Isabelle Fuhrman at Decades

The Best Shops in L.A. for Hollywood Hand Me Downs

12/12/2017

Caroline Ryder

What happens to all those amazing costumes, sets and props when your favorite, most binge-worthy TV show gets canceled? There’s a good chance they’ll end up on the rack at one of Hollywood’s wardrobe liquidation outlets, where those in the know shop for steep discounts on once-worn items that quite possibly may have touched the skin of your ultimate film or TV crush. Imagine the brownie points when you’re watching New Girl re-runs with your roomies, and the very sweater you’re wearing pops up on screen? This, too, can be you.

Jet Rag

The Guide to Shopping in Hollywood

11/07/2017

Liz Ohanesian

From vintage clothing bargains to fine art, shopping in Hollywood spans a wide range of budgets. Hollywood spans tastes, too, and it's a particularly good neighborhood to visit if your interests are specific. Whether you're looking for movie memorabilia, Dr. Martens shoes, or rare vinyl, there's a store for you. Check out our guide to get started on your Hollywood shopping adventure.

Napoleonic costumes at Western Costume Company

The Top 10 Costume Shops in Los Angeles

10/17/2017

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.

Guido in L.A.

The Downtown Los Angeles Shopping Guide

09/18/2017

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.

Urchin Vintage

The Guide to Shopping in Highland Park

05/10/2017

Esther Tseng

A diverse cross section of residents in Highland Park make the neighborhood a haven for treasure seekers of all trades. Musicians, artists and designers have joined families who have been longtime residents of the area, bringing eclectic wares and artisanal crafts. Whether you’re looking for that vintage accessory to complete your outfit or a limited edition vinyl that has long been out of print, Highland Park has the store that has exactly what you’re looking for. Read on for a collection of the best shops in the neighborhood.

Fall vintage clothing at Tavin

The Guide to Vintage Shopping in Los Angeles

11/09/2016

Caroline Ryder

The wardrobes of Hollywood’s models, starlets, and Oscar-winning costume designers — past and present —overflow into L.A.'s network of beautifully-curated vintage boutiques and world-class flea markets.

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 9 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.