For those Angelenos in search of the latest styles and hautest designers, look no further. Haute Living has personally selected the top Los Angeles boutiques in which to find designer duds. Prepare yourself: we envision a lot of Azzedine Alaia, Chanel and Gucci in your future!
With every upscale brand from Erdum to Preen under her roof, it’s no wonder that Satine owner Jeannie Lee has such a following. In addition to her flagship West 3rd Street store, Lee has also opened a second location on Venice’s trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Luckily for those on the Westside, her clothing is now available to many more aside from just the Hollywood elite.
2 Des Kohan
Though it’s only been open since 2005, Des Kohan is a classic. The boutique is a spot so hot, in fact, that high-end designers even create exclusive collections for owner Desiree Kohan’s Miracle Mile shop. She carries classics from difficult to find designers like Azzedine Alaia and Sofia Kokosalaki, as well as local labels like Annie Costello Brown. Should you be in search of true vintage pieces, Des Kohan carries those, as well: expect to see pieces from Chanel, Hermes, Gucci and Givenchy here.
3 Elyse Walker
Elyse Walker’s beach chic shop is a great alternative to the glamorous boutiques of Beverly Hills for Westsiders. Walker carries everything from Herve Leger cocktails dresses to Alexander McQueen evening gowns in her 6,500 square-foot Pacific Palisades flagship. With haute brands like Elizabeth & James, Kelly Wearstler and Isabel Marant on offer, it’s no wonder A-listers like Kate Beckinsale, Renee Zellweger, Jennifer Garner and Maria Shriver are fans.
4 Fred Segal
The beauty of Fred Segal lies in his ability to roll with the times. Though this upscale store carries luxury brands, it also caries pieces from both up-and-coming and local designers. In addition to its flagship LA location, there’s also a sister store in Santa Monica, as well as a denim-only boutique. It’s a hard job pleasing everyone, but Fred has managed to do it!
5 Lisa Kline & Lisa Kline Men
LA native Lisa Kline is responsible for helping to shape the style of modern-day Angelenos. She helped to make brands like Rebecca Taylor, James Perse and Cynthia Vincent trendy before opening her Men’s boutique in 1999. In addition to its stellar menswear brands, it features a TV, a bar and Playboys, which might be why it counts the likes of Rob Lowe, Barry Bonds, Ashton Kutcher, Jeremy Piven among its fans. Jennifer Aniston, Liv Tyler, Halle Berry and Eva Longoria are also fans of Kline’s boutiques.