If indie designers are your thing, head to Creatures of Comfort. The shop carries its own line, as well as Patrik Ervell, LD Tuttle and the best selection of Isabel Marant in L.A. 7971 Melrose Ave., 323-655-7855, creaturesofcomfort.com
If you like high-concept designers (and have cash to burn), head to Des Kohan. Formerly a warehouse, it’s filled with incredible pieces from Alaïa, Viktor & Rolf and the like. 671 Cloverdale Ave., 323-857-0200, deskohan.com
My favorite restaurant in the world is Axe (pronounced “a-shay”), in Venice. It’s just fresh, clean, local food. Go for brunch and be sure to order the massive nine-grain pancake for the table to share. Everyone will thank you for it. 1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd., 310-664-9787, axerestaurant.com
Anyone I know with taste gets plates from Heath Ceramics. They use them at Axe. 7525 Beverly Blvd., 323-965-0800, heathceramics.com
Like your edgiest friend’s closet, accessories and shoes boutique Mona Moore has a tightly edited collection of dark-but-pretty pieces. 1112 Abbot Kinney Blvd., 310-452-4070, monamoore.com
A bohemian paradise, Lost & Found occupies an entire block. I like the Il Bisonte wallets, amazing wooden bowls and French tunics I wear as nightgowns. 6320 Yucca St., 323-856-5872, lostandfoundshop.com
There's already so much to love about LA's Satine boutique, including right-now must-haves from Isabel Marant, Erdem, Preen, along with exclusive Veronica Beard pieces. But now there's more—and guys, listen up, because you’ll be happy about this, too.
Boasting 2,500-plus vendors, this legendary market teems with midcentury decor, oriental rugs and small collectibles—but it’s the selection of vintage clothing and costume jewelry that really drops jaws. 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., rgcshows.com
Lucky's favorite stores in Los Angeles' Brentwood & Santa Monica neighborhood! (Updated September 2008)
New York's ultimate shopping event comes to Los Angeles April 7 - 9 offering designer merchandise at up to 70 percent off.