Shopping in Los Angeles
Though much of this district is wholesale-only, over 1,000 stores do sell discounted togs to the general public; Santee Alley is your best bet for famous-brand knock-offs.
Ivy-covered labyrinthine mall of mini-boutiques where L.A.’s hippest designers sell their pricey wares to celebs and wannabes.
It’s A Wrap
Want to buy the dress worn by Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada? This store picks up wardrobes and props from movie and TV sets after, well, the shows wrap.
Shopping is a serious sport in Beverly Hills. Pop into the Dutch-architect-designed Prada "Epicenter," jeweler-to-the-stars Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Valentino, and Christian Dior in this three-block stretch.
Don your shades and hit this strip of hip designer boutiques like Tracey Ross, Nicole Miller, Armani A/X, and Anna Sui. Recover at one of many nearby sidewalk cafes.
Ersatz main street of Anytown U.S.A. offering everything from iPod accessories (at the Apple Store) to fresh vegetables (at the adjoining historical Farmer's Market), a dancing fountain, a double-decker trolley, and a supersized outpost of the American Girl doll store.
Eclectic doesn’t begin to describe the selection at this emporium of offbeat art books, fantastic plastic accessories, and carefully curated kitsch.
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