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Best Shopping Spots In Los Angeles, California

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Golden beaches, vibrant neighbourhoods, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood - ‘La La Land’ Los Angeles is truly a ray of Californian sunshine. However, this tinsel town is also known for one more thing - retail therapy! Whether it is athleisure you’re interested in, or if you’re a boho-chic Instagrammer looking for your next inspiration, or whether you’re looking for something simply 'American girl’, Los Angeles has something for every one of you. With a host of shopping meccas within the confines of the sprawling city, its no wonder why shopping in Los Angeles is considered cardio! Here are your best shopping spots for your big Californian shopping fix in Los Angeles, California.

1. The Grove


Every shopping-crazy Angeleno will tell you to head to the Grove, a stunning outdoor shopping area housing a plethora of stores, right from Sephora, Nike, and Anthropologie to Banana Republic, Norstrom, and Topshop, and much, much more. Shop till you drop before moving on to the many gourmet restaurants and revitalizing yourself for another round of shopping. You could even catch the latest movie at the many theatres within the Grove. Also, its a great place for people-watching!

The Grove

Address: 189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles

Website: The Grove

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 10pm; Sun: 10am - 8pm

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2. West Third


West Third Street is a sparkling, walkable shopping and dining located between Fairfax and La Cienega with more than 100 speciality stores and acclaimed restaurants. Whether it is looking for stylish, chic, and one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family, to buying yourself some trendsetting clothing, or for digging into authentic Italian food at an authentic Italian restaurant established by an Italian football legend, West Third has something for everyone!

West Third

Address: W 3rd St, Los Angeles

Website: West Third

Opening hours: 7am - 10pm (daily)

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3. Robertson Boulevard


It is a crime to go home without visiting Robertson Boulevard, which is where all the ‘Us Weekly’ photos teeming with stars and celebrities are taken! Home to high-end apparel with brands such as Vince, Mac, and Chanel, Robertson is where you go to splurge on brands and burn a hole in your pocket without any guilt. Once you’re done with your shopping, head to the Newsroom Cafe for a normal, vegetarian lunch. If you have 100 USD per person to spend and don’t mind the elbowing of the paparazzi, then head to the Ivy for a good bit of celeb-spotting.

Robertson Boulevard

Address: S Robertson Blvd, L.A.

Website: Robertson Boulevard

Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (daily)

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4. The Santee Alley


The lively Santee Alley is where you need to head to for all the best cheap shopping in tinsel town Los Angeles. Housing a mind-boggling array of goods, downtown Santey Alley also features the massive Fashion District flea market selling everything from cosmetics and footwear to accessories and apparels. Not only is Santee Alley open all days of the week, but also it is where you can bargain shamelessly sans any guilt. Head to the bustling, lively Santee Alley for an action-packed shopping spree in Los Angeles.

The Santee Alley

Address: 210 E Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles

Website: The Santee Alley

Opening hours: 9:30am - 6pm (daily)

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5. Melrose Avenue


The fabulous Melrose Avenue with numerous amazing boutiques occupies a special place in the hearts of all shopaholics. Selling clothing items which are one-of-a-kind and hard to find anywhere else, the boutiques of Melrose Avenue are famous for stocking something or the other suiting everyone - so much so that there isn’t an occasion when you walk into Melrose Avenue’s boutiques and not find yourself anything. Combining funky, swanky, and suave styles under one roof, the Instagram-worthy Melrose Avenue is one of those rare shopping destinations in Los Angeles selling everything from cosmetics, accessories and clothing to trinkets, arts, and antiques.

Melrose Avenue

Address: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Website: Melrose Avenue

Opening hours: 7am - 11pm (daily)

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6. 3rd Street Promenade


For all those who have the urge to splurge on a high-end, luxury shopping expedition in Los Angeles, head straight to the Third Street Promenade by the iconic Santa Monica Pier. This amazing, upscale outdoor shopping area features high-profile stores and boutiques with brands such as Guess, Armani Exchange, Aldo, Urban Outfitters and more. Incredibly talented street performers dot the area, so do watch out for their performances as you take a break from shopping. You’ll also spy numerous cafes, restaurants, and maybe even a movie star - after all this is Hollywood!

3rd Street Promenade

Address: 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, Greater Los Angeles

Website: 3rd Street Promenade

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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7. Abbot Kinney Boulevard


There’s no doubt about why Abbot Kinney is famously called ‘the coolest block in America’. Home to the ultimate in everything 'bohemian chic’, Abbot Kinney right next to Venice Beach, is all about bohemian and vintage stuff, be it clothes, accessories, or trinkets! The street is lined with vintage boutiques, trendy clothes stores, and shops selling organic stuff. What’s more, the street also features some amazing places to grab a bite including Joe’s, Gjelina, and Wabi Sabi.

Abbot Kinney Boulevard

Address: Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Los Angeles

Website: Abbot Kinney Boulevard

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

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8. Hollywood & Highland


Hollywood & Highland Centre is one of the prime places of action in Los Angeles, and there’s never a dull moment here. Located on the famous Hollywood Boulevard, the Hollywood & Highland Centre is one of the poshest shopping spaces in Los Angeles and also features a gamut of entertainment attractions such as the TCL Chinese Theatre, the Dolby Theatre, which is home to Cirque du Soleil and the Academy Awards, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and even the House of Wax. The mall itself features a host of stores with a plethora of brands including Victoria’s Secret, MAC, and Louis Vuitton, among others.

Hollywood & Highland

Address: 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, Los Angeles

Website: Hollywood & Highland

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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9. Rodeo Drive


As ‘Pretty Woman’ Julia Roberts’ friend puts it, there’s only one place in Los Angeles to go shopping for the 'good stuff’ - Rodeo Drive, baby! Featuring retail therapy at its best, Rodeo Drive is where you can not only shop but even watch celebrities shop. Featuring all big brand names such as the likes of Dior, Coach, Chanel, Cartier, Burberry, Bvlgari, Jimmy Choo, Versace, and more, the fancy Rodeo Drive is every shopper’s heaven, notwithstanding whether you’re shopping or window shopping. Oozing immense charm and splendour, Rodeo Drive is a three-block shopping and star-gazing haven for those who like everything top-drawer and swanky.

Rodeo Drive

Address: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

Website: Rodeo Drive

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 6pm (closed on Sun)

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10. The Arts District


While the Arts District wasn’t known as a shopping hub earlier, it is catching on. Today, the eclectic neighbourhood features an increasing cluster of retail outlets which include local boutiques as well as Los Angeles outlets of trendy brands such as Shinola. While most of the shops are centred around One Santa Fe or Third Street, there are a few good ones here and there and in-between as well. What’s more, the Arts District is home to chic restaurants, cool galleries, and some amazingly hip murals as well.

The Arts District

Address: Los Angeles

Website: The Arts District

Opening hours: 7am - 6pm (daily)

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Clearly, Los ‘Hollywood’ Angeles is a dream come true for shopaholics and shopping aficionados, whether one is clothing-crazy or interested in vintage, bohemian or chic stuff. Plan a trip to Los Angeles and don’t miss shopping at these amazing destinations in the lively Californian city.

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