Hollywood has an abundance of shops from unique gift shops to sophisticated stores but not the huge mega malls that sell everything you could ever want. For those of you wishing to shop till you drop, we will give you here some of the most renowned shopping districts and malls. Lets start with some shopping areas which will contain shops that will satisfy everybody's taste.
Venice Beach. Santa Monica.
Whilst not a shopping area in the true sense, if you want tee shirts or sunglasses this is the place to come. A must place to visit, the broad walk is jumping with just about everything from buskers to100's of stalls selling their wares.
Montana Avenue. Santa Monica
Ten Blocks of up market shops for the shopper with everything. Large selection
of designer shops, Beauty shops and restaurants.
Third Street Promenade. Santa Monica.
Famous pedestrian shopping promenade in Santa Monica. Buskers and unique street traders
are just part of the carnival like atmosphere found here. Vast range of shops and dining options to suit everyone.
Main Street. Santa Monica.
Boutiques, Gift shops, Novelty shops & Restaurants.
Melrose Avenue. between La Bea & Fairfax.
Three mile stretch of the funky & exotic. Eye catching shop fronts contain everything from Art
galleries, retro boutiques and a vast range eateries. This area is perhaps the most outlandish in LA with multi colored hair way out fashions its worth a visit just to people watch.
Rodeo Drive. Beverly Hills.
This is truly a gold card shopping area with the most expensive shops in the world all
here rowed up side by side. Definitely only for the serious shopper, although window
shopping is free and quite an experience in itself.
Whilst here why not take a 30.min. tour of the area for a dollar on the old fashion
Beverly Hills Trolley Bus. Runs on the hour daily between July and Sept. from
10.30 - 5.30 Tel:- (310)-285-2563 it will be the only bargain you'll find.
Westwood Village. Westwood Boulevard. Westwood.
Outdoor Cafes are just part of the appeal of this village type setting offering fashion,
sports, music and eateries. Nice place to visit in the warm evenings of LA.
Sunset Plaza. 8600 Sunset Boulevard (The Sunset
An exclusive collection of boutiques, bistros and bars on the Sunset Strip.
The Garment District. Los Angeles Street, Downtown
between 8th & 11th. Street.
Bargain hunters paradise dozens of discount shops and manufactures stores. The Cooper building at 860 Los Angeles Street alone has over 60 shops spread over 6 floors.
Old Town Pasadena.
This restored 12 Block shopping complex has a vast range of Shops, Boutiques, Gift stores & Eateries.
Centers & Malls
The Beverly Center. 8500 Beverly Boulevard. Tel:- (325)
Up market mall with over 160 Fashion, Department and Specialty stores.
Also contains Cinema's Restaurants and the world famous Hard Rock Cafe
of Beverly Hills. Look out for Elvis Presley's old Cadillac perched nose first
into the wall above the entrance.
Department Store Row. Wilshire Boulevard.
A stones throw from Rodeo Drive are a number of major Department stores
on Wilshire Blvd. including Neiman-Marcus 9700 Wilshire (310)550-5900.
Saks. Fifth Ave. 9600 Wilshire Blvd. (310)275-4211
Barney's of New York. 9570 Wilshire. (310)276-4400.
Westwood Pavilion. 10800 W. Pico Boulevard.
Sleek mall containing a Cinema plus fashion, gift & dining outlets.
Universal City Walk. Universal Studio's.
Gifts, souvenirs, specialty and eateries on a two block pedestrian promenade
outside Universal Studios. Night time visit for the lights and atmosphere is best.
Contains the larger of the Hard Rock Cafes. Official website www.universalstudios.com
Century City Shopping Center & Marketplace.
10250 Santa Monica Boulevard. W/Hollywood. (310)553-5300.
Some 140 stores make this one of LA's premier outdoor shopping,
dining and entertainment complexes.
Glendale Galleria. 2148 Glendale Galleria.
Enormous San Gabriel Valley Mall that includes The Broadway, Nordstroms
& J.C.Pennys plus over 250 other shops and restaurants.
Santa Monica Place. Broadway at 3rd.St. Santa Monica.
Three story's of Dept. stores and shops including a large food court.
South Coast Plaza. 3333 Bristol Street. Costa Mesa.
Orange County. (714)435-2000.
Massive shopping mall that includes Department stores, shops, dining and entertainment
Long Beach Plaza. 451 Long Beach Boulevard. Long Beach.
In the heart of downtown Long Beach, consisting of some 140 shops including
J.C. Penny & Montgomery Ward.
Whilst on shopping the shops below may or may not be of interest
to you, they sale clothes that have been worn
by the Stars. Clothes that have been donated by the stars or wardrobes of cloths from TV series which are sold
at the end of each series
It's a Wrap. 3315 W. Magnola Blvd.
Specializes in clothes from the hit TV series such as General Hospital, Baywatch & X-Files etc. prices start from just a few dollars.
The Address. 1116 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica.
Designer clothes of the stars which they donate to this shop which then sale them and pass the proceeds on to the stars favorite charities. Top designer clothes such as Versace & Channel at a fraction of the cost.
Junk for Joy. 3314 W. Magnola Blvd.
Repro clothes from yesteryear.
Reel Clothes. 5525 Cahuenga Boulevard, North Hollywood.
818-508-7762. Opened in 2001.
Buyers of ex Studio clothes from the movies and television which they then sell to the public at a fraction of there original cost.