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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

The Grove La

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

888 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

239 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

#3

Amoeba Music

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

140 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!

113 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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!

Sundays from 8am - 1 pm, one of the largest and best farmers Markets in LA. While in the area visit Amoeba Records, Hollywood Walk of Fame, El Capitan Movie Palace & the historic Pantages

111 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

Iconic bookstore with statues and tunnels made out of books. Some sections are tucked away in vaults. Strange book-related sculptures. Giant pillars and lofty ceilings. A sense of history pervades ... read more

#6

3rd Street Promenade

ShoppingShopping Malls
1351 3rd Street Promenade ·Map·

659 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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!

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

#7

TOMS

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

86 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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. ;-)

#8

Target

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

121 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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

#9

Shoreline Village

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

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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

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

#10

Stories

ShoppingBookstores
$· 1716 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

78 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Bookstore that is open late and sells beer and wine! I'm in heaven.

The other great Echo Park coffee staple is Stories- a cool bookstore with a coffee shop in back and a great outdoor patio. They also have small bites of food for breakfast and lunch:)

#11

Beverly Center

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

402 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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.

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.

365 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

Hollywood stars - Walk of Fame, famous Kodak theater, Chinese Mann theater - stick your feet in a famous person's food prints! Lots of bars, eateries, bowling, movies. Can be a little sketchy - it ... read more

#13

Oaks Gourmet

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

112 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.

Delicious coffee, top-notch chocolate croissant, breakfast burritos, blended juice drinks, craft beer, pizza night, sandwiches, wine, cheese, more. Walkable from house.

#14

Skylight Books

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

70 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fantastic books are crammed in every corner of this crowded shop - but the amazingly knowledgeable staff are there to help you find your way and/or turn you on to something new.

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!

30 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

Incredible lay out with plants, trees and pounds. You can enjoy the ducks, birds and flowers plus find some well known personalities from Movies, TV..... There are many Stores and Great Eateries.

60 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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

87 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

There is no shortage of testosterone at the first U.S. location of Australian brand Deus Ex Machina. Filled with hand-glassed surfboards, menswear collection and custom-built motorbikes favored by ... read more

#18

Fred Segal

ShoppingClothing Stores
$$$· 8118 Melrose Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

47 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·

65 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

$15 wine tastings on Mondays and Thursdays that draw a nice crowd. Lots of folks standing around and mingling. 6-8,9pm? Usually a fancy food truck outside. Otherwise, good wine store.

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.

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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.

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.

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

161 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

Not only will you find most of the clothing shops you might have in mind, but also is a really nice outdoors mall, with a dancing fountain and a mall train that takes you around it. If by chance th... read more

#22

Target

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

57 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.

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.

Conveniently located in a Plaza with nice restaurants and shopping. Target has everything you need for everyday use.

#23

Mohawk General Store

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

32 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

Curated high end store for women - primarily fashion.

#24

Vroman's Bookstore

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

32 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 the oldest independent bookstore on the west coast — more than 100 years old — with a great selection and very helpful staff. Be sure to see the tile mosaics in the rear patio.

We come here as a family to let the kids play while we shop the kids section books. Great selection, quaint bookshop, and unique gift ideas! I never leave empty handed.

142 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

#26

Costco Culver City

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

51 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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

If you are in America to shop, this is the place for all kinds of bulk items for cheap. However, you need to go with someone who has a membership.

#27

Wacko

ShoppingStores
4633 Hollywood Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

46 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

Wacko is a really unique and fun pop-culture gift shop, art gallery, book store, handmade soap-slinger and toy emporium. This must-see shop has over 6,000 square feet of pop-culture ephemera, signa... read more

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.

#28

CVS/pharmacy

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

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Forget your toothpaste or need some aspirin for that Hollywood hangover? This is the place. Also has a Redbox if you feel like renting a movie.

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.

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This three-story Victorian house converted into a nightlife hotspot is great for grabbing a drink and chilling on the outdoor garden patio, or going inside to one of the three levels to listen to t... read more

Great atmosphere here. Three levels, basement, middle, and second floor. There is also a large patio. A historic building where celebrities often get married, you can find a good band or DJ on t... read more

On Tuesday from 5 - 9 food trucks set up shop. The Victorian lets you sit at their tables - no hassle. There's also a great Farmers Market in the same parking lot on Sunday mornings.

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fabulous selection of used books, DVDs, music, and more!

Good browsing and good prices on a carefully culled selection of used and collectable books on all subjects. When you go down to Franklin Village one night, go in whether you want a book or not.