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Essence-blending is a creative art-form at Strange Invisible Perfumes in L.A. Founder Alexandra Balahoutis' iconic label ferments an exquisite collection of fragrances to suit every style and aesthetic. Scents and Eaux De Parfum in an array of interesting and innovative varieties like Tour D'Ivorie, Heroine, Fire and Cream, Narcotic are up for sampling. Also on offer are a range of bath and body products - Lavender, Frankincense and Coriander composed shower gels and lotions - that make for great gifts and giveaways. Unlike most brands, the ones at this fragrance house are minus synthetic agents and exhale honest and enchanting aromas, to evoke all your senses.
Locals and frequent visitors to Los Angeles cannot be unfamiliar with this name. It's not just trendy clothing that Opening Ceremony is known for; the store owners make sure that the fashion conscious are always on point with the ever rotating themes on display. The store has been a pioneer of the fashions of the East Coast to the West. With two flagship stores in New York City, this store carries forward the tradition of hip clothing. The shop offers accessories as well for a complete chic look. Changing your wardrobe? Pick up something here for the 'Opening Ceremony'.
The Way We Wore is a treasure house of modern vintage fashions curated by Doris Raymond, who founded the original Way We Wore store in San Francisco in the early 1980s. The store has a local and international reputation for the quality and variety of its 20th-century vintage fashion wear, including haute couture, sportswear, evening wear, museum quality pieces, and originals and replicas of designer gowns. Raymond runs a resource design library next door, available for a visit by appointment only.
The place is a paradise found for any hipsterette or eccentric fashionista. In short, the store carries some of the most striking and eye-catching t-shirts and tunics in town. But that's not all; there are denims, leggings, frocks and mounds of trendy accessories, all original and with a twist. Sourced directly from select Japanese artists and designers, Popkiller's assortment is unique, edgy and plain unruly in its rampant variety. Furthermore, it spans through mind-boggling miscellany, from fashion eyewear to post cards, stickers and magnets, to weird toys and puzzling gadgets. Grab a two hour parking spot on the street, or in a nearby cheap lot and dive in. You owe it to yourself to experience Popkiller first-hand.
If ever the Palisades residents needed a boutique to go to for their shopping needs, they wouldn't have to travel too far. This quaint little shop is named after the owner, Elyse Walker, who takes pride in stocking her store with the latest in style. The clothes are by designers like Cavalli, Prada and Miu Miu to name a few. The choice here should keep you busy for a while browsing around for that perfect fit. Drop by if you're in the area.
Easily one of the most unique and quaint stores on the Robertson Street shopping strip, Les Pommettes has proffered its subtle Parisian repertoire for quite a few years. Customer parking is located next door, behind Curve. Upon entering Les Pommettes, you are greeted by radiant staff members, well-versed in latest trends and individualized styling. Thankfully, you can count on expert advice and plenty of help choosing a one-of-a-kind delicate gossamer frock or a few dainty accessories to accent your wardrobe. Be advised that the boutiques prices are proportionate to the exclusive nature of the selection, but well within reach of most choosy fashionistas.
Setting it apart from the rest, this eclectic little Silver Lake boutique offers patrons hard-to-find designer pieces, artisan products and treasures culled from around the world. The shop has been carefully curated and crafted by husband and wife duo Bo and Kevin Carney, and has been open since 2010. Find quirky apothecary items next to a gorgeous side table from Morocco or update your wardrobe with the latest from lines like APC, Offcine, and Dries Van Norten. A boutique for both men and women with chic curiosities and fashionable clothing, Mohawk General Store is a great Los Angeles gem.
James Perse's Melrose store is located right opposite Maxfield. Don't ever expect your visits to be the same, especially since the decor is changed to complement the collection at all times. The display includes clothes for men, women and children as well. Casual and stylish, the collections are relatively reasonable. The brand comprises nine collections including Standard James Perse Loungewear for Men, James Perse Los Angeles Girls 7-14, Baby James for Boys and James Perse Malibu.