It seems like just yesterday we were rounding up a list of the best new places to shop in Los Angeles, but already a whole new slew of spots that offer stylish goods, from designer clothing to locally crafted ceramics, has surfaced—not that we’re not complaining. Over the past year or so, Angeleans have scored long-awaited outposts of cult-favorite brands, brick-and-mortars for burgeoning local brands, and boutiques boasting an assortment of designer and indie finds. Several of them are in neighborhoods poised to be the city’s next major shopping destinations, like Chinatown and the Arts District. Read on to see the new and new-ish places where we’d happily blow our tax returns.
The beloved Brooklyn retailer recently got a second home in Culver City's cool concept shopping center, Platform. Bird mixes emerging designers (Pari Desai, Maria Dora) in with more established ones (Marni, Proenza Schouler).
8870 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
H. Merrick of California
We wouldn't have expected anything less than the incredibly chic and unapologetically beachy (the designer is, after all, a born-and-bred California girl) boutique for Heidi Merrick's first and only brick-and-mortar. Her beautifully crafted (and designed nearby in LA's Fashion District) feminine pieces hang amid custom surfboards, revolving artwork, and even a dreamy bohemian bed covered with pillows from Merrick's home collection.
115 West 9th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
The Canadian retailer's new flagship in Westfield's Century City shopping center offers a massive (11,000 square feet, to be exact) and beautifully designed (marble tables, graphic artwork) space to showcase contemporary brands like Citizens of Humanity, Herschel and Rag & Bone.
10250 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90067
At this beautifully airy and bright boutique, goods by local designers are the hottest commodities: Beatrice Valenzuela sandalias, Shiva Rose beauty products and Lucy Michel ceramics are all best sellers.
8634 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
This shoe brand earned cool girl cred with stockists like Need Supply, Lisa Says Gah and Urban Outfitters, but with a new outpost in up-and-coming Chinatown, the stylish LA set can shop the styles IRL. Intentionally Blank's very first brick-and-mortar also features apparel, Boy Smells candles and a few other indie goodies.
939-A North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
A colorful standout in a mostly undeveloped stretch of East Hollywood, this boutique has photo ops at every turn, from the custom art and neon pieces to the quirky, unique finds from up-and-coming designers like Adam Selman, Vivietta and To Be Adored.
4851 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Just like their cult-favorite jeans (Taylor Swift, Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid are among the fashionable fans), the made-in-LA denim brand's Melrose Place sanctuary merges Californian and European aesthetics. Think tons of redwood pieces and natural light, but with ultra-modern fixtures and clean lines. Basically, it's the perfect place to buy Frame's quintessential, ever-so-slightly distressed skinnies and other staples loved by beachy babes and Francophiles alike.
8467 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Besides offering activewear approved by the likes of Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner, the Beverly Hills flagship boasts a yoga studio, sun deck and healthy libations like kombucha, cold-pressed juice and organic matcha lattes.
370 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The Good Liver
Okay, the interior or this majorly minimal housewares shop is prime fodder for a Portlandia skit (it's sparse, yet meticulously arranged), but trust us—you'll suddenly feel like you can't live without a pair of copper scissors or a speckled enamel tumbler. And don't even get us started on that tortoiseshell toothbrush.
705 Mateo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Artist Tuesday Bassen earned a massive following for her 'zines, pins and patches, and now at her Chinatown storefront, you can get all of the above, plus her recently launched clothing line, custom embroidery, cheeky home goods and—yep—loads of pins and patches by other independent designers and illustrators.
970 North Broadway, #105, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Downtown Los Angeles' new-ish retail concept, Row DTLA, got the very first IRL location for this online vintage brand, best known for their stunning bridal options. Like their moniker, both the space and the gowns found here are light and airy—and more affordable than you might think.
785 Bay Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Oak + Fort
The Canadian brand just brought its modern minimal clothing and accessories (Blake Lively is a big fan) to LA by way of its very first shop in the city at Westfield Century City.
10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Day Space Night
What used to exist solely a design studio (all the original patterns are created and printed here) now becomes a retail space every Friday through Sunday, offering not only the brand's fresh, quirky, one-size-fits all clothing, but a rotation of other locally-made goods, including handmade Solid State Studios shoes, Ako Castuera ceramics, and Fixed Air jewelry.
937 Sun Mun Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012
3.1 Phillip Lim
When this celebrity-beloved label closed its Robertson Boulevard boutique, we waited with baited breath for the next iteration. The new concept shop—a minimalist dream in the budding Arts District—carries Mast Books, M. Crow's artsy wares, and Li, Inc stationary among the curated goods sold amid the brand's cool, contemporary clothing and accessories.
734 East 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013