Los Angeles is one of the world’s best shopping destinations, but knowing where to start can be more than a little overwhelming. Here are four of the city’s best shopping districts where you can find hidden treasures in the midst of high-end shopping hot spots.
The Flower Market
Located on Wall Street between Seventh and Eighth, The Flower Market is like a tropical jungle where all of the plants, flowers, trees and shrubs are for sale. The indoor space is more than 100 years old and sells 125 varieties of blossoms.
The European Corridor
It’s Rodeo Drive without the price tag. The European Corridor, situated on Pico Boulevard, sells clothes at up to 40 percent off their list prices. It’s still a hefty price tag, but if you’re going to buy designer, this is the place to go.
When you’ve blown your budget on designer pieces, Santee Alley is the place to grab a handful of more affordably priced goods. Be prepared to haggle –Santee Alley hosts dozens of street vendors all trying to shout the loudest in a multitude of languages.
One of the hippest L.A. neighborhoods, Silver Lake is THE destination if your idea of a great shopping experience is flicking through second-hand vinyl, browsing organic farmers’ markets and heading to trendy bars for post-shopping drinks.
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