Los Angeles Shopping Guide

Westside

Dewey

Slick white leather ottomans and old rock-and-roll photos provide the perfect backdrop for the unrepentantly sexy Missoni stilettos, Jill Stuart peep-toe wedges, and vividly hued Hollywould ballet slippers. Also on offer: distinctly cool bags by Gryson and Anna Corinna and the kind of jewelry that can make an outfit (from Candace Ang, Mine, and Jenna White).
1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd., 310-392-2974

Products: Shoes, bags
Type of Store: Fair/flea market

Ecookie

Owner Elaine Francisco's past career as a fashion editor is reflected in the expertly curated selection of clothing and accessories—all of them good for everyday. Get ruffle-trimmed Olga Kapustina dresses, billowy Rachel Pally tops, and vibrantly hued Twinkle by Wenlan sweaters. Bonus: Complimentary wine is served every day from 6 to 10 PM.
1639 Abbot Kinney Blvd., 310-392-2135

Products: Denim, women's clothing
Type of Store: Boutique

Holiday

This is where Santa Monica locals stock up on wear-everywhere dresses and tops by designers with a distinctly feminine bent, such as 3.1 Phillip Lim, Valentine, and Vena Cava.
912 Montana Ave., 310-434-9274, holidayboutique.net

Products: Women's clothing
Type of Store: Boutique

Marie Mason Apothecary

This pretty shop, painted a lovely robin's-egg blue, is stocked with the most desirable beauty goods, many of which are exclusive to the store. Find the organic Australian line Trilogy, Olivina bath gels, and locally made Sage roll-on fragrances and body lotions.
225 26th St., Santa Monica, 310-394-5710

Products: Beauty
Type of Store: Boutique

Patio Culture

This bright and airy spot specializes in custom-designed chaise longues, ottomans, patio umbrellas, and pillows, upholstered in vibrant, weather-proof fabrics. For those seeking instant gratification, there are barbecue-friendly Lucite trays, outdoor rugs, and stainless steel tiki torches.
1136 Abbot Kinney Blvd., 310-314-9700

Products: Outdoor
Type of Store: Boutique

Planet Blue

The newest and largest branch of this Malibu-based chainlet offers everything for the bohemian chic-loving clientele: slinky Missoni dresses, Cosabella lingerie, ultra-feminine Ya-Ya sweaters, Kerry Cassill bedding, and Fresh beauty products. The shop also boasts an outstanding denim selection, replete with styles by Taverniti and Rock — Republic.
2940 Main St., Santa Monica, 310-396-1767

Products: Denim, lingerie/lougewear, swimwear, women's clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry, beauty, linens
Type of Store: Boutique

Turquoise

Housed in a cozy bungalow, this shop is chock-full of eclectic vintage furnishings, all gorgeously revamped by owner and interior designer Vanessa de Vargas.
1641 Abbot Kinney Blvd., 310-314-2010, turquoise-la.com

Products: Vintage, antiques, decorative/lighting, furniture, outdoor
Type of Store: Boutique

Wright's

This is divided into two cozy spaces: One stocks dressier clothing from Rozae Nichols and Wyeth by Todd Magill; the other has more casual pieces from Loomstate and Trovata.
232 Manhattan Beach Blvd., 310-376-8553

Products: Denim, women's clothing
Type of Store: Boutique