5 places to buy an Oscar dress

1) Barneys New York

You can certainly find a gown at the LA outpost of the famed NYC specialty shop; there are many to choose from and a personal shopping service dedicated to finding the dress. But if it doesn’t work out and money is no object, you can just walk down nearby Rodeo Drive.

Los Angeles - Barneys New York Beverly Hills

9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills

+1 310 276 4400

http://barneys.com

2) Decades

Personally, if an Academy Award invite came my way, I would head straight to the vintage-gown salon at this celebrated consignment shop. On Melrose for more than two decades, this is one of the best designer resale boutiques, not just in LA but in the world.

8214 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood

+1 323 655 1960

http://decadesinc.com

3) Maxfield

The famed luxury boutique has several shops in LA, but this concrete block one is the best. There are curated high-end designer and vintage collections for men and women, plus books, furniture, and gadgets.

Los Angeles - Maxfield

8825 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood

+1 310 274 8800

http://maxfieldla.com

4) The Paper Bag Princess

This luxury consignment boutique specializes in designer vintage evening and cocktail fashions, so it’s chock-full of sexy and glamorous gowns. There are also more casual clothes plus shoes, bags, and a bridal salon.

Los Angeles - The Paper Bag Princess

8050 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood

+1 310 385 9036

http://thepaperbagprincess.com

5) Resurrection

Another high-end vintage apparel and accessories boutique on Melrose, Resurrection is one of the world’s best shops for collectible and historic clothing. There are both glamorous (Chanel, Dior) and avant-garde designers (Watanabe, Westwood) here.

Los Angeles - Resurrection

8006 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood

+1 323 651 5516

http://resurrectionvintage.com

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