Top 8 Places To Shop in LA (Hidden Gems Included)

If you haven’t noticed, I really really like to shop (why I started this whole thing in the first place). I love the hunt, I love finding new boutiques and most importantly I love sharing the info with you. Because everyone deserves to shop with enjoyment! With that said, I cannot believe after over 4 years of living in LA I have not shared my favorite places to shop. Over the years I have nailed down the best places: old and new. Here are mine, and I warn you they are not the touristy, everyone goes here kinds, these are where the locals go.

The Platform in Culver City- This shopping center area is a new favorite of mine – and it’s fairly new (not even a year old). From the gorgeous Janessa Leone store to Blue Bottle Coffee, Aesop Skincare (!!!!!), Ten Over Ten (an IG worthy nail salon) and they hold different pop ups (limited) throughout the year, so definitely check out the website and see what cool brands pop in. I could not gush about this place more- it is so visually appealing! And best of all? A parking garage! And it’s pretty, too!

Washington Street in Culver City- This is the interior design mecca with HD ButtercupRejuvenation and many others down the street, but Washington is up and coming (fast) with cute shops popping up left and right. I’m in the store ‘Midland’ in the photos above and I’d live there if I could. Everything is so beautifully curated and the owner is a fellow Red Raider from Texas, so if you are coming from TX you MUST pop in! Grab a delicious bite of ice cream sandwich and a photo at Cool Haus down the street.

Shops on Broadway in Downtown LA- DTLA is thriving and reviving. Over the past 4 years I’ve seen it take a shift for the better, and the urban artistic vibe is really nice. Head Downtown and you’ll see the fashion district, Flower Market, Staples Center, etc. on Broadway is some great shopping – Acne Studios and BNKR especially. BNKR is a HUGE store with all of the amazing Australian brands you could ask for – and the price is right + great quality. Brands you love like Cameo, Finders Keepers, Keepsake and more.

The Arts District– A hop skip and jump from DTLA you will find this super cute area inspiring and fun to walk around. From outdoor seating at IG worthy cafes to unique shops and art, this is defintiely a fun place to visit.

Beverly Hills – If you are traveling to LA, I can see how you might assume the Rodeo Drive area is all high end luxury shopping. But you would be wrong! There are actually a lot of high street (COSAndOtherStories etc.) and other brands like Iro and Maje, plus even a Club Monaco, Intermix and . Plus, if you’re over those and department stores are more your jam, just walk over to Barney’s, Saks or Neiman Marcus. I think Beverly Hills has a lot more to offer than people give it credit. 

La Brea Ave. between Beverly & 3rd Street- This area is great for home decor + gifty items but also a hidden gem for clothing. Here you will find cool boutiques and stores like American Rag Vintage. I would highly recommend spending time here – then grab a coffee and/or breakfast/lunch at Republique. If you’re in the mood for hole in the wall Mexican, walk or uber on down the block to Candela at La Brea and Wilshire.

Beverly Blvd. between Gardner & La Brea- This is about 4-5 blocks of AMAZING home decor, gifts, interiors alike and major inspiration. Please do yourself a favor and stop by Rolling Greens! If you go no where else in this area, GO THERE. Other

photos by Jordan Zobrist | Store : Midland on Washington Street in Culver City

Tee: Forever 21 | Jacket: Levi’s | Skirt: H&M | Boots: IRO | Bag: Sophie Hulme 

Larchmont Village- The more I visit this place the more I love it. Larchmont Village is the cutest area and has clothing (in all price ranges), home and gift boutiques alike. Tons of delicious (and cute/IG worthy) cafes and restaurants plus plenty of treats, too. This is a must visit in my book!

I hope you enjoyed this shopping guide! Let me know what you think in the comments below. Or if you have any questions, feel free to ask 🙂

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  1. Hi Devon,

    Love the jacket? Which style of Levi’s jacket is it? There’s like 50 on their site. It looks decently long, which is awesome. I have a hard time finding ones that aren’t too cropped for tall girls:)

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