Some people would argue that Los Angeles isnât a great city for shopping, but I beg to differ. I simply adore shopping in this relaxed city, which has fabulous department stores, shops from virtually all the worldâs top luxury brands (from Armani to Zegna) and a plethora of well-edited boutiques to find â really find! â truly unique gifts, design items, and clothing.
In LA, I usually begin on West 3rd Street, which has plenty of boutiques that are all about a smart and stylish retailer and their concise (in other words, wonderfully efficient) edit of items. I love SATINE, where I can always find something from one of my favorite tastemaker designers (like Balenciaga and Isabel Marant). I also always pop into MILK â for designer goodies as well as unique gifts, jewelry and books â and EM & CO, which carries terrific clothing from hard-to-find designers. HILLARY RUSH is great for impulse purchases to wear right away â like J Brand jeans and Zimmermann bathing suits â and I like stores like PLASTICA and HAUS INTERIOR for their quirky home items. And I canât go to LA without picking up a new pair of sunglasses, and for that I go to GOGOSHA, which has a marvelous selection of designer frames you wonât see elsewhere and super-chic vintage pairs as well.