154 N. La Brea Ave., Hancock Park
The Mark Shaw photos exhibited and sold here channel the glamour of yesteryear (think a 1960's photograph of Nico in Paris or a casual portrait of Grace Kelly). The Andrew Wilder Gallery also has a selection of lovely antique furnishings, particularly Scandinavian and South American 20th century pieces.
126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Hancock Park
This intimate shop offers a well-edited selection of various genre titles with staff recommendations throughout the shelves. This is a great place for gifts (their wrapping is perfect).
150 S. La Brea Ave., Hancock Park
This classic, mini department store is home to loads of denim, along with a smattering of harder-to-find labels and an endless array of racks of denim.
306 N. Larchmont Blvd., Hancock Park
Family owned and operated since 1969, we trust Ritz with pretty much everything, from Oscar gowns to plain white tees. We love the reusable, canvas bags they use over hangers, which eliminates that plastic mess you're never sure what to do with once you get home.
Rebecca Fitzgerald, M.D.
321 N. Larchmont Blvd., Hancock Park
Not only is Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald one of L.A.'s best dermatologists, but she does excellent laser hair removal as well.
Larchmont Beauty Supply
208 N. Larchmont Blvd., Hancock Park
This is one of those spots where they know everything and you can get anything. Beyond an encyclopedic roster of beloved beauty brands, they also stock little-known and hard-to-find products from the UK, Japan, France, and more. They also run a full-service salon.
7313 Beverly Blvd., Hancock Park
This place is always busy, and for good reason: The vibe is unpretentious, and the food is delicious, homey, and simple, from the pastas, (like the insane Lasagne Verde and the creamy risottos), to a whole branzino baked in salt.
143 S. La Brea Ave., Hancock Park
Smack in the middle of the La Brea design corridor, the seating at this little sister to the more upscale Odys + Penelope is almost entirely outdoors. The sweet and the savory camps are equally strong here: There's salted caramel pecan babka and chocolate chip rye in the former, and a generous Farmhouse Chop Salad and Turkey Sandwich in the latter.
Saint Martha (Closed)
740 S. Western Ave., Downtown
Named for the patron saint of cooks and servants, this wonderfully unsplashy Koreatown spot is serving some pretty delectable fare. The small plates in particular are insane (the sea urchin tataki is a must order), as is the fish (go for the scallops and mushrooms).
Undefeated La Brea
111 S. La Brea Ave., Hancock Park
The limited edition sneaker world is a strange one (long, break of dawn lines, huge markups on eBay), but while Undefeated gets plenty of notable exclusives from brands like Nike, you don't feel like you've stepped into another (albeit intimidating) world when you shop here. Most of the shoes are for men though there's a healthy selection of women's options and the kid collection is pretty adorable, too. There are secondary locations in Santa Monica and Silver Lake, too.
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