What is the best shopping 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; and everyday stores such as H&M, Guess and Express.

Making your way around Los Angeles to find any of these three shopping locations is simple since they are all near each other. Get those credit cards ready and happy shopping!

Christina Xenos

Los Angeles is a lifestyle to many established designers who call it home like Trina Turk, Kelly Wearstler, James Perse and Cynthia Vincent. From shopping centers carrying well-known international names, to boutiques rocking everything from designer threads to vintage treasures, you'll never face a shortage of style in this city.

Peruse all your favorite luxury boutiques on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Shopping centers like the Beverly Center and The Gove sport a mix of high end and everyday shopping like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, H&M and Salvatore Ferragamo at the Beverly Center and Barneys New York CO-OP, Michael Kors, Madewell and the first west coast flagship store for Topshop and Topman at The Grove. Hit Robertson Blvd. for shops 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 Vivan Westwood, Alexander Wang, Joie, Isabel Marant, Kelly Wearstler and James Perse. Sunset Blvd. is home to Sunset Plaza offering labels like Sand, H. Lorenzo and an eclectic mix of 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 the Third Street Promenade anchored by Santa Monica Place, which offers 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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