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The 10 best shops in Los Angeles

The 10 best shops in Los Angeles

There’s no shortage of interesting things to do in Los Angeles—whether you’re a tourist, a native or somewhere in between. Between the culturally diverse culinary adventures, the ever-growing art scene and music venues that celebrate both burgeoning and established talent, there’s a lot to take in. But time and time again, the shopping scene in L.A. also proves it’s a force to be reckoned with. From hunting for affordable gems in a vintage mecca to brushing shoulders with celebrities in high-end boutiques, there’s a little something for everyone. If you’ve yet to fully investigate the city’s retail situation, let this be your introductory course. Here, in no particular order, are the 10 best spots to shop in town, from a hidden sneakerhead haven in the Arts District to an iconic bookstore where you’re almost certain to find something you never knew you needed.

Sample sales in Los Angeles this week

Sample sales in Los Angeles this week

What are the seven words that tug at our heartstrings and our wallets? "Prices slashed up to 90 percent off!" If you’re a fashion-forward Angeleno, you already know about the city's most-anticipated sample sales—L.A. has plenty. So many, in fact, that even the most steadfast bargain-hunter can have trouble keeping up. Fret not, shoppers. We’ll always keep you in the know, whether you’re into vintage clothing stores and thrift shops, seasonal attire or those high-end designer labels on Melrose Avenue. So skip the shopping mall and check in with this page often. Your closet will thank you for it.

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Bodega

Bodega

Hidden from plain sight, this sneakerhead heaven—located in DTLA’s conceptual shopping complex ROW—is disguised as the entrance to a produce-filled warehouse space (a clever nod to the building’s origin). Inside, Bodega is no less creative, with an actual bodega art installation filled with shaving cream and detergent bottles. But let’s face it: You’re here for hard-to-find footwear styles, special brand spotlights and the selection of streetwear-meets-luxury clothing and accessories on the second floor.

American Rag Cie

American Rag Cie

Americian Rag is a go-to spot for anyone looking to find some fashion-forward brands or learn about a few up-and-coming ones. But the real bread-and-butter here is the denim selection. Shopping for jeans that suit your shape and style can be one of the most frustrating experiences, but considering this well-respected retailer offers a wide selection that ranges from forever classics (Levi’s) to more specialty ones (Mother, Naked & Famous), you’re more than likely to find a pair that’s practically perfect.

Nonna

Nonna

Discerning women shoppers who are always on the lookout for what’s new and next shouldn’t skip a stop by this off-the-beaten path boutique, just a few blocks away from Highland Park’s most bustling stretch of Figueroa. While the selection may be tight, owner Olivia Perez stocks the shelves with a balanced mix of coveted indie designers plus a few that might just be new to you—but if you found your way here you’re more than likely to love ‘em. And while the list of labels for clothing, jewelry, intimates, home goods and accessories is well-rounded and international (from Alexa Stark to Zepherina) there’s also significant attention paid to local names, like Desiree Klein and Town Clothes.

Crush

Crush

Katie Wilson of local greeting card company the Good Twin founded this sweet Highland Park shop with her partner Scott Grover. In addition to being able to peruse a wide variety of the brand’s cute and colorful paper goods, shoppers can pick up prints, pins, candles, ceramics, kooky socks, plants, artsy coffee table books and even pop into an “adults only” section where vintage nudie mags and erotic lit lives.

The Great

The Great

Emily Current and Meritt Elliott’s luxe-casual brand was already beloved by a laundry list of celebrities, including Mandy Moore and Jessica Alba, by the time they opened their La Cienega Design Quarter boutique. But creating a space to perfectly represent the masculine-meets-feminine, vintage-inspired aesthetic was an especially creative undertaking; the store itself features denim-hued walls (courtesy of L.A.’s own Portola paint) and brass fixtures. In addition to The Great’s ready-to-wear and children’s line, stock includes embroidered vintage handkerchiefs, cool coffee table books and indie beauty products to create a truly charming shopping experience.

