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Black Market

2023 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90025


Eighties redux is a requirement for any shop along Sawtelle’s hipster retail enclave; the decade is covered here by Beta Unit’s geometric design in neon colors…

Website: http://www.blackmarketla.com

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10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90067


True, you might have to talk your daughter into the $40 Levi’s instead of the $106 True Religions. But at least you’ve got the choice. ..

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Body Jewelry

7274 Melrose Ave, Hollywood,, CA, 90046

(323) 954-0408

From tiny black diamond studs to thick gold rings, BODY ELECTRIC TATTOO offers an array of jewelry for clients of chief piercing artist Brian Keith Thompson. Patrons here include Beyoncé and Rihanna, who are in good company with the body jewelry from heavyweights like Industrial Strength and Body Vision.

Website: http://www.bodyelectrictattoo.com/

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Book Alley

611 E. Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91101


More inviting than a labyrinth of dusty shelves and poorly lit back rooms, the palace of secondhand reading material known as Book Alley has the best of both worlds…

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Bootblack Bob

4219 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90029


Boystown’s finest do a lot of strutting; it follows that boots get scuffed…

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Brand Bookshop

231 N. Brand Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91203


Reading while standing mid-aisle is a venerable bookstore tradition…

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Brentwood Vacuum & Sewing Co.

149 S. Barrington Pl., Los Angeles, CA, 90049


Yes, you could get a vacuum cleaner at Target or Best Buy, but you’d be better served—literally—at Brentwood Vacuum & Sewing Co.,…

Website: http://www.brentwoodvac.com/

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Bright Child

1415 4th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90401


When the weather’s hot and the prospect of terrorizing the local park fails to inspire, indoor play centers present a happy alternative…

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Broken English

Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90402


Of the many new jewelry stores, Broken English sells the best and largest collection…

Website: http://www.brokenenglishjewelry.com/

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Brooks Berdan Ltd.

110 W. Olive Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 91016


System prices range from $3,000 to $500,000, but this equipment could put Disney Hall to shame…

Website: http://brooksberdanltd.com/

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Brooks Salzwedel’s

1716 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90026


The result: beautiful, milky-colored belt buckles that come attached to a weathered leather strap, on which Salzwedel might also draw a pattern or two…

Website: http://shaneonyou.com/


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Bucks & Does

3906 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90029


The men’s and women’s store is a study in casual wear that’s high-end without trying too hard.

Website: http://www.bucksanddoes.com


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Calleen Cordero Boutique

7384 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90036


Calleen Cordero, a 39-year-old single mother of two, may have started in her garage five years ago…

Website: http://calleencordero.com/

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1516 Mission St., Los Angeles, CA, 91030


Sharing an open wall with Rue de Mimo and Marz, Camille offers retro-inspired cocktail dresses, shoes, and shrugs from small European labels.

Website: http://www.camilledepedrini.com


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