When you live in Downtown LA, there is really no reason to do your retail therapy or shopping ventures to the common chain stores. One walk down any of our streets quickly shows you that there is such a wide array of shops awaiting for you to get that next pair of sunglasses or your wok outfit at. We thought it was time we share with you some of our favorite boutiques to hit up here in Downtown LA. Enjoy, and get ready to shop til you drop!
Please Do Not Enter
Don’t let their cryptic store name fool you, one walk into Please Do Not Enter and be prepared to be hooked from this day forward. From their one-of-a-kind progressive men’s luxury retail to their exquisite jewelry for both men and women, this is a gorgeous boutique in Downtown LA. Please Do Not Enter took up shop in an exhibition space in the heart of Downtown back in 2014 and is waiting for you to discover their eclectic array of exclusive, carefully selected and timeless contemporary goods. From design to art and fashion, each piece has a unique story behind it that the founders, Nicolas Libert and Emmanuel Renoird, are longing to tell you.
From their website:
“Please Do Not Enter is the promise of a destination that exceeds today’s luxury consumers’ expectations. Step away from frantic shopping for brands and hype trends. Rather, sneak in “Please do not enter” ‘s private space, discover a genuinely subjective collection, an ode to modern life, where pleasing the eye goes hand in hand with timeless quality and functionality.”
Another incredible Downtown LA boutique is Vertigo, which was founded in 1984 and has made its way from Paris to our own City of Angels. An ideal boutique for casual work clothes, they also have several fashion options on hand for a night out on the town or for glamming up a bit for post-work drinks with your buddies!
Six Hundred Boutique on Spring Street may not be the largest shop you have ever visited, but, trust us: they fit a mighty fine collection within their small quarters! Known for posh female apparel, another reason Six Hundred is a favorite for Downtown LA is their children’s collection. In a pinch for a birthday gift or baby shower? Definitely stop by Six Hundred!
It doesn’t get more modern than Acne Studios on Broadway in LA. With a bustling coffee house, grab a latte in between buying such modern-chic items like skinny black jeans, or, make a throwback statement with their 80’s collections. Known for some of the best denim in the world, this Danish based boutique is a staple of Downtown LA and loved by many. Step into their world and see why.
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