City Spotlight: The Best Places to Shop in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is a melting pot city with a wide range of cultures, scenes, and communities. It’s no surprise that this amalgamation has given form to one of the most unique retail centers in North America. In this post, we highlight some of our favorite retailers in LA—everything from high-end vintage clothing to skate and street style. Whether you’re a lifelong LA resident or just passing through, these are the retail spaces to explore in the City of Angels.
441 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
With its LA-based flagship store, RIPNDIP is an immersive brand experience that has built an instantly recognizable identity. Check out the custom skateboards and merchandise—all epitomizing their no holds barred approach to unique skate style.
8006 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
For those seeking out for high-end collectible vintage apparel and accessories for women, look no further than Resurrection Vintage. The shop has been a LA mainstay since opening its doors in 1996.
205 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014, USA
More than a fashion brand, PSC stands for a philosophy, a way of being, a belief that fashion is a language that brings people with the same values together. Their flagship LA location features formal clothing, leather goods, and of course, ties and pocket squares.
3176 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA
Love of community is at the core of Individual Medley, whose focus is to showcase independent artisans and products. Owners Monica Navarro and Justin Boyes source unique products from all over the world and often feature creative workshops in-store.
10250 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 9191, Los Angeles, CA 90067, USA
In today’s stressful society, Calmist offers products that aim to decompress, delight and lead users to make discoveries. Promoting a focus on a peaceful state of mind, they offer products that promote a more carefree, stressfree way of life.
6. Chilli Beans
1408 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
Known for its wild styles, Chilli Beans is bringing it’s Brazilian pepper to North America. Collaborations with designer and musicians have made Chilli Bean the de facto sunglass experience for anyone seeking something outside of the ordinary.
6801 Hollywood Blvd #201, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
The official distributor of Ru Paul merchandise, the Sweet Hollywood candy shop is an experience for all senses. Covering 25,000 square feet and in the heart of Hollywood, this is a must-stop for anyone visiting The City of Dreams.
767 S Alameda St #180, Los Angeles, CA 90021, USA
With a passion for learning about and sharing wine, spirits, and supplies, Flask & Field is LA’s best independent wine and spirits shop. From event curation and hosting a wine club to creating unique spirit collections for visitors, the store offers an incredible collection for those who want to discover something new.
115 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
Open since the 1960s, this iconic Los Angeles hotel brings together a market, several boutiques and a distinct sense of local independent culture. Combining classic LA charm with a modern twist, this boutique hotel is rich in history and style.