Alchemy Works. Lofty trove of local lifestyle labels and house collabs, complete with showroom and small-batch java roaster next door. 826 E 3rd St / Downtown / 323 487 1497 / 11am-7pm daily / + branch at Newport Beach / 949 438 1183 alchemyworks.us Jean Queen Upgrade your boring old blues with perfectfit Japanese raw denim at these chain-stitch specialists. 144 N La Brea / Hollywood / 323 933 9000 / noon-7pm Mon-Sat, til 5pm Sun / selfedge.com
Self Edge. Just One Eye.
Haute concept intersection of fashion and fine art + first port of call for It bags and accessories. 7000 W Romaine St / Hollywood / 888 563 6858 / 10am-7pm Mon-sat / justoneeye.com Hu-men-itarian Natty local label outfitting LA's dapper dudes, with focus on the exclusive and ethical. 826 E 3rd St / 855 894 1559 / 11am-7pm daily / also stocked at Alchemy Works Newport Beach /apolisglobal.com
Apolis: Common Gallery.
Old is New Ravishing, museum-quality, Oscarready vintage gowns and couture. Doris knows her stuff. 334 S La Brea Ave / Hollywood / 323 937 0878 / 11am-7pm Mon-Sat, noon-6pm Sun / thewaywewore.com / see also Decades & Resurrection (Shop/Melrose) Droolery Swoon at the horde of estate and antique jewellery and watches; cry if you can't afford it. 731 N La Cienega Blvd / WeHo / 310 550 7895 / 11am-7pm Tue-Fri, til 5pm Sat / craigevansmall.com
The Way We Wore. Craig Evan Small.
Home Beautiful Eccentric king of Neo-Gothic interiors hoarding exotic and spectacular collectibles. Probe deep. 836 N Highland Ave / Hollywood / 323 466 8600 / 10am-6pm Mon-Fri, 11am5pm Sat / blackmancruz.com
Quirkish Delight Anachronistic, esoteric den of turn-of-thecentury objects n' furny, from macabre to witty and wry. 11270 W Washington Blvd / Culver City / 310 399 0024 / 10am-6pm Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm Sun / obsoleteinc.com
Mixology Matters All you need to make a stiff one: bitters, spirits, glassware, but it's the vintage bits that'll stir you most. 3910 Sunset Blvd / Silver Lake / 323 669 1675 / all day daily / barkeepersilverlake.com
Smash Hits CDs and vinyls for headbangers, flute tooters and radio singalongers in this venerable depot. 6400 Sunset Blvd / Hollywood / 323 245 6400 / also hosts live bands / 10.30am-11pm Mon-Sat, 11am-10pm Sun / amoeba.com
Mass to obscure; if it's not there, they'll get it. 8818 Sunset Blvd / WeHo / 310 659 3110 / 9am-10pm Mon-Sat, til 7pm Sun / booksoup.com / also try retro nook The Last Bookstore / 453 Spring St / Downtown / 348 80 599 / lastbookstorela.com
Root n' Rummage As much of a star spotter as an antiques trawl with clothes swap and food trucks, natch. Fairfax High School / 7850 Melrose Ave / Hollywood / 9am-5pm Sun / melrosetradingpost.org
Melrose Trading Post. Rose Bowl Flea Market. Warby Parker Blacktop
Colossal scavenger hunt hiding vintage treasures, your neighbour's left sock, and more. 1001 Rose Bowl Dr / Pasadena / 323 560 7469 / 5am-4.30pm / 2nd Sun of the month / dig early / 20km N.E. of Hollywood / rgcshows.com