Shopping in Los Angeles

This is where local Airbnb hosts say to go in search of local treasures and trends.


Best of the best

#1

Hollywood Wigs

ShoppingStores
6530 Hollywood Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

471 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A great way to experience the Hollywood sign is to hike there, it is located in Griffith Park. The trail that gets you closest to the sign actually drops you behind the sign, but most trails in Gri... read more

You can't actually get to the Hollywood sign, as it is situated on a tightly guarded and fenced in property, however you can hike around and above it for a close view. There are miles of hiking tra... read more

#2

The Grove La

ShoppingShopping Malls
$$· 189 The Grove Drive·Map·Hours·Website·

938 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Most popular mall in LA. Adjacent to the Farmer's Markets. Only 10 years old, but looks like an outdoor town square with a huge fountain, its own trolly and many shops and places to eat. Excellent ... read more

The Grove features a large center park with an animated fountain. The Grove is anchored by Nordstrom and has flagship stores for British fashion chain Topshop/Topman, Barnes & Noble, and Apple. Ot... read more

One of LA's premire outdoor shoping centers. It has it all! Shopping, Restaurants and a 14 screen movie theater! The Grove features a large center park with an animated fountain. Its music-fountai... read more

265 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Classic outdoor food market. Lots of delicious vendors. Everyone's favorite is Eggslut.

At Grand Central Market, you'll find a wide assortment of restaurants – and there is sure to be at least one that tickles your palate and isn't too hard on your wallet. Look for lean pastrami and o... read more

#4

Amoeba Music

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$· 6400 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

148 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the last-standing old-school record stores. A must-see for music lovers. This place is HUGE, and you can get great used vinyl and CDs for super cheap!

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

There is no greater selection of used (with new ones as well) books in an inviting book store where you can sit and read or relax. They have a side room which is an art book section - these are al... read more

This is really one of the best Independent bookstore in the world! Incredible selection, beautiful space with poetry/book readings on a very regular basis. Also good music section, and art galler... read more

117 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Love to hit up this Farmer's Market on Sundays, 8a-2p. Tons of organic foods, spice alley, local made goods, and great hot foods. Shop for your groceries, have lunch, & buy a few original souvenirs

Sunday morning HUGE street market. Local farmers & vendors offer a variety of fresh California-grown fruits & veggies, honey, fish, eggs, meats, cheeses, mushrooms, jewelry, gifts etc. Breakfast too!

#7

3rd Street Promenade

ShoppingShopping Malls
1351 3rd Street Promenade ·Map·

702 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Third street and the surrounding area of downtown Santa Monica is a must see when you are staying at our place. There are so many restaurants and shops even if you are staying for a week you will ... read more

Third Street Promenade is an upscale shopping, dining and entertainment complex in the downtown area of Santa Monica, California. It is considered a premier shopping and dining district on the West... read more

Stroll along this outdoor mall with tons of shops. There are restaurants and movie theaters as well. Then you can walk down to the Santa Monica pier!

#8

TOMS

ShoppingClothing Stores
1344 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place sells shoes among other things. Cool place to grab a hand crafted coffee and chill out back in a comfy chair with your paper. Work on your computer if you're into that sort of thing. ;-)

Stop by the TOMS Flagship for a coffee or juice; stay to enjoy their gorgeous backyard space - with free wi-fi and oh-so-cozy couches, it's perfect for an extended stay.

Yes, this is the flagship store for Toms shoes, BUT it has a super cool chill zone inside - even a faux grassy area where people bring the pups. It's worth it for the seating and you can check out ... read more

#9

Target

ShoppingStores
$$· 7100 Santa Monica Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

125 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Super Target: drug store, groceries, liquor, clothing, last minute "I thought I brought that, but ...glad it's here". I've stacked this apt with everything, but should you need it...it should be here

This is my Target as it's the most convenient location. From Santa Monica turn onto Formosa and park in the underground lot. The 1st hour is free. I've never had to pay because you can get in and o... read more

The Gateway shopping center is a nice walk from on Santa Monica. Target is a general store for anything from Notepads to toiletries, food and clothes. Next door is a Best Buy for electronics and ... read more

#10

Beverly Center

ShoppingShopping Malls
$$$· 8500 Beverly Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

422 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Huge shopping mall, Beverly Hills style. Some 160 distinctive specialty boutiques: Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Ben Sherman, Diesel, Gucci, Prada, The Ferrari Store, Fendi, Hugo Boss.

If you prefer a mall setting, the Beverly Center offers you the latest fashion at Macy's Bloomingdales, and smaller outfits like H&M and American Eagle. Also housed here are high-end designers, and... read more

Beverly Center is a monolithic eight story structure located at the edge of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, California. Premier fashion destination with 100 distinctive specialty boutiques.

