Best Perfume Shops

Want a scent that’s all your own? Check out these mix masters

Best One-Stop Shops

If you’re in the market for contemporary Italian design and NASA-quality innovation, head to Poliform’s modern showroom. From dressers with secret compartments to custom-made closets, this inventive company thinks of...

Best Party Supply Stores

Photograph courtesy Flickr/randysonofrobert There’s the kind of party thrower who will scratch his head, scatter plastic plates and forks, put out a bowl ofchile con queso, and consider himself finis...

Best Boutique Gyms

The Landmark  Robert Mitchum and Kirk Douglas used to tone their pecs at EASTON GYM HOLLYWOOD (8053 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323-651-3636 or easton gymhollywood.com) , which in its eighth decade...

Best Celebrity Twitterer

@AlecBaldwin: Becz 1st tweet was 5/27 (“so shy”) and 2 days later: “I sing like I golf. And I golf like I speak German.” ’Nuff said.  @GarryShandling: Becz while he folos 49 now,...

Best Kids’ Clothing Stores

Suits are to the left, shoes are to the right, and the racks in the middle are organized by size at For Kids Only. The store offers European and...

Best of L.A.: The 27 Best Places to Shop in 2016

We scoured the city and can say it with confidence—this is the best L.A. has to offer

Best Karaoke

Photograph courtesy flickr/tetradtx In a city teeming with aspiring entertainers, you can’t swing a mic without hitting a karaoke joint. While Koreatown bars have been hubs since the karaoke...

Best Used Bookstores

Photograph courtesy Flickr/Redzenradish Best of LA, November 2007 Reading while standing mid-aisle is a venerable bookstore tradition. You’ll see plenty of that at Brand Bookshop, but you’ll also find a few tables...