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Trendiest Places To Shop In Los Angeles

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In Los Angeles there are a few select shops that stand out amongst the rest which offer unique products as well as a unique experience to shop. This often classifies the shop as trendy because they offer the latest and greatest to their customers. Here is a sample of some of the trendiest shops in Los Angeles.

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Opening Ceremony
451 N LA Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 652-1120

Things won't come cheap at Opening Ceremony. But, then again, when did a trendy L.A. outpost ever offer great items on discount? This location used to be Charlie Chaplain's studio and offers a wide variety of clothing items.

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Fred Segal
8100 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-9500
Multiple Locations

What began as the world's first jeans store in 1960 is easily one of the trendiest and most recognizable shopping destinations for visitors and locals alike. Fred Segal offers many different boutiques in one and has a location in West Hollywood as well as in Santa Monica. Shop a huge selection of some of the trendiest looks of today!

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12300 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 761-6200

Fashion is huge in Los Angeles and one trendy place to shop for clothing is Crossroads. The location in Studio City is where you can find cool t-shirts, lightly worn clothes, as well as brand new clothing and designer clothing you'd probably find at Nordstrom or other upscale places for half the price. With a great variety of items in the store, you will definitely find something just right for whatever the occasion.

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Topshop / Topman
189 The Grove Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 938-1085

If you want to stay hip and in style, this is the shop for you. With it's own unique style fitting for women and men of all ages, Topshop is geared for women, whereas Topman is one of the trendiest clothing shops in Los Angeles for men. And, with great prices, and great fits, it is well worth a visit. Find an eclectic array of clothes offered by this shop including styles that seem to change overnight. From ripped jeans one minute to suits and sturdy sneakers, suit shoes and more, the selection is certainly diverse. And, the quality isn't too bad either for this London transplant.

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439 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90189
(323) 655-6205

Canter's Deli isn't the only spot on the block causing a raucous. There's a reason why people line up for hours down the street waiting for their chance to get into this exclusive shoe store. Thre store, which is a shoe retailer, only offers a certain amount of special shoes, and once they're gone, you'll have to track down someone on Craigslist or some other outlet and pay 1000% the regular price.

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Farmer's Market
6301 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 934-8433

Anthropologie not only has an amazing selection of clothing to shop from, they also have a fabulous home décor section. The flair of vintage fashion from the racks and classic designs with a twist make this one of the trendiest places to shop in Los Angeles where you can find classic, on trend and slightly vintage pieces for your wardrobe and home. Additionally, the products are constantly changing so you're likely to find some great gems each time you visit.

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121 1/2 N Larchmont
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 314-4814

This trendy and small store in the Larchmont Village offers many high-end brands which are carefully curated to feature the best clothes and accessories. It not only has a distinct look to the exterior of the shop, the interior is just as unique. And, with a staff that is also very knowledgable and helpful, you're sure to walk out of this place with some of the trendiest pieces to wear in Los Angeles.

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Garret Leight
165 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 931-4018

Garrett Leight came to fame a few years ago when he decided to take some of his fathers (the famed sunglass and eyeglass designer Oliver Peoples) trends from the 60's and 70's and redesign them. Since then, denizens of the Los Angeles, and all over the country have fled to the many stores across the city to get themselves a pair. They offer great fitting and trendy styled sunglasses and eyeglasses, too.

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111 South La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA. 90036
(323) 937-6077

While many of us don't get the whole sneaker craze, there are plenty of Angeleno that most certainly do. With locations on La Brea, in Santa Monica, and Silverlake, Undefeated was established by James Bond (no affiliation) and Eddie Cruz. As a sneaker-head mecca which started up in 2002, the store is known for pushing out great sneaker collaborations with top name brands like Adidas, Nike, Converse and Vans.

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James Perse
Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 656-2800

With its many locations around Los Angeles, including at the beautiful Brentwood Country Mart and the Malibu Country Mart, James Perse has become a phenomenon for cool. Sporting comfortable clothes at top dollar, citizens of L.A., and those who visit can't get enough of this upscale cool and comfortable retailer. Shop comfortable and great fitting shirts, sweat pants and much more.

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8825 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 274-8800

There's no shortage of tastemakers and celebrities frequenting this Melrose Avenue hotspot. Regulars will shop this boutique which offers vintage options from some of the world's to designers like Chanel, Cartier, Saint Laurent, Balmain and others.

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Japan LA
7320 1/2 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 934-5201

With a variety of Japanese themed products and clothing, you can find products you would usually only find in Japan at this Melrose Ave. store. Selections range from a variety of Hello Kitty Items and Sanrio Characters to Marvel Comic & Tokidoki items and they also offer great knick knacks as well as clothing and art. It's a very unique and trendy shopping experience.

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9495 S Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(855) 784-2734

Sugarfina, located near Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, is everything you could want in a Trendy shop. They not only have gourmet candies from around the world, but they have an assortment of cards, jewelry, sparklers, books, and other great products you wouldn't find any place else. The attention to detail put into the products and look of the store is fantastic and the staff members are very helpful. The store is truly the epitome of what a trendy shop should be in LA and not only has the look but also the products to back it up. Ask the friendly staff for free samples of the candy as well!

Vanessa Diaz is a freelance writer and blogger. You can find her on her blogs The Queen of Swag and Disney Domain. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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