own brand to legions of fans.

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    JF Chen

    A go-to for professional curators, celebrities and their interior decorators, JF Chen offers two cluttered floors of museum-quality furniture and decorative arts from greats such as Poul Kjaerholm, Ettore Sottsass and Charles and Ray Eames. There's never a shortage of extraordinary pieces, whether its a mid-Century Modern table made of cork, or a 1972 leather armchair shaped like a giant baseball glove.

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    Amoeba Music

    When a record store not only survives but thrives in this techno age, you know it's doing something right. Flip through 500,000 new and used CDs, DVDs, videos and vinyl at this granddaddy of music stores, which also stocks band-themed T-shirts, music memorabilia, books and comics. Handy listening stations and the store's outstanding Music We Like booklet keep you from buying lemons.

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    Ralph Pucci

    Not so much a furniture showroom as a gallery of spectacular contemporary design. Whether it's sculptural lighting by Hervé Van der Straeten and Jogn Wigmore, or cartoonish armoires by Elizabeth Garouste, Ralph Pucci has a knack for showcasing current design talent bound to become the collectables of tomorrow. Painfully expensive, but a delight to wander through.

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    Bhan Kanom Thai

    Part of a Thai strip mall called New Hollywood Plaza, this heavenly scented food store peddles all manner of Thai desserts, including candy, dried fruit, gummies, sours, crisps and cakes. If you're not sure where to start, order the cult-status kanom krok (grilled coconut puddings), made fresh in-house.

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    Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits & Cheese

    Bellies rumble like fault lines inside this gourmet providore, where shelves are stocked with elegant wines, craft spirits, artisan cheese and high-end pantry essentials. Thankfully, freshly made Italian panini (half/full size from $4.25/7.50) are also on hand when those hunger pangs win out.

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    Counterpoint

    Woodblock stacks are packed high with used fiction, while crude plywood bins are stuffed with vinyl soul, classical and jazz. The real gems (the rare first editions and vintage rock posters) are in the collectible wing next door.

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    Hollywood & Highland

    It’s appropriate that a Disney-fied shopping mall should be the spark for Hollywood Blvd’s rebirth. A marriage of kitsch and commerce next to the Dolby Theatre, the main showpiece is a triumphal arch, inspired by DW Griffith’s 1916 movie Intolerance and framing the Hollywood sign. The limited retail mix is mainly midrange and mainstream.

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    Space 15 Twenty

    The hippest mini-mall in Hollywood, this designer construct of brick, wood, concrete and glass is home to streetwear-cum-skateboard store Pharmacy Boardshop and women's boho-chic boutique Free People. The venue is also home to a branch of Umani Burger, plus a salon and regular pop-ups and other special events; see the website for details.