Home to many a Hollywood star, the city of Beverly Hills is possibly the best destination for an upscale shopping spree, no holds barred.
Surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood, Beverly Hills boasts of world-renowned fashion houses of every label imaginable. For those, seeking quirk and personalised shopping choices should swing by the local boutiques that are also easier on the pockets. However, for a full-on experience, it is best to visit the Golden Triangle, the prestigious retail address that offers a one-stop-solution to its visitors.
“The Beverly Hills Golden Triangle is in the process of developing from a Triangle into its own defined retail district. Hot new young brands are investing in it from the East Coast and Europe, while Beverly Hills’ flagship luxury brands are doubling up, creating larger footprints and stepping up their game,” reports Beverly Hills Magazine.
One can even re-enact the scenes from the 1990 Julia Roberts and Richard Gere starrer Pretty Woman while experiencing the luxuries of the Rodeo Drive. The area is especially popular with extravagant shoppers, celebrities and tourists who are spoilt for choice; from Prada, Gucci, Valentino, Armani, Dior and Cartier to Versace, Lanvin, Jimmy Choo and Tiffany, the shopping street flaunts it all.
Locals also recommend The Lady & The Sailor, a boutique with a mix of normcore American classics for a quirkier outlook while those looking for a Hollywood makeover can stop by Striiike, a one-stop beauty shop-cum-salon run by three sisters whose clients include Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway.
Here are some of our choices for a unique shopping spree:
The ultimate destination for shoe lovers, this shop has on display a wide collection of different styles of ballerina flats in an assortment of colours, designs, and contours. Each shoe shape is named after a female screen or music icon to help customers remember which shape suits them best.
Whether you like cheetah print, simple plain black, pretty champagne, low heels, pointy or round toed flats, Pretty Ballerinas Beverly Hills offers every option available to fulfil your desire for trendy fashion styles for your feet. The store is designed like a tiny chocolate box with signature details of French antique gilt mirrors and chandeliers; pink shelving and leopard print sofas.
Pretty Ballerinas have appeared in many fashion magazines, especially when celebrities such as the international supermodels Kate Moss, Elle MacPherson and Claudia Schiffer have been photographed wearing them.
Anto Distinctive Shirtmaker
Anto Beverly Hills is America’s leading bespoke shirt maker in custom dress shirts, handmade ties and bow ties made in USA. Since its opening in 1955, Anto has been “dedicated to uniting elegance with irreproachable craftsmanship”. For over five decades, Anto’s custom shirts have provided the entertainment industry’s elite with exquisite style and personalised service at the highest level.
It has been the leading bespoke shirting craftsmen for Hollywood’s films and television for decades. From Baby Driver, Baywatch, Phantom Thread to classics like The Transformers, Anto’s bespoke shirts and menswear accessories have been spotted by the leading men of the films.
Beverly Hills Picture Framing
Since 1997 Beverly Hills Picture Framing has designed and built numerous frames for contemporary and modern art with the goals of preserving and enhancing the presentation of art pieces. Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, the friendly staff provides clients with professional customer service and the highest quality custom framing products to ensure that their work is preserved for years to come.
AG Jeans Beverly Hills
The denim generation can find its temple in the AG Jeans showroom that is the brainchild of designer and denim guru, Adriano Goldschmied. Goldschmied has diligently searched flea markets and vintage clothing stores in the U.S. and Europe to develop his line of authentic, vintage-style denim jeans for women and men. Be the ‘Shop by Fit’ option or the ‘Ready to Wear’, the list of denim products that one can take off the shelf is countless.
Beverly Hills is having a fashionable fitness moment! Alo Yoga states that their philosophy lies in inspiring the community and believes that their stores are an embodiment of this philosophy. Everything done at ALO Yoga is inspired by life in the fashion and healthy-lifestyle reflecting the vibes of Los Angeles, California, where they are based. Their high-performance line exceeds the standards of L.A.’s most committed yogis who demand maximum quality, innovative fabrics and on-trend styling. Each and every garment is created by a design team of yoga enthusiasts and tested and retested on the best yogis to ensure the finest, most slimming, move-with-you fit that will elevate your every asana.
Asna Jain, a freelance fashion designer based in Mumbai shares her experience of shopping at Beverly Hills. She states, “From your hair to the toes, there is a little something for everything. Truly a fashion haven, even the boutiques do not disappoint if one does not want to stick to the known labels and experiment.
I have had the opportunity to shop for souvenirs for younger cousins at English Rabbit. The European themed store had so many options for ideal gifts to bring back to the country. The quaint shop also allowed one to choose from the many personal styling services.”
When in Beverly Hills, it is also advised to stop by David Appel Furs, especially for all the fur lovers. For those, looking for cutesy stationeries for the office and home can also swing by Paper Source, a retail store that offers a unique selection of fine and artisanal papers, stationery, invitations, gift wrap, greeting cards, quirky gifts and a custom collection of envelopes and cards. For the creative minded, the stationer also offers regular in-store how-to workshops for those who want to tap into their own personal creativity.