Local Los Angeles Haute Spots

Abby’s “Little Black Book” of Bargains and Haute Spots

Local Los Angeles Haute Spots

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES:

Beauty and The City

213-607-0111

930 Santee St. #6

Los Angeles, CA 90015

It is a hole in the wall, so look really hard and you will find it- or just use your handy-dandy GPS! They have the most fun belts, boots, and trendy accessories. I have even found some of the exact pieces they sell at high-end boutiques on Beverly Blvd.. The major difference is the 600% markup in price! Tell the “Beauty and The City” girls “My Haute Spots” sent you. We filmed there about two months ago and they are so nice. Just have a ball!

Shareen Vintage

350 N. Ave 21 Los Angeles, CA 90031 (
323)276-6226

1641 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice (310)664-8989

13 W. 17th St, 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10011 (212)206-1644

Wednesday 9am-5pm
Saturdays 9am-5pm
Sundays 12 noon -5pm
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. Everything here is cheap cheap but really special because Shareen re-works vintage pieces and up-dates them to follow the trends of 2010!. She is pretty brilliant that way. Don’t be expecting dressing rooms or anything special, since it is located in a warehouse downtown, so you cannot be bashful here. I suggest wearing leggings and a black cami so you don’t have to strip down in front of total strangers. I have found some of my absolute favorite pieces here and I have clothes from Neimans that cannot compare to Shareen’s finds. GET THERE EARLY! The best stuff gets picked over and fast. Girls are lined up outside of the warehouse at 9 am sharp Saturday mornings. You will find everything from shoes, belts, one-of-a-kind jackets, blouses, skirts, dresses, gloves, coats, furs, and ask to see her couture gowns if you are looking for a really special dress for a major event. She may require you schedule an appointment, but do whatever you have to do to sneak a peak. It is amazing!! Oh yeah! She is in NEW YORK as well!!

Chic Little Devil Style House

1206 Maple Ave. 11th floor (Bendix Bldg)
Los Angeles, CA 90015
213-745-2442
M-F 10 am- 6:30pm
SAT 10am -6pm
http://www.chiclittledevilstylehouse.com

By Appointment Only. But make an appointment- they have everything! I mean Everything!! They also have sample sales from time to time, so be sure to join their email list to get all of the alerts!

The Runway

2395 Glendale Blvd., #A2,
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Cash/ CC
Hours: 12 noon -7pm, Monday – Saturday
12 noon – 6pm, Sunday Parking Lot

Junior Drake Factory Outlet

700 Wilshire Blvd.,
Santa Monica, CA 90401
9am-9pm Daily (Bags)

Encore Nouveau

3322 W. Magnolia
Burbank, CA 91505
818.848.3788
Open Tues- Sun., 11am -ish to 6pm- ish
Cash/ CC/ Cks
No consignment

JEWELRY:

Sydney Earhart

(310)903-3635

The most amazing Vintage Chanel Pearls. She designs amazing couture jewelry bracelets, necklaces, and everything is one of a kind. She sells from her amazing apartment in Los Angeles- Melrose and 6th area. For some weird reason I do not have her address, but tell her I sent you. She is so much fun and her little dog, “Bean” is the cutest! Every time I wear one of her pieces, people have a fit over them. Oh! And, you get a vintage Cartier box with every piece you buy. It’s such a treat! And so is Sydney!

Jennifer Miller Jewelry

http://www.jewelsbyjen.com
NYC212.734.8199
East Hampton631.329.9061
Southampton631.283.9061
Palm Beach561.659.9095

NYC
972 Lexington Avenue
(between 70 and 71)
New York, NY 10021
212.734.8199

Athena Designs

1820 W. 220th St., #220
 Torrance, CA 90501 (
800)228-1307
 (310)533-1057
MC/VS/ATM/Cash/Checks All sales final
! E-mail Barbara at athenaven@aol.com Trade Inquiries Welcome.

I Want That Bag

Really awesome designer bag consignment store. They want you bags too! All the bags are pristine and unbelievably priced!

Located on N. Bedford Dr. between Wilshire and Little Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills, CA

Shane’s Jewelry

1008 Broxton Ave.
Westwood Village
Los Angeles, CA 90024
 (310)208-8404
Parking : Validated

Hours: 10:30-6, M-Sat, Closed Sunday.
MC/VS/AX/Cash/Checks/
Layaway available
http://www.shanesjewelry.com

LA BREA:

Shopaholic Sample Sale

144 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Daily from 11AM to 6PM
Cash/MC/Visa
Street metered parking
http://shopaholicsamplesales.com

LOVE these people. Wendy and Tina are the owners and Cat is the store manager. This place is a gold-mine for designer clothing that has never been worn. They have everything from shoes to accessories and leggings to scarves. I mean- I just love them! Tell them Abby from MyHauteSpots sent you and you will receive the royal treatment, well, you will either way because that is just how they are- fabulous!

