Paris Hilton also shops on Robertson Boulevard
Down and out in Beverly Hills
Rodeo Drive is one of the best known shopping streets in LA; these 3 blocks of extravagantly luxurious boutiques and designer shops make regular appearances in movies and television shows. However, a much more interesting street in Beverly Hills is Robertson Boulevard. In this fashion Mecca, where 75% of the shops sell clothing, fashionistas put together their latest outfits in trendy boutiques such as Lisa Kline, Intermix and Kitson. This latter destination unites dozens of designers under one roof and is popular with dedicated shopaholics. On Robertson Boulevard you will also find regular top labels such as Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren.
Another great shopping street is Melrose Avenue. Here you will encounter well-known labels such as Marc Jacobs, Paul Smith, Alexander McQueen and Diane von Fürstenberg, mixed in with vintage stores and affordable boutiques. In addition to fashion, Melrose Avenue also offers a number of (luxury) drug stores, gift and lingerie shops, home decorating stores and bookshops.
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Venice Beach is the place where old hippies sell souvenirs, street vendors sell hot dogs and tattooists practice their art. Connoisseurs will head a few blocks beyond this touristy beach boulevard to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, a street that well-known GQ magazine named 'The coolest block in America'. A fascinating mixture of boutiques, art galleries, bookshops, surf shops, interior decorating shops, gift shops and design stores make this the most diverse shopping street in town. Strange Invisible Perfumes will create a customised scent to suit your style and Firefly stocks cute baby gifts and hip office supplies.