[UPDATE: This story was originally published on November 7.]
No matter how many years you’ve lived in L.A., it’s a well-known fact that even the most prolific of Angelenos need a shopping road map from time to time. And there’s no shame in it — this city’s got plenty of terrain to cover, and that’s something to be proud of. From the depths of Venice to the alleys of downtown's Arts District, it can be a daunting task keeping up with the comings, goings, and general bad-assery of the myriad boutiques staking claim in this great metropolis.
So, here’s a little cheat sheet, a shoppable amalgam of L.A.’s top 50 expertly edited, painstakingly appointed, never-let-you-down retail spots that always manage to keep your inspiration running on high (and your bank-account balance running on low!), season after season.