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Reiss

Though it has nearly 50 stores in Britain, this resource for timeless, elegantly worked dresses and tops is still under the radar in the United States. As of this fall there are only eight branches scattered across the States, including the gorgeously appointed emporium here.
145 N. Robertson Blvd., 310-276-0060, reiss.co.uk

Roseark

Previously known as Kaviar & Kind, this relocated enterprise is still as frequented by celebrities and stylists as the original. Set in a 5,000-square-foot bungalow surrounded by a jungly garden, the store delivers much more than the jewelry that first earned it its following: It's also a great resource for Jesse Kamm's silhouette-skimming clothing and handbags by Bird.
1111 N. Crescent Heights Blvd., 323-822-3600

Scout

It's been around for more than five years, but this stalwart is as unwaveringly progressive as it was when it first opened. Owner Joseph Grana fills the front with tie-dyed lambskin totes and baggy tunics by the house line, along with blouses printed with psychedelic horses from Swash. A tiny vaulted library-like room in the back, complete with a rolling ladder, holds pristine vintage sweaters and tops.
1646 N. Cherokee Ave., 323-658-8684, scoutla.com

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Stacey Todd

Stacey Feldman comes from a fashion family (her father, Norman Todd, designed everything Mary Tyler Moore wore on her TV show), but her boutiques embody Feldman's own point of view. The entire palette is muted and gray, from the washed wood floors to the slate-hued Stella McCartney sweaters and sequin-studded Alexander Wang sweatshirts. Farther down the street, she has a home goods spot and a denim bar.
13025 Ventura Blvd., 818-981-7567; Home: 13029 Ventura Blvd., 818-906-7596; Denim: 13019 Ventura Blvd., 818-981-7159

Stella McCartney

A botanical-garden-esque setting is the perfect showcase for Stella McCartney's cruelty-free accessories—all of her shoes and handbags are vegan, though you'd never know it from looking at them. And all are deftly mixed with her gorgeously polished cocktail dresses and tailored jackets.
8823 W. Beverly Blvd., 310-273-7051, stellamccartney.com

Theory

The Melrose location of this shrine to impeccably tailored work separates is the West Coast flagship, and it's also one of the least traditional. Special collections can always be found here.
8428 Melrose Ave., 323-782-0163, theory.com; plus other locations

Vionnet

Delia Seaman has been a dominant force in L.A. retail for ages: first at trendsetting Curve and then at Delia, which shuttered last year. Her deeply romantic taste is still in full swing at the wallpapered Vionnet, which she's kept stocked with beaded bed jackets and lace-edged slips since 2001. Besides her own collection, Decolette, you can shop for La Perla lingerie and dresses by Lela Rose and Vera Wang.
158 N. Robertson Blvd., 310-289-9202

Wanna Buy a Watch

This old-school joint specializes in highly sought-after vintage watches, particularly Rolexes from the '60s and '70s. Plus, the owners can custom-dye watch faces, which means that you can get yours outfitted with a pale lavender or cherry red dial.
8465 Melrose Ave., 323-653-0467, wannabuyawatch.com

Xin

Staffed with some of the nicest people in town, this eight-year-old minimalist venue has always been a staunch supporter of local artists and designers. Beyond the house line Issho, which consists of perfectly draped dresses and sweaters, the shop stocks a handful of pieces you won't find anywhere else.
8064 Melrose Ave., 323-653-2188, xinboutique.com
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