5 nice places to buy accessories in Los Angeles
1) Clare V. Bag
The designer’s flagship store, this boutique is a compendium of classic-looking handbags with modern details, beautiful leather, and significant charm. Clare Vivier makes her line exclusively in Los Angeles, so though the bag looks worldly, it’s entirely local.
2) Jewelry from Roseark
There’s an undeniable West Coast cool to the baubles – 200 individual artists worth – you’ll find at this serene bungalow jewelry store and gallery. With cutting-edge designs from owner and local jewelry designer Kathy Rose, this is the perfect place for a pricy souvenir.
3) Gladys Tamez Millinery hat
You will need a hat to shade you from the sun while you are in LA, so why not get a gorgeous one designed by a famed local milliner (she makes hats for Lady Gaga too). Available at Ron Robinson boutiques, among other places, these hand constructed hats blow your mind.
4) Kicks from the Magnolia Park
Named after the neighborhood, this massive shoe and streetwear store is the place to get your kicks, literally. If the sneakers you want are exclusive and rare, and you don’t mind that someone else has already worn them (it’s designer resale mixed with new), this store has almost every exclusive sneaker you can think of (Yeezy, Jordans).
5) Glasses from L.A. Eyeworks
For three decades, the duo of designers who founded L.A. Eyeworks, Barbara McReynolds and Gai Gherardi, have expanded the optical imagination. The eyeglasses they make are, like the city itself, anything but boring! Find your funky frames here and see the world in rose-colored lenses.
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