Shop on Any Budget

The sartorial diversity of Melrose is matchless. Head west from La Brea to find thrift store meccas (American Vintage, Wasteland), hipper chains (Urban Outfitters, American Apparel), and high-end boutiques (Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga). Stop into Alfred Coffee & Kitchen on tree-lined Melrose Place for a midspree pick-me-up.—LINDA IMMEDIATO