The Guide to Shopping on La Brea Avenue

Maison Midi showroom
Photo: Maison Midi, Facebook

The redevelopment of La Brea Avenue between Beverly Boulevard and West 6th Street has brought an eclectic mix of stores to the area. While strolling down the street, you can find everything from one-of-kind vintage items to the latest gear from designer brands and almost anything in between. Interior design enthusiasts consider the area to be a must-visit as well because many boutiques in the area feature unique takes on home décor. La Brea Avenue has items at all price points, making it a great spot for shopping for any budget. Whether you’re looking to bring home a small souvenir or a larger purchase, you’re sure to find it in the La Brea Avenue shopping district.

Aether Apparel on La Brea Avenue
Photo: Aether Apparel

Aether Apparel

Calling all adventurers! Los Angeles-based Aether Apparel offers active apparel that is both stylish and practical for men and women. If you’re preparing for your next great adventure, the 4,000 square-foot flagship store sells everything you’ll need to complete your outfit, including sunglasses, hats and scarves. Aether wants to ensure you’ll love your purchase before leaving the store, so they've created a way to test the warmth of winter coats even in the L.A. heat. In the center of the store, you’ll find a walk-in freezer where customers are encouraged to test out their gear before their next cold weather trip.

Bonobos Guideshop on La Brea
Bonobos Guideshop on La Brea | Photo: Space4 Architecture

Bonobos Guideshop

Are you looking for the perfect fit for all your menswear needs? Bonobo Guideshop, the brick-and-mortar branch of the online retailer, may be the answer. After making an appointment on their website, a knowledgeable guide will take you through the Bonobos offerings, including pants, tops, and outerwear. Then, they’ll help you find the perfect fit in-store. In a unique twist on the typical shopping experience, you will actually leave this boutique without any bags. Instead, the retailer ships your purchases directly to your home or office.

Jet Rag Vintage Clothing
Jet Rag | Photo: @cowsame23, Instagram

Jet Rag

Located a short distance from the other stores in our guide, Jet Rag is the perfect stop for the true bargain hunter. This diverse vintage store is home to rack after rack of clothing from nearly every decade. Come here ready to browse their vast selection, where almost every item is priced under $30. For an even better bargain, locals know to stop by the store on Sunday mornings; when they can search for incredible vintage finds at the store’s parking lot sale, where everything is just $1. Get there early and you may just find a hidden treasure at a very reduced price.  

Maison Midi showroom
Photo: Maison Midi, Facebook

Maison Midi

Maison Midi is the home décor sister store to the popular American Rag Cie clothing shop, located next door on La Brea Avenue. Maison Midi offers a fun take on decorating, from brightly-colored pottery to interesting throws and pillows. Founder Mark Werts traveled the world to find the merchandise featured in the store. This also makes it the perfect spot to find a unique souvenir or gift to bring home. The boutique’s collection of plates, candles and decorative trays are stunning. Tucked in the back of this home décor retreat is Café Midi, a French restaurant with a menu featuring more than 80 items. This boutique is a one-stop destination for lunch and your home décor needs.

Undefeated on La Brea Avenue
Undefeated on La Brea | Photo: @ronaldlek, Instagram


If you’re searching for streetwear, look no further than Undefeated. This 1,500 square-foot store offers men’s apparel, socks, accessories and of course, sneakers. Along with Undefeated’s own brand of clothing, the store features shoes from Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Converse, Puma and more. If you want to jumpstart your kids’ streetwear collection, Undefeated has shoes in their sizes too. This shop is a treasure chest for those who can’t get enough sneakers.