“Fashion that does not reach the street is not fashion” – Coco Chanel
“Where do I go for the clothes?” Julia Roberts famously asked her friend in Pretty Woman. “Rodeo Drive, baby.” That is where you go, as it is retail therapy at its very best. From Bvlgari, Burberry, Cartier, Celine, Chanel, Coach, Dior, Fendi, Gucci and many more – Rodeo Drive has it all and is every fashionista’s dream shopping haven. Just make sure to have very, very deep pockets and a sky-high credit limit.
Between La Cienega Boulevard and Fairfax lies West Third, a district of food and fashion that can be accomplished by foot (not usually the case in car-heavy LA). From well-known brands to under the radar finds like Parliament and Mom’s The Word as well as eateries like Matcha Box (premium scoops right here) and Sockerbit (Scandinavian candies and gifts), West Third opens you up to a world of thoughtfully designed stores for conscious shoppers who go by a live and be well ethos.
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Known to be one of the trendiest blocks in America for its dozens of vintage and creative boutiques, antique furniture and fantastic restaurants, it's the place to go if you want to grab a bite, hang out and of course shop. It also sits right next to the famous Venice Beach. Post retail dip, anyone?
It is almost unheard of to hit Melrose Avenue and leave without a purchase. Its array of swanky designer boutiques ensures that. Be sure to pop into Crossroads Trading Co. It’s where you can exchange clothing and find exclusive vintage wear and antique goods. The cool walls work for some legitimate Instagram shots too.
With a dancing fountain, fashion-forward clothing and ever-changing pop-up shops, this ultra-modern outdoor mall is a fashionista’s paradise. Think DVF, Topshop, J Crew, Michael Kors, Nike, Sephora, Anthropologie and more. Add to your experience with a leisurely stroll or even a ride on the vintage trolley car.
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