Entre Nous

Entre Nous

This beautifully curated, luxury resale and vintage shop already had a 20-year history on West 3rd Street before its current owner, Randi Wood, took over in 2017. In addition to its move to high-end shopping hub Robertson Boulevard, Entre Nous’s rebrand included a super-chic styled interior (all courtesy of Wood herself) as well as a fashion rental service—whether you’re looking for ready-to-wear or red carpet-worthy gowns. And that means paying just 5 to 10 percent of the garment’s actual value. Hours are by appointment only, which means shopping here is a totally personalized experience, and that’s by design: Wood’s aim is to make every customer feel like a celebrity, without having to spend like one.

Goodies

Goodies

If this Atwater boutique’s decor—a golden-yellow storefront and interior, a succulent wall and even an Instagram-friendly neon sign baring Notorious B.I.G. lyrics—didn’t draw you in, its concept will. All of the stylish, handmade, gift-worthy housewares found here will cost you $25 or less. Yep, Goodie’s own line of minimalist teak bowls and cutting boards, ceramics, marble coasters and woven baskets start at well below the $10 mark, which makes upgrading your home both accessible and affordable. And the same goes for picking up goods for others when those housewarmings, bridal showers or birthdays sneak up on you.

ROW DTLA

ROW DTLA

Don’t call ROW DTLA a mall. Think of this ever-growing Arts District complex as a conceptual shopping center, curated with specialty retail and dining options. The space is set up as if you’re walking through quaint industrial city streets located on a massive block of century-old produce hubs next to the former American Apparel factory. Although ROW still has a long way to go, it has certainly made big changes since securing its first storefronts more than a year ago.

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The best local Black Friday 2019 shopping deals in L.A.

The best local Black Friday 2019 shopping deals in L.A.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by 🌿Jungalow® (@thejungalow) on Nov 23, 2019 at 4:53pm PST Hey savvy shoppers! Los Angeles is full of incredible deals, if you know where to find them. We’ve picked out some of our favorite Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals from local lines—and almost all of them are available online, too. Who: Richer Poorer Grab tees, socks, sweats and other comfy-yet-stylish closet staples for for everyone on your list (don’t forget yourself) at 35 percent off during this basics brand’s site-wide sale. Where: online When: Wednesday, November 27th through Monday, December 2nd Who: Heidi Merrick The California-inspired designer’s AW19 collection—which includes gems like slouchy suiting, striped jumpsuits, belted coats and satin pants—will be 25 percent off with the code GRATEFUL. Additionally, fans of the local label can sign up for their email list to get private links to even more deals. Where: online When: through Monday, December 2nd Who: J. Hannah The minimalist jewelry brand is holding a site-wide, post holiday sale where shoppers can score 20 percent off with the code GIVETHANKS. Where: online When: through Monday, December 2nd Who: Tocca, Dr. Jart, Stila & more Just in time for the biggest shopping weekend of the year, 260 Sample Sale is hosting a beauty-centric blowout. Expect skin pampering products at seriously slashed prices. Where: 331 S Broadway, Downtown L.A. When: Monday, November 25th from 10am to 8pm, Tuesday, November 26th

The best sales worth shopping at in Los Angeles over Labor Day weekend 2019

The best sales worth shopping at in Los Angeles over Labor Day weekend 2019

Hey savvy shoppers! Los Angeles is full of incredible deals, if you know where to find them. We’re here to help with a special Labor Day list of all the best sales across the city. This is the info you’ve been searching for—who has the best deals of the week, when and where to nab them and exactly what you’ll find. So check in as we add more sales to stay on trend and in the black—your wardrobe and wallet will thank you. Who: Myrtle Take half off all past season pieces—no codes necessary. The current sale inventory includes Father’s Daughter denim, Thief & Bandit intimates, Samantha Pleet dresses and jumpsuits, and pieces by Myrtle’s own house label, among other finds. You can also take advantage of the deal IRL if you stop into the shop (located in DTLA’s ROW) through Sunday. Where: online • 1318 E 7th Street #146, Los Angeles, CA 90021 When: Thursday, August 29th through Sunday, September 1st (in-store) or Monday, September 2nd (online) Who: Back Beat Rags For the local, sustainable brand’s end-of-summer sale, save 30 percent off site-wide with code GOODBYE19. A few items to consider stocking up on are the flowy Tencel pants, organic cotton tops and tees, and hemp utility pants and jackets that will be perfect to wear come fall. Where: online When: Wednesday, August 28th through Sunday, September 1st Who: Rhode Shop resort-ready dresses and separates from the feminine brand’s spring/summer 2019 collection for up to 40 percent off, no code needed. Where: online When: Wedne

