Live your best midcentury-modern life by way of this vintage-furniture mecca, which feels way more like a wonderland than a warehouse. Between the '60s couches, lamps, coffee tables, ceramics and flawless teak sideboards, desks, maps and wall art, one step inside and it's hard to tell if you're still in 2017. (Don't worry—you are and smartphones still exist.)
Straddling the borders of Eastside neighbors Glassell Park and Eagle Rock, hip Highland Park has quickly become one of L.A.’s most sought-after destinations for indie shopping—so much so that it’s even been compared to reigning hipster mecca Silver Lake (gasp). The burgeoning 'hood is crawling with enough hole-in-the-wall record stores, vintage clothing shops and mom-and-pop bookstores to make chain retailers and mega malls look like they’re going out of style. Whether you’re looking for ‘60s-style frocks, small-press tomes, rare vinyl (so much vinyl) or vintage furnishings, Highland Park’s two main thoroughfares, York Boulevard and Figueroa Street, have it all. Here, we’ve scoped out the neighborhood’s best local haunts.