Shopping Malls and Centers

Venice Beach Boardwalk
Photo courtesy of Visit California

Tourists from all over the world flock to this well-known locale and film backdrop. Some unusual performers (including chainsaw jugglers, fortune tellers, street artists, musicians, and tattooed weight lifters) set up shop here to vie for your...  Read More

A walk down Melrose offers the best glimpse of this vibrant city's styles, cultures, and people. The famous street is also home to some of the city's hottest restaurants, trendiest fashion houses, and best walking tours. The street connects...  Read More

Sunset Plaza & Sunset Strip

Sunset Plaza is home to an international array of cutting-edge boutiques, and its storefronts showcase designs from the likes of Catherine Malandrino and Henry Duarte. Along with Rodeo Drive, the Strip is probably one of LA's most famous drags....  Read More

Rodeo Drive
Photo courtesy of Rodeo Drive

This world-famous strip has appeared in countless films and served as the background for many a TV show, and for good reason. In the world of high-end fashion, Rodeo and "chic" are synonymous, and for three blocks, shoppers are dazzled by...  Read More

The Promenade, which runs adjacent to Third Street from Broadway all the way to Wilshire, is a "must" for those serious about shopping. This eclectic strip contains a variety of shopping and dining options, many of them sporting a quintessential...  Read More

Montana Avenue
Photo courtesy of Platino on Montana Avenue

Thanks to more than 150 high-end shops, fashionable Montana Avenue is a veritable shopper's dream. Small, privately owned boutiques and famous clothiers checker the tree-lined strip. Spend an afternoon perusing the likes of Three Bags Full,...  Read More

Santa Monica's Main Street

From Pico Boulevard to Marine Street, Santa Monica's fashionable Main Street is a haven for cutting-edge fashion. Colorful boutiques specialize in everything from men's and women's apparel to contemporary artwork and swanky furniture. "Must see"...  Read More

Robertson Boulevard
Photo courtesy of Robertson Boulevard

A little less congested than Melrose (its high-profile neighbor to the east), Robertson Boulevard gives no ground when it comes to things trendy. Between Beverly Boulevard and Third Street, this collection of stores and galleries includes the...  Read More

The downtown Fashion District has long been a hub of L.A.'s shopping scene, thanks to its variety of chic modern fashions and retro bargains. Tour the district's many areas – the 8th Street Textile area, where you'll find a variety of fabrics...  Read More

LA Jewelry District

This "gem" of a district is known all over the world as a place for savvy shoppers to land excellent deals on chic watches, fine gold and silver jewelry, and precious stones. Plan to spend the better part of an afternoon browsing, especially if...  Read More