Retail Revolution: Outlets for the In Crowd
Sneaker Joe for Sportie LA
The shop for sneaker-heads, which stocks styles old school and new, runs this somewhat hush-hush discount operation. » 1021 S. Fairfax Ave., L.A., 323-934-3455.
Instead of holding sales at the West Hollywood designer institution Maxfield, the store sends its off-price finery to a more chichi zip code. Look for Chanel, Balmain, Lanvin, and Dior. » 301 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-275-7007.
One of the region’s best stores for high-end labels moves previous-season items from its seven locations to a building behind the original Melrose outpost. » 8115 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323- 651-3662.
What celebrities and tourists don’t buy at the eight Kitson locations gets off-loaded in this large store that can feel like a jumble sale—and isn’t mentioned on the Kitson Web site. Hmmm... » 1415 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 310-319-3471.
Images courtesy: (1) sportiela.com, (2) flickr/thepresidentwearsprada, (3) madisonlosangeles.com, (4) shopkitson.com