It’s a Draw: L.A.’s Best Kimonos

Where to find a great sexy yet practical dressing gown, no matter your budget

Seventy-four categories. Eighty-eight winners. Our Best of L.A. issue (on newsstands now) reveals the city resources that wowed us this year. As the math makes clear, it was impossible to pick just one champion in some instances, like Best Kimonos. Here’s how our two favorite places to score one stack up:

Splurge: The Way We Wore Steal: KimonoYa
With patent leather walls and gold lamé-draped ceilings, it’s like shopping in Jean Harlow’s closet.AmbienceCrammed and cramped
Exquisite vintage silk numbers, hand-picked by owner and L.A. Frock Star Doris Raymond, channel Old Hollywood glamour.InventoryLike its tchotchke-shop neighbors, what it lacks in decor, it makes up for in selection. Guys and gals will revel in the exhaustive mix of cotton and synthetic, new and vintage styles.