Must-see shopping in Los Angeles

  • Rose Bowl Flea Market

    Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

    Every month, rain or shine, since the 1960s, the Rose Bowl football field has hosted the 'Flea Market of the Stars,' with rummaging hordes seeking the…

  • Luxe De Ville

    Silver Lake & Echo Park

    Mention Oskar de la Cruz to LA stylists and chances are they know (and love) Oskar and his Echo Park boutique. His sharp eye for rare, uber-stylish and…

  • Fred Segal

    West Hollywood & Mid-City

    No LA shopping trip is complete without a stop at Fred's. Recently relocated from its long-standing Melrose Ave location, this 13,000-sq-ft warren of high…

  • Mohawk General Store

    Silver Lake & Echo Park

    Stylish individualists hit Mohawk for edgy, progressive men's fashion and accessories, including hard-to-find fragrances from the likes of Byredo and…

  • Steven Alan Outpost

    Los Feliz & Griffith Park

    The fashion cognoscenti love New York designer Steven Alan for his super-cute men's and women's threads, which fuse preppy style with unique detailing and…

  • Esqueleto

    Silver Lake & Echo Park

    Esqueleto showcases highly imaginative, affordable collections of fine jewelry from mostly West Coast and New York–based designers. Among them is the work…

  • Sunbeam Vintage

    Los Angeles

    Nirvana for fans of mid-century-modern design, Sunbean Vintage stocks an utterly fabulous collection of retro furniture and homewares. Dive in for…

  • Reformation

    West Hollywood & Mid-City

    Here's classic, retro-inspired, fashionable women's wear that's eco-conscious without the granola. It does it by using pre-existing materials, which means…

  • Last Bookstore in Los Angeles

    Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

    What started as a one-man storefront is now California's largest new-and-used bookstore, and a sight to behold spanning two levels of an old bank building…

  • Bo Bridges Gallery

    South Bay Beaches

    Bridges made his name as a surf photographer then branched into general sport, commercial and pop-art work. Check out dramatic shots of glacier surfers in…

  • Sika

    Los Angeles

    It would be hard to find a better collection of antiques, masks, clothes and jewelry outside of West Africa than those found in this owner-operated…

  • Raggedy Threads

    Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

    A tremendous vintage Americana store just off the main Little Tokyo strip. There's plenty of beautifully ragged denim, with a notable collection of pre…

  • Stars Antique Market

    South Bay Beaches

    If you dig old stuff, weird stuff and weird old stuff, stop by this old barn crammed with Brunswick record players and Hammond typewriters. There are…

  • Mystery Pier Books

    West Hollywood & Mid-City

    An intimate, hidden-away courtyard shop that specializes in selling signed shooting scripts from past blockbusters, and 1st editions from Shakespeare (…

  • Retro Row

    Long Beach & San Pedro

    Everyone from today's hipsters to Hollywood costumers comes to shop at Retro Row's dozens of vintage stores, cafes, hair salons and happening restaurants.

  • Hidden Treasures

    Malibu & Pacific Palisades

    This one-of-a-kind store pops from the Topanga Canyon roadside, thanks to skeletons and mannequins dressed like Egyptian eunuchs and Viking warriors,…

  • Skylight Books

    Los Feliz & Griffith Park

    Occupying two adjoining shopfronts, this much-loved Los Feliz institution carries everything from art, architecture and fashion tomes, to LA history…

  • Arcana

    Los Angeles

    Set in the Helms Complex, this is the city's best visual-arts book depot, with new, fine and out-of-print titles on its shelves and in its cabinets. The…

  • Gold Bug

    Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

    An amazing boutique with a steampunk vibe, Gold Bug shows work and collections created (or curated) by 100 area artists. We saw a robotic, metallic…

  • Wasteland

    West Hollywood & Mid-City

    Large, popular and rather-polished vintage boutique with racks packed with skirts and tops, fur-collared jackets and Pendleton wool shirts.

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    Barneys New York

    Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

    The Beverly Hills branch of New York's most fashion-forward department store delivers four floors of sharply curated collections for women and men. Expect…

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    Meltdown Comics & Collectibles

    West Hollywood & Mid-City

    LA’s coolest comic store proudly lets its geek flag fly, with indie and mainstream comic books, from Japanese manga to graphic novels, and all the…

  • Apolis

    Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

    A tremendous, but not cheap, menswear brand that creates tailored chinos, jeans, T-shirts and blazers. Owned by two Santa Barbarian brothers, the line…

  • Wittmore

    Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

    Wittmore stocks sharp edits of men's threads and accessories best described as high-end Californian cool…think layers, muted colors and pieces that can be…

  • Meow

    Long Beach & San Pedro

    If you have time for only one shop on Retro Row, make it this one. The owner has quite an eye, making it hard not to find something you didn't know you…

  • Hennessey + Ingalls

    Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

    Directly opposite the Southern California Institute of Architecture, this spacious new-and-used bookstore focuses primarily on design in its various forms…

  • Shinola

    Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

    Detroit design company Shinola is well known for its wristwatches, as well as its beautiful, handcrafted leathergoods, from stylish wallets, iPhone covers…

  • Melrose Avenue

    West Hollywood & Mid-City

    This legendary, rock-and-roll shopping strip is as famous for its epic people-watching as for its consumer fruits. You’ll see hair (and people) of all…

  • Linus

    Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

    You've learned to eat, talk and appreciate art like a Venetian; now get around like one. The ultimate Venice bike shop assembles sturdy, steel-frame bikes…

  • General Admission

    Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

    A block from the Abbot Kinney strip, this shop sells coastal-cool clothing and accessories, from sage-green Converse sneakers to surfboards, sunglasses…

  • Eso Won Books

    Los Angeles

    Nearly 30 years in business and still going strong in an Amazon world, this store focuses on African-American literature, fiction and nonfiction…

  • Made by Millworks

    Long Beach & San Pedro

    This large storefront is laid out like a museum gift shop with the works of some 150 artisans who make or source their wares locally: apparel, soaps, even…

  • Puzzle Zoo

    Santa Monica

    Those searching galaxy-wide for the caped Lando Calrissian action figure, look no more. Puzzle Zoo stocks every imaginable Star Wars or anime figurine…

  • Poketo

    Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

    Located in the Arts District, this is Poketo's flagship store. Shop the shelves for a thoughtful mix of mainly US-designed lifestyle products, from hand…

  • Waraku

    Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

    Waraku is a compact, Japanese-owned shop for shoe-lovers. It blends Far East couture with mainstream street brands such as Puma and Converse. Some 60% of…

  • Book Soup

    West Hollywood & Mid-City

    A bibliophile’s indie gem, sprawling and packed with entertainment, travel, feminist and queer studies, eclectic and LA-based fiction, with appearances by…

  • Grove

    West Hollywood & Mid-City

    This faux Italian palazzo is one of LA’s most popular shopping destinations, with 40 name-brand stores, a fountain and a trolley rolling down the middle.

  • Nick Metropolis

    West Hollywood & Mid-City

    There's nothing quite like this street corner occupied with a pack rat's extravagance, not to mention more than a few Instagram photo ops.

  • Muji


    This Japan-based 'lifestyle department store' brings Stateside a modern, minimalist Japanese aesthetic to its housewares, kitchenware, office accessories,…

  • Shag Store

    West Hollywood & Mid-City

    Retro-cool Palm Springs may be a couple hours east of LA, but you don't have to leave West Hollywood to see one of its signature artists. Shag’s paintings…