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Shopping in LA

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LeatherSOUL, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. embowafa

    embowafa Well-Known Member

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    urgh.. Roscoes. Is there more than one? I've only been to the one on Lake.

    There's one in Long Beach, the one on Gower/Hollywood, the one on Pico(?), I think there's another 1 or 2.
     
  2. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Well-Known Member

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    Awesome, thanks guys.

    Yes, I've been to Pink's a few years ago and I will not be back. [​IMG]
     
  3. Maharlika

    Maharlika Well-Known Member

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    On Melrose between Fairfax and La Cienega there are several intersting stores, including the RRL store, Paul Smith, APC, Duncan Quinn and some others I'm forgetting. RRL is really the only one that interests me but it might be worth your while to see the others.

    Baron-- I'm not aware of an RRL store around Melrose/Fairfax/La Cienega area. The only RRL store I know of is the one located in Malibu. Are you talking about HTC? It would be great if they have one in L.A.
     
  4. embowafa

    embowafa Well-Known Member

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    Baron-- I'm not aware of an RRL store around Melrose/Fairfax/La Cienega area. The only RRL store I know of is the one located in Malibu. Are you talking about HTC? It would be great if they have one in L.A.

    They do, it opened up a few months ago.

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...ght=RRL+review
     
  5. comrade

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    Carroll & Co in Beverly Hills: safe, boring, high quality merchandise.
    Excellent, knowledgeable service. In terms of style it's no
    Paul Stuart. Not much natural shoulder clothing.
     
  6. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

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    If you should for some reason make the trip down to Orange County and South Coast Plaza, you might also want to go over to Fashion Island and check out Gary's. I would say Gary's and Carroll & Co. are in close competition for being the two best independent men's stores in Greater LA. There is also a Neiman-Marcus in Fashion Island, but I don't it would offer anything that you couldn't find in the Beverly Hill Neiman's, which will be much nearer where you are staying.

    Other than Gary's and the JLP store in South Coast Plaza, I don't think you will find much in high end men's retail that you can't find in the immediate vicinity of Rodeo Drive.

    Somebody mentioned Beverly Center as a possibility. I haven't been in there in years. I have always had the impression that there was anything much there to attract an afficionado of high-end menswear. Am I mistaken in this?
     
  7. sho'nuff

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    if you dont want to run into me, dont go to South Coast.

    it is the premier place to shop in the orange county area and even perhaps most of LA.

    there ist he Fashion Island nearby as well.
     
  8. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Well-Known Member

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    if you dont want to run into me, dont go to South Coast.

    it is the premier place to shop in the orange county area and even perhaps most of LA.

    there ist he Fashion Island nearby as well.


    I'd love to run into you Shoe.
     
  9. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to run into you Shoe.

    uh oh..
     
  10. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    Pink's is not that bad. it is ok if you want some junky but tasty hot dog to eat.

    certainly not worth waiting 1 hour in line for, and parking is terrible.


    what i didnt get was when i was there once, i saw a couple order each: two chili dogs, large chili cheese fries and XL coke (44 oz looks like)

    for each. i didnt get it. how do you shovel all that junk into your stomach? i got sick after seeing that and never went back.
     
  11. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Well-Known Member

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    Pink's is not that bad. it is ok if you want some junky but tasty hot dog to eat.

    certainly not worth waiting 1 hour in line for, and parking is terrible.


    what i didnt get was when i was there once, i saw a couple order each: two chili dogs, large chili cheese fries and XL coke (44 oz looks like)

    for each. i didnt get it. how do you shovel all that junk into your stomach? i got sick after seeing that and never went back.


    That's the reason why I don't ever want to go back. I had a chili dog w/chili and cheese fries. I still feel sick thinking about it. [​IMG]
     
  12. startac_fan

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    South Coast Plaza, which has been talked about frequently enought in this thread, doesn't offer any unique store over those already mentioned at the upscale shopping districts in LA. The Nordstrom at SCP is bigger than most of its kind. I must say SCP and the shops in the surrounding area is enough to satisfy all but the most discriminating tastes.

    For a youth oriented shopping experience, I recommend travelling a little further down the 405 to the Irvine Spectrum, an open air mall.

    Fashion Island at nearby Newport Beach is also an open air shopping mall and a mini-Rodeo Drive. Plenty of free parking at the suburban locations of course.
     
  13. JimInSoCalif

    JimInSoCalif Well-Known Member

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    If you go to Carroll & Co on Canon Dr. in BH, I suggest that you ask for J.B. to assist you - great guy.

    It is about two blocks east of BB and there is limited parking in the alley in the back of the store.

    Back in the old days, they were a great Trad store, but I don't think they have had a sack suit there in 20 years. I buy my MTM Samualsohn suits there and my Alden shoes. I guess you don't need a store for the latter. [​IMG]
     
  14. sweep

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    For a youth oriented shopping experience, I recommend travelling a little further down the 405 to the Irvine Spectrum, an open air mall.

    I don't think I'd bother with the Spectrum - it's a bland piece of suburbia. But if you're around SCP, you may want to check out The Lab, which bills itself the "Anti-Mall", and the other youth/alternative shops in the area. The area is small, but hipster-ish: http://www.thelab.com/directions.html
     

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