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
There’s no sense of hurry in the airy space decorated with mirrors and fresh flowers, so take your time trying on garments made of organza, raffia, or a waterproof textile from Japan…
JEANY is the Westside’s most comprehensive— and friendliest—denim outpost…
Here the alphabet starts at the letter D (and goes all the way up to K), so the amply endowed can achieve their bosom’s most pleasing equilibrium.
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.
For stylish alternatives to high heels, there’s no more varied array of wedgies—in just about every hue and height—than at this South Pasadena shop
Neighborhood: South Pasadena
Everything about Melissa Lovoy’s boutique recalls Paris, from the Isabel Marant wool coats and silk tops to the Moroccan leather ottomans.
Neighborhood: Silver Lake
The Lotta Stensson Boutique is filled with the bright resort- and beachwear the designer has become known for since moving to Los Angeles from New York 15 years ago
Neighborhood: Beverly Grove
After training in design and sculpture, the Dutch transplant bought fabrics and created patterns for the L.A. label Dosa. She now makes hand-dyed clothing under her own label…
The minimalist garments, jewelry, Da-nish furniture, and housewares compiled by husband and wife Kevin and Bo Carney are the stuff of Scandinavian modern dreams—or fashionable sci-fi flicks.
The smartest selection of gowns, however, is at Monique Lhuillier. Lhuillier, who graduated from L.A.’s Fashion Institute, launched her bridal line in 1996, and she’s made plenty of fans, including Jennifer Connelly, Holly Hunter, Megan Mullally, and Natalie Imbruglia…
Indie female designers rule here, and they’re represented by hand-loomed selvage jeans from Raleigh Denim Workshop and hammered horseshoe pendants from London’s Datter Industries.
Neighborhood: Echo Park
Oscar de la Renta, who trained to be a painter, instead became a designer known for clothes that look like a series of brush strokes…