City Guide: Los Angeles

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Kaviar and Kind

Co-proprietors Katherine Azarmi and Sunrise Ruffalo set up this appointment-only shop (call the day before you want to visit) to sell Azarmi's delicate, organic jewelry. Equally fabulous pieces from more than 30 other designers round out the mix.
8533 W. Sunset Blvd., 310-659-8857, kaviarkind.com

Products: Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Lisa Kline

This L.A. institution offers one of the city's best denim selections, with coveted styles from Rich & Skinny and Bread, casual tops from Ella Moss, dresses from Charlotte Ronson, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, and Karen Zambos, and select items by emerging designers.
136 S. Robertson Blvd., 888-547-2554; 315 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-691-1070, lisakline.com

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

Madison

So many Angelenos consistently cite this as one of their favorite boutiques and it's no wonder—there really is something for everyone. Appealing to romantic types: short billowy dresses by Thread Social and ruffle-trimmed tie-neck blouses from Marc by Marc Jacobs. More glamorous gals will appreciate the look-at-me frocks by Diane von Furstenberg, Ya-Ya, and Matthew Williamson. Also find evening-out shoes and day-worthy tank tops.
106 S. Robertson Blvd., 310-275-1930, madisonlosangeles.com

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

Maxfield Bleu

Here you'll find the Prada gowns and Balenciaga pants that didn't sell out at Maxfield—and here you'll pay only a fraction of the price.
151 N. Robertson Blvd., 310-275-7007

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

Milk

Angelenos who crave original, ahead-of-the-curve clothing hit this neighborhood fixture, which features a stellar selection from designers rarely found elsewhere in the city (Alice McCall, Sretsis, Geren Ford, Sue Stemp, and Erikakritos).
8209 W. Third St., 323-951-0330, shopatmilk.com

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

OK

This shop stocks hard-to-find home design items, including modern, colorful pottery, rare coffee-table books, and unique candlestick holders.
8303 W. Third St., 323-653-3501

Products: Antiques, decorative/lighting, tabletop, books/stationery, gifts/design
Type of Store: Boutique

Opening Ceremony

Those who crave original, fashion-forward clothing should head to this sprawling New York City-based retailer. Owners Humberto Leon and Carol Lim are L.A. natives who take great pains to bring in the latest and greatest (Katy Rodriguez, Jasmin Shokrian), which they mix with more familiar lines (Mayle, Proenza Schouler). Most genius: the section dedicated to British High Street label Topshop. And don't forget to check out the store's just-launched collection of unstructured, effortlessly cool dresses.
451 N. La Cienega Blvd., 310-652-1120

Products: Women's clothing
Type of Store: Boutique

Presse

A crowd-pleasing approach is what makes the new La Brea locale stand out, with offerings that range from impeccably dramatic dresses by Doo.Ri and Azzedine Alaia to wear-everywhere separates by Alisha Levine and Habitual. Also in the mix: leather handbags by Devi Kroell and Lara Bohin jewelry.
326 S. La Brea Blvd., 323-937-1560

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

Satine

Discover indie labels you won't find anywhere else in town, including Willow, Webster, and S&J. Also find amazing footwear by Lanvin, Chloé, and Stella McCartney.
8117 W. Third St., 323-655-2142, satineboutique.com

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

Scout

Always ahead of the curve, this insider favorite is stocked with emerging designers such as Society for Rational Dress, Clu, and L.D. Tuttle. And the vintage selection is among the best in town.
7920 W. Third St., 323-658-8684

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