Abbot Kinney is still undoubtedly one of the coolest places to shop in the city. A street that used to be known more for it's bohemian vibe and vintage stores, Abbot Kinney has transformed into a go-to destination for all LA types. It's got great restaurants (Gjelina), a wonderful Salt & Straw outpost, and boutiques ranging from indie perfumeries to mainstream cool-girl brands like Rag & Bone. It's easy to get lost in the shuffle (or the high prices), so we're giving you some suggestions for 3 cool, fresh boutiques to keep your shopping day focused!
It's no secret that Australia has got some of the best contemporary brands out there right now, so why not have a store dedicated to them? With offerings that vary from that elusive mid-range-price-point Maurie & Eve to the more upscale Zimmerman, Aust is a destination for trendy gals all over the city.
I first heard of Kit & Ace through their strong e-commerce platform, and really identified with their high quality basics. Now they're bringing their minimalist wares into brick-and-mortar retail spaces all over Canada and the U.S. Stop in for the basic tees, ultra-cool sweaters, and on-trend culottes.
Similar to Kit & Ace, Cuyana began with a robust e-commerce platform that's selling quality goods at digestible prices. They believe in a "fewer is better" philosophy that transcends trends and offers up the building blocks to a wardrobe. Recently, they expanded into this LA store, allowing us to check out their leather goods and try on their basic apparel.