The best sales worth shopping at in Los Angeles over the Fourth of July 2019

The best sales worth shopping at in Los Angeles over the Fourth of July 2019

Hey savvy shoppers! Los Angeles is full of incredible deals, if you know where to find them. We’re here to help with a special Fourth of July list of all the best sales across the city. This is the info you’ve been searching for—who has the best deals of the week, when and where to nab them and exactly what you’ll find. So check in as we add more sales to stay on trend and in the black—your wardrobe and wallet will thank you. Who: BeatBackRags The cool, casual and sustainable L.A. brand is offering an additional 40 percent off sale items on July 4th with the code SUMMERTIME19, and then 25 percent off site-wide Friday through Sunday with the code REDWHITEBLUE. Where: online When: Thursday, July 4th • Friday, July 5th through Sunday, July 7th Who: Liana In honor of the holiday, the ’90s-inspired brand (think baby tees and biker shorts) is letting customers take 15 percent off site-wide—which includes sales items—with the code FIREWORKS15. Where: online When: Thursday, July 4th through Sunday, July 7th Who: Eberjey For a little IRL shopping, hit up 260 Sample Sale, where the popular intimates brand will offer sleepwear, apparel, swimwear and, of course, lingerie for up to 80 percent off. Where: 301 N Canon Drive, Beverly Hills When: Tuesday, July 2nd from 10am to 7pm, Wednesday, July 3rd from 11am to 7pm, Thursday, July 4th from 11am to 4pm, Friday, July 5th and Saturday, July 8th from 11am to 7pm, and Sunday, July 7th from 11am to 5pm Who: The Odells The local brand and bout

The best sample sales in Los Angeles over Memorial Day weekend 2019

The best sample sales in Los Angeles over Memorial Day weekend 2019

Hey savvy shoppers! Los Angeles is full of incredible deals, if you know where to find them. We’re here to help with a weekly list of all the best sample sales across the city. This is the info you’ve been searching for—who has the best deals of the week, when and where to nab them, exactly what you’ll find at each sale and whether you need to bring cash or plastic. So check in each week to stay on trend and in the black—your wardrobe and wallet will thank you. Who: 3.1 Phillip Lim The celebrity-faved designer takes over 260 Sample Sale with women’s and men’s ready-to-wear items starting at just $50, shoes for $100 and bags starting at just $95. Where: 301 N Cañon Dr, Beverly Hills When: Thursday, May 23rd through Saturday, May 25th from 10am to 7pm and Sunday, May 26th from 10am to 5pm Who: Jonathan Simkhai and Michi The chic womenswear designer and the beloved athleticwear brand team up for a sample sale in West Hollywood, where shoppers can save up to 85 percent. Where: 315 S Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood When: Wednesday, May 22nd through Saturday, May 25th from 10am to 7pm and Sunday, May 26th from 10am to 5pm Who: Staud The it-girl–favorite brand is offering up to 50 percent off a ton of stylish pieces, including summer-ready blouses, dresses and jumpsuits, as well as Staud’s best-selling bags, like the Shirley and the Moreau. Where: online When: through Monday, May 27th Who: Botanica Workshop In honor of the start of a new season, take 20 percent off the Los Angeles