#11

Skylight Books

ShoppingBookstores
1818 North Vermont Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

77 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great neighborhood bookstore. They have readings and a full art books annex. Wonderful place to unplug and strike up a face-to-face conversations with a local.

Beautiful, independant bookstore. They do their job so well they actually EXPANDED with the annex next door. Oh , and there is a tree in the middle and a resident cat.

Unique bookstore with incredibly knowledgeable staff and all kinds of books you can't find at a big retailer. Beautiful and serene atmosphere with local cat!

#12

Shoreline Village

ShoppingShopping Malls
429 Shoreline Village Dr # 100·Map·Hours·Website·

36 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Charming shopping village features colorful boardwalk shops & restaurants amid scenic harbor views.

A charming shopping village with dozens of restaurants, boardwalk shops, a carousel, carnival games, segway and bike rentals, and harbor cruises.

Shore line village is the heart of long Beach. It captures the essence of the city. Unique boutique shops, great restaurants, scenic view, rental bikes and yatchs'. Its soo much fun. Don't forget t... read more

376 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Biggest tourist destination for THE Hollywood experience. Chinese Mann & Kodak Theatres, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Hollywood Star Walk, Jimmy Kimmel show, Madame Tussaud Wax Museum, +Retail stores!!

The tourist center of LA is just blocks away. The Dolby Theatre (home to Academy Awards & Cirque du Soleil), Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Chinese Theatre, El Capitan... read more

The Hollywood & Highland Center is a shopping mall and entertainment complex at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in the Hollywood district in Los Angeles. This landmark district boasts The C... read more

#14

Oaks Gourmet

ShoppingCafes or Coffee Shops
$$· 1915 North Bronson Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

114 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Absolute fabulous sandwich shop and a great place to get European beer. Nice outside tables to sit outside and chat and have a bite.

The Oaks Gourmet is a delicatessen, café, bakery as well as a gourmet food store. Its menu offers dishes such as Sesame Chicken Salad, Curry Roasted Vegetables with Tofu, Heirloom Tomatoes and Fres... read more

69 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This Flea Market happens every Sunday at Fairfax and Melrose...good food, antiques, vintage wares and people watching!

Fabulous and fun city flea market every Sunday from 9am - 5pm. This is the one flea market you can go to at 2pm and still see stuff. Great people watching, walkable and not overwhelming.

Held in the Fairfax High School parking lot Sundays, rain or shine (with proceeds benefiting its students), this market hosts only 250 vendors but makes for a fun afternoon of shopping with live ja... read more

32 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Movie Theater, Restaurants, Shopping, Coffee, Frozen Yogurt and the World Largest Rolex Clock...just a cool, fun place to hang out... and great for kids to...

Great higher end shopping area. Has grocery store, movie theaters, Starbucks, and more. Great outdoor area too with water fountains and gardens.

While staying in Calabasas , this is your go to place. This is where we grocery shop, go to the movies, bookstore , shop and frequent the many restaurants and cafe's. Something for everyone. It's l... read more

92 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great trendy coffee shop wth sandwiches, pastries chocolates and a motorcycle boutique. Outdoor and indoor seating. A popular trendy local hang out- especially with film industry types and actors.

Great place to grab a coffee (serving Vittoria Coffee and Venice Cold Brew) and observe the local Venice scene. The shop also displays the latest Deus equipment and apparel, focused on custom motor... read more

This is a great place right across the street for grabbing a good coffee and a snack, or posting up to do some work. They have a motorcycle shop with books, gear and collectibles connected to the c... read more

#18

Fred Segal

ShoppingStores
$$$· 8118 Melrose Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

48 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fun shopping spot, with expensive but very trendy clothes; that said, really good deals in the gift shop + a very nice restaurant and cafe. A favorite celebrity hot spot.

It's absolutely impossible to list all the great shopping in this neighborhood. I started with Fred Segal, because it's nationally known for setting trends. Nearby are countless clothing boutiques... read more

#19

Silverlake Wine

ShoppingStores
$$· 2395 Glendale Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

68 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This wine store hosts tasting events on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays....a great place to stop by for a wine flight. Its and incredibly social and packed house...especially on Thursdays.

Silver Lake Wine is undoubtedly the best place in the neighborhood to purchase a bottle of vino. But in line with the social vibe of the neighborhood, the favorite wine shops offers a variety of in... read more

Silverlake Wine is a hip wine and spirits shop near the reservoir, but more importantly they have a tasting bar in the store where weekly tastings take place. These are really popular and a total s... read more

178 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great outdoor mall with tons of cute shops and restaurants. A trolley that runs throughout and dancing water fountains give the Americana a fantastic atmosphere!

