Hancock Park Shops
A + R
171 S. La Brea Ave., Hancock Park
Though this design shop got its start in a space on Abbot Kinney, its relocation to La Brea is finally letting A + R stretch its legs a bit, and show larger pieces, like Bend Good's metal chairs and Scholten & Baijings' technicolored rugs. It's all arranged with smaller, more suitcase-appropriate picks, like Hay's Kaleido trays and Y'a Pas Le Feu Au Lac's vases.
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.
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).
204 N. Larchmont Blvd., Hancock Park
This place carries adorable clothes and whimsical accessories for both boys and girls from newborn to tween. Jelly sandals, tutus, and Petit Bateau staples mingle on the racks with plenty of European brands.
Garbstore Case Study
603 N. La Brea Ave., Hancock Park
This shop sits just a little bit north of La Brea's busiest shopping stretch (which seemingly welcomes a new boutique every week). You'll find designer Ian Paley's line of classic, heritage-style basics, along with pieces from Engineered Garments, Rydal Sports, and Garbstore x Reebok sneakers.
153 S. La Brea Ave., Fairfax
Shopping for dudes can be risky business, though in our experience, the house line of basic tees and pants at this handsomely turned out men’s shop has a pretty stellar success rate. The vibe here is all about California cool, and the walls of vintage photography and retro memorabilia express that aesthetic perfectly. And if the racks of essential from Filson, Red Wing, and Rogue Territory, plus the tables of subtle, well-designed accessories and home goods aren’t enough of a draw, there’s a classic barbershop in the back where barber, Chrissy Phelan, performs her famously precise cuts.
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.
The Nanz Company Los Angeles Showroom
318 N. La Brea Ave., Hancock Park
Based in New York with showrooms around the country, Nanz works closely with architects and designers to get their custom work just right, providing pretty much any custom hardware you can think of for your project. Highly professional—and armed with great aesthetics—we’d recommend them, and their work, for any restoration need. They also have a massive online catalog, which is an excellent tool if you’re looking for ideas. The office is in Midtown and we also love the appointment-only showroom in Soho.
The Silk Trading Company
360 S. La Brea Ave., Hancock Park
Though you'll find all types of textiles, including linen, cotton, velvet, and chenille, we particularly love their trademark silk, especially the taffeta. The in-store designers will help you choose your custom drapery, though their drapery-out-of-a-box service is great for those who need a speedier solution.
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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