Planning a shopping trip to LA soon? Let me help you decide where to go to buy the things you need (or find a way to justify a need for it).
1. Rodeo Drive/The Golden Triangle
At the Golden Triangle, you’ll find some of the most expensive stores that exist, and right in the center of it is Rodeo Drive. Rodeo Drive is a three-block line of shops designed to make you drool and lust over the product, especially if you can’t afford it. If you’re gonna pay a visit to Rodeo Drive, be sure to bring lots of cash or increase your credit limit.
Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA; Tel. (310)271-8174
2. Robertson Boulevard
If you want to shop, grab lunch or some coffee and spot a celebrity, then be sure to drop by Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles. Celebrities tend to gather at this spot, despite all the paparazzi, due to the proliferation of unique stores that they frequent, including Kitson Boutique, Agnes B, Curve and Lisa Kline. After having your fill of celebrities, fill your appetite with lunch at The Ivy, also located on Robertson Boulevard.
3. Melrose Avenue
Melrose Avenue is home to kitschy, off-beat and unique stores in Los Angeles. You won’t find a lot of designer labels here, although a lot of TV program costume designers shop here for the stars. Most kinds of shops can be found here, as well as upcoming designers’ shops. Some locals prefer to drive from store to store along Melrose Avenue. But if you’re able and willing, stroll along this stretch and be able to check out all the stores that catch your eye. Hold on to your wallets, though, and don’t buy everything you find cute.
There’s more where this came from! Tune in next time to find other Los Angelese shopping districts.