Paige Adams-Geller bowed out of modeling contracts with about a dozen major jeans companies to start one of her own…
Panty Raid, the emphasis is on the functional, not on garter belts and fussy brassieres that get laughs at a bridal shower before disappearing to the back of an underwear drawer…
Swoon over the fringed, feathered, and crystal-encrusted pieces at Pearl Drop boutique in Venice
The merchandise—tie-dyed wool stoles with wooden buckles, long necklaces of felt beads—reflects the understated eccentricity of the shop…
We’re sure Bianca Jagger would approve of the sexy tailored numbers at Reformation
Neighborhood: Beverly Grove
Born in Beirut, Paulette Ledyard and her sister, Mimo Boghossian, stock their shop with clothes that can work in the office, at a TED talk, or for a night out.
Neighborhood: South Pasadena
Followers of Sara on Montana Avenue got the word out once the shop moved to a busy stretch of Pico Boulevard. Sara Schifrin’s new location might count mattress stores and plumbing suppliers as neighbors, but it continues to draw on Schifrin’s vision.
Neighborhood: West Los Angeles
Davide Berruto advocates an outdoorsy, responsible lifestyle. His line of furniture is upholstered in recycled WWII army tents, and almost everything is American made.
Sophia Amoruso’s personal Instagram traces her rise from pre-Nastygal days—filling orders on her apartment floor—to a screen shot of her bank account after she’d saved her first million
Gifts abound for him (novelty USB sticks, Lomo cameras, flasks), her (Ryan Gosling “Hey Girl” journals, essential oil candles, tarot card plates), and the little ones (slide whistles, “Bag of” games like Bag of Knights or Bag of Sea Adventure).
Neighborhood: Los Feliz
Tired of seeing body doubles at that Spinning class? Check out Splits59 and their limited edition Jackson Pollock-inspired pieces
Staying focused at this oasis of chic is no small task. The heather wool and cashmere Enza Costa sweater draws the eye just as the vegetable-dyed leather motorcycle jacket by Giorgio Brato beckons.
Neighborhood: Studio City
Its practice of blending contemporary local labels (Toms, Brian Lichtenberg) with edgy European brands (Diesel, Desigual) makes Sway one of the more current shops in Belmont Shore.
Neighborhood: Long Beach