The Westside of Los Angeles is a premier shopping destination that offers everything from designer duds and vintage clothing to antiques and sleek furniture.
Visit these retail strips on your next shopping trip:
- Beverly Boulevard
Hailed by Architectural Digest as “one of the best design blocks in Los Angeles”, Beverly Boulevard is the place to go for mid-20th century furniture. The area is packed with upscale showrooms, the most celebrated of which is Modernica. Known for its fiberglass chairs, Modernica is a family-owned and operated factory with its own upholstery shop and woodshop. Their showroom in the boulevard boasts the largest collection of Modernica ceramics, tables, chairs, bed frames, dressers and storage units you will find anywhere.
Aside from furniture, the boulevard is also a hotspot for high-end fashion – Stella McCartney’s eponymous store offers the full range of the British designer’s products, including apparel, footwear and fragrances.
- La Brea Avenue
La Brea Avenue has a reputation for being one of LA’s artsy retail strips and for good reason – it’s lined with urban antique stores and furniture galleries that sell handcrafted wood pieces, steel desks, and velvet-upholstered sofas.
Stop by La Brea Bakery to get a bite of their famous sourdough baguette, which topped The Washington Post’s artisan bread round-up in 2001. Their avenue café also serves fresh salads, burgers, and pizzas.
- Robertson Boulevard
One of LA’s most popular shopping districts, Robertson Boulevard is home to trendy boutiques that cater to a celebrity clientele. The Dolce and Gabbana flagship store, for one, carries both the men’s and women’s lines, along with an impressive collection of accessories.
Come to Kinara Spa for some much-deserved pampering. This highly regarded day spa originated the Red Carpet Facial, a skin treatment that will have you camera-ready in no time.
- Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills’ Golden Triangle
One of LA’s most iconic streets, Rodeo Drive is synonymous with high fashion. Here you’ll find the most recognizable names in fashion, like Prada and Chanel, along with newer high-end labels. The 16 blocks surrounding it is called the Golden Triangle, which is filled with upscale shops and department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue. A number of day spas that offer classic skin and nail treatments can also be found in the area.
- The Sunset Strip
The Sunset Strip has its fair share of high-end shops, particularly the ones found in upscale Sunset Plaza, but it also has a distinct bohemian flavor. The east side of it is home to indie fashion labels, vinyl records, midcentury modern furniture and artisanal goods. Come here to shop for home furnishings geared towards small-space living and sustainability.
- Hollywood Boulevard
There’s no better place to shop for Hollywood memorabilia than Hollywood Boulevard itself. The Walk of Fame is lined with shops that sell souvenirs and posters. The Hollywood Book and Poster Company has an extensive collection of movie posters along with photocopies of thousands of film and TV scripts.
- Melrose Avenue West
This chic district is home to the Pacific Design Center and the MOCA Pacific Design Center. Shop for antique and contemporary pieces at a number of furniture galleries and furniture stores and sit down for a meal at of the restaurants that serve delectable French or Southeast Asian fare.
Take a detour of Melrose Place, which just one block north of the avenue – the strip is lined with upscale clothing stores that carry labels like Carolina Herrera, Monique Lhuillier, Isabel Marant and Diane von Furstenberg.
For more shopping options, visit the LA Tourist website.