The Lucky Los Angeles Store Directory
You're as likely to see an Oscar winner in the shop—sifting through the terrific selection of art, designer goods and special collaborations—as you are at the famous hotel bar.
550 S. Flower St., 213-439-3058, Downtown, standardhotels.com
Fairy lights and railroad-crossing signs hang from the walls at this down-home boutique, which mixes SoCal breezy with Austin roadhouse swagger—check out the huge collection of Frye boots. The prices, meanwhile, are maybe the best in town.
1356 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310-392-9099, skylarkvenice.com
The jeans here are hyper-modern, while this sprawling space, on a lonely street in downtown L.A., is one keeper short of a crypt. Candles illuminate individual warrens, each showcasing the brand's highly covetable denim.
1317 Palmetto St., Downtown, 213-617-0667, thvm.com
Die-hard crafters will swoon at the sight of The Urban Craft Center's studio facilities, which include sewing machines, spinning wheels, screen-printing equipment, a library of craft books and—yes—a Bedazzler.
2433 Main St., Santa Monica, 310-392-0139, theurbancraftcenter.com
There's a reason Wasteland tops every "best of L.A." list: Starlets can't be seen in the same thing twice. Their loss is our gain: The shop is swimming in barely worn, on-trend clothes at all price points.
7428 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323-653-3028, wastelandclothing.com