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Favorite boutiques in Los Angeles and beyond
Favorite boutiques in Los Angeles and beyond

Seeking a quintessential Los Angeles fashion experience? Here are our picks of the top boutiques where you can have one. Elyse Walker The vibe: Beachy casual with a metropolitan edge, a shop that includes Alexander McQueen evening gowns and Prada flip-flops. The goods: The 6,500-square-foot store has everything a woman needs to take her from carpooling (Isabel Marant jackets, Inhabit sweaters and Mother jeans) to a business meeting (Stella McCartney suits, Chloe separates) to a museum gala (Valentino and J. Mendel gowns). Owner Elyse Walker, whose family was in the shoe business, puts a huge focus on accessories, including bags by Nancy Gonzalez, Proenza Schouler and Balenciaga, shoes...