This vintage shop is run out of a private backyard, and is open by appointment seven days a week. It’s a very well-organized operation, and visitors have the option of shopping by collection and era, from the “pre-1920s” to the “1970s and beyond” and everything in between. Browse through a colorful collection of home decor, linens, vintage books, and clothing. Toadstool’s sister shop, The Ghost Farm, specializes in vintage books and linen. Every few months the farm sets up a Vintage Tea Party on its lawn, and serves visitors food while they browse the beautifully curated items.
This homespun antique and vintage clothing shop is a hidden gem, a perfect place to hunt for second-hand treasures. It’s a shop full of character housed in a corner building that looks a little like an old California Victorian. Jewelry, antique furniture, typewriters, tea cups, linens, memorabilia, Persian rugs and other items line the walls. Visitors will find the store larger than it looks from the outside, and will no doubt come away with something worthwhile. Legend has it a black Labrador roams the halls.
Considered the best Italian source on the Westside, this place has long been a favorite of all Angelenos. Its homemade fresh pasta might be a good enough reason to travel to Santa Monica, but there are innumerable reasons to go to the deli itself. Featuring terrific cold cuts, extra large Italian subs, sensational cheeses, imported cooking oils and tasty olives, Bay Cities is a place any Italian connoisseur will appreciate. Don't miss the Greek and Middle Eastern specialties as well.
This charming little Silver Lake boutique holds a bounty of hidden gems. From household trinkets, cookbooks, jewelry and handbags to lotions, Clover will have you in a tizzy with all the lovely goodies it carries. Aside from the accessories, Clover also carries men and women's clothing, notably designer denim. Bohemian meets modern for the items found here, making it a quintessential Los Angeles shop.
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'.
Elegant craftsmanship and crude primitives peacefully co-exist in Dispela Antiques. It's an odd combination, this marriage of antiques from the late 19th and early 20th-century and Papua New Guinea Tribal Art, but you are never short of visual stimulation when you're browsing here. A treat for an art connoisseur and enthusiast, this place draws people from all walks of life.
St. Vincent's Jewelry Center is a house of more than 500 wholesalers, manufacturers, gemmologists and retailers operating along with one another. Platinum, gold, silver, diamond, precious stones, pearls: expensive or regular, you name it and you're bound to find it. If it's a one stop shop you're looking for, this is your best bet. You can find a wide variety of jewelry designs and brands stacked together right here! As far as your pocket goes, Vincent's offers jewelry at the best competitive prices.
AYA BY DK is the brainchild of Dina Kabdolla and is named after the designer and owner's daughter. It is a local brand that has carved a niche in the city's fashion world with their distinct artisanal prints for streetwear. Inspired by street art, abstract paintings and geometric pattern, their collection is for those who love to dress differently and stand out in the crowd.
Echo Park Time Travel Mart is a one stop convenience shop for all your time traveling needs. There are potions, devices, and other paraphernalia to help you experience both the future and the past. Barbarian repellent, mammoth chunks, and leeches might all be helpful if you are traveling back in time, or feel free to prepare for the future with robot milk or an evil robot memory eraser. There is even some advice on how to handle meeting yourself. Though products tend to be more expensive than one would expect, just remember that these fun and novel products are absolutely cool. All profits go to 826LA, which is a non profit organization founded by author Dave Eggers which provides free tutoring and creative writing help to kids. The store also sells publications of the children's writing.
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.
Fashion is more than just wearing good-looking clothes and at Carol Young Undesigned one finds stylish, creative and functional apparel with a long shelf-life. The focus here is on creating an easy-to-move-in clothing for the modern woman out of recycled and reversible fabrics. From bamboo denim to angelic translucent pleated silks to mix and match organic cotton knits, one will find quality clothing without any compromise on the design and look. Carol has clients ranging from well-known curators, models, architects to the modern working women who care for the environment. Visit website for more details.