The best sample sales in Los Angeles this week, Apr 18-21

The best sample sales in Los Angeles this week, Apr 18-21

Hey savvy shoppers! Los Angeles is full of incredible deals, if you know where to find them. We’re here to help with a weekly list of all the best sample sales across the city. This is the info you’ve been searching for—who has the best deals of the week, when and where to nab them, exactly what you’ll find at each sale and whether you need to bring cash or plastic. So check in each week to stay on trend and in the black—your wardrobe and wallet will thank you. Who: G-Star RAW Save up to 70 percent off on a selection of the L.A. brand’s streetwear-inspired raw denim pieces during 260 Sample Sale’s current takeover. Where: 301 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills When: Tuesday, April 16th from 10am to 8pm, Wednesday, April 17th through Saturday, April 20th from 10am to 7pm, and Sunday, April 21st from 10am to 5pm Who: H. Lorenzo The edgy brand is holding a tent sale in the parking lot of its Sunset Plaza storefront where shoppers can take up to 70 percent off FW18 pieces by brands including Comme Des Garçons, MM6 Maison Margiela, Raf Simons and more. Where: 8660 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood When: through April 30th from 10am to 7pm Who: Fame & Partners and Lab25 Shop dresses and gowns from sustainable, made-to-order brand Fame & Partners as well as pieces from Lab25’s selection of up-and-coming labels (including the likes of AQ/AQ, Alice McCall, Bec and Bridge, David Lerner NY and One Teaspoon) during Eclipse Sample Sale’s latest. In terms of prices, attendees can expect to find tees

The best sample sales in Los Angeles this week, Apr 12-14

The best sample sales in Los Angeles this week, Apr 12-14

Hey savvy shoppers! Los Angeles is full of incredible deals, if you know where to find them. We’re here to help with a weekly list of all the best sample sales across the city. This is the info you’ve been searching for—who has the best deals of the week, when and where to nab them, exactly what you’ll find at each sale and whether you need to bring cash or plastic. So check in each week to stay on trend and in the black—your wardrobe and wallet will thank you. Who: BLDWN Fill your closet with updated classics from the modern men’s and women’s brand, including tees for $10, bottoms (including denim) for $20, and leather pieces for $50, among other finds. Where: 1451 E 4th St, Ste 105 When: through Friday, April 12th from 10am to 6pm Who: Joie, Current/Elliott, Equipment Score California-inspired basics, denim and other effortlessly chic closet staples for less when this trio of brands comes together for a takeover at 260 Sample Sale’s revolving Beverly Hills space. Where: 301 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills When: through Saturday, April 13th from 10am to 7pm, and Sunday, April 13th from 10am to 5pm Who: IRO Expect chic, rock-inspired men’s and women’s ready-to-wear pieces and accessories during the Parisian brand’s four-day sale in Beverly Grove. Where: 315 S Robertson Blvd When: through Sunday, April 14th from 10am to 7pm Who: Opening Ceremony During the edgy retailer’s first-ever sample sale in Chinatown, shop men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from fashion-favorite br

The best sample sales in Los Angeles this week, Apr 4-7

The best sample sales in Los Angeles this week, Apr 4-7

Hey savvy shoppers! Los Angeles is full of incredible deals, if you know where to find them. We’re here to help with a weekly list of all the best sample sales across the city. This is the info you’ve been searching for—who has the best deals of the week, when and where to nab them, exactly what you’ll find at each sale and whether you need to bring cash or plastic. So check in each week to stay on trend and in the black—your wardrobe and wallet will thank you. Who: ARCADY The Los Angeles menswear brand heads to WeHo for a pop-up shop and sample sale during which shoppers can pick from a selection of elevated, locally made menswear. Where: 715 N Alfred St, West Hollywood When: Saturday, April 6th from 11am to 5pm Who: Oscar de la Renta Score the red carpet favorite designer’s ready-to-wear pieces, plus shoes, handbags, jewelry, bridal and even home goods for a steal during a sample sale at Beverly Hills’ 260 Sample Sale space. Where: 301 N Cañon Dr, Beverly Hills When: Wednesday, April 3rd through Saturday, April 6th from 11am to 7pm, and Sunday, April 7th from 11am to 4pm Who: Zero + Maria Cornejo During the chic, NYC-based brand’s annual online sample sale, shoppers can save up to 80 percent off past season and exclusive styles, which means dresses range from $150 to $425, shoes from$150 to $300, bottoms from $75 to $275, plus outerwear, knits, jumpsuits, and more. Where: online When: Thursday, April 4th through Sunday, April 7th Who: Opening Ceremony During the edgy ret

