Often taking a back seat to New York, LA now holds its own in the style stakes. Kiwis love to flock to LA for malls and outlet bargains, but you’ll also find top homegrown designers and amazing vintage clothing. Local designers to look out for: Armature, Foxbait, Hale Bob, Jennifer Meyer, Naven, Rodarte
Where to shop: Everywhere in LA is good for shopping — from designer boutiques on Melrose Ave and Rodeo Drive, to shopper-friendly malls like West Hollywood’s Beverly Center and the Grove, to fleamarkets and vintage stores. If you can’t shop in LA, you don’t deserve a credit card.
Gucci, Rodeo Drive. 123RF