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.
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.
La famosa città di Beverly Hills è senza dubbio sinonimo di Los Angeles. Dalle ville sfarzose al glamour associato a Hollywood, Beverly Hills incarna l'essenza dello stile di vita stravagante di Los Angeles. C'è molto da scoprire qui, abbastanza da giustificare una visita di uno o più giorni. Potete iniziare esplorando il cuore di Beverly Hills, la favolosa Rodeo Drive e le strade adiacenti, tutte costeggiate da alcune delle migliori boutique di fama nazionale e mondiale. Visitate alcune gallerie d'arte, come la Gagosian e la William A. Karges, situate nella stessa zona. Mangiate un boccone in locali e panetterie più informali, oppure concedetevi il lusso del leggendario Spago. Nella zona troverete anche decine di centri termali di alto livello. Una passeggiata a metà pomeriggio nel lussureggiante Beverly Hills Park offre un piacevole cambio di ritmo e una pausa nella natura durante le vostre esplorazioni urbane. I quartieri commerciali di West Melrose e Robertson offrono agli amanti dello shopping ulteriori possibilità per dedicarsi ad esso.
It isn't exaggerating to say that Rodeo Drive contains some of the most expensive real estate on the planet. Remember Julia Roberts' shopping spree in Pretty Woman? Rodeo Drive is where she went. The place boasts of a great mixture of clothing, restaurants, unique shops and celebrity spotting. Be warned, however, some of the stores are so exclusive, shopping is by appointment only.
With harder-to-find upscale boutiques as well as the usual mall fare, the Beverly Center is one of the more popular shopping destinations in the city of Los Angeles. The structure itself is certainly unique for a mall, with two floors of shops and a third of food court and cinemas atop five-levels of parking, filling an entire city block. Among the more unique stores found here are Belgravia Collection, Betsey Johnson, Cabochon Fine Jewelry, Alexio, Club Monaco, Politix, Vertex, The Icing and Shauna Stein.
This jewelry store was founded in 1948 by David Webb and Nina Silberstein and is now one of the most respected jewelry stores in the world. The pieces are well-crafted and original, and feature a wide variety of colors and designs. All of the pieces are made in the shops in New York under watchful eyes of the owners who demand only perfection.Visit the website for information.
Rosemarie McCaffrey Antiques sells unique antiques from the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries, with most of them handcrafted French Country items that you won't find anywhere else. The furniture here is elegant and timeless as well as eclectic and each exquisite piece is sure to add that alluring touch to your home. In addition to furniture, the shop sells paintings, pottery, collectibles and antique mirrors from the 18th and 19th Centuries to further enhance your interiors. Whether you are looking to redecorate your whole house or just want a decorative piece to accentuate your current decor, you will find what you need.
Timothy Jay Inc sells aromatic candles to liven up your home and your life. Timothy Sullivan and Jay Castellano began making candles in Tim's kitchen in 1996, and after much success selling their creations to Los Angeles stores, they opened their own shop. They specialize in creating candles filled with lots of rich perfume oil in scents of pine, orange, lilac, gardenia, roses and more. Many scents are fused together to create original scents that are unlike any other scented candles in the world.
This fine shop specializes in both traditional and modern invitations that will impress your invitees with their elegance and understated simplicity. Most of the invitations are created on handmade paper. Brenda Himmel Stationery store also carries stationery from names like William Arthur and Crane for business and personal purposes, picture frames, photo albums and a small selection of books.
For all of your wall decor needs, come to Canterbury Art Shoppe in Westchester. The friendly staff is knowledgeable and helpful and will assist you in choosing the perfect custom frame for your masterpiece. With a certified framer on the premises, you can be sure that your order will be treated with careful and individual attention. The shop also sells decorations for any wall, original art in the tiny gallery and graphics for home or business.
A popular chain of boutiques from Down Under, this branch in West Hollywood is famous for creating some unique fashion masterpieces as well. This place aims to mix contemporary urban style with girly glamor. It also offers the latest in beach wear; bold designs created by fashion gurus, such as Zimmerman, Leona Edmiston and Sunjoo Moon are available too. The clientèle includes the fashion divas of Hollywood, such as Tori Spelling, Nicky Hilton, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Marley Shelton. Just walk in and walk out with something unique that will not only make heads turn but make you feel like a million bucks.