Shopping is a quintessential aspect of every Los Angeles visit. Just think of all those makeover montages in movies! Don’t you want to live your Pretty Woman dreams as you shop ‘till you drop in the city of angels? Here are a few of the best LA hot spots for shopping that you have to check out during your visit.
Everyone thinks of Beverly Hills as a hub for shopping and they would not be wrong. There are plenty of places here that target higher ends of the financial spectrum, such as the famed shops at Rodeo Drive. However, if you are looking for a more varied place that combines both the upscale brands and the more affordable stores, there is no better place to go to than the Beverly Center. Here you will find a little bit of everything, from Forever 21, UNIQLO, and H&M, all the way to Versace, Gucci, and Armani Exchange. Need an Apple Store, a Bloomingdale’s, or a Macy’s? Perhaps you’re looking for classics such as Zara, Victoria’s Secret, or Tiffany’s? You can find everything and more at the Beverly Center.
The Grove is almost a cliche by this point, but it is so for a reason. Beautiful fountains, lush gardens, and gorgeous facades have elevated this mall to icon status in Los Angeles, and its selection of stores is a who’s who of essential fashion staples. Michale Kors, Banana Republic, Nike, and Nordstrom are only a few of the options available. A three-story Barnes and Noble, an Americal Girl superstore and cafe, and a Pacific Theaters multiplex only add even more to the variety, versatility, and convenience of the famed outdoor mall. And let’s not forget about the dining options. The Cheesecake Factory, Umami Burger, and Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill give you plenty of places for you to eat. Not to mention the historic Los Angeles Farmers Market is right next door with plenty of local food venues!
Now, if you are a fan of much more intimate local shopping experiences, then Magnolia Park is the place for you to check out. Located between Burbank and North Hollywood, the neighborhood has the feeling of a suburban main street while boasting the cultural diversity of Lo Angeles. Plenty of locally renowned thrift stores are peppered across Magnolia, offering unexpected fashion finds (some even featured in some of your favorite movies and shows). You will also find record stores, vintage candy shops, and old-fashioned barber shops, lending a classic feel to your shopping endeavors. The best part? Everyone is friendly and approachable, which will only enhance the experience. Go ahead and take a stroll down Magnolia Boulevard and take it all in at your pace!
Shopping LA Hot Spots
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