An early homesteader in the downtown arts district, the menswear boutique Apolis will turn your fashion consciousness into a fashion conscience
Some brands like to flaunt their do-gooder cred, but Apolis has been quietly living up to its name (it’s Greek for “global citizen”) by producing elegant menswear basics in partnership with heritage manufacturers and indigenous suppliers worldwide.
Indigo Jewelry from Cave Collective, handmade leather moccasins by Beatrice Valenzuela, tie-dyed scarves, blankets, children’s clothing from Lookout & Wonderland: These are but a few of the standouts at this tribal-chic outpost
The low-key boutique has a decidedly un-90210 vibe, with its complimentary soft drinks and baked goods, not to mention an in-house stylist who doesn’t intimidate.
Neighborhood: Beverly Hills
Celebrity stylists come to score crystal-covered fringe booties for Lady Gaga or red leather platforms for Kelly Clarkson.
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
Some of the city’s most exclusive couture is available here: Melissa McClure gold jewelry and the women’s and menswear lines Annelore, Vénus et Judes, Finamore, and La Vera.
While their men shop, gals can check out the tomboy-cute frocks, hipster onesies and arty toys for baby, or critter-embroidered pillows that will lend a log cabin feel to the home.
Neighborhood: Atwater Village
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Look for the valet outside Howard Hughes’s former headquarters, where the guard will escort you into a tony, clandestine complex that’s equal parts boutique and art gallery.