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.

Crumbs & Whiskers on Melrose Avenue

The Best Places for Cat Lovers in Los Angeles

10/25/2017

Discover Los Angeles

The special relationship between cats and humans is as old as civilization and stretches back over 9,500 years. Cats have figured in the history of many nations, were worshipped as gods, and continue to be a favorite subject of artists and writers. Cat lovers in Los Angeles will discover that their feline friends are everywhere in the city. From kitty adoption centers to close encounters with lions and tigers, these are the best cat places in L.A. to visit right meow!

Children's Book World

The Best Specialty Bookstores in Los Angeles

10/23/2017

Discover Los Angeles

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.

The Garage Board Shop in Boyle Heights

The Guide to Shopping in Boyle Heights

10/06/2017

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.

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.

Record Store Day 10th anniversary releases at The Record Parlour

Celebrate Record Store Day in Los Angeles

04/19/2017

Liz Ohanesian

For this 10th anniversary year, the official Record Store Day releases include everything from a live David Bowie album to the "Space Jam" soundtrack. Read on for highights of the Los Angeles stores participating in Record Store Day on Saturday, April 22.

Skylight Books

Shop Small Spotlight: Skylight Books

12/27/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Skylight Books is a pillar of its historic Los Feliz neighborhood. It’s a gathering place for readings, book signings and meet ups, a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Rolling Robots birthday party

The Best Places for Kids to Get Creative in Los Angeles

07/09/2015

Leslee Komaiko

Kids like making stuff. But not every parent has the patience or wherewithal to come up with a project on demand. Sure there’s always good old paper and crayons. But we live in Los Angeles, where there are all sorts of businesses that cater to creative kids. Many offer drop-in options, which means zero commitment. And no advance planning is required. So whether it’s throwing a clay pot, crafting a puppet or decorating a cake, little artists can get their muse on.

Amoeba Music

The Best Record Stores in Los Angeles

04/18/2014

Justin Sloe

Right now is a great time for record buying in Los Angeles. For every Fair Trade, single-origin-bean coffee shop and kimchi churro truck, a new record shop seems to pop up next door every week. In the Los Feliz-Echo Park-Silver Lake-Highland Park area there are 20 record shops right now - and that’s 19 more than there were three years ago. If you want, you can buy records at Urban Outfitters - "if you want." There’s even a barber salon in my neighborhood that sells vinyl.

Nowadays, I play music on many formats. Still, there’s nothing better than digging through crate after crate and finding that one piece of vinyl you’ve been searching for for ages. Read on and find out where I like to do that.