93 Best Places to Shop in Los Angeles, California

American Rag Cie

West Hollywood Fodor's choice

Half the store features new clothing from established and emerging labels, while the other side is stocked with well-preserved vintage clothing organized by color and style. You'll also find plenty of shoes and accessories being picked over by the hippest of Angelenos.

Amoeba Music

Hollywood Fodor's choice

Touted as the "World's Largest Independent Record Store," Amoeba is a playground for music lovers, with a knowledgeable staff and a focus on local artists. Catch free in-store appearances and signings by artists and bands that play sold-out shows at venues down the road. There's a massive and eclectic collection of vinyl records, CDs, and cassette tapes, not to mention VHS tapes, DVDs, and Blu-Ray discs. It’s a paradise for both music and movie lovers.

Fred Segal

West Hollywood Fodor's choice

One of the most well-known boutiques in all of Los Angeles, Fred Segal is a fashion design mecca that has been clothing the rich, famous, and their acolytes since the 1960s. Since moving from its original location on Melrose, the flagship store sits atop Sunset Boulevard with more than 21,000 square feet of space that showcases innovative brands and high-end threads.

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West Hollywood Fodor's choice

This modern concrete structure is one of L.A.'s most desirable destinations for ultimate high fashion. The space is stocked with sleek offerings from Givenchy, Saint Laurent, Valentino, and Rick Owens, plus occasional pop-ups by fashion's labels-of-the-moment. For serious shoppers (or gawkers) only.

Melrose Trading Post

Fairfax District Fodor's choice

Hollywood denizens love this hip market, where you're likely to find recycled rock T-shirts or some vinyl to complete your collection in addition to antique furniture and quirky arts and crafts. Live music and fresh munchies entertain vintage hunters and collectors. The market is held 9 to 5 every Sunday—rain or shine—in Fairfax High School's parking lot and admission is $5.

Olvera Street

Downtown Fodor's choice

Known as the birthplace of Los Angeles, this redbrick walkway is lined with historic buildings and overhung with grapevines. At dozens of clapboard stalls you can browse south-of-the-border goods—leather sandals, woven blankets, and devotional candles, as well as cheap toys and souvenirs—and sample outstanding tacos. With the musicians and cafés providing the soundtrack, the area is constantly lively. Annual events include a tree-lighting ceremony and Día de los Muertos celebrations.

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Rose Bowl Flea Market

Fodor's choice

This massively popular flea market, which happens the second Sunday of each month (rain or shine), deservedly draws crowds that come for deals on goods including mid-century furniture, vintage clothing, pop culture collectibles, books, and music. Food and drink options are on hand to keep shoppers satiated, and general admission is just $9, but VIP/early-bird options are available for a little extra dough. Bring cash to avoid an inevitable line at the ATM, and feel free to try your hand at haggling.


Fodor's choice

Woman-owned Yolk is the perfect spot to shop for home and lifestyle goods that are trendy in Los Angeles, stocked with all the nice things that you will want to buy as gifts for others, but will struggle to give away. Most of the offerings here are locally made and, therefore, hard to find elsewhere, and there's also a carefully curated selection of lovely designer goods. Look for unique kids' toys and furnishings, exquisite home accessories, stationery, and handcrafted items from California artisans.

AllSaints Westfield Century City

Beverly Hills

The British store invaded Beverly Drive, bringing with it a rock-and-roll edge mixed with a dash of Downton Abbey. Look for leather biker jackets, tough shoes, edgy prints, and long sweaters and cardigans, which, worn correctly, let them know you're with the band.

Alo Yoga

Beverly Hills

In a city that takes its yoga seriously, it only makes sense that this locally designed activewear brand would take its very first Los Angeles storefront to the next level. For Alo Yoga's flagship, that means an 8,000-square-foot space complete with an organic coffee bar, kombucha on tap, and a rooftop deck that hosts daily sweat-and-stretch sessions. As for the clothing, the model-favorite line offers stylish leggings, sports bras, tanks, and more pieces that look as cool outside the fitness studio as they do during downward dog.

Anto Distinctive Shirtmaker

Beverly Hills

A who’s who of Hollywood's leading men, including Ryan Gosling and Tom Cruise, have been wearing Anto's bespoke shirts both on- and offscreen since 1955. An expertly tailored, customized shirt from this iconic showroom is decidedly an investment piece (you'll need to make an appointment for that service ahead of time), but you can also shop ready-made ties and button-downs here if you're just dropping by. 

Beverly Center

West Hollywood

This eight-level shopping center is home to luxury retailers like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Salvatore Ferragamo but also offers plenty of outposts for more affordable brands including Aldo, H&M, and Uniqlo. Don't miss the bevy of great dining options like Eggslut, an extraordinarily popular breakfast joint; Angler, an upscale and modern seafood haven; and Yardbird, a fried-chicken lovers' favorite, plus many, many more.


Beverly Hills

The House of Bijan is hard to miss with its trademark canary yellow Bugatti or Rolls-Royce always parked right out front. Inside, a Mediterranean palazzo welcomes high-end menswear shoppers into what is billed as the most expensive store in the world (by appointment only, of course). Some of the famous clientele includes George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.

