W 3rd / Fairfax

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Fash­ion/Food/Life­style/Skater If it’s in vogue, or will be, you’ll find it in this belt of nifty bou­tiques. Kick off at the cor­ner of W 3rd St and N Fairfax Ave where you’ll see the lively Farm­ers Mar­ket (see Rest/ Re­laxed) for ¡Lotería! Grill and a heap of other eats, but don’t faff around too long, you’ve got se­ri­ous shop­ping to do. Get back on W 3rd, driv­ing west sev­eral blocks, past S La Jolla to OK at #8303 / 323 653 3501 / ok­the­store.com / full of de­signy home­ware and bits, es­pe­cially glass. Fab foot­man Ge­orge Esquivel’s cus­tom hand­made shoes await at #8309 Esquivel / 714 670 2200; men’s faves Dou­glas Fir and DF feet are at #8311 / 323 651 5445; and Au­gust at #8311½ / 323 653 2600 / au­gustla. com / ped­dles ex­quis­ite gems and ceramics by Ted Muehling and pro­tégés. Pyrrha at #8315 / 323 424 4807 / pyrrha.com / show­cases hand­cast C.18-19th wax seal jew­ellery, and #8321 stylish jet­setera stop Flight 001 / 323 966 0001 / flight001. com / stocks handy travel gear and guides. Next up, past Kings, is the fan­tas­tic Trav­eler’s Book­case at #8375 / 323 655 0575 / trav­el­ers­book­case.com / for a dose of wan­der­lust to match. Vamp it up at #8377 Face Haus / 855 550 4287 / the­face­haus.com / and for hair, Dry­bar next door at #8379 / 310 734 5990 / thedry­bar. com / nails blow-outs and updo’s. Go gaga over #8383 Alexis

Bit­tar’s / 323 951 9803 / alex­is­bit­tar.com / span­gly bod candy; in­hale #8385 Le Labo’s / 323 782 0411 / lelabofra­grances.com / com­pelling fra­grances; and pe­ruse #8405 Plas­tica’s / 323 655 1051 / plas­ti­cas­hop.com / life­style goods. Time for the opp. side of W 3rd, so make a u-turn and recharge first at this yum­some trio: Joan’s on Third at #8350 (see Lunch), cool-kid-on-the­block Goldie’s at #8422 / 323 677 2470 / goldiesla.com, or retro seafood sta­ble Son of a Gun at #8370 (see Rest/Smart). OK. Gas in your tank, on like the wind you go to dis­cover spiffy specs at

Dan Deutsch #8358 / 323 658 6181 / dan­deutschop­ticalout­look. com / and #8234 Dun­can Quinn / 323 782 9205 / by appt only / dun­can­quinn.com / be­spoke men’s suiter. Note tasty nib­bler #8164 Lit­tle Door / 323 951 1210 / with lil’ sis, buzzing French deli-cafe Lit­tle Next Door / 323 951 1010 / well, next door, at #8142. Espy the girly whirl Sa­tine at #8134 / 323 655 2142 / satinebou­tique.com / with int’l de­signer duds, then guys gal­lop an­other block up to South Wil­lard at #8038 / 323 653 6153 / south­willard.com / for ur­bane, avant-garde menswear, and sweet tooths go nuts at #8104 Fonuts / 323 592 3075 / with mostly guilt and gluten-free good­ies. Note re­sort-ready Trina Turk and men’s Mr Turk are at #8008 / 323 651 1382. Exit right and look di­ag­o­nally opp., why, it’s the Farm­ers Mar­ket! Feast some more, or, sport nuts, buckle up, and mo­tor north on Fairfax. Just af­ter Rose­wood, make a u-turn then park for Flight Club at #503 / 888 937 8020 / flight­clubla.com / with su­per-cool, hard-to-find, lim­ited re­lease and dead-stock sneak­ers; RVCA at #501 / 323 951 0901 / shop.rvca.com / for fa­mous So­Cal streetwear; Hall of

Fame at #449 / 323 655 6002 / hallof­fameltd.com / for New Era lids; then it’s skater em­po­rium Supreme at #439 / 323 655 6205 / supreme­newyork.com / com­plete with skat­ing ramp be­hind the reg­is­ter, or try Pink+Dol­phin at #420. Fi­nally at #419, old­skool Can­ter’s Deli / 323 651 2030 / can­ters­deli.com / re­wards you hand­somely with a corned beef on rye. Olympic shop­per!

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