What are the best stores for designer clothes in Los Angeles?

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Dana Damato

Aside from being known as the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles is also on the map for being one of the biggest fashion cities in the country - if not the world. Believe it or not, many worldwide trends come straight from the streets of Hollywood and several fashionistas come to L.A. to pick up some of those hot trends that can’t be found anywhere else. There are endless amounts of shopping locations in the Los Angeles area, but a few of the best will have everything you need to leave with the latest trends.

Melrose Avenue has one of the most eclectic variety of high-end designer stores and individually owned boutiques. On Melrose Ave you can choose from designer stores such as Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and Marc Jacobs among many others. Melrose offers niche stores that are unique and can’t be found anywhere else. If you’re looking for a more “Hollywood” shopping experience, head over to the world-famous Rodeo Drive. Rodeo Drive in known across the globe for being one of the more luxurious, famous and fashionable shopping strips in the world. Over on the strip you can find designer stores from Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Chanel. If a mall scene is more your pace, make your way over to the Beverly Center. The Beverly Center has department stores such as Bloomingdales and Macy’s; high-end stores such as Burberry, Prada and Yves Saint Laurent.

Christina Xenos

Los Angeles is king when it comes to designer style. Even when the aesthetically conscious population is heading to their daily yoga classes, they are most often outfitted in lululemon from head to toe. Shopping for luxury wears is never far away and there are plenty of options from which to choose.

Head over to Robertson Blvd. for boutiques like Kitson, Curve and a cutting-edge Chanel concept store. Around the corner, the West 3rd Street shopping district is home to Trina Turk, Milk and a 4,000 square-foot Rag & Bone flagship store (the largest to date). Luxury also pops up on Melrose Ave. which is now home to Fred Segal, Vivan Westwood, Alexander Wang, Joie, Isabel Marant, Kelly Wearstler and James Perse. Sunset Blvd. shows off Sunset Plaza offering labels like Sand, H. Lorenzo and an eclectic mix of designer style at Tags. On the west side Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice is brimming with outposts for Burning Torch, Wills Leather Goods, the first Toms Shoes flagship, while in Santa Monica find yet another Fred Segal and a mix of designer shops in Santa Monica Place (think Bloomingdale's, Ted Baker, Eva Varro and Free People). On north end of Santa Monica you'll find Montana Ave. and boutiques like Coquette from designer Aries Milan, Ruti, Rosark.

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