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Creatures of Comfort

The rolling racks are painted neon yellow, LD Tuttle and Repetto shoes arch across the floor in rainbow formation, and a looming shelving unit—made from cardboard boxes held together with binder clips—houses satchels and totes at this three-year-old retailer. The clothing here is just as artily undone: Voluminous tunics from Isabel Marant hang next to Bernhard Wilhelm tuxedo pants. For those who appreciate a gallery-girl aesthetic, this is a bit of a mother ship.
7971 Melrose Ave., 323-655-7855, creaturesofcomfort.us

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Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg may have one of the most recognizable names in fashion, but there are only four DVF shops in the U.S. The Los Angeles outpost is all-white and sleek, which creates a canvas-like background for her winningly bright colors and patterns, all splashed across wrap dresses and billowy tops.
8407 Melrose Ave., 323-951-1947, dvf.com

Diavolina

For the last decade, Diavolina—which started out on La Brea before landing on Robertson—has been the spot in town for a superlative roster of high-end shoe lines. The leopard-print-carpeted place also holds a slew of well-chosen clothing brands, including Alexander Wang, Grai, and Society for Rational Dress.
156 S. Robertson Blvd., 310-550-1341

Foley + Corinna

Dana Foley and Anna Corinna Sellinger met at a New York City flea market, where Foley was selling her handmade skirts and Corinna was dealing in vintage. More than 10 years later, they have two headily glamorous stores—the first is in Manhattan—to show for their winning collaboration. Corinna Sellinger still sources all the antique Mexican tops, while Foley turns out draped blouses and sexy dresses.
8117 Melrose Ave., 323-944-0169

Fred Segal

A celebrity-trafficked café and an in-store outpost of Ron Herman that's packed with equal doses of evening gowns and denim make this vine-covered institution feel quintessentially L.A.
8100 Melrose Ave., 323-651-4129, ronherman.com

HLNR

Everything about the newly opened HLNR is futuristic, from the Transformer-style robots in the windows to its green execution (the building is solar-powered and constructed from renewable materials, and many of the pieces are eco-friendly). The enterprise also gets high marks for its airily stocked shelves dotted with one-of-a-kind, avant-garde items like Preen smocked blouses and Sydney Los Angeles graphic sweaters.
474 N. Robertson Blvd., 310-652-0064

Jenni Kayne

Only a year old, this sustainably built emporium, which is earthy in the most fabulous sense—slatted bamboo ceilings, colossal skylights, a cozy seating area—houses the entire Jenni Kayne collection of cashmere sweaters and patchwork evening gowns, along with an exquisitely curated selection of gifts. Swans Island throws, Raymond Pettibon coffee-table books, and rose-cut diamond earrings from Lena Wald are all here.
614 N. Almont Dr., 310-860-0123

Marc by Marc Jacobs and Marc Jacobs

The more affordable Marc by Marc Jacobs occupies a huge, concrete building on Melrose, loaded with the complete collection along with the super-cheap items that it's now famous for (rain boots, kitschy key chains, rhinestone bracelets). The luxe signature Marc Jacobs line is tucked away around the corner on Melrose Place in a fancy, ivy-coated building.
8410 Melrose Pl., 323-653-0100; 8400 Melrose Pl., 323-653-5100

Marni

Undone elegance is the prevailing theme of the pieces here, which look like they'd belong in a hip galleryite's closet. They have a knack for stunning embellishments, whether it's an unfinished hem or an asymmetrical smattering of stones around a neckline. At the Los Angeles space, the racks billow across the wall in S-curves, and standout pieces dangle from the ceiling.
8460 Melrose Ave., 323-782-1101, marni.com

Nanette Lepore

Despite its glam, chandelier-strung interior, this collection always incorporates a folkloric theme, employing unusual, handmade-looking accents to make each piece feel unique. There are knit sweaters edged with pom-poms, fur-trimmed boleros, and floral-print gowns inset with lace.
8420 Melrose Ave., 323-653-3007, nanettelepore.com
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