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Robertson is the hot spot for celebrities who crave publicity, the paparazzi who chase them, and the public who has an insatiable appetite to be up close and personal to the show.
As infamous as Rodeo Drive is famous, on Robertson the world sees celebrities broadcast on television as they dash in and out of trend-setting boutique Kitson and landmark restaurant The Ivy. But don't underestimate what's here. In addition to the Hollywood-ness of it all, this isn't just where it-girls and it-guys come to clad their A-list bodies. There's memorable shopping to round out your Los Angeles experience.
The main concentration of stores is between Beverly Boulevard and 3rd Street, with high-end boutiques such as D&G and Chanel in contrast to more eclectic and quirky Moods of Norway, Curve boutique, gauzy Vionnet, and rock-and-roll-inclined All Saints Spitalfields.
A bit farther north is the tiny two-story Christian Louboutin, celebrity favorite Maxfield, and Kinara skin clinic known for their Red Carpet facial. Robertson a bit south of 3rd Street is coming to life as well; American Apparel is a newer arrival to the west side of the street.
Parking along Robertson isn't nearly as bad as some other popular shopping areas in the city.
The exception is on weekends, when the brunch crowd comes out in full force to lounge over a meal and then hit the streets to shop it off.
Even if parking on Robertson itself is tough, there's usually plenty on surrounding streets as well as in garages.
Ladies Who Lunch
The Ivy. The epitome ladies-who-lunch destination—or at the very least ladies and men who want to be photographed—celebrities flock to this restaurant. What's lovely about the Ivy isn't just its white picket fence and charming interior but that the food is actually quite good and not outrageously overpriced considering the healthy portions. Make sure to procure a table on the patio and let the paparazzi guess at your pedigree.
What You'll Want
Trends Born Here
Intermix. A virtual candy store of designer labels from Marchesa to Missoni.
Kitson. Paparazzi central with fun housewares, gifts such as chic coffee-table books, and a large array of beauty products.
Lisa Kline. Her celebrity-magnet flagship boutique is stocked with trendy yet grown-up designer confections and accessories with a decidedly Hollywood casual flair.
Maxfield. Postmodern fashion to antique jewelry in a shop with gallerylike quality.
Stella McCartney. This two-story ivy-covered boutique houses her cruelty-free ready-to-wear.
Tori Burch. Preppy, stylish, and colorful clothes appropriate for a road trip to Palm Springs or a flight to Palm Beach.
Kitson for Kids. Miniature designer duds, toys, and furniture for newborn jet-setters to trend-obsessed tweens.
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