It is no small feat for an independent bookstore to stay in business during the times when even giant chains have caved in. It is a downright marvel when a brand-new bookstore emerges and proceeds to forge upstream against the general trend of brick-and-mortar decline. One such miracle occurred in the midst of the Downtown Arts District in 2011 when The Last Bookstore opened its doors, dazzling eager bibliophiles and inquisitive passers-by with its spacious, beautifully laid-out interior packed full of new and used editions of every genre. With its affordable prices, friendly staff and a massive, continuously changing collection, the bookstore quickly claimed for itself a permanent place among the most popular destination of Downtown LA.
La célèbre ville de Beverly Hills est incontestablement synonyme de Los Angeles. Des opulents manoirs au glamour associé à Hollywood, Beverly Hills incarne l’essence du style de vie fantaisiste de Los Angeles. Il y a beaucoup à faire ici, assez pour justifier une visite d’une journée, voire plus. Vous pourriez commencer en explorant le cœur de Beverly Hills, la fabuleuse rue Rodeo Drive et les rues adjacentes, toutes bordées de certaines des meilleures boutiques de classe mondiale d’un bout à l’autres. Visitez ensuite quelques galeries d’art, comme la Gagosian Gallery et William A. Karges Fine Art, situées dans cette même zone. Mangez un morceau dans l’un des cafés ou boulangerie plus décontracté, ou faites-vous au plaisir au légendaire Spago. Des dizaines de spas de premier ordre sont également tout proches. En milieu d’après-midi, une promenade dans le luxuriant parc de Beverly Hills vous permettra de ralentir un peu la cadence et de profiter de la nature entre vos explorations urbaines. Les quartiers commerçants de West Melrose et Robertson sont des endroits incontournables pour les fans de shopping.
Ce n'est pas une éxagération que de dire que Rodeo Drive accueille les boutiques les plus chères de la planète. Souvenez vous de Julia Roberts dans le film Pretty Woman. Rodeo Drive Shopping District est l'endroit où elle fit ses emplettes. L'endroit est rempli de boutiques de haute couture, de restaurants et de magasins uniques. Faites attention cependant, car vous ne pouvez entrer dans certains magasins sans avoir réservé auparavant.
The Fashion District sprawls over 90 blocks of downtown Los Angeles, and is just the place to be if you are looking for bargains or wholesale material. This section of the city is absolutely crammed with stores selling designer clothing, shoes, accessories, textiles and even flowers at unbeatable rates. Other bric-a-brac on display includes toys, lingerie, CDs, prom gowns and kids wear. Over 1,000 such retailers show off their wares at a flea market, which always dons a festive appearance. Weekends are particularly busy, with great discounts of up to 30 percent. Hours of operation and credit cards may vary by store.
Natives in-the-know refer to this outdoor bazaar as The Alley and here is where you will find a quarter mile of goods of every description and wall-to-wall people in search of the perfect bargain. Here in Santee Alley you will find casual and chic day wear and evening wear. There are all kinds of jewelry concessions as well as menswear, children's clothing, lingerie and toys. If you like the idea of searching through piles and piles of merchandise for the best bargains, among throngs of other people who are doing the same thing, you won't want to miss cruising The Alley.
Possèdant des magasins très rares, ainsi que les grands classiques des galeries commerciales, c'est une des destinations shopping de Los Angeles. Sa structure en elle même est unique pour un centre commercial : deux étages de magasins, le troisième étage accueillant des restaurants et des cinémas, ainsi que cinq étages de parking. Parmi les grandes marques retrouvez Belgravia Collection, Betsey Johnson, Cabochon Fine Jewelry, Alexio, Club Monaco, Politix, Vertex et The Icing and Shauna Stein. Le paiement en carte bleue de crédit est accepté dans la plupart des magasins.
This cigar shop has been in business since the 1940s. It started out selling only its own line of cigars which were simple but high in quality and flavor.These days, the owners sell 25-30 other brands in addition to their own line, which has evolved into a premium cigar over the decades. The owners sell their cigars in boxes with bands. Cigar lovers should definitely give the house brand a try as it is aromatic and delightful. Call for open hours.
This is the store to come to for information about Japan. It carries an enormous inventory of English language books about Japan, as well as books in the Japanese language. You can also find Japanese magazines, CDs, computer software and videos in Japanese with English subtitles.
Marukai Market is fittingly located in the Little Tokyo neighborhood of Los Angeles as this supermarket specializes in Japanese groceries. Here, you can shop for everything associated with Japan, from sushi party platters to kimonos in a range of styles and patterns. It also stocks pottery and ceramics printed with beautiful Asian designs, hibachi grill, which is a heating apparatus for cooking East Asian food, packaged curries, green tea packets, electronics, cosmetics and personal care products. Whether you are looking for Japanese furniture to infuse tranquility into your home, or the perfect ingredients to cook Japanese meals, this supermarket won't disappoint.
Fugetso-Do, a small Japanese sweet shop, open since 1903, is the oldest business in the Little Tokyo area. They sell candies, sweet bean paste, rice crackers and taffy, cake and other confections. The decor of this store is old fashioned but welcoming. You will surely be amazed by the wide variety at this sweet store. The specialty here is the Mochi, Japenese confection made out of steamed glutinous rice. Fugetsu-Do founder, Seiichi Kito is the one who originally created the popular fortune cookie concept. And yes, they are freshly made every morning!
At this lovely store, you will surely find anything or everything that is 'Made in Japan'. The racks are brimming with cool and cute stuff, and those who like trinkets will end up buying more than what they had decided. Toys, bento boxes, fans, incense, kitchen tools, tea sets, bath supplies and so forth is up for sale here. So visit this outlet for a fun-filled treasure hunting spree.