Silver Lake Shops
Broome Street General Store
2912 Rowena Ave., Silver Lake
In addition to the delicious lattes, homemade sandwiches, and old-fashioned candies and trinkets, this general store stocks an equally excellent selection of home wares, including perfectly minimal white ceramic bowls, gardening tools, kitchen supplies, and more.
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 semi-precious stones—feel hand-done and slightly imperfect.
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.
Lawson-Fenning silver lake
1618 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake
Glenn Lawson and Grant Fenning opened Lawson-Fenning on Beverly Boulevard, the epicenter of LA's design district, before opening this more far-flung second location, which they conceived as a concept store. As such, their goal was to provide a curated selection of mid-century California and Scandinavian design that's equal parts affordable and luxe. The furniture and furnishings, which are all made in Southern California with sustainable wood, are gorgeously turned out, and there's also plenty of small packables, like glass carafes from Copenhagen, and knotted door mats. The shop includes a design bookstore, Ivanhoe Books, which has become a popular neighborhood destination for current and vintage design titles.
Mohawk General Store
4011 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake
Now four locations strong, this general-style store offers generally guy-centric range of clothing and accessories (there are a handful of great picks for women, specifically at this location), along with really beautiful home goods. Expect to find Isabel Marant jumpsuits (for her), Engineered Garment pants (for him), along with Want Les Essentials laptop sleeves, Cire Trudon candles, and Fort Standard trivets. There's also a location in Pasadena and Santa Monica.
1716 Silverlake Blvd., Silver Lake
Everything at this long-standing, architecturally-minded boutique—from Noguchi lamps, to Heath bud vases, to Alice Park wallets—would look just right inside, say, a Schindler or a Neutra home. The emphasis is on great gifts (almost everything comes pre-gift wrapped in basic brown butcher paper), whether it’s a framed beetle or Carl Aubock designed book-ends. There's also a location in West Hollywood.
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.
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.
1406 Micheltorena St., Silver Lake
While its name might suggest that this shop traffics in frothy pastel pink and blue onesies, the colorful shelves suggest otherwise. Sweet William focuses on small, lesser known labels—Molo, Bobo Choses, boy + girl—that are, in their words, environmentally and ethically responsible. It’s all equal parts chic and adorable, from mohair cardigans and fox-emblazoned backpacks, to metallic lace-ups and psychedelic rabbit sweatshirts. In addition to clothing, they offer plenty of wooden toys from archival brands like Persephere & Trylon, as well as colorful Rouxrou blankets. There are two locations in New York City, one in Soho, and the second in Brooklyn.
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.
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