Food, shopping, entertainment! There is a big movie theater, fountains, outdoor walking areas and a lot of great food including sushi, Italian, steak, and dumplings! An easy walk from our place.Fo... read more

This is one of Glendale's best attractions. There is an indoor mall next to this outdoor mall, but Americana itself is all outdoor. It has a big parking lot and you can get validation if you see ... read more

#21

Target

ShoppingStores
$$· 735 South Figueroa Street·Map·Hours·Website·

61 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Big, inexpensive department store for shopping and household needs. 1 block from 7th/Metro station on Red/Purple lines. Open until midnight.

Food court and shopping mall, target, victoria's secret, bath and body works, sports chalet and more.

Target is located in a small shopping mall. There's also a cupcake store (Sprinkle), a Zara, a Victoria's Secret, and a fancy food court.

#22

Tortoise

ShoppingStores
1208 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

We love this store for gifts and things Japanese. Also have cooking classes and wood carving classes in the back- very fun. Book before you come- gets full fast!

Tortoise is a very hip store on Abbot Kinney that sells specialty design goods from Japan. Every object in the store, down to the smallest item, is a work of art.

#23

Mohawk General Store

ShoppingClothing Stores
$$$· 4011 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

34 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This whole neighborhood - Sunset Junction - has great shopping - unique boutiques and thrift stores. Mohawk General Store has a great selection of small designer clothes for men and women.

If you're looking for local shopping you can start by a coffee at Intelligencia and crossing the street to visit the Mohawk General Store. It's a curated shop with everything from selected clothing... read more

Mohawk General is a well-curated boutique, it's pricey but they have beautiful items. There are two shops, one in Silver Lake at Sunset Junction, and the other in Old Pasadena.

#24

Costco Culver City

ShoppingStores
$$· 13463 Washington Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Biggest Giant Supermarket in the US Great place to buy in bulk. I dont think they are necessary cheaper, just bigger. Dont go on a saturday, its crazy busy.

Costco is a Costso. Best gas price. Good wine selection. High quality fruit & vegetable. (You have to be a member.)

Probably the best Costco in the US. Saw an original Picasso for sale there once. Go for the wine and cheese selection.

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Most famous flea market - second Sunday of every month. It's massive you could never get through the entire thing. Go early to beat the heat and get dibs on the best stuff!

The big daddy of all LA flea markets, Rose Bowl in Pasadena features over 2,500 vendors selling everything from antiques and collectibles to furniture and crafts. Second Sunday every month

#26

Vroman's Bookstore

ShoppingBookstores
695 East Colorado Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

35 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Everything a bookstore should be! Plus it has a sidewalk coffee cafe for people watching, great newsstand, superb movie theater next door and terrific flan across the street at the Mexican restaurant.

This is a lovely bookstore in a great area. They have an amazing coffee shop called the Next Chapter an the Colorado Street entrance. It is next door to an independent movie theater and lots of res... read more

Finest and oldest bookstore in Pasadena. Thriving Laemelle movie house next door, Blaze Pizza next to that, Pasadena Playhouse, Zona Rosa coffee. Walk there!! Only 7 blocks.

153 local Airbnb hosts recommend

City walk is a great place to see if you are exploring Los Angeles. It has a huge movie theater, plenty of places to shop, numerous restaurants, and the Universal Studios amusement park right next ... read more

Universal City Walk are the entertainment and retail districts located adjacent to the theme parks of Universal Parks & Resorts. High-energy hub of shops, eateries & nightclubs plus entertainment s... read more

CityWalk is the free section of Universal Studios visitors, just outside of the actual theme park (which requires admission). They do charge for parking, but some places validate it. CityWalk offer... read more

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you like seafood and being down by the water the Ports O' Call is perfect for that craving. Just a 15 min drive from Bungalow Des Artiste over the Vincent Thomas Bridge into San Pedro.

Great place to go. Visit tourist shops, take a harbor cruise, select fresh seafood and have it prepared the way you like it--enjoy with live mariachi music and sangria.

Shopping for souvenirs and enjoy having lunch in one of the restaurants. On the weekends there are always Mariachi Singers and lots of people to enjoy people watching. The restaurants are famous ... read more

#29

CVS/pharmacy

ShoppingStores
1747 North Cahuenga Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

48 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our go-to store for anything needed day or night. They are friendly, have self-check-out, and it's open 24 hours!

Pharmacy and basic necessities closest to the house: shampoo, medication, etc.

Open everyday, 24 hours. Accepts Apple Pay. Pharmacy. Quite the scene after 11pm. Typical Hollywood. Great for quick stops for booze, personal items, toiletries, snacks, light groceries, and other ... read more

#30

Wacko

ShoppingStores
4633 Hollywood Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you're into funky books, oddities or vintage american culture this place is for you. Have a burger at Umami and stop by here after

World's craziest gift shop! All sorts of weird and rare novelties here. They have their own art gallery with super high-quality, dark and bizarre works. Come just to look or to buy excellent gifts

Wacko / Soap Plant is a really unique store with lots of gifts, knick knacks, coffee table books and oddities. They also have an edgy art gallery showing local artists.