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Opening Ceremony’s

451 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90048


The current “Japan vs. USA” theme in the two-floor space in La Cienega Boulevard’s design district means Comme des Garçons clothing mingles with that of Japanese unknowns…

Website: http://www.openingceremony.us/

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343 N. Rodeo Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90210


You can pop on a silky frock printed with images of wood nymphs and pretend the playback is you prancing down the catwalk…

Website: http://prada.com/

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Pump Station & Nurtury

2415 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90403


The Pump Station & Nurtury is known for its breast-feeding educational services. But the accompanying shops are tidy, well-organized places to score some new duds…

Website: http://www.pumpstation.com

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Rockin’ Kid Shop

5048 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90041


For stadium concert-worthy fashions—sized smaller than your forearm…

Website: http://www.rockinkidshop.com

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17037 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91316


Your son is graduating from middle school/having his bar mitzvah/attending your second wedding…

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11344 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90064


Bring your dusty Levi’s to his 250-square-foot RufCut, and he’ll lower the waist, add a boot cut, fix the fade, and repair—or add—a hole…

Website: http://www.rufcut.com/

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8425 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90069

(323) 330-9355

If you don’t have the time to figure out the “latest thing,” Ten Over Six does it for you. Seasonal trends in women’s and men’s wear and accessories are reduced to key pieces.


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The Paper Bag Princess

8818 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90211

(310) 385-9036

Consignors don’t sell their goods in hopes of making a fortune, and shoppers don’t go to The Paper Bag Princess to be charmed by the owner or sales staff. They go for the mother lode of couture gowns in a range of styles and for accessories that will turn them into the belle of the ball.


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The Stronghold

1625 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90291

(310) 399-7221

Trying on jeans isn’t a trying experience at The Stronghold. Here’s why.


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Toshi’s Reweaving

427 N. Canon Dr., Ste. 201, Los Angeles, CA, 90201


At Toshi’s Reweaving, pieces we gave up for dead come back, if not like new, then pretty darn close…

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Un Deux Trois

11670 San Vicente Blvd # C, Los Angeles, CA, 90049

(310) 820-7565

Best Kids’ Dresses, August 2011

Website: http://www.udtfashion.com


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Veronica M.

Various locations, Los Angeles, CA, 91105


You want trendy but not trashy, youthful but not teenybopper. Veronica Monroy-Ferrer, the founder of the L.A.-based boutique chain Veronica M., understands the difference.

Website: http://www.veronicamclothing.com


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William McConnell

Los Angeles, CA


There are more than 200 kinds of lace in existence, but almost no one (outside of museum experts) knows how to repair them all…

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Wizard of Bras

1530 South Myrtle Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 91016

(626) 358-6216

Despite our culture’s mammary obsession, some cups should not runneth over. When it comes to lifting, separating, and glorifying the bosom, the ladies at the Wizard of Bras are magicians.


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World Denim Bar

160 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036


A $275 pair from Dsquared2 sits not far from Cheap Monday’s $65 offering, and a shrine to Levi’s has even less expensive ones…

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