Best Los Angeles, CA Shopping

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    10. The Americana at Brand

    Let your inner yogi shine at the complimentary yoga class offered by Lululemon Athletica every Sunday morning from 9:30-10:30. A petting zoo, pony rides, and live music will entertain the entire family at Gigi's...

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    9. Beverly Center

    Sip a Starbucks caramel soy latte, while delving into the newly added Prada, Tiffany, and Fendi stores. Located in the heart of Hollywood, at the corner of La Cienega Boulevard and 3rd Street, the Beverly Center...

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    8. Venice Beach Boardwalk

    Muscle-ey, tanned Mr. Universe types at Gold's Gym? Check. Skater dudes straight out of the "Lords of Dogtown" flick? Check. Random street performers dressed in neon outfits singing and dancing their hearts out?...

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    7. Olvera Street

    Located in the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument, the birthplace of LA, Olvera Street is an internationally renowned marketplace offering visitors the best shopping and dining reflected in Mexican and Latino...

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    6. The Grove

    Take a free ride on the Grove Trolley, built from an historic undercarriage of 1950's Boston street car, whisking you from one end of the Grove to the other. Catch a show every hour at the dancing fountain, located...

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    5. Melrose Avenue

    Score the perfect pair of suede vintage cowboy boots or skinny stone-washed jeans at any of multiple resale shops like Buffalo Exchange and Crossroads lining Melrose between Fairfax and La Brea Boulevards. Fun...

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    4. Santee Alley

    Offering the latest fashions at hugely discounted prices makes Santee Alley one of the hottest shopper's destinations in LA. With over 150 stores, "The Alley" spans two downtown blocks from Santee Street, Maple...

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    3. Third Street Promenade

    The newly renovated Santa Monica Place, the outdoor mall that anchors the Third Street Promenade boasts a brand new Nordstrom and fancy outdoor Dining Deck. Host to many special events, including Happy Hour, Yoga,...

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    2. Fashion District

    A bargain hunter's paradise, LA's Fashion District is home to over 1000 retail stores that sell their wares to the general public at deeply discounted wholesale prices. A newly inducted member into Downtown's monthly...

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    1. Rodeo Drive

    Experience old world cobblestone paths and quaint architectural styling at Two Rodeo make your unique shopping experience at Cartier and Valentino reminiscent of an Italian piazza complete with bubbling fountains and...

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About Los Angeles, CA Shopping

Los Angeles is known for its to-die-for shopping scene, thanks in great part to Hollywood stars who always need the latest and greatest. Shopping districts are many, and trendy, upscale boutiques seem to be around ever corner. Savvy shoppers make the most of the city by planning before they indulge in retail therapy. If money is truly no concern, then stroll through the ultra-posh shops on Rodeo Drive, which is within the Golden Triangle (bordered by Santa Monica Boulevard, Wilshire Boulevard, and Canon Drive). Famous site of Julia Roberts' triumphant Pretty Woman shopping spree, the venerated street boasts the finest retailers – Cartier, Gucci, and Tiffany among them. Well-heeled hipsters prefer Robertson Boulevard (between Beverly Boulevard and Third Street). Impossibly cool clothing, makeup, and home decor shops line the street, including celebrity fave Kitson Boutique. Melrose Avenue (between San Vicente Boulevard and La Brea Avenue) caters to the same crowd; check out Von Dutch and Agent Provocateur. In the market for antiques? Check out Third Street (between La Cienega Boulevard and La Brea Avenue), a funky, eclectic area known for unique gift and specialty stores. While the sheer multitude of attractive boutiques and stores in LA is staggering – and most of them are exclusive, upscale, and one-off to boot – just focus on a few must-have items in your price range for a relaxed day of hitting the shops!

About Kelly Sigmon

Senior editor Kelly Sigmon is Southern born and Ivy educated. During his tenure with the company, Kelly has prized being a mystery traveler and overseeing the printed 10Best Travel Guides for San Francisco, Miami, and Atlanta.

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