Glamour Closet LA

324 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 (
323) 938-2000

Hours: Wed-Sun., 10am-6pm. No appointment necessary
Tell Jessica, MyHauteSpots sent you!

http://www.glamourcloset.com

The Way We Wore

334 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 937-0878
http://www.thewaywewore.com
A bit pricey for some items, but still so so so much to find there and not EVERYTHING is overpriced. They just have such a huge selection and it is right down from Shopaholic Sample Sale.

American Apparel Community Store

747 Warehouse St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
 (213) 488-0226
Cash/ CC only
Open M-F, 9am-7pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Massive Parking lot

Cali Clothing Outlet

461 Tennessee St., #E
Redlands, CA 92374
 (909) 798-3151
Parking Lot
Cash/ Cks/ CC\

FIDM Cali Clothing Outlet

461 Tennessee St., #E
 Redlands, CA 92374
 (909) 798-3151
Parking Lot
Cash/ Cks/ CC\

Sweetwater Collection
3525 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Suite Q
Torrance, CA 90505
(310)326.2713
Hours:
Mon-Sat, 11am-5:30 pm
Sunday, 12 pm-5:00 pm
Cash/ CC only
Parking lot.

http://www.SweetwaterCollection.com

Encore Nouveau

3322 W. Magnolia
Burbank, CA 91505 (
818) 848-3788
Open Tues- Sun., 11am -ish to 6pm- ish
Cash/ CC/ Cks
No consignment

Entre Nous

8430 West 3rd St.
Los Angeles , CA 90048 
(323) 655.9096.
This place is so well priced and they have a great turnover rate, so when you go in, there is always new inventory to salivate over!

Fashion Therapy

2305 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 
310.264.2577

BCBG Max Azria Final Cut 
8026 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
 (323) 852.1481
Cash/ Cks/ CC
All sales final

Santa Monica Outlet

1929 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, 90405
 (310) 396-3939

Hours: Tues-Sat 10AM-7PM,, Sun 11AM-6PM, Closed Monday

So many great finds here. They changed locations and this is their new one. They are really great about designer brands- high-end couture.

The Basement Outlet at LesMich

425 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Cash/ CC only (pay upstairs)

The Store

721 S. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 243.5834

Cash/ CC
http://www.cooperdesignspace.blogspot.com

The Royal Duchess Outlet

12174 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 509.9010.
Cash/ Cc only

Trina Turk Outlet

3025 W. Mission Rd.
Alhambra, CA 91803 (
626) 458-7768 x 25

Open Wed –Friday 12pm-6pm only

Value Maxx

15519 S. Normandie Ave., @ Redondo Bch Blvd.

Gardena, CA 90247 (310) 327.0550

Yoyo Wear Consignment Boutique
1513 Sepulveda Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 534.9696

M-Sat 10-7pm
http://www.yoyowear.net

Top Shoes

933 Westwood Blvd.
Westwood Village
Los Angeles, CA 
(310) 208.6238

So so so much fun! Who doesn’t love shoes? Especially on an off-day. Sometimes you just don’t feel like trying on clothes, but on those days, I resort to places like this- Top Shoes, and I always leave with a smile on my face.

Jessica McClintock Company Store

5458 Moreno
Montclair, CA 91763
 (909) 985.2770

MENS WEAR:

Armani Wells

12404 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604.
 (818) 985.5899
Hours: M-S 11am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm

http://www.armaniwells.com

Roger Stuart Clothes

729 S. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
 (213) 627.9661 
Toll Free: 877.SUITS4U
Cash, Check, MC/VS/AX/DS

Hours: M-Sat. 9-5:30 Sun.10-4

MEN AND WOMEN:

LA Action Fashion Outlet

1837 S. La Cienega Blvd., #102, Los Angeles, CA 90035 
310.202.1507

2170 S. Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park, CA 91754 
323.722.3109

6709 Pacific Ave., Huntington Park, CA 90255 
(323) 582.0220

Decker’s Outdoor Outlet

4880 Colt St.
Ventura, CA
 (805) 676.3571

Real Cheap Sports

36 W. Santa Clara St
Ventura, CA 93001
 (805) 648.3803

Ed Hardy Outlet

8680 Hayden Place
Culver City, CA 90232 
(310) 945-4603

Hours: M-Sat 11am-7pm, Sunday Noon -6pm
Cash/ CC/ Travelers checks

companystore@donedhardy.com

J Brand Factory Outlet

1225 E. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
213.748.1408
Cash/ CC only
M-TH: 10am-5pm, Friday 10am-4pm

Priceless Bridal

16742 Stagg St., #108
Van Nuys, CA 91406
818.442.9888.
Appointments recommended, but drop ins okay.
Cash/ CC/ Ck
http://www.bargainweddinggowns.com

HOMEGOODS:

Villa Firenze

(Compliments of LA Bargains)
11840 Vose St.
North Hollywood, CA 91605
818.503.9143
Thursday- Friday (9am-4pm), Saturday (9am-5pm) and Sunday (10am-3pm)
12144 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA
818-985-2300
Tues-Friday 11:30–8pm, Sat 10-7, Sun 11-5
I love this place for draperies. It is unbelievable how cheap their prices are, but the quality is great. They have everything there from throw pillows, to blankets, some bedding, cushions, but mainly draperies of all colors, fabrics, and they even offer a service to purchase custom roman shades. Still incredibly discounted! You can even find great gift items like candles, soaps, bowls, etc. Their main warehouse in located in Burbank. I have not visited this location, but I suggest going there first and checking it out.

