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Alchemy Works in the Arts District

The Guide to Shopping in Downtown Los Angeles


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.

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

The Guide to the Los Angeles Fashion District


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.