The best sample sales in Los Angeles this week, Mar 28-31

The best sample sales in Los Angeles this week, Mar 28-31

Hey savvy shoppers! Los Angeles is full of incredible deals, if you know where to find them. We’re here to help with a weekly list of all the best sample sales across the city. This is the info you’ve been searching for—who has the best deals of the week, when and where to nab them, exactly what you’ll find at each sale and whether you need to bring cash or plastic. So check in each week to stay on trend and in the black—your wardrobe and wallet will thank you. Who: Ozma, J. Hannah, Lesse and more Score jewelry, clothing, shoes and beauty products during this DTLA sample sale featuring a team of stylish indie brands. Besides the aforementioned, goods from Shaina Mote, LOQ and Avocet will be on hand. Cash is preferred and prospective attendees can email RSVP@ozmaofcalifornia.com for details. Where: 120 E 8th St, Ste 405 When: Friday, March 29th from 10am to 4pm Who: Carbon38, Frankies, Emi Jay Get ready for festival season with activewear, swimwear and hair accessories by a trio of trend-driven brands for up 80 percent off during this sample sale that runs through the weekend. Where: 315 S Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood When: Wednesday, March 27th through Sunday, March 31st from 10am to 7pm Who: Outerknown Save up to 90 percent on past season styles during the sustainable menswear’s sample sale. Bring your own bag, plus either your credit or debit card (cash won’t be accepted), if you’re planning to swing by this sale at the brand’s headquarters. Where: 9300 Jefferson Blvd,

The best sample sales in Los Angeles this week, Mar 21-27

The best sample sales in Los Angeles this week, Mar 21-27

Hey savvy shoppers! Los Angeles is full of incredible deals, if you know where to find them. We’re here to help with a weekly list of all the best sample sales across the city. This is the info you’ve been searching for—who has the best deals of the week, when and where to nab them, exactly what you’ll find at each sale and whether you need to bring cash or plastic. So check in each week to stay on trend and in the black—your wardrobe and wallet will thank you. Who: Building Block In addition to offering a 50 to 70 percent discount on select styles, the minimalist, locally made and designed bag brand will also have marked down goods from Hansel From Basel at its latest sample sale this Saturday. The top secret location will be revealed only to newsletter subscribers, so head to the website to sign up if you’re not already. Where: TBA (see above) When: Saturday, March 23rd from 10am to 3pm Who: Staud 260 Sample Sale gets taken over by the L.A. brand that fashion influencers can’t get enough of. Some of the label’s best-loved pieces will be marked down up to 80 percent, which includes handbags for between $85 and $150, dresses between $70 and $100, and Staud’s quintessential jumpsuits for just $100. Besides that, you can shop swimwear, separates, accessories, and outerwear while you’re there. Where: 301 N Cañon Dr, Beverly Hills When: through Saturday, March 23rd from 10am to 7pm, and Sunday, March 24th from 10am to 5pm Who: Bikyni Take 20 percent off chic, sustainably made s

