Los Angeles Shopping

Paul Smith opened his first shop in Los Angeles!

Paul Smith has opened his first shop in Los Angeles situated at 8221 Melrose Avenue, the 5000 sq ft (485 sqmt) rectangular building is on one level. Paul Smith Melrose Avenue is recognizable by its strong pink exterior high lighting Paul’s love of color and acting as a contrast to the eclectic mix to be found on the inside. The shop houses all the men’s collections and for the first time, Paul Smith Women’s collections is available in the USA, alongside accessories and Paul Smith curios. Visit Paul Smith online.

Another New Shop In Town! Lavish!

Lavish on Melrose
; A new eclectic boutique in the heart of Hollywood featuring: Local Artists, Designer Apparel, Vintage, Custom Design, Makeup Bar by Makeup Mafia Special events. Lavish on Melrose, 6917 Melrose Blvd., Los Angeles CA. 90038, Ph. 1-323-931-5300, Lavish website.

Los Angeles Shopping

Of soo many options. Where to start? And every year new locations open up. It’s booming and getting better every season. It depends a bit on how much you want to spend, but generally, you’ll find, according to us at check out cities, five prime locations you wanna swing by to have a look (or two).

1. Third Street Promenade Santa Monica or in short 3rd Street.

Our favorite. Although spending a lot of time living in LA, 3rd Street has remained one of our happy places. It’s because of a combination of things. The closeness to the ocean, the cool see the breeze, the light, and brightness of the architecture, the great number of shops and of course its proximity to Main Street, another Must See in Santa Monica. Park your car in the parking structure underneath Santa Monica Place Mall, you can enter via Broadway and it’s free for 3 hours entering before 5 PM. Check out more on www.downtownsm.com
More about Main Street in our tour around la section.

2. Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills

For more high-priced items the three blocks of Rodeo Drive attract the haute couture clothing lines. Slightly less expensive are the designer stores on Robertson Boulevard between Beverly Boulevard and Third Street.
Of course, Rodeo Drive is one of the most famous shopping streets in the world! We’ve spent quite some time here. Especially around Christmas time, the decorations are astonishing. And who hasn’t seen the movie Pretty Woman? It all went down here and in the hotel opposite Rodeo Drive, the Beverly Wilshire. And if you need an engagement ring for your future fiancée, check out Tiffany’s. I did and went broke. But you have a Tiffany’s and diamonds are girls’ best friend, right?

3. The Grove on 3rd and Fairfax, Hollywood

A fairly new shopping area in Los Angeles would be considered the Grove (189 the Grove Drive, CA 90036) on the corner of 3rd Street and Fairfax, next to the Farmers Market – an outdoor mall with every famous name shop you can think of. And a nice place to hang out. It is amazing to see how they have built this complex in just a relatively short period of time, yet it looks like a small town. They actually build it with the intention to make it look like a small town, complete with a city hall featuring an Abercrombie & Fitch store catering to the young and beautiful. www.thegrovela.com

4. Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, home to the Oscars

The Hollywood & Highland complex (6801 Hollywood Boulevard, CA 90028), houses shops, clubs, restaurants, the Kodak Theatre (home to the Oscars) and a Hollywood costume museum. It cost $615 million and had brought back some of the glitter and glamour Hollywood was known for. And of course, here you find the (in)famous Hollywood Walk Of Fame with the stars literally underneath your feet in the pavement. We find it a nice place to hang out, have a coffee at Starbucks, see the Hollywood sign and see a movie, but never really did shopping here. However the Renaissance Hotel, just behind the Mall complex would be a good stay for checking out the area. Check out www.hollywoodandhighland.com

5. Melrose Avenue, Hollywood

You’re Hip? You’d go to Melrose! Although it ain’t what it use to be, say compared to 5 years ago, you’ll still find new and funky shops emerge here. Check out the shops on Melrose between La Brea and Fairfax avenues. You’ll find little boutiques and stuff you couldn’t imagine it would exist. Grab a burger at Johny Rockets, a coffee or better yet a “Malibu Dream” at the Coffee Bean or a refreshing smoothie from Jamba Juice. In short, a good top on your way.