Beyoncé in a dress by Walter Mendez

The Guide to Beyoncé's Los Angeles


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Even though you'll probably never buy a mega-mansion, you can still eat, work out and even dress like Beyoncé. Here are some of the Queen's favorite places in L.A.

Children's Book World

The Best Specialty Bookstores in Los Angeles


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Book lovers rejoice! There are independent bookstores across Los Angeles that are focused on a wide range of literary genres and global cultures. From children's books to cooking to horror, read on for some of the best specialty bookstores in L.A.

Napoleonic costumes at Western Costume Company

The Top 10 Costume Shops in Los Angeles


Liz Ohanesian

Los Angeles loves Halloween. If you visit L.A. in October, expect your trip to overflow with haunted houses, horror movie nights and costume parties. If you're here anytime over the Halloween weekend, you will need a costume. Didn't pack anything spooky? That's okay. Just as there's no shortage of Halloween parties in L.A., there's no lack of costumes. From the costume shops that clothe Hollywood to thrift stores, there's a bounty of holiday wear for all budgets.

The Garage Board Shop in Boyle Heights

The Guide to Shopping in Boyle Heights


Liz Ohanesian

In Boyle Heights, you'll find a fairly large concentration of retail on Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard. Here, you can walk for blocks and pass shop after shop filled with everything from clothing to toys to household items. In addition, you'll find plenty of retail spots on 1st Street. The 1st Street and Cesar Chavez shops are easily accessible via multiple stops on Metro's Gold Line. Read on and discover some of the eclectic shops in Boyle Heights.

Rendering of Nordstrom Westfield Century City

Discover the New Westfield Century City


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This fall, Westfield Century City has emerged from a $1-billion makeover as a 1.3 million square-foot destination with over 200 shops and restaurants, including a new Nordstrom, a completely remodeled Bloomingdale's, a modern new Macy's, a luxurious Equinox fitness club and spa, and the West Coast's first Eataly.

Guido in L.A.

The Downtown Los Angeles Shopping Guide


Liz Ohanesian

From discount fashion to high-end goods to vintage finds, the shopping scene in Downtown Los Angeles has you covered. Downtown L.A. is home to some of the city's best buys, thanks to shopping meccas like the Fashion District and Jewelry District. But Downtown's status as a hip neighborhood on the rise has brought in a host of newer retailers, too.

Alchemy Works in the Arts District

The Guide to Shopping in the Arts District


Liz Ohanesian

The Arts District wasn't always known as a shopping hub, but it's growing collection of retail outlets is attracting shoppers from near and far. Here, you'll find local boutiques and L.A. extensions of chic brands like Shinola and (Malin + Goetz) mixed with more alternative culture-minded shops. The bulk of the shopping is located either on 3rd Street or at One Santa Fe, but you'll also find a few hot spots off the beaten path.

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

Shops Ahoy! The Guide to Shopping in San Pedro


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Since 1821, when this then-Mexican harbor town opened to foreign trade, San Pedro has been a hotbed of shops fulfilling the material needs of travelers, sailors and locals. Today, its relaxed, working class atmosphere is an interesting contrast to some of its more affluent neighbors. From the bustling L.A. Waterfront to the fast-changing Downtown shopping and arts district, San Pedro's small, locally owned businesses still rule the scene. Friendly store owners will tell you their history while helping you find the perfect purchase. Read on for some of the best places for apparel, accessories, and recreational gear in town.