1930s red silk chiffon dress at Paper Moon Vintage

The Best Vintage Stores in L.A. for Classy Parties

12/26/2018

Liz Ohanesian

Charlie Roquette is an elegant Highland Park boutique that carries mostly vintage clothing with a modern, bohemian vibe. The collection is nicely edited, so you won't have to sift through loads of racks to find what you want, and may include designer pieces. The shop also carries a few new items, including jewelry to accessorize your evening look.

5712 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90042

L.A. Original at LAX Terminal 1

LAX Holiday Gift Guide for 2018

12/06/2018

Discover Los Angeles

For travelers squeezing in one last trip before the holidays, LAX has created a handy gift guide featuring items made in and inspired by Los Angeles.

Secret Headquarters in Silver Lake

Things to Do in Los Angeles During Comic-Con

07/12/2018

Discover Los Angeles

What better way to celebrate the child within all of us than at the extraordinary The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, on view until September 2 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Brentwood. The exhibition features “more than 100 objects and twenty-five historic puppets—including Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Ernie and Bert, Grover, and other popular favorites” celebrating the peerless Jim Henson and his world-class team of creators with whom he “created an unparalleled body of work that continues to delight and inspire people of all ages to create a kinder and gentler world.” The traveling exhibition was made possible by the George Lucas Family Foundation and Cheryl Henson. For the Star Wars obsessive, think of it as witnessing the birth of Yoda (we kid—any would be Comic-Conventioneer knows how important Henson and his generation-spanning creations are).

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

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The special relationship between cats and humans is as old as civilization and stretches back more than 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 on Global Cat Day (October 16) or 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.

Espacio 1839 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.

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