After the movie business, Los Angeles may be best known for its extensive shopping options. From architecturally-gorgeous, outdoor shopping centers, to the impeccably chic shopping meccas of Robertson Boulevard and Rodeo Drive – there is a never-ending supply of everything you could ever desire right at your fingertips.
Living in Los Angeles means never having to travel far to indulge in even your most decadent shopping whimsies. For urban antiques and artsy clothing outlets – check out La Brea Avenue north of Wilshire. If you’re more in the mood for posh stylings and designer boutiques, you’ll fare well on Melrose between La Cienega Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue.
In the mood for a little retail therapy after a day at the beach? The Santa Monica Third Street Promenade is just one block from the crashing waves and the perfect place to drop into your favorite national brands, before stopping to sip on a glass of wine while you people watch at the Santa Monica Place Mall.
And if shopping malls aren’t your cup of tea, you’ll find quaint, neighborhood shopping districts like Montana Avenue to be the perfect antidote. This breezy stretch of mostly locally-owned shops is a welcoming respite from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the city. Stroll casually along as you enjoy specialty coffees, one-of-a-kind jewelry designs and European apparel.