Los Angeles Shopping Guide For First Timers

Written by: mihir

If you are in Los Angeles and vacation with an exotic car rental, never forget to include shopping on your to-do list. Whether you love looking for rare finds in vintage shops, bargain hunting in outlet stores, or window-shopping in luxurious boutiques, Los Angeles is the place to be for your best shopping experience. You just need to know what the best shopping spots in the area are for you to have a fun-filled shopping adventure.

Start by going to the fashion district in Downtown LA and choose among the top shopping centers like Beverly Center and The Grove. And for those who are willing to spend more money on shopping, Rodeo Drive is the best place to visit. Are you having a hard time deciding on which are to visit first? Here is some useful information that can help you have a fun time shopping around Los Angeles.

Upon your arrival in Downtown LA, come and visit The Grove, a world-renowned destination for shopping with exceptional stores like Michael Kors, Coach, Apple, Nordstrom, and Anthropologie. After shopping around the center, you can watch the magnificent dancing fountain that has become an attraction in The Grove.

Another famous shopping center in Downtown is the Beverly Center located on Beverly Boulevard. It is a fully enclosed mall that makes it a favorite place to escape the summer heat and occasional rains. In this shopping center, you can find the boutiques of various big name designers such as Fendi, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Yves Saint Laurent.

If you are a fan of Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Tiffany and Co., Dior, Armani, and Jimmy Choo, Rodeo Drive is the best shopping place for you. It is a world-famous tourist attraction, and luxurious shopping destination. If you are planning to visit Rodeo Drive on your upcoming LA vacation, it is located between Santa Monica Boulevards and Wilshire in Beverly Hills. You do not have to worry if you're on a budget as this place is also popular for window shopping activities, so you can just enjoy roaming around the area without even spending money.

For some people, their visit to the City of Angels is not complete without shopping for bargains in outlet stores. There are shopping outlets that feature designer shops that typically offer 25 to 70 percent off the retail price. One of them is the Citadel Outlets that offers up to 115 brand-name shops such as Calvin Klein, Banana Republic, and Tommy Hilfiger. Another is Desert Hills Premium Outlets that lets people buy in its 130 stores with designer brands like Versace, Prada, Gucci, and Jimmy Choo. It is one of LA's most popular shopping outlets for both locals and tourists.

These are just some of the best places for shopping in Los Angeles. You can also visit numerous gift shops located in different areas that sell souvenirs and unique items. Going to this city means you can shop as much as your budget allows you to. With a lot of stores to visit, you will definitely have an unforgettable shopping experience in LA.