Known for its effortless, luxe tees and pared-down separates, longtime California cool label Velvet by Graham & Spencer takes up residency in Culver City’s new retail destination, Platform. The airy boutique is stocked with a curated mix of clothing and accessories from the latest collections (think figure-flattering denim, button-down blouses, everyday tees, leather totes and jewelry). Whether you're looking for laid-back, daily staples or an elegant little black dress, this 670-square-foot outpost has all the minimalist threads you love with just the right amount of style and sophistication.
Once-sleepy Culver City has flourished into a high-traffic shopping hub by day and a trendy restaurant scene by night. The neighborhood is dotted with scores of under-the-radar spots, from a designer-loved rare bookstore to menswear style authority Magasin and lots of women's boutiques. While it's located nearby beloved retail-heavy neighbors like West Hollywood, Melrose and Rodeo Drive, Culver City's burgeoning shopping-scape offers a clear-cut advantage: A seamless mix of newly minted boutiques with established, coveted monikers (looking at you, Arcana). Here, we've sought out the very best shops in Culver City.