HOLLYWOOD 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.
6200 Hollywood Blvd. Music fans head to this bustling at its new location on the famed boulevard at Argle Ave. for its huge selection of vinyl, video and CDs plus live shows. www.amoeba.com
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. Two hours free parking with validation. Hours: 9am-9pm daily. www.farmersmarketla.com
8500 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles 9069. (310) 432-0560. With over five decades of history behind it, Fred Segal Sunset continues its legacy with a 13,000 square foot one-stop lifestyle shop. The flagship features permanent shops-within-a-shop, a pop-up and event space, and a café. Locations also in Malibu, LAX, Switzerland and Taiwan. www.FredSegal.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! www.westhollywoodgateway.com