Take a tour of LA’s most walkable shopping district – West 3rd Street. Situated in downtown Beverly Hills – between La Cienega and Fairfax – is an extensive street teeming with a shopping alloy of vintage finds, luxury picks and oddities you won’t find at your nearest mall.
Join us as we take you through our favourite boutiques! We admit, taking on this lengthy street may be a challenge, but rest assured you’re bound to locate some trendsetting apparel for him, her and little ones, exquisite jewellery and chic home furnishings across gorgeous storefronts.
Mix and match stylish basics and statement pieces
Founded by former model and singer, Anine Bing, this eponymous fashion label is second to none when it comes to statement pieces for women with a hectic régime. What’s intriguing about the brand is its mission to stray away from routine trends and traditional seasons. Instead, they launch new pieces every week – perfect for discerning shoppers! You’ll unearth a contrast of stylish basics to statement pieces like biker jackets, textured bottoms that are easy to mix and match.
Scandinavian designs with a touch of Italian influence
An exquisite style that evokes Scandinavian design tradition and a dose of Italian influence, we were completely hooked by the pieces offered at Area. This New York-based company carries bedding and home accessories that are made with natural fibres accompanied with the original and contemporary designs of founder Anki Spets’ style. Select from a series of subtle to bold soft furnishings for the bedroom – including a refined collection of sleek furniture, homewares and even understated casual wear.
The most modish kidswear and accessories
Eggy is a kid’s fashion shop handling timeless and up-to-the-minute wears for little ones up to the age of 10. If you think shopping for boys is not as fun as shopping for girls, think again. Throw on a pair of leather high-top sneakers, a quilted zip bomber jacket, drop crotch sweatpants and you’ve got the most stylish kid in the park. Chic fit-and-flare dresses; patterned leggings and adorable mini trench coats for girls were our personal favourites. Not to mention miniature aviators and vibrant 3-D animal pendant necklaces that are great for even the young at heart.
Exotic skin accessories for him and her
Elisabeth Wienstock has quite an impressive resume up her kitty. Apart from donning the role of an interior designer, her eponymous accessories label is famed for its exclusive range of exotic snakeskins and leathers. The collection includes various styles of bags, bespoke pieces for him and her and even contemporary home furnishings. Exotic handbags may be a common sight, but the label ups the ante by introducing an exotic twist to sporting goods (yes, that means snakeskin boxing gloves, footballs, skateboards and surfboards) – a first in the luxury market. Be prepared to also encounter exotic skin cigar cases, stunning humidors and stylish flasks straight out of a 40’s Noir film.
Bohemian chic resort and beach wear
If you are not quite ready for summer, then a trip to Lotta Stensson would suffice. Offering a widespread of bohemian chic resort-wear, summer-ready staples like cover-ups, beach dresses, pareos, tunics, kaftans and of course, swimwear is a common sight. What’s more, these delightful and fun pieces are suited for every body type. Founder and designer, Lotta Stensson – who has served a large celebrity clientele like Charlize Theron, Madonna and Beyonce – creates her own hand-embroidered fabrics, tie-dye and batik prints. Expect nothing but a hot mish-mash of prints and patterns at this boutique.
A blend of old world techniques and statement jewellery
The Pyrrha folk have been creating jewellery using time-honoured, old world techniques for over two decades. The combination of authenticity, quality and fine craftsmanship make these exquisite pieces be some of the most coveted among style icons and celebrities alike. Each piece is handcrafted using reclaimed sterling silver, bronze and 14K gold with conflict-free stones. Apart from its rustic and inviting interior, the highlight of the store comprises a stellar collection inspired by hit TV series, Game of Thrones. Great memorabilia for fanatics.
Luxury boutique with high-end and indie fashion brands
With influences from fashion forward street styles of Tokyo, Paris, Sydney, New York and Los Angeles, one can only imagine the abundance of voguish styles in this boutique. Satine stocks indie labels alongside major fashion brands – picking only the most exclusive items from each collection. So coming across an identical piece is a rarity. The eclectic mix exudes the style of a Los Angeles fashionista, where vintage meets luxe. No surprise that this boutique has gained an A-list following of the industry’s bests.
Multiple menswear labels with a global perspective
This multi-label menswear store is a mecca for men who are sticklers for culture-current trends. Modern, approachable and clean is how you’d describe WITTMORE. Not only does it stock smartly edited clothing and accessories, WITTMORE celebrates timeless brands that drives forward into new and exciting areas of fashion, design, art and pop culture. So you’re bound to unearth brands like Apolis, Baxter of California, The Essential Man, Fred Perry, M. Nii and Levi’s Vintage Clothing – quite an eclectic range with a global perspective.