The Guide to Shopping on West 3rd Street in Los Angeles

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Whether you’re looking for a unique vintage find, a little bit of luxury, or a one-of-a-kind gift, you’re sure to satisfy your shopping needs along L.A.’s West 3rd Street. The walkable shopping district is full of stores you won’t find at the local mall, accommodating a range of budgets and styles. Read on for our guide to shopping on West 3rd Street.

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Jane of Tarzana

A clothing shop that’s big on trends, but not on price, Jane of Tarzana sells everything you need to achieve the quintessential L.A. girl style without breaking the bank. The boutique offers a mix of bohemian and urban styles, and all the merchandise sold here costs less than $98!

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Le Labo

Le Labo is a parfumerie unlike any other. Let your sense of smell delight in this fragrance shop with an old-school apothecary feel. The helpful staff creates custom perfumes based on your preferences, complete with personalized labels, ensuring you will walk away with a unique scent all your own. Of course, they also carry their signature scents – such as the popular Santal 26 and Bergamote 22 – that are available as both perfumes and candles. Although their products are on the pricey side, you do get what you pay for as the scents are truly luxurious.

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Milk Boutique

The place to go for the labels you love, Milk Boutique is a high-end store that sells only carefully selected, trendy pieces, so if you buy something here it’s sure to be a fashion “do.” While the price points may be on the high side, the shop offers seasonal sales that allow even the gal (or guy – they sell men’s clothes too) on a budget to nab some of their most coveted clothing.

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New Stone Age

New Stone Age is a collection of lovely odds and ends where you can find the perfect gift for someone special – or yourself. The shop is filled with a wide range of items, from gorgeous jewelry to home décor you won’t find anywhere else. It’s easy to lose track of time perusing all the beautifully curated pieces from around the world for sale in this shopper’s wonderland.

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Polkadots & Moonbeams

A one-stop shop for vintage treasures and trendy must-haves, this West 3rd Street staple has been a go-to shopping destination for the fashion-savvy since 1982. The sprawling location is divided into two separate stores: one that houses funky vintage items, and another that stocks the latest wardrobe must-haves. Stop by and you may run into one of their celebrity fans – Drew Barrymore and Reese Witherspoon have both been spotted here.

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If you’re looking for a piece of jewelry that is truly one-of-a-kind, look no further. Pyrrha sells a collection of hand-made pendant jewelry, each with its own meaning. With a wide variety of necklaces, rings and bracelets on display throughout the store, you’re sure to find a charm that matches any sentiment and occasion.

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Satine Boutique

The “it” girl’s shopping haven, Satine is a luxury boutique stocked with all the most coveted pieces from the hottest designers,  including Isabel Marant, Chloé, Balenciaga and Stella McCartney. Satine also features pieces from up-and-coming indie labels. The French-inspired, two-story space is a favorite shopping destination for the city’s most fashionable residents.

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Shopaholic Sample Sales

Everyone loves a good sample sale, but not the crowds and the craziness that go with it, which is why this boutique was created. Shopaholic Sample Sales carries a rotating roster of both casual clothes and occasion-worthy dresses, all for a fraction of their original price tags.

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South Willard

Stylish men take note, this is where you want to shop! Part men’s shop, part art gallery and all cool, South Willard carries everything a menswear aficionado could want, from head to toe - shoes and socks included. All the top brands are featured, including Band of Outsiders, Gitman Vintage and Frank Leder. South Willard also boasts a rotating collection of wall art and ceramics, so art lovers can find something to take home.