Home Accessories In Los Angeles
There’s an entire universe of stores dedicated to outfitting LA’s sprawl of homes and apartments. IKEA does basic home furnishings stylishly, and at extremely affordable prices. These items are generally home assembly and emphasis is more on looks than long lasting quality.
Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel serve those who do not mind spending more for durability and good design. Both have several outlets, as does the home accessory superstore, Bed, Bath & Beyond. Look here for items such as kitchen gadgets, picture frames, towels, and clever decorative accessories.
Anthropologie offers endearingly whimsical, flea market-style goods for the home. Glassware and crockery change palettes and styles with each season.
Shabby Chic on Montana Avenue helped popularize the casual Southern California look, as is evident from its oversized, comfortable, and slip-covered sofas and chairs.
For both vintage as well as modern reproduction furnishings, survey the stores along Beverly Boulevard from La Brea West, to Crescent Heights.
Shops such as Modern One, Twentieth Design, and Modernica feature the best of sleek, mid-20th-century design. Thai Teak specializes in modern Asian-style furnishings, while California Living is best known for its stylish, designer, outdoor furniture. Chic and tasteful, Bountiful sells period furniture along with luxurious bath and home products on Venice’s charming Abbot Kinney Boulevard.
Hair And Beauty In Los Angeles
LA is no less than the world’s beauty capital. Credit goes to the youth-obsessed film and television business for the proliferation of high-quality soap-and-salve emporiums.
Glossy skin care and makeup superstore, Sephora, displays dozens of product lines. Sales clerks here are helpful and offer many samples. Aveda adheres to organic principles in its fragrant, natural skin and hair care lines. Shoppers can ask for a brief, relaxing chair massage and tea. Palmetto has two branches, both of which stock unusual, aromatic products from almost every continent.
Studio at Fred Segal’s Santa Monica branch specializes in what can be termed beauty couture. Fragrances can be made to order and make-up artists stand by for quick makeovers, using boutique brands such as Stilla. Cost Plus has bath products and candles at reasonable prices. Trader Joe’s has its own economical line of organic hair and skin care products, such as salt scrubs and lavender scented shampoo. Many spas such as Spa Mystique sell higher-end skin care lines and anti-aging regimes. Notable hair salons, including Privé Salon also sell their own line of elegant hair care products.
MAC is known for its seasonally changing color palette and alliances with top Hollywood make-up artists and stars.