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
Bettie Page Store
6650 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 461-4014. Vintage and retro clothing for the modern woman. www.bettiepageclothing.com
Larry Edmund's Bookshop
6644 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 463-3273. World's best collection of book on film and theatre. Hollywood memorabilia, posters & photos. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm. http://larryedmunds.com/
Original Farmers Market
6333 West Third St. (323) 933-9211. Gift items in 24 shops and kiosks. 2 hours free parking with validation. www.farmersmarketla.com
Original Farmers Market during Christmas (left) and during Mardi Gras (right)
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
Hard Rock Café
6801 Hollywood Blvd. #105, (323) 464-7625. Two Rock Shops featuring Hard Rock's limited-edition merchandise. Hours: Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-11pm. Online shop available at https://rockshop.hardrock.com
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. 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 t-shirts in 4 designs to celebrate the Walk of Fame 50th Anniversary. Come visit for gifts, souvenirs and more.