This famous 3-block stretch of boutiques, shops and restaurants in the heart of Beverly Hills is one of the most exclusive shopping areas in the world. Here, the rich and famous rub shoulders with window shopping tourists, eager to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars. The world’s most celebrated designers have boutiques here, including Armani, Gucci, Dior, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton and Roberto Cavalli.
On Melrose, shopping is a sport. High-end shops are found between San Vicente
and Robertson while more affordable, off-the-rack and vintage apparel fill smaller shops further east. Fashionistas head to Fred Segal and Betsey Johnson for cutting-edge clothing and Alan K’s for fancy footwear. Need a break? Visit the herbalist at Elixir Tea and Tonic and enjoy one of their many rejuvenating brews while relaxing in the peaceful garden out back.
THE GROVE AT THE FARMER'S MARKET
The Grove is one of LA’s new favorites for outdoor mall shopping. The Grove is located next to the original Farmers Market and close to the museums on Wilshire Boulevard. Here you’ll find the likes of Nordstrom, Banana Republic, Abercrombie & Fitch and Crate & Barrel, as well as a 14-screen movie theater and a trolley shuttling shoppers between The Grove and Farmers Market.
THIRD STREET PROMENADE
Located in Santa Monica, the Promenade is an eclectic street with a variety of shopping and dining options – with a quintessentially beach town feel. Catch a movie, peruse the wares of curbside vendors, watch street performers or find a seat and marvel at the eccentric passers-by. After you tire of shopping, take a walk to Santa Monica Beach only a few minutes away.