Los Angeles isn't just the City of Angels, it's also the city of style! There is no better place to be for shopaholics than in Southern California. Whether your style is beach bohemian, edgy rock, classic professional or even uptown sophisticate, Los Angeles offers the best shopping and the best style to suit everyone’s taste and budget. Take a stroll down the artsy Abbott Kinney in Venice, stroll West Third Street’s specialty boutiques, shop in the sunshine at the famous Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena or even find your inner barganista in Downtown Los Angeles’ Santee Alley.
For stylists, Southern California can't be beat. Maxfield, a stylist favorite, is a sight to be seen, along with the celebrities the store attracts. American Rag is another favorite, carrying unique brands and vintage duds fit for every closet. Hit up Melrose Place for a dose of Chloe, Carolina Herrera and Marc Jacobs, then do some serious damage at the Barneys warehouse sale. After that swing by Loehmann’s to get the best bargains in town. Could you do this all in one day? Absolutely!
And what would shopping be without a shout to some our favorite men’s shopping spots? Go for Confederacy cool in Los Feliz or grunge hip at Wasteland resale shop. Both offer great ways to stay styling in the California sunshine. High, low, classic or contemporary, Southern California reigns shopping supreme because here, anything goes!
Laurie Brucker is an image consultant and stylist who loves helping people find a style that is uniquely theirs and a confidence they never knew they had.
She worked as a fashion designer in New York City for seven years, then received a degree in image consulting from the Fashion Institute of Technology before settling in Los Angeles.
Aside from working with her private clients, Brucker partners with Style for Hire and Westfield Malls for Westfield Style Mall Tour alongside Stacy London. Brucker’s expert tips have been featured in Huffington Post, Westfield US, Bespoke magazine, Houston Weddings and other publications.