I am lucky enough to have a vast amount of shops to choose from here in Los Angeles. There are great little spots hidden away that I hate to share with anyone else, but I also want these stores to thrive. So I only hope you check them out and get as much enjoyment out of them as I have.
If you are in LA, I hope you take advantage of the stores I have listed here, and any others that you find particularly special. These are 10 of my favorite LA shops, in no particular order.
Yolk is a little shop in the Silverlake area, and it’s pretty much adorable. They have little treasures from all over the globe, as well as right here in LA. Why ‘Yolk’? The owner considers everything she sells to be free range design. If you’re looking for ceramics, or just some really great decor pieces, search no further. It’s also a great place to go and find gifts for just about anyone you can think of.
Grain is one of the first local furniture stores that I fell in love with. It’s got some beautiful vintage looking pieces, but with an artistic flare. Each and every piece is so unique, and clearly meant to last. It may be pricey, but everything is upscale and worthy of the cost. If you can afford to have pieces like this, I absolutely believe a place like Grain is where you should begin shopping.
Sunbeam Vintage has a massive amount of mid-century modern furniture pieces. If you love modern, you are going to LOVE this store. The prices are kind of amazing, and everything is in such incredible condition. You would think it’s all reproductions because of how well its held up. Nope, their things are the real deal.
( Sunbeam Vintage )
Oh Tini, This Is Not IKEA, you are just fun. This is a great store in the middle of Hollywood. They couldn’t have chosen a more perfect name. I mean if you want authentic vintage decor, and none of that cheap knock off stuff, then this is exactly where you should be shopping. They have furniture, accessories, art, mirrors and plenty of crazy little things. They have it all. At the very least I recommend you go walking through this place. You will see something new, and maybe even weird, every time you go.
I love this place. It’s truly a wonderful place to go and find salvaged pieces for a remodel. They have windows, lighting, bathroom accents, doors, hardware, and so much more. The prices are remarkably low, considering the pieces they have and how great the condition is. They don’t carry furniture, so you really only need to come if you’re on the market for something more substantial. Either way you will love it too.
I have used Pepe’s so many times. I’ve got a couple of pieces from this place in my very own home. Pepe’s is on Sunset Blvd, and a little hard to see unless you’re looking. Once you’ve found it I recommend checking it out. Everyone there is so nice, and they really do want to work with you to get you what you need. Their furniture is modern and very retro. From table lamps to entertainment centers, they are a good source for mid-century modern furniture.
Shop Class is not far from Sunbeam Vintage, so I recommend checking both of these place out. It’s another mid-century modern showroom with great prices. They too have authentic second-hand vintage furniture at great prices. Why go to the flea markets when you can find everything you need here in one single spot.
8. Michael Levine is one of the best locations for finding fabric here in the city. It has prices that are ridiculously low, and they just have everything. It’s a gem in downtown LA and you have to come to this place at least once. You will see for yourself just how wonderful it is.
Old 55 has always been a favorite of mine. It’s small and not at all overwhelming like some others can be.
It’s in this great area of Eagle Rock, which means you can get lunch, coffee, or do some additional shopping when you are done. However this store, although small, seems to have that thing that you didn’t know you wanted until you saw it. So basically what I am saying is, don’t ever assume you’ll be doing any simple window shopping. It’s kind of impossible here.
Potted is a nursery in Atwater Village that has some gorgeous plants, pots, and outdoor furniture. It’s pretty popular, and this is because it’s fantastic. They strongly support local vendors and choose only the best items to have in their store. The ladies who own the place are incredibly nice, and you’re kind of guaranteed to find something there you will be leaving the store with. Their prices for the plants are totally reasonable, which can be a little uncommon at most nurseries in this city. It’s fun and a good place to hit up for indoor or outdoor needs.