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.
If you want to see everything that L.A. shopping is known for, there is no better place than Melrose Avenue Shopping District, especially on a Sunday afternoon. You can find expensive showrooms between La Cienega and Crescent Heights ( Fred Segal, Miù Miù). If you are not a brand fanatic, you can hit one of the reasonably priced boutiques. You really haven't "done L.A." until you have been here.
For those who are looking for a taste of Beverly Hills shopping, but actually have limits on their credit cards, Robertson Boulevard Shopping District is worth checking out with a variety of stores, like Agnes B. and Ghost found here. At Robertson Boulevard Shopping District, you will not be disappointed, as you can eat, drink and shop like the stars on L.A's celebrity-frequented streets. Some shops are a little easy on the wallet while others are not so.
The Grove is a LA institute in itself. Bustling with high end branded shopping stores, numerous popular restaurants, a movie theater with 14 screens and some of the best events in the city, Grove is on everyone's itinerary. Their events calendar features some glamorous soirees, which are attended by the who's who of the city. Shop for top brands, such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Banana Republic and lots more. There are also shops that specialize in children's wear. Once you're done with shopping, grab a quick bite at one of the cafes or check out the latest flick. The Grove has something for everyone.
The Americana at Brand is an upscale outdoor shopping center that offers a variety of boutiques, department stores, and more. Lined with beautiful fountains, make sure to head to the main fountain and be amazed at the water and lights "dancing" to the music at set times. If you get tired of walking hop on board the shopping center's trolley that will take you from around the plaza. There are also plenty of restaurants to unwind at after a long shopping haul. You can also see a film at the onsite movie theater.
Located on the bustling Lincoln Boulevard, this upscale boutique offers some avant-garde exquisite finds. Mona Moore is at the precipice of cutting edge fashion, from stunning runway styles to gorgeous silhouettes, and classic designs you'll be sure to find something worth your admiration. Concisely curated, the shop features delicate golden Chanel bands, Marsell booties, and Maiyet satchels.
Alchemy Works is a lifestyle boutique store, set in a beautifully decorated space that has the comfortable ambiance of a chic living-room rather than a store. People are encouraged to pick up a coffee, sink into the couch with a magazine, browse through the store and strike up a conversation with the friendly and helpful staff at this shop. Every item in this store is a well thought out addition. The spacious interior once held a 1959 Fiat Abarth Spyder and now is home to a vintage sailboat. With a large variety of products available at Alchemy, including surfboards, clothes, jewelry, hats, wallets, key-chains, wallets, sunglasses, paintings, easels, crockery, mirror frames, shoes and even potted plants, customers are sure to find something to purchase.
This trendy store is an international retail chain of fashionable sunglasses and belongs to the world’s largest eyewear company, the Luxottica Group. There are a variety of designs, frames and shades that keep changing as per the season and style; so the next time you are hunting for a classic or a cool pair of eye wear do visit the Sunglass Hut located on the West 7th Street in LA.
Renowned for her whimsical fashion, Raquel Allegra is a designer par excellence for those who have an eclectic or a bit offbeat fashion sense. Her flagship boutique done up in concrete and exposed wood is a reflection of the designer's style. Tie-dyed tees, cashmere, dresses and jumpsuits that are deep in texture and make their own individual statement are showcased in this high-end store.
H&M the leading high-end brand has taken the fashion market by storm with a chain of locations world over. This fashion forward brand brings the latest trends, fresh styles and youthful designs with attractive pricing better than the prevailing competitors. Every time you visit H&M you are sure to find a new selection of clothing and accessories that are never repeated from their past collection.
The Stockholm-originated high-end studio is located in the Eastern Columbia Building in Downtown Los Angeles, and is supposedly the fashion house's largest studio yet. Following the Swedish mantra of minimalism, the store exhibits its collections against a steely grey backdrop, with everything from women's apparel and accessories to a similar range of menswear featuring in this 5000 square feet (464.51 square meters) store. The store also ups the ante with their upmarket ins-tore cafe, and a VIP room for their more well-heeled clientele.
Dean specializes in all things leather, though not your typical Western wear, think more of upscale, haute couture Italian style with a hipster twist. Every product on the shelves and racks is made in the U.S.A. and the handcrafted quality is impeccable. Located in Silverlake, items on sale include handbags, watches, belts and other necessities. The prices of course reflect the craftsmanship, however these leather made goods are built to last.