Unlike what we think, Los Angeles’s more famous citizens, read celebrities do not depend on their assistants to shop; they shop on their own too. However, what we would like to know, is what the shopping hotspots in Los Angeles are?
There are a few under-the-radar spots that celebrities love to frequent, often incognito, donning a giant pair of sunnies, a baseball cap, and one of their most nondescript outfit. Well, don’t worry. We will tell you about their favorite hotspots, where you may find them indulging in some retail therapy to their heart’s content.
The Golden Triangle isn’t a place for bargain hunters only; it has got Rodeo Drive at its epicenter and attracts the creme-de-la-creme of Hollywood.
It is the favorite shopping haunt of Lisa Rinna, Hayden Panettiere, and Kristin Chenoweth. Then there is the Sprinkles Cupcakes on Little Santa Monica Boulevard, where Jake Gyllenhaal and Jimmy Kimmel like to frequent.
Urban Outfitters on Melrose Avenue
The ivy-covered Fred Segal store is a big draw for Hollywood stars, as it has several boutiques that will force you to part with your cash quickly. Ask Matt Damon, Salma Hayek, George Clooney, and Megan Fox, who can vouch for the fact that they love to enjoy shopping at Fred Segal. Kitson is one of Robertson Boulevard’s famous boutiques. It also has a Melrose Avenue outlet that houses trendy outfits that lure big shots like Sharon Stone and Halle Berry.
Melrose is one of the key talking points for one of the best shopping destinations in Hollywood.
As you go up the hill at Sunset Strip’s Book Soup, you may spot some of the best celebrities over there. It has seen some of the best-hosted book signings from celebrity authors, right from Muhammad Ali to Lily Tomlin.
Celebs who are fond of reading, such as Alec Baldwin, Joni Mitchell, and David Bowie, are regulars at the haunt.
West Third Street
West Third Street is one of the most down-to-earth areas compared to Beverly Hills or Melrose Avenue; however, it is no less reputable than the others on the list. Busy shops like Milk and New Stone Age are just a few of the shops you will find here. And don’t forget The Grove as it attracts a lot of tourists.
It is a favorite haunt of the tourists and celebrities such as Courteney Cox, David Arquette, and Reese Witherspoon, who often shop to their heart’s content here. You can also see them frequenting the Beverly Center, as it is also a favorite among the celebrity sets.
It may need you to walk a few extra steps to reach there, but apart from shopping, you can also do a bit of celebrity-spotting there. We are talking about Malibu Country Mart and Malibu Colony Plaza. For celebrity shopping, these two are a stone’s throw away from each other and the favorite of Reese Witherspoon, Neve Campbell, and John Cusack.
The down-home atmosphere may fool you. They can be found anywhere, right from the shady shopping district of Swarthmore Avenue to Sunset Boulevard, think Gelson’s supermarket. That is because this seaside part of Los Angeles has enjoyed regular visits from Billy Crystal, Glenn Close, Martin Short, and Larry David.
Much like the USA Network, here celebs love shopping at the comparatively low-key shopping district of Larchmont Village near Hancock Park. You can spot T.V. stars (Monk) like Tony Shalhoub.
San Fernando Valley
In the San Fernando Valley, Ventura Boulevard is a shopaholic’s delight as it is full of boutiques. It is packed with unique clothes and one-of-a-kind treasures, such as Studio City and Sherman Oaks. The Valley is full of L.A.’s largest and most inviting shopping malls, such as Westfield Fashion Square in Sherman Oaks, Westfield Promenade in Woodland Hills, and the Sherman Oaks Galleria.
Located next to Beverly Hills, the Robertson Boulevard shopping district in West Hollywood is famous for celebrity sightings. The paparazzi are always swarming there at The Ivy during daytime hours. Plush stores like Alicia + Olivia, All Saints, Les Habitudes, Chanel, Intermix, and Vince are the most popular stopovers. Paul Rudd, Sharon Stone, Serena Williams, Kathy Griffin, Ben Stiller, Paris Hilton, Lauren Conrad, Katherine Heigl, Jessica Alba, and Kardashian are regulars here.
Tell us whether you have ever visited these places. And did you spot some of your favorite Celebrities there?