443 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, California, 90210, USA

Blackman Cruz

West Hollywood

Not your grandmother's antiques shop, David Cruz and Adam Blackman's celebrity-loved shopping destination is known for selecting beautifully offbeat pieces (there's no shortage of ceremonial masks and animal figurines at any given time) as well as fine European and Asian furniture from the 18th to the mid-20th century.

Book Soup

West Hollywood

One of the best independent bookstores in the country, Book Soup has been serving Angelenos since 1975. Given its Hollywood pedigree, it's especially deep in books about film, music, art, and photography. Fringe benefits include an international newsstand, a bargain-book section, and author readings several times a week.

Boot Star

West Hollywood

This huge selection of Western-style boots is heaven for urban cowboys and cowgirls. You can find materials ranging from calfskin to alligator, and most boots are handmade in Mexico and Texas. Custom sizing is available for a guaranteed perfect fit.


Santa Monica

If your trip to La La Land has you itching to upgrade your wardrobe with a little attitude, look no further than Brat. No matter what your proclivity—be it rockabilly, Goth, punk, or cottagecore—Brat has that unique item you didn't even know you needed. It's also a perfect place to find something "L.A. cool" for folks back home.

Brentwood Country Mart


This family-friendly faux country market was first built in the postwar boom of the 1940s and remains a staple of the community. Among the dozens of stores are Goop (Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand's gorgeous first brick-and-mortar store), Turpan (for luxury home goods), James Perse (for laid-back cotton knits), Jenni Kayne (for a curated mix of modern clothing, housewares, and gifts), and Malia Mills (for American-made swimwear separates). Grab a chicken basket at Reddi Chick and chow down on the open-air patio.


This luxe jewelry store's shimmering exterior is just a hint of the bold, contemporary Italian jewelry, watches, and other luxurious necessities that are the order of the day at Bulgari.


Beverly Hills

Cartier has a bridal collection to sigh for in its chandeliered and respectfully hushed showroom, along with more playful pieces (chunky, diamond-encrusted panther cocktail rings, for example), watches, and accessories. The shop itself feels like the ultimate playground for A-list clientele, complete with a red-carpeted spiral staircase.


Beverly Hills

Under designer Hedi Slimane's creative direction, the Parisian brand has entered a new chapter. At the Beverly Hills brick-and-mortar, fashion lovers looking for French Cool Girl clothing will love the selection of the label's leather handbags, heels, and chic ready-to-wear clothing.


Beverly Hills

Fans of the French luxury retailer will be happy to find that the Beverly Hills flagship store stocks the brand's trademark pieces, like quilted leather bags, tweed jackets, and jewelry designed with the signature double C logo. Beyond those essentials are plenty of other pieces from Chanel's ready-to-wear collection.

Children's Book World

West L.A.

One of the city's largest bookstores is as loved by parents as it is by kids. The Saturday morning storytelling series is a huge hit, and the knowledgeable staffers have an insatiable love for children's literature. Authors, including several celebrities, regularly stop by for meet-and-greets.

Circus Liquor

North Hollywood

It might seem strange to include a liquor store on your Valley itinerary, but this particular liquor store is a quintessential L.A. photo op. There’s a 32-foot neon clown sign outside, which was already L.A. famous but was made even more so by being featured in Clueless. And, while here, you might as well pick up some booze.

5600 Vineland Ave., Los Angeles, California, 91601, USA


Owner Carrie Hauman of Coutula (a portmanteau of "Couture L.A.") travels around the globe to hand-select the clothing, accessories, jewelry, and home furnishings sold in her light-filled, airy Abbot Kinney 1930s cottage. Nab anything from a $10 bracelet to a $6,000 necklace here, along with floaty sundresses that look much more expensive than they are, handmade Cut n Paste leather handbags, and bliss-inducing Tyler candles.


West Hollywood

A-listers scour these racks for dresses to wear during awards season. Owner Cameron Silver's stellar selection includes dresses by Pucci and bags by Hermès. On the street level, Decades Two resells contemporary designer and couture clothing and accessories.

Fashion District


With the influx of emerging designers in this pocket of Downtown, it's become much more than just a wholesale market. Besides containing the plant paradise that is the Los Angeles Flower Market as well as the Fabric District and Santee Alley, the neighborhood now boasts a bevy of boutiques and cool coffee shops, thanks in part to the Row DTLA, a towering complex with curated stores, restaurants, and design spaces.

Galco’s Soda Pop Stop

A local fixture in Highland Park for decades, Galco's is in some ways a trip down memory lane, carrying more than 600 sodas—most of which harken back to the days when soda was a regional affair—and options from all over the world. They also have a collection of retro candies, a soda creation station with more than 100 syrups to choose from, and a selection of alcohol that would put most liquor stores to shame.

Gearys of Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills

Since 1930, this has been the ultimate destination for those seeking the most exquisite fine china, crystal, silver, and jewelry, mostly from classic sources like Christofle, Baccarat, and Waterford. No wonder it's a favorite for registries of the rich and famous.

General Store

Right at home in the beachy, bohemian neighborhood, this well-curated shop is a decidedly contemporary take on the concept of general stores. The very definition of "California cool," General Store offers beauty and bath products loaded with organic natural ingredients, handmade ceramics, linen tea towels, and a spot-on selection of art books. Featuring an impressive number of local makers and designers, the boutique also sells modern, minimalist clothing and has a kids' section that will wow even the hippest moms and dads.