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The Official Los Angeles Shopping + Dining Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by driveslowk, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. MIKE_JE

    MIKE_JE Senior member

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    Forgot Confederacy, it's worth a look on the way to Silverlake. I've actually never found anything I wanted to buy at Mohawk General Store but I like the shop.

    Ron Herman in West Hollywood and Fred Segal Santa Monica are actually both pretty good. I'm not into RRL but it's worth a look, pretty cool shop there. There's an APC right down the road on Melrose as well. Maison Martin Margiela in Beverly Hills is a good stop.

    I find the Barney's in Beverly Hills and the Grove to have pretty poor stock.
     
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    Ron Herman in west hollywood is decent, quite a bit larger than I expected. Fred segal in Hollywood is quite awful though, hit up the one in santa monica instead.
     
  3. Spencer

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    Totally forgot about APC, if you do go to APC walk up the street to Melrose Place to Santa Maria Noiovella, great shop and someone mentioned Barneys, I think the Barneys in BH has a good selection as does the new Bloomingdales in Santa Monica.
     
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    secret service (is that still there?), self edge, douglas fir, johnathan behr. also, maxfield and skingraft if you're interested in that sort of thing.
     
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    forgot leather soul.
     
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    Can anyone rec a beach that's relatively uncrowded? I'll be staying in Pasadena, but willing to drive as far as Malibu maybe.

    I thought Will Rogers in Santa Monica was nice last time I was there - big and spacious with decent sand. I heard it was a gay beach, but didn't see any presence of it.
     
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    Playa del Rey. Not dockweiler, but just go to downtown playa del rey and there's a beach there, you can walk along the water way and even into Marina del Rey...nice walking path. its not super nice like the other beaches though, but its relatively uncrowded.

    http://www.rockcitynews.com/pages/california/labeaches/playadelrey.html

    my favorite is Manhattan Beach, but it is crowded but you can walk along the strand to an uncrowded portion (except this weekend since its 6-man).
     
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    add sartorialoft, h.lorenzo men and h.l.n.r. to the list of goth ninja shops. didn't think there were so many.

    abalone cove is my favorite beach around here.
     
  9. MIKE_JE

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    I know there is a list at the beginning of this thread but I'm going to make an updated one that we can all add to.

    I think a food list by either category (Mexican, Japanese, etc.) or by location would be really useful as well. Should I start the food one by type or local? I think type would be most useful.
     
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    both would be useful, but i'll go with type since location would be better shown on google maps. speaking of which, are they ever going to add filters?
     
  11. foodguy

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    i live in lbc. sandoval's on 7th street downtown (right beside garage theater). guy does great work.
     
  12. driveslowk

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    The list at the beginning got all fucked up after the forum change. Also, back then we couldn't edit posts after a certain amount of time but we are able to now.
     
  13. MIKE_JE

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    I'll start a new own tonight. Then people can add to it and I'll edit the original post. When it feels complete I can re-post it. I'll start with what we have and you guys can all let me know what I'm missing. I think I've got the clothing side down but I'm sure I'll be surprised by what other people come up with. Just today I went into an awesome antique hardware store that I think deserves a mention.

    I think we can all benefit from a definitive food list. Even things like where to get good tortillas. I live in Southern California and almost every grocery store's tortillas are no good. I need a good Mexican market.
     
  14. aizan

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    amapola super deli & market (in the vicinity of la casita mexicana) makes good tortillas.
     
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    i don't know where you are in LA but on the west side you can get pretty decent tortillas (also cheap produce, good chips, and other things) at Top Valu on Inglewood. Or just make your own. Masa, water, a tortilla press.
     
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    Maybe I should go that route. I make my own salsa anyway.
     
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    Have jury duty tomorrow at the court near disney hall. bleh. wondering where to lunch...any recos? Thinking of checking out the spice table.
     
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    thanks a lot, i'll head over there on friday
     
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    starry kitchen is a little closer to the courthouse. good for a quick lunch, even when it's busy.
     
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    Xericx Senior member

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    ah, i was goign to drive.
     

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