Silver Lake Shops
1404 Micheltorena St., Silver Lake
Paige Appel & Kelly Harris (founders of the much-loved event design business Bash, Please) opened a sister store to their Culver City flagship in Silver Lake, and the buy is too good to pass up. Expect a mix of carefully chosen one-off items like West African woven fans and Zuni stones along with pieces from up-and-coming designers, like Beatrice Valenzuela slides, Cinq jewelry, and Sara Barner bags. The apothecary also stocks gorgeous body oils and the most heaven-scented candles.
2912 Rowena Ave., Silver Lake
True to its name, Broome Street General Store is as much a place to get goods as it is a place to get goodies (coffee, flaky pastry, sweets). But back to the goods: perfumes, Tata Harper skin-care products, leather-bound journals, made-in-LA ceramics, olive oil from Spain, Italian Arborio rice. It was only a matter of time before the café began to overflow. And this overflow has encouraged the opening of Broome Street’s extension, Oficine. It’s a treasure trove of waxy Barbour jackets (for looking chic the three days a year it rains in LA), Staub kitchenware, exquisitely scented Fornasetti candles—the things you didn’t realize you wanted and won’t want to leave without. Next time you find yourself on this somewhat random stretch of Rowena Avenue, go in; you can’t miss the distinct emerald storefront.
The ODells Shop
3906 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake
Hip husband and wife duo Laura and Jason O’Dell are the masterminds behind this Silver Lake boutique–which showcases their eponymous label, as well as an eclectic mix of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, accessories, vintage, shoes, and apothecary goods. Located within a walk of some of our favorite Silver Lake haunts (Intelligentsia, Undefeated, to name a few) it's a convenient, fun spot for weekend browsing. And reason enough to visit: There's a chic yurt in the back.
1626 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake
Whether you're in the market for kids furniture from Scandinavia, or a Pantone-themed mug, this long-standing boutique sources home goods and gifts for kids from all over the world.
ReForm School (Closed)
3902 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake
Near the popular junction of Santa Monica Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake, this favorite shop has a curiously curated array of goodies from handmade pottery to children's toys, graphic t-shirts, jewelry, handbags, and stationery. Nearly everything in the shop feels like a brilliant find, making this a particularly good place to shop for special gifts.
Creatures of Comfort
3902 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake
Along with their own expanding line of basics, Creatures of Comfort's industrial racks are lined with labels like Patrik Ervell, Rachel Comey, J.W. Anderson, Perks and Mini, and more. They now have an outpost in New York, as well.
3815 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake
This great little record store features a tight edit—but that shouldn't dissuade you from asking them to help you track down something that's not out on the floor. During the week, they're open until 9pm.
1618 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake
Founder Melissa Lovoy opened Lake in February 2007 in the heart of Silver Lake and filled this quietly low-key space with pieces that are modern, beautiful, and well made. You'll find simple leather pouches from Clare Vivier, Isabel Marant blouses, and delicate scents from Il Profumi di Firenze.
Dream Collective (Closed)
1404 Micheltorena St., Silver Lake
This jewelry line has garnered a bit of a cult following in LA. And we get why: The subtly organic pieces—inset with semiprecious stones—feel unique and slightly imperfect.
1818 N. Vermont Ave., Silver Lake
Skylight is the kind of independent bookstore that makes you wish Amazon never happened. They have a particularly deep selection of graphic novels, zines, hard-to-find quarterly's and journals, literary fiction, and art books.
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