Mel­rose / Al­mont / Robert­son

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Park on Mel­rose Ave west of N La Cienega and go get spendy, Wendy. Purses out at 8501 Mel­rose where Alice + Olivia / 310 775 8376 / al­ice­an­do­livia.com / is your party dress de­pot, and gal next door L’Agent by Agent Prova­ca­teur at #8503 / 310 734 7305 / la­gent­byap.com / your frilly knix nook. Swish ahead to the mas­sive West Coast flag­ship of ur­ban out­fit­ter Rag & Bone at #8533 / 424 245 4816 / rag-bone.com / then prance across for Rose Tar­low at #8540 / 323 651 2202 / rose­tar­low.com / tex­tile queen. Sleb-spot­ting or­ganic eatery Urth is at #8565 (see Lunch), and Élu is at #8575 / 310 659 9320 / elubycn.com / pur­veyor of edgy sil­hou­ettes, shoes n’ bags. Nip into cult fur­ni­ture store-with-a-view Restora­tion Hard­ware at #8564 (see Adv. Shop­ping) if neo­clas­si­cal home re­pro is your bag, then just be­yond is the huge Pa­cific De­sign Cen­ter (see Adv. Shop.) at #8687 if your house is in need of a makeover. Con­tinue west past San Vi­cente to find clas­sic-cool John Var­vatos (m) at #8800 / 310 859 2971 / john­var­vatos.com / on the left cnr of N Robert­son, with haute la­bel daddy Max­field at #8825 / 310 274 8800 / max­fieldla.com / on the right. T-shirt king James Perse (m/w) is at #8914 / 310 276 7277 / james­perse.com / and down at #9001, Alexandra von Fursten­burg / 310 777 0253 / has colour­ful acrylic furny. De­tour north onto N Al­mont Dr for mod art gallery M+B at #612 / 310 550 0050 / mbart.com / and #614 home­gal Jenni Kayne’s / 310 860 0123 / jen­nikayne.com / LA-gance. Find chunky pe­riod in­te­ri­ors at #620 Waldo’s De­signs / 310 278 1803 / wal­dos­de­signs.com, and en­chant­ing Scan­di­na­vian an­tiques at #646 Lief / 310 492 0033 / liefal­mont.com / then zip back and left into Mel­rose, and chug an in­vig­o­rat­ing mez­cal mar­garita at #8905 Gra­cias Madre (see Rest/Re­laxed). Watch that curb! Carry on now to #8908 Sa­lon Ben­jamin (see Spa) with be­witch­ing apothe­cary Selects, then right on N Robert­son for H. Lorenzo at #474 / 310 652 0064 / where high de­sign meets eco-chic. Trot a few blocks to Ret­ro­specs & Co. at #363 / 310 657 4217 / ret­ro­specs.com / with trig 50s avi­a­tors, then nip left into Rose­wood for Platt an­tique jewellers / 310 550 0728 / and fab The Kit Vin­tage pre-loved frock­agerie / 310 271 6615 / both at #8763. Con­tinue for a soo LA strip, with celebu-shops Kit­son Men at #146 and Kit­son Stu­dio at #142 / 310 360 0051. Quin­tes­sen­tial pap-spot The Ivy is at #133 (see Lunch), so you’d bet­ter get your shades on, stat...

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