This boutique is the one-stop shop for all the girls in LA headed to Coachella. It’s geared toward a young, edgy crowd looking for something different – even a little daring or risqué. Expect floral crop tops, redesigned vintage tees, and prices as high as the waist of those custom distressed denim shorts. It’s located in the extremely trendy area of Fairfax on Robertson, right across from the famous restaurant, The Ivy.
LF Stores, 106 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 310 271 2727
Tommy Perse’s slick black boutique is certainly a staple of the LA fashion scene. He’s credited with singlehandedly bringing the renowned European designers of today back to the States, such as Giorgio Armani, as he traveled abroad as a buyer, collecting eclectic pieces for his own store. His obsession with wearing all black catered to the rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic of LA.
Maxfield, 8825 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 310 274 8800
James Perse Malibu
Following in his father’s footsteps (Tommy Perse, owner of Maxfield), James Perse opened his own store to serve the privileged population of Los Angeles with high-quality clothing. Unlike his father, he opted for casual beachwear that was simple and elegant and that reflected the laid-back lifestyle of Angelenos. Both his super soft T-shirts and structural furniture designs are highly sought after by his loyal fan base, and his flagship boutique right off the PCH in Malibu has been equally successful.
Walk into this quaint shop right off the PCH across from Malibu Pier and be transported back to the 70s, complete with shag rugs and disco balls. Known for their activewear and beachwear such as their zip-up hoodies, Paige Mycoskie started her venture by hand sewing all of these items herself and selling them out of her home in Venice Beach. The clothes feel vintage, and the vibe is nostalgic – they even have a truck that is decorated with psychedelic designs outside the front of the store.
Aviator Nation, 22967 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA, USA, +1 310 456 1532
Looking for the celebrity treatment…or just celebrities? Where better to get treated like royalty than the boutique owned by royalty themselves, as the Kardashian sisters run this store, which is often featured on their reality TV show. DASH sells high-end, trendy pieces handpicked by the owners in an equally glam setting on Melrose. Go for the scene, but stay to steal their tabloid-worthy style.
DASH, 8420 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA, USA, +1 323 782 6822
The father of all designer stores in Los Angeles, Fred Segal is the original upscale shop that started selling all kinds of luxurious items on Melrose. It all began with the jeans bar that catered to the celebrities of 1960 and grew along with its popularity to include home goods, shoes, and even baby clothes. Find modern designers like Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang in possibly the most legendary boutique in the city.
Fred Segal, 8100 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 323 651 4129