The Lucky Los Angeles Store Directory
If indie designers are your thing, head to Creatures of Comfort. The shop carries its own line, as well as Patrik Ervell, LD Tuttle and the best selection of Isabel Marant in L.A.
7971 Melrose Ave., 323-655-7855, creaturesofcomfort.com
If you like high-concept designers (and have cash to burn), head to Des Kohan. Formerly a warehouse, it’s filled with incredible pieces from Alaïa, Viktor & Rolf and the like.
671 Cloverdale Ave., 323-857-0200, deskohan.com
My favorite restaurant in the world is Axe (pronounced “a-shay”), in Venice. It’s just fresh, clean, local food. Go for brunch and be sure to order the massive nine-grain pancake for the table to share. Everyone will thank you for it.
1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd., 310-664-9787, axerestaurant.com
Anyone i know with taste gets plates from Heath Ceramics. They use them at Axe.
7525 Beverly Blvd., 323-965-0800, heathceramics.com
Like your edgiest friend’s closet, accessories and shoes boutique Mona Moore has a tightly edited collection of dark-but-pretty pieces.
1112 Abbot Kinney Blvd., 310-452-4070, monamoore.com
A bohemian paradise, Lost & Found occupies an entire block. I like the Il Bisonte wallets, amazing wooden bowls and French tunics I wear as nightgowns.
6320 Yucca St., 323-856-5872, lostandfoundshop.com
Locals head to this bustling bazaar to take advantage of the well-edited, wallet-friendly selection of vintage clothing. Keep an eye out for the booth singularly stocked with nicely distressed leather boots.
7850 Melrose Ave., melrosetradingpost.org
7277 Santa Monica Blvd., 323-876-8887, churchboutique.com
100 N. Robertson BLVD., L.A., 310-432-8484
150 S. La Brea Ave., 323-935-3154