Matteo

912 East Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Cash/ CC only
Open daily 10am-5pm

Street parking
http://www.matteohome.com

ACCESSORIES:

Happy Eyes Optical

114 E. Wilson
Glendale, CA 91202 
818.246.2202
MC/VS/AX/DS/Cash/Checks
Hours: M-F 10-7, Sat. 10-5, Closed Sunday
Metered Parking lot across the street.
http://www.happyeyesoptical.com

Perfumes West

2099 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles , CA 90025
310-470-8556

FLEA MARKET FINDS!!!:

My absolute favorite place to start is flea markets. I found Shareen at the flea market 7 years ago along with dozens of other finds. Here are the ones I attend regularly:

SUNDAYS

Melrose and Fairfax:

(it is bigger than Texas- you cannot miss it)
open 8-4pm
Get there early for furniture, get there before 11 am for clothing!
Here are my fav. vendors:

Flea Market Girl

http://www.fleamarketgirl.com

They have the coolest bags and jewelry of anyone I have seen and their jewelry is so reasonably priced it is unbelievable !

David Saputra

310-990-7387
gdavidpopart@aol.com
he does the most unbelievable paintings out of carved wood- really hard to explain- just go see for yourself. He is usually on the right-hand side at the beginning of the flea market.

Kami Shade

http://www.kamishade.com
The coolest bathing suits and really cheap! right next to the Flea market girls’ booth.

Kubak

K-style
201 E. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502
He is a Swedish guy who always has really cheap furniture that is amazing once you slap on some paint. I love his stuff, but then again, I love to re-do apartments and use cheap furniture to do it! Perfect combo.

PASADENA FLEA MARKET AT THE ROSE BOWL

It is the second Sunday of every month- the next market is March 14th.
You have to get there super super early for furniture and the best vintage clothing finds. Now, they open at 5am and close down by 2pm, so rise and shine and drink plenty of coffee!
VERY IMPORTANT: if you are going for furniture and amazing clothes, you must go inside the entrance and then to the left to get to the outer perimeter of the bowl, which is where you will find all the really cool clothing/shoes/furs/ antiques/etc. I missed that crucial point and spent all my time in the modern area and by the time I got to the outer portion- everything had been picked over! So, if you are on a real mission for clothing and fabulous antiques, right is wrong- go to the left and outside first!
Also, the inner circle provides some sellers that have clothing samples for sale. These items are priced anywhere from $1.00-5.00-10.00, any more than that, and you are over-paying, unless they are really really cute!! Do not be afraid to bargain! That is the fun part! Here are some of the vendors I have found to be the “cream of the crop”:

Dazzle Boutique

626-617-3399
Ellen Lee is the owner
http://www.dazzleboutique.vpweb.com

EllDecor@yahoo.com

For any type of cell phone cover in the cutest sparkle covers. I currently have a zebra print black and white diamond case on my iphone, but they have them for all types of phones and in all prints and colors. The jewels do not fall off. Get them down to $20.00 bucks though, because the guy down from them sells them for $20.00, but his do not hold up to the quality standards. I just love a bargain!

There will be a great orchid place if you go around to the right side first. So, facing the entrance take a right and you will see them on your left. I bought three orchids (phails) there and they lasted three months!! The blooms did not fall off for three months! Oh yeah! Buy the fertilizer they sell there. It is so worth it- I wish I had purchased some.

ECO- Friendly Reusable shopping Trolley

Ellen Lee http://www.dazzleboutique.vpweb.com
Probably the smartest purchase I have made in a long time. The little carts are so cool and carry a LOT of stuff! I put a case of 24 bottled water under the canvas bag then fill the bag up with groceries. It goes on sand, gravel, up stairs, and never fails me! I can even just use the wheel thing without the bag if I want to- get one- you will not regret it!

Trini’s Treasures

Fabulous Vintage Finds
She buys and sells
909-859-5419
dondanv@aol.com

RESTAURANTS:

M Cafe

M Cafe

9343 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Culver City, CA

(310) 838-4300

The Blue Plate

The Blue Plate

1415 Montana Ave

Santa Monica CA 90403

(310) 260-8877

Hours: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM Everyday!
Breakfast served all day!

The Farm of Beverly Hills

The Farm of Beverly Hills

439 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 273-5578

The Urth Cafe

The Urth Cafe

Multiple Southern California Locations- refer to their website

Green Truck

Green Truck on The Go

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