City Guide: Los Angeles

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East Los Angeles

Lucky's favorite stores in Los Angeles' East L.A. neighborhood!

Hollywood

Lucky's favorite stores in Los Angeles' Hollywood neighborhood!

American Rag

Once upon a time this spot was a warehouse-size vintage store, and vestiges of its secondhand past remain in select racks of wearables from the '60s and '70s. But we also shop here for its massive, spot-on selection of new clothing by the likes of Rebecca Taylor, See by Chloé, Clu, and Marc by Marc Jacobs.
150 S. La Brea Ave., 323-935-3154

Products: Women's Clothing
Type of Store: Boutique

Apothia

A boutique within a boutique, this may be the premier spot in the country for hard-to-find beauty products, known for its selection and for being the first to stock lines that end up being hugely successful, including Hard Candy and Philip B.
8118 Melrose Ave., 877-276-8442, apothia.com

Products: Beauty Accessories
Type of Store: Boutique

Chapman Radcliff

Proprietor/decorator Ruthie Sommers' cottagelike shop is favored for its well-kept '60s and '70s furniture and groovy lighting fixtures.
517 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-659-8062

Products: Antiques,. decorative/lighting, furniture, tabletop
Type of Store: Boutique

Decades Two

This shop is filled with pristine contemporary castoffs. Recent discoveries: Stella McCartney jackets, Mayle dresses, Chloé blouses, new Hermès bags, and Prada shoes from a few seasons ago.
8214 Melrose Ave., 323-655-1960, decadestwo.com

Products: Denim, women's clothing, vintage, shoes, bags, jewelry
Type of Store: Designer discount

Diavolina

Shoe lovers across the city are rejoicing over Diavolina's digs on Robertson Boulevard. Though the gleaming footwear boutique looks nothing like its former location on La Brea Avenue, you'll still be able to find its justly famous selection of shoes by Costume National, Marc Jacobs, Chloé, and Proenza Schouler. Also find cutting-edge clothing from Kelly Bergin, Mayle, and Mara Hoffman.
156 S. Robertson Blvd., 310-550-1341,

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

Dolce Vita

The well-priced, runway-inspired footwear is the main draw here, with everything from ankle boots to sky-high platform shoes. Just as impressive is the tightly edited selection of downtown-edgy looks by hard-to-find lines such as United Bamboo, Réyes, Alex Gaines, and McGuinn.
8481 Melrose Pl., 323-782-9739, shopdolcevita.com

Products: Women's clothing, shoes, jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Filly

This is the place to come for the most up-and-coming lines. Owners J'nai Cameron and Rachel Bratcher travel the globe to source little-known yet promising designers (a few to note: Carson Potter, Nave, Dirty Librarian, and Banot).
8032 W. Third St., 323-653-7200, fillyfilly.com

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

Fred Segal

We could easily buy our entire wardrobes here. Everything from limited edition Nike Dunks to Matthew Williamson sequin-lace tops to Ligne St. Barth After-Sun lotions is all arranged in individual fun-to-shop mini boutiques. Each store location has its own vibe: The store on Melrose is more compact and high-energy, while the Santa Monica spot is sprawling, easygoing, and by-the-beach cool.
8100 Melrose Ave., 323-651-4129; 420 Broadway, Santa Monica, 310-458-8820

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