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Isabelle Fuhrman at Decades

The Best Shops in L.A. for Hollywood Hand Me Downs

12/12/2017

Caroline Ryder

What happens to all those amazing costumes, sets and props when your favorite, most binge-worthy TV show gets canceled? There’s a good chance they’ll end up on the rack at one of Hollywood’s wardrobe liquidation outlets, where those in the know shop for steep discounts on once-worn items that quite possibly may have touched the skin of your ultimate film or TV crush. Imagine the brownie points when you’re watching New Girl re-runs with your roomies, and the very sweater you’re wearing pops up on screen? This too, can be you.

Jet Rag

The Guide to Shopping in Hollywood

11/07/2017

Liz Ohanesian

From vintage clothing bargains to fine art, shopping in Hollywood spans a wide range of budgets. Hollywood spans tastes, too, and it's a particularly good neighborhood to visit if your interests are specific. Whether you're looking for movie memorabilia, Dr. Martens shoes, or rare vinyl, there's a store for you. Check out our guide to get started on your Hollywood shopping adventure.

BATMAN '66 at the Hollywood Museum

Discover the Hidden Gems of Hollywood

11/06/2017

Liz Ohanesian

There is never a shortage of things to see and do in Hollywood. Even if you're in Los Angeles for a long stay, it might seem as if there isn't enough time to check out all that this world-famous L.A. neighborhood has to offer. When you're in Hollywood, it's best to keep your eyes on alert for the local gems. If you get swept up in the crowds on the main drags, you might miss the Egyptian Theatre or the Hollywood Museum. While the neighborhood's massive dance clubs are a big draw, don't overlook more intimate spaces on Cahuenga Boulevard. Take some time to head down to Melrose Avenue or veer west to La Brea or head east on Santa Monica Boulevard for a performance on Theatre Row or an outdoor movie at Hollywood Forever. Read on for Hollywood hidden gems that you don't want to miss.

Children's Book World

The Best Specialty Bookstores in Los Angeles

10/23/2017

Discover Los Angeles

Book lovers rejoice! There are independent bookstores across Los Angeles that are focused on a wide range of literary genres and global cultures. From children's books to cooking to horror, read on for some of the best specialty bookstores in L.A.

Napoleonic costumes at Western Costume Company

The Top 10 Costume Shops in Los Angeles

10/17/2017

Liz Ohanesian

Los Angeles loves Halloween. If you visit L.A. in October, expect your trip to overflow with haunted houses, horror movie nights and costume parties. If you're here anytime over the Halloween weekend, you will need a costume. Didn't pack anything spooky? That's okay. Just as there's no shortage of Halloween parties in L.A., there's no lack of costumes. From the costume shops that clothe Hollywood to thrift stores, there's a bounty of holiday wear for all budgets.

Espacio 1839 in Boyle Heights

The Guide to Shopping in Boyle Heights

10/06/2017

Liz Ohanesian

In Boyle Heights, you'll find a fairly large concentration of retail on Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard. Here, you can walk for blocks and pass shop after shop filled with everything from clothing to toys to household items. In addition, you'll find plenty of retail spots on 1st Street. The 1st Street and Cesar Chavez shops are easily accessible via multiple stops on Metro's Gold Line. Read on and discover some of the eclectic shops in Boyle Heights.

Guido in L.A.

The Downtown Los Angeles Shopping Guide

09/18/2017

Liz Ohanesian

From discount fashion to high-end goods to vintage finds, the shopping scene in Downtown Los Angeles has you covered. Downtown L.A. is home to some of the city's best buys, thanks to shopping meccas like the Fashion District and Jewelry District. But Downtown's status as a hip neighborhood on the rise has brought in a host of newer retailers, too.

Alchemy Works in the Arts District

The Guide to Shopping in the Arts District

09/06/2017

Liz Ohanesian

The Arts District wasn't always known as a shopping hub, but it's growing collection of retail outlets is attracting shoppers from near and far. Here, you'll find local boutiques and L.A. extensions of chic brands like Shinola and (Malin + Goetz) mixed with more alternative culture-minded shops. The bulk of the shopping is located either on 3rd Street or at One Santa Fe, but you'll also find a few hot spots off the beaten path.

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

Shops Ahoy! The Guide to Shopping in San Pedro

08/22/2017

Discover Los Angeles

Since 1821, when this then-Mexican harbor town opened to foreign trade, San Pedro has been a hotbed of shops fulfilling the material needs of travelers, sailors and locals. Today, its relaxed, working class atmosphere is an interesting contrast to some of its more affluent neighbors. From the bustling L.A. Waterfront to the fast-changing Downtown shopping and arts district, San Pedro's small, locally owned businesses still rule the scene. Friendly store owners will tell you their history while helping you find the perfect purchase. Read on for some of the best places for apparel, accessories, and recreational gear in town.

Individual Medley

The Guide to Shopping in Atwater Village

08/11/2017

Liz Ohanesian

The Atwater Village shopping scene is small and largely confined to Glendale Boulevard, with some overflow on Los Feliz Boulevard. Still, the shops here pack a lot of "oohs" and "aahs" into their often tiny spaces. Fashion and accessories, both new and vintage, make up a good chunk of what you'll find here. But, keep your eyes open small, independent home and/or garden shops too. If you're looking for music, Jacknife might have what you need and bookworms will want to spend some time at Alias. If crystals are your jam, make sure you head over to The Crystal Matrix. Read on for the guide to shopping in Atwater Village.

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