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As if the gorgeous beaches, thriving food scene, celebrity sightings, and perpetually sunny weather aren't enough, Los Angeles is also home to some of the best shopping experiences on either coast.
It should come as no surprise that the designer options are amazing here. Scores of cutting-edge labels are based in LA, from avant-garde brands like Eckhaus Latta to casually luxe clothing maker Raquel Allegra to the iconic California girl source for sustainable dresses, Reformation.
You can visit their retail shops to really get to know a label or shop for their wares in hip boutiques like LCD and Mohawk General Store, where homegrown brands are stocked alongside international favorites.
If vintage and thrifting are more your thing, Los Angeles plays host to world class flea markets in almost every neighborhood, and a well-curated vintage or consignment shop is never hard to find.
With so many different shopping destinations to explore in the same city — including Abbot Kinney in Venice and the legendary collection of designer stores on West Hollywood's Melrose Ave — LA has enough A+ stores to keep you busy for as long as you care to shop. — Cory Baldwin, shopping editor
We couldn't include everything here; for more on LA's best, check out our Los Angeles shopping guides. Reporting for this story was contributed by Natalie Alcala and Danielle Directo-Meston.Read More