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Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills

The most famous and exclusive shopping in the world is on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills which features art galleries, upscale clothing shops and jewelry stores. These shops attract the rich and famous who shop only by appointment. It does not cost anything to just look in the windows. You might even see someone famous.

Downtown Los Angeles Shopping

The downtown area has Macy's Plaza and Seventh Market Place. Macy's Plaza is situated between 7th, 8th, Hope and Flower Streets, while Seventh Market Place sits between 7th, 8th, Figueroa, and the Harbor Freeway. The downtown area also has a garment district and jewelry district along Hill Street.

Chinatown, Little Tokyo ... Farmers Market

Other interesting shopping experiences can be had in Chinatown, Little Tokyo and Olvera Street, where wonderful souvenirs and many bargains can be found. A fun place to shop for food, clothing and gifts is the Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax.

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West Hollywood, W. Los Angeles, Glendale

Many suburban communities have regional shopping areas and malls such as Beverly Center in West Hollywood, which has a Hard Rock Café; Glendale Galleria; and Westside Pavilion in West Los Angeles. All of these shopping centers have large department stores such as Neiman-Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy's, Robinson-May, and Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as many small specialty shops and boutiques.

Discount Shopping

There are many discount-shopping areas around LA, in Ontario, Barstow, Lake Elsinore and Cabazon. You can find some wonderful bargains if you shop wisely and look for the "special sales".

Frederick's of Hollywood

While in Hollywood, be sure to stop in the original Frederick's of Hollywood for lingerie and other sexy items. If you are a movie fan, you might enjoy some of the "second-hand" shops that sell used studio costumes.

Pasadena Flea Market

If you are lucky enough to be in Los Angeles on the 2nd Sunday of the month, you might enjoy visiting the monthly flea market at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. It covers the entire football field, and is rarely visited by tourists. Website: www.rgcshows.com

Written by: Mike Leco
Top Photo Credit: © Guy Cazalet
Photo Description: Rodeo Drive