The best sample sales in Los Angeles this week, Mar 14-20

The best sample sales in Los Angeles this week, Mar 14-20

Hey savvy shoppers! Los Angeles is full of incredible deals, if you know where to find them. We’re here to help with a weekly list of all the best sample sales across the city. This is the info you’ve been searching for—who has the best deals of the week, when and where to nab them, exactly what you’ll find at each sale and whether you need to bring cash or plastic. So check in each week to stay on trend and in the black—your wardrobe and wallet will thank you. Who: Staud Early next week, 260 Sample Sale gets taken over by the L.A. brand that fashion influencers can’t get enough of. Some of the label’s best-loved pieces will be marked down up to 80 percent, which includes handbags for between $85 and $150, dresses between $70 and $100, and Staud’s quintessential jumpsuits for just $100. Besides that, you can shop swimwear, separates, accessories, and outerwear while you’re there. Where: 301 N Cañon Dr, Beverly Hills When: Tuesday, March 19th from 10am to 8pm, Wednesday, March 20th through Saturday, March 23rd from 10am to 7pm, and Sunday, March 24th from 10am to 5pm Who: For Love & Lemons The ultra-feminine label’s lingerie, swimwear, flirty dresses and more (including pieces from FL&L’s kid’s line, Lil’ Lemons) will be up to 70 percent off during a warehouse sale in DTLA’s Arts District this weekend. Where: 436 Colyton St When: Saturday, March 16th from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, March 17th from 10am to 4pm Who: Rent the Runway and Kevyn Aucoin Shop high-end labels like Dian

The best sample sales in Los Angeles this week, Mar 7-13

The best sample sales in Los Angeles this week, Mar 7-13

Hey savvy shoppers! Los Angeles is full of incredible deals, if you know where to find them. We’re here to help with a weekly list of all the best sample sales across the city. This is the info you’ve been searching for—who has the best deals of the week, when and where to nab them, exactly what you’ll find at each sale and whether you need to bring cash or plastic. So check in each week to stay on trend and in the black—your wardrobe and wallet will thank you. Who: Vanessa Mooney Score the made-in-L.A. brand’s cool, bohemian clothing and jewelry for just $40 or less during a sample sale in Highland Park. And if you can’t make it there over the weekend, check out the online sale to get 40 percent off select styles. Where: 5031 York Blvd When: Friday, March 8th through Sunday, March 10th from 9am to 7pm Who: Reformation During the fashionable, L.A. brand’s takeover at 260 Sample Sale’s space, expect to find trendy tops starting at just $15, bottoms (including denim) for as low as $25, and dresses from $35 and up. You can also find steals on swimwear, outerwear, hats, bags, and more. Where: 301 N Cañon Dr, Beverly Hills When: Tuesday, March 5th from 9am to 8pm, Wednesday, March 6th to Saturday, March 9th from 10am to 8pm, and Sunday, March 10th from 10am to 5pm Who: Kristinit The local indie designer stops by Venice’s Inland boutique for a pop-up sale where, in addition to offering shoppers up 75 percent off, a fraction of sales will benefit Habitat for Humanity. It’s a tota

The best sample sales in Los Angeles this week, Feb 28-Mar 3

The best sample sales in Los Angeles this week, Feb 28-Mar 3

Hey savvy shoppers! Los Angeles is full of incredible deals, if you know where to find them. We’re here to help with a weekly list of all the best sample sales across the city. This is the info you’ve been searching for—who has the best deals of the week, when and where to nab them, exactly what you’ll find at each sale and whether you need to bring cash or plastic. So check in each week to stay on trend and in the black—your wardrobe and wallet will thank you. Who: Ripley Rader The L.A. designer, whose creations are beloved by stylish celebrities and influencers alike, is hosting her annual sample sale at the brand’s Hollywood studio space. Maxi dresses, matching sets, sequined minis and jumpsuits are just a few of the past season pieces you can shop for 60 percent off or more. Plus, while you’re there you can sneak a peek at the new SS19 collection. Where: 2241 North Cahuenga Blvd When: Friday, March 1st from 5pm to 10pm and Saturday, March 2nd and Sunday March 3rd from 10am to 4pm Who: Poliform While the Italian furniture brand preps for a shiny new showroom, design lovers can take advantage of a renovation sale that offers floor samples starting at 30 percent off. Expect essentials for the bedroom and living room as well as Poliform’s quintessential kitchen and closet systems. Where: 8818 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood When: now through June Who: Kristinit The local indie designer stops by Venice’s Inland boutique for a pop-up sale where, in addition to offering shoppers