West Hollywood Shops
8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
Just about as famous as the city itself, Book Soup is the sort of place where you stop by to pick up a book, and end up sitting in an aisle, picking through its literary feast for hours.
7257 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood
It was only a matter of time until Lawrence Converso, owner of the eponymous modern furniture gallery, opened a space in LA. Known as one of design world's go-to dealers for all things modern, from furnishings to accessories, he started collecting nearly twenty-five years ago in Chicago, where his in-the-know customer base quickly grew (an online presence and an expansive NYC showroom soon followed). His new West Coast location on Beverly Boulevard showcases some of his incredible, rare finds by American and international modernist greats like George Nelson, Paul Evans, Tommi Parzinger, and more–all in an airy, bright space. (There's also a smaller room for showcasing unique sculpture and art exhibitions.) Converso himself is so approachable and outwardly passionate about mid-century design, you'll find yourself popping into the store often in hopes of catching him on one of his LA trips.
Creatures of Comfort
7971 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
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.
8327 W 3rd St., West Hollywood
We've been fans of this impeccably curated, natural beauty boutique since its original opening in San Francisco in 2015. It stocks a wide range (more than 100) of non-toxic brands from around the globe, including top skincare and makeup products from de Mamiel, Ilia, Kjaer Weis, Kypris, RMS, Tammy Fender, and our very own goop by Juice Beauty. Each of its locations (which also include Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Chicago) boast a friendly and knowledgeable staff that will help you find healthy beauty essentials that fit your lifestyle and needs. Extra bonus: LA is one of the locations that has an exclusive Tata Harper spa in its space.
8441 Melrose Pl., West Hollywood
Just in time for your next holiday getaway: everyone's favorite vacation brand Cult Gaia is setting up a temporary shop on Melrose Place, counting Alfred Tea and Moon Juice as its neighbors. From now through December 31st, not only will the Instagram-ready bamboo Ark Bags (now, in colors like lapis blue and multi) be on offer, but there's also a selection of packable, easy dresses, tortoise hoop earrings, and silk turbans. They've also teamed up with Assouline on a wall of vacation-themed coffee table books available to flip through, and perhaps inspire your next escape.
154 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood
Everything here is reliably excellent, and on-trend without being slavish. Many of the labels are Parisian—Carven, Iro, Isabel Marant—mixed in with a spot-on roster of denim from brands like Mother and Genetic Denim. Now, there are locations in NYC, Miami, and the newest one in Pacific Heights.
671 S. Cloverdale Ave., Mid-City
Desire Kohan has amassed a stable of envelope-pushing designers—Juan Carlos Obando, Osman Yousefzada, Damir Doma—that you can't find anywhere else. Everything is airily arranged in her light-filled space, which is tucked out-of-the-way near Museum Mile. Beyond the beautiful clothing, Des will always help you put a look together.
8365 W. 3rd St., West Hollywood
Inarguably one of the coolest selections of baby and kids clothing in Los Angeles, everything here is pretty much something we’d wear in adult sizes, from the Valentina silk dresses to the striped tank tops from Milk & Honey.
Elizabeth and James
189 The Grove Drive, #O-30, West Hollywood
Elizabeth and James recently opened their first stand-alone shop here in LA, and the edit brilliantly reflects designers Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen's proclivity for easy layers and simple jewelry. So it should come as no surprise that for the month of August they teamed up with another goop favorite, Love Adorned, to curate a small shop-in-shop—vintage fine jewelry, blessing stones, Suzanne Sullivan ceramics, plus leather zip pouches hand-painted by artist Jimmy Sheehan. Photos: Tristan Kallas
7418 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood
Marble-topped Tom Dixon candles, cyan-hued wallets from PB 0110, and pretty sublime cashmere blankets are just a few of the offerings at this serene, grey-washed space. Bedding and linens, coffee table books, and Hella Jongerius plates round out the mix. There's also now a location in Venice.
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