Los Angeles Shops
Wine and Eggs
3129 1/2 Glendale Blvd., Atwater Village
Wine and Eggs is a favorite neighborhood shop for natural and organic wine, but within its lapis-tiled storefront you will find so much more. Pick out organic farmer’s market produce and fresh flowers and scope out their selection of pantry provisions, which tends to fall ahead of the curve. (This was one of the first places in LA to stock Fishwife’s famous tinned fish.)
1210 Mateo St., Arts District
Olive Ateliers curates vintage home goods sourced from around the world—patinated pots, stone sinks, elm consoles, and so much more. They release new items on a first-come, first-serve basis; if you’re a serious shopper, get on their email list to know when new inventory drops.
Trading Post by Dr. Collectors
126 S. La Brea Ave., Hancock Park
This men’s shop sells vintage Americana, deadstock Levi’s, and garments that look perfectly lived-in from day one. Their signature silhouette—drop-crotch pants—are made by hand in Hollywood.
Tabula Rasa Wine Shop
5124 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood
The east side's Tabula Rasa is exactly what we look for in a neighborhood bar: It feels friendly and has a fantastic wine list (a mix of both natural wines and classics). You'll find a similar wine collection here at their North Hollywood shop, plus everything you need to put together an impressive snack board.
Jacques Marie Mage
2324 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
Jacques Marie Mage makes supremely cool sunglasses and eyeglasses, which are handmade in Japan.
The Unlikely Florist
715 Hampton Dr., Venice
Florist Spencer Falls puts together gorgeous, unexpected arrangements—often leafy and prickly-looking, with uncommon varieties of flowers.
Gjusta Flower Shop
1511 Park Row, Venice
The Gjelina family of restaurants has grown in all directions, now encompassing a grocery store, home goods store, rentable apartment, and flower shop down the street from Gjusta. It’s a beautiful space to pick up arrangements for events, for hostess gifts, or for your kitchen counter.
Angel City Books & Records
218 Pier Ave., Santa Monica
Great used bookstores are a rare breed these days, and this one is our favorite in LA. It doubles as a record shop, and it’s a good place to grab gifts, too.
1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
This indie glasses designer makes sculptural-looking shades influenced as much by organic shapes as geometry and architecture. If you’re in the market for sunglasses or eyeglasses, AHLEM’s are among the coolest.
133 N. Larchmont Blvd., Larchmont
Chevalier’s Books has been serving Larchmont since 1940, and they’re still one of our favorite bookshops in town. They host a monthly book club and have a solid calendar of author events, too.