The Grove

Shopping , Menswear Fairfax District
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In a town where most malls are housed inside bland, air-conditioned structures, this upscale open-air center has been a hit—and some say, is the crown jewel of mall shopping in LA. There are only around 50 retailers, but the selection is strong (an Apple Store, Barneys New York Co-Op, Crate & Barrel, Dylan's Candy Bar) and there's also an attached movie theater. And fears that it would kill the adjacent Farmers Market have, happily, proven groundless.

Venue name: The Grove
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Address: 189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles

Opening hours: Mon-Thu 10am-9pm; Fri, Sat 10am-10pm; Sun 10am-8pm
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Tania [Polaroidchick]
tastemaker

This is an outdoor shopping center where you can just go and listen to some music while taking a walk and have dinner or do some shopping. It has many brands, some more expensive than others, but mostly you can easily find whatever you need. Invited to bring your dog along and there is no problem entering the stores. At Christmas time it is particularly nice, because of all the decorations, including Santa's house. Nearby, you can find the farmers market, with many healthy alternatives for groceries. 

Jakob N. Layman
moderator

Our gorgeous open-air shopping center features beautiful design and a solid selection of big-box stores. A trip to The Grove can easily ruin your day if the traffic is ruthless and the crowds are impossible, but those visit are usually few and far between (except for during the holiday season).

Devi
tastemaker

The Grove is nice because it’s open air and it’s got the Farmer’s Market right next to it, which adds to the variety of dinning.

I would say it gets pretty small after 2 visits here since it’s not a huge multi-level mall, but definitely a good place to take the family or out of town guests. It’s especially pretty during the winter with all the lights and Christmas decoration. 

Kylie H
tastemaker

While I'm not one for tourist destinations, I do enjoy spending an afternoon at The Grove. It's a great place to take  visitors in town who want to do a little shopping, but it's also perfect for a dinner and a movie date. Walk around the Farmer's Market and enjoy a smorgasbord of foods from all over the globe, admire the water fountain show, then head into Pacific Theaters for an evening flick. I'm all for hitting up the Anthropologie and Nordstrom at this mall, but stay away from Nordstrom's shoe section on the first floor - it is always packed full of people and generally a mess. If you have a free day, The Grove is a good option for shopping, dining, or even relaxing on its grassy knoll.

Erick R

The Grove is one of the most popular shopping places in LA.  But don't get the Grove confused with the Farmers Market, which appears to sit on the same property!  Store employees will be quick to correct you if you walk in and try to get your parking validated for one of the separately owned parking lots that isn't theirs.

Stephanie C

You never know who you're going to see walking around the Grove. It's such a cute set up with live music often taking place on the grass and sometimes during the holidays they make it snow! There's great restaurants and bars for food and drinks, too. You can really make a day out of it!

Cezara P
moderatortastemaker

Always a lot of tourists here but it's a great mall to go shopping and it's right near the Farmers Market which is great if you don't want to go to one of the pricier restaurants located in the Grove. They also host a lot of concerts and events in the middle of the the Grove so it's a great place to hang out!