Alchemy Works in the Arts District

The Guide to Shopping in Downtown Los Angeles

05/05/2015

Caroline Juen

Downtown Los Angeles is quickly becoming the hottest shopping and dining district in Los Angeles. In less than a decade the streets surrounding the skyscrapers have come back to life, thanks to a variety of restaurant concepts, creatives and retailers moving in to set up shop. These days, shopping in areas like the Arts District and the Historic Core around Spring Street is delightful for locals and travelers alike. Exploring the area’s best spots for shopping can be intimidating, but in such a thriving metropolitan area with unique, one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques, all it takes is knowing where to start. Whether you’re buying something for yourself or getting a gift, here are 10 of Downtown L.A.’s coolest neighborhood shopping spots.

Golyester vintage store

The Best Vintage Stores in Los Angeles

10/08/2014

Sarah Dandashy

There’s something very effortless about Los Angeles fashion. This is a city that cares about comfort and street style, ways to express yourself that are more than just runway trends. Angelenos like to wear a mix of upscale and casual, classic and haute couture, all while keeping our vibe constantly cool. Whether you are a vintage clothes fanatic or just want to spice up your wardrobe with a unique “blast from the past” frock, Los Angeles is home to many notable, second-hand stores. Read on for a guide to some of the city’s best vintage stores. Get ready, your retro treasure hunt is about to begin!

Antiquing in Los Angeles

10/19/2012

Discover Los Angeles

As home to the rich and famous and with more museums than most cities, it’s no surprise that Los Angeles is an antique-lover’s paradise. Plus, with all the Hollywood movie set designers on the prowl for period pieces there has to be collectible shops galore.

Haut couture antiques from Marie Antoinette’s Paris to mid-century marvels and vintage comic books to aged costume jewelry, LA is packed with irresistible treasures – if you know where to look. So, here’s the scoop on some of the best antiquing spots in town.  

Shopping at Santee Alley in the L.A. Fashion District

The Guide to the Los Angeles Fashion District

10/15/2012

Discover Los Angeles

The L.A. Fashion District is perhaps the premier shopping destination in Los Angeles for its bargains and trend-setting designs. The numbers can be intimidating: 90 blocks, 4,500 apparel and accessory lines, more than 1,000 stores. Here's a guide to get you started.