Whether it is about excellent beaches, fine dining, extravagant luxuries, gorgeous tourist spots, or simply some pleasant weather - Los Angeles, California never fails to impress. The same can be said (if not more) about how much the city has to offer when it comes to shopping. With major fashion brands like Forever 21, Guess, 7 For All Mankind, NYDJ, Karen Kane, American Apparel, and a lot more being based here, it should be no surprise that Los Angeles’ shops are as diverse as the people that visit them. While picking the best is up to you, here is a list of shopping neighborhoods in L.A. we consider to be worth noting down:
Whether you are looking for world-renowned fashion outlets, exclusive designs, or just some trendy emerging boutiques, Beverly Hills is a large neighborhood you must head to if you are a shopping savvy. Apart from the famous exorbitant Rodeo Drive, which tourists mostly visit to do a little bit of window shopping, Beverly Hills has many more lesser-known shopping centers and neighborhoods worth visiting. The Beverly Center, Beverly Drive, Wilshire Boulevard and Roxbury Drive are a few of them. If you are really into shopping, make sure you have a whole day for it to spend here.
La Brea Avenue:
This has to be one of the coolest, most artistic, and most creative spots in the city when it comes to fashion. While being dominated by vintage design outlet – American Rag, the famous shopping strip has enough for you to find something you want if you are looking for something else.
Head to Montana Avenue, and you will find yourself amidst a long line of great boutiques. Also not to miss is the famous Third Street Promenade with popular chain stores like The Gap and the Urban Outfitter. Just a couple of blocks away from the shore is Main Street. Though not the best place for shopping in Santa Monica, it certainly would be an often visited one if you are spending your vacation somewhere near the ocean.
If you’ve decided to visit Santa Monica, make sure to go further south to Venice Beach to find around another 10 blocks worth of impressive stores.
Though, a local might tell that you could have done a lot better if you went here for shopping, we couldn’t just neglect it due to it being simply The Center of Hollywood’. Once you are there, it’s highly unlikely you would miss out on Hollywood and Highland Center Mall. A little southeast of that is Amoeba Records, the best music store in California.
The city’s downtown couldn’t be complete without the popular Fashion District. With inexpensive showrooms offering regular sales, you are bound to find something that suits your taste without spending a fortune. California Mart, Jewelry Mart, and Flower Mart are the places to head to once there.