offers an amazing array of shops along its boulevards and avenues. Whether you're looking for the perfect gift or souvenir, retro fashion or rock star leather, movie posters or an experience to write home about, there's a tantalizing array of shops along Hollywood Boulevard. At Hollywood & Highland, browse fun kiosks and specialty shops. Near Sunset and Cahuenga Boulevards, there's music at Amoeba Records and find movie themed books and gifts at Arclight and stop and browse shops along the Cahuenga Corridor . For fun and shopping, you can't beat the legendary Farmers' Market. And don't forget to shop specialty gift shops at the Hard Rock Café and MadameTussauds. At Griffith Observatory, the L.A. Zoo and Autry National Center, you can avoid the crowds and find the perfect gift for that special someone.
6400 Sunset Blvd., (323)245-6400. World's largest independent record store! Over 1 million new and used CDs, DVDs, Videos, LPs, 45s, Posters. Rare, collectible and imports. Mon-Sat 10:30am-11pm, Sun 11am-9pm.www.amoeba.com
Arclight Gift Shop
6360 Sunset Blvd. (inside Arclight Theatre at the Dome Entertainment Center), (323) 464-1465 x5 and then x3. Film-related books, toys, candles, magnets, greeting cards and more. www.arclightcinemas.com
4700 Western Heritage Way. (323) 667-2000 x228. Western and Native American gifts galore, western fashion and authentic turquoise jewelry. Online store available now at http://shop.theautry.org
Dome Entertainment Center
6360 Sunset Blvd. (310) 652-3620. An iconic Hollywood treasure, featuring several new restaurants & retail stores, a fitness center, ample amount of parking, the state-of-the-art Arclight Cinema and historic Cinerama Dome. The Dome Entertainment Center is Hollywood's entertainment destination.
Original Farmers Market
6333 West Third St. (323) 933-9211. Over 100 shops, grocers and restaurants, including dozens of specialty retail stores and kiosks offering everything from high fashion, to designer jewelry, souvenirs, soaps and scents, and one-of-a-kind collectibles. 2 hours free parking with validation. Hours: 9am-9pm daily. www.farmersmarketla.com
Observatory Gift Shop
2800 E. Observatory Rd., (323) 660-7827. Star and astronomy related gifts in its new "Stella Emporium". Hours: Wed-Fri 12-9pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-9pm, closed Mon & Tues. Online shop available at http://enssc.com/default.aspx?store=524
Sundays 8:30am-1pm. Ivar Ave between Hollywood and Sunset Blvd. One of a kind ceramics, jewelry, leather, wood and fabric gift items.
6801 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 960-2331. A one-of-a-kind destination in the heart of Hollywood offering an eclectic mix of 60 top retailers, ten restaurants, hip nightclubs and entertainment venues. Featuring the Dolby Theatre (home of the Oscars®). Over 42 shops to choose from. Get VIP Elephant Card at www.hollywoodandhighland.com
L.A. Zoo & Botanical Gardens- Safari Station
5333 Zoo Dr., (323)644-6054. Located at the crossroads near the main tram station, Features cameras, film, hats, sunscreen, and assorted items to make your trip to the Zoo memorable.
6933 Hollywood Blvd., (323)798-1670. Exclusive retailer of the Official Walk of Fame T-shirts, specially designed in four designs to celebrate the Walk of Fame 50th Anniversary. Come visit for gifts, souvenirs and more. Mon-Fri 10am-10pm. Sat-Sun 9am-10pm. www.madametussauds.com.
4632 Santa Monica Blvd. (323) 663-4095. One of the first indoor swap meets in Los Angeles, it has been family owned and operated for the past 25 years. A truly unique shopping experience! www.unionswapmeet.com
Universal City Walk
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City 91608. With over 30 unique stores as well as cinemas, dining, concerts and night spots, there's no limit to the fun gifts, clothes and specialty items you can score here. Nightly live holiday entertainment. http://www.citywalkhollywood.com/
West Hollywood Gateway
7100 Santa Monica Blvd., (323) 785-2560. This extraordinary Shopping Center houses arguably the most popular Target in the U.S. where celebrities and the Hollywood elite shop. Also includes Best Buy and numerous restaurants and shops. While there, stop by the historical Formosa Café located on the original Route 66 Highway! You might run into Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio or a number of other local celebs who frequent there!
WB VIP Tour Center Store
3400 Riverside Dr., Burbank (818) 972-8687. As you wait for your tour to embark, enjoy a Starbucks coffee or Villa Dolce gelato while browsing through our gift shop stocked with Warner Bros. logo, TV and film merchandise. Hours 7:30am-7:00pm Mon-Fri, 7:30am-5:00pm Sat-Sun.
updated 12/29/2015 SB