City Guide: Los Angeles

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Snap up edgy pieces from sought-after labels including Abaeté, Christopher Deane, and Twinkle. We particularly love the vibrant print dresses and blouses by Casch.
8908 Melrose Ave., 310-550-8355,

Products: Women's clothing
Type of Store: Boutique

Some Odd Rubies

Serene and understated, the airily populated racks here are suspended from the ceiling, lending the illusion that they're floating. Find a slew of the halter dresses and blouses—sewn from one-of-a-kind fabrics—that made the threesome behind this bicoastal boutique famous, alongside bits from other talents, like L.A. native Whitley Kros' tunics in bright blue and Liz McClean's tiered maxi gowns.
1937½ Hillhurst Ave., 323-644-9088

South Willard

This shop is devoted to underexposed designers. Standouts include L.A.'s Oumi, New York-based Rachel Comey, Alexander Herchcovitch, and Rag & Bone. Best of all: Most pieces are exclusives.
8083 W. Third St., 323-653-6153,

Products: Denim, women's clothing, tabletop, gifts/design
Type of Store: Boutique

The Circle

Originally a weekends-only, word-of-mouth sample sale, this Silverlake spot is now a full-fledged store offering past season goods from L.A. talents (Mon Petit Oiseau, Rachel Pally, and more).
2395 Glendale Blvd., 323-665-5336

Products: Denim, women's clothing
Type of Store: Designer discount

The Way We Wore

Stylists count on this well-curated new store teeming with impeccable gowns, everyday shift dresses, and handpainted circle skirts.
334 S. La Brea Ave., 323-937-0878,

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

World Denim Bar

This spacious spot stocks the city's largest selection of jeans, with more than 30 lines on offer. Find offerings by J Brand, Goldsign, and Cheap Monday, along with exclusive styles from Julian Red and Paige Premium. You can also custom-design your own pair of jeans ($350) here (ask about the laser machine to scan and measure your body to form a digital pattern for optimal-fitting jeans!).
160 S. La Brea Ave., 323-935-3154

Products: Denim
Type of Store: Boutique


This Silverlake stalwart's motto, "New design is hatching all the time," is reflected in its ever-evolving selection. A recent visit turned up new-to-the-store Marimekko kitchenware and Stokke circular cribs, along with crowd-pleasing bright linens, glamorous coffee-table books, and bold paper goods.
1626 Silverlake Blvd., 323-660-4315,

Products: Decorative/lighting, furniture, linens, tabletop, books/stationery, gifts/design
Type of Store: Boutique


This mod store stocks an unusual mix of the zany and the elegant, from ladybug nail clippers to luxe wooden floor mats—and it always has the coolest things months before other shops.
8316 W. Third St., 323-951-0620,

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