Best Los Angeles, CA Shopping

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    10. Citadel Outlets

    The Citadel Outlets is the only outlet mall within easy striking distance of most Angelenos, located about 10 miles south of downtown Los Angeles just off the Interstate 5 Freeway. There savvy shoppers will save on...

    Photo courtesy of Citadel Outlets
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    9. The Commons at Calabasas

    Like the Grove in the Mid-Wilshire District of L.A., the Commons at Calabasas is another Caruso Affiliated shopping center and it feels very similar. Beautiful gardens and fountains make up the center of the outdoor...

    Photo courtesy of The Commons at Calabasas
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    8. Venice Beach Boardwalk

    There's no other beach scene in Southern California quite like the one you will find on Venice Beach. Starting with the fact that it's the only place that we have a boardwalk right along the sand, where shops selling...

    Photo courtesy of Visit California
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    7. Beverly Center

    With over 100 top shops including Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent and Salvatore Ferragamo, the Beverly Center has been a Los Angeles shopping fixture since it...

    Photo courtesy of Beverly Center
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    6. The Grove

    Day or night, summer or winter, the Grove always teems with shoppers. It's such a popular place that teens like to hang out there, taking selfies by the animated music fountain in the center of the open-air mall;...

    Photo courtesy of The Grove
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    5. Melrose Avenue

    Start out near the Beverly Center and La Cienega Boulevard and you'll find some of the world's top designers on Melrose Avenue -- Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith and the Fred Segal boutique, where many...

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    4. Montana Avenue

    With more than 150 high-end shops selling everything from home furnishings to children's clothing, Montana Avenue's shopping district spans over 10 blocks of beautiful places with unique products. Make sure to stop...

    Photo courtesy of Platino on Montana Avenue
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    3. Santa Monica Place

    The old, Frank Gehry designed Santa Monica Place is gone, replaced with a sleek new open-air shopping center anchored by Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's. There's a big indoor fancy-food market, plenty of high-end...

    Photo courtesy of Macerich Company
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    2. Abbot Kinney Boulevard Shops

    Once a sleepy little boulevard that boasted some nice restaurants (Hal's, Joe's, etc.) and a few art galleries, these days Venice's Abbot Kinney is the hottest shopping spot in town. New boutiques seem to open every...

    Photo courtesy of Drew Glickman, Abbot Kinney Real Estate
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    1. Rodeo Drive

    Rodeo Drive needs no description, as it is certainly the most famous shopping street in the world, thanks to Hollywood. So many movies have filmed scenes here it is too hard to count; but as the ultra-luxe shops come...

    Photo courtesy of Rodeo Drive

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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!

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