A Statewide Bazaar
Mesopotamian palace. And super shopping opportunities entice savvy shoppers in millions of square feet of retail space.
Malls sprawl throughout Los Angeles, crowned by Rodeo Drive’s stratospheric price tags. In the historic Jewelry District, one of the country’s largest, you’ll find significant bargains in fine jewelry at prices up to 70 percent less than those in Beverly Hills. More than 1,500 jewelry showrooms stand roughly on 5th and 8th streets to the north and south, and Broadway and Olive to the east and west. Behind a facade of basreliefs of Babylonian princes and heraldic griffins, the Citadel Outlets holds 700,000 square feet of retail bargains inside a onetime 1929 tire plant modeled on an ancient Assyrian palace. And between the Farmer’s Market and The Grove shopping center, the Grove Trolley provides shoppers free rides along First Street.
The West Hollywood Design District features high-end fashion, interior design, furniture, decorative arts and luxury brand stores on Melrose Avenue and Robertson and Beverly boulevards. Sunset Boulevard’s world famous Amoeba Music is the nation’s largest music emporium, stocking an overwhelming selection of vinyl, CDS, tapes, posters and collectibles—at rock-bottom prices.
In Santa Monica’s breezy, three-block pedestrian shopping mecca, Third Street Promenade, find the usual mall suspects,