Beverly Hills may be the best-known zip code in America, and not just because of the ’90s television show with its name–this is the playground of the rich and famous. Take a stroll along Rodeo Drive, and you’re sure to see more luxury cars that you can count, and maybe even a few movie stars to boot. But, never fear: although this is definitely the place to splurge if you can, there are places for mere mortals to shop as well. We rounded up some of our favorite shops for you here.
Blue Violet Boutique
“Bohemian glam” is a good way to describe this beloved Beverly Hills boutique. Modern styles mixed with vintage appeal appeal to shoppers of all ages–think flirty tops, chunky jewelry, lacy tops, and statement hats. The store showcases L.A.-based independent designers, and many pieces are one-of-a-kind. The owner, Joanna, is great at helping put together a look, and unlike many Beverly Hills boutiques, the prices here are totally affordable–so you can buy more trinkets! For the fashionista who appreciates eclectic, feminine style, this is your spot.
9663 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Kyle by Alene Too
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fans are familiar with this trendy Beverly HIlls boutique, the brainchild of the reality show’s longtime star Kyle Richards. If you’re wondering about the “Alene Too” part of the name–it’s a collaboration with Boca Raton-based boutique Alene Too. The Boca location, tucked inside a resort hotel, boasts an intimate feel, with mini concerts and trunk shows. Richards fell in love with the store when she did a book signing there, so when she opened her own digs in L.A., she partnered with the brand, who already had its own loyal fan base. From sexy skirts and dresses to denim, rompers and sleepwear, this is the perfect place to hit up on a weekend afternoon with your girlfriends.
9647 Brighton Way
The fashions at Vertigo make a statement: bold colors, graphic prints, sexy miniskirts–nothing on these racks is boring. Perfect for the businesswoman who goes beyond basic black suits or when you need an outfit for a weekend getaway, the styles here are chic and elegant, but fun and youthful. Black-and-white, graphic colors, unique prints–you’ll find it all at Vertigo.
469 N. Canon Dr.
Harari boasts a mix of unique clothing, hand loomed sweaters, scarves and jewelry from local and international artisans. They produce their own line of textiles, and the casual but elegant clothing here boasts exotic stylings, luscious textiles, and unique shapes and patterns, a reflection of the owners’ love of cultures and world travel. Ladies will find a great selection of high-quality dresses and colorful kimonos.
390 N. Bedford Dr,
It took awhile–New York and Vegas locations came first–but Paris-based fashion house Lanvin finally opened an outpost on Rodeo Drive. This spacious boutique has fashions and accessories for both men and women. The clothes here have a hip, youthful vibe for sure, but work equally well in an upscale office setting, a first date, or having lunch with the gang. There’s an extensive sneaker collection, as well as handbags, accessories, backpacks and leather goods. And if bow ties are your thing, you’ll have found your nirvana.
260 N. Rodeo Dr.
Beverly Hills Bikini Shop
This carefully-curated boutique may be small in size, but it’s big on style. In business since 1966, the shop is known for its trendy styles and excellent customer service. Here, you’ll find a wide variety of high-quality swimwear for all ages and body types, as well as beach bags, cover-ups, and accessories to complete your look. Whether you’re shopping for an exotic island getaway, a weekend in Vegas, or simply lounging poolside in L.A., you’re sure to find a suit that’s the perfect blend of personal style sleek sophistication here.
245 S. Beverly Dr.
Kids gotta look good, too, so for those small-scale fashion emergencies, look no further than English Rabbit. Catering to the little ones, this serene boutique has children’s designer and European brands that you just won’t find in most kids’ stores. As a bonus, the shop offers personal styling services and can even create personalized gift baskets for baby showers, birthdays and other special events.
9412 Brighton Way
By Davina van Buren