Setting foot inside any of L.A.'s bevy of swank boutiques is always a fantastic voyage. Sure, it can be a perilous journey for your plastic, but just eyeing those thoughtful vignettes, color-coded racks, and well-dressed mannequins is enough to get even a broke girl giddy! Well, you know that someone's blood, sweat, and tears went into curating those visual concepts and stocking the yummy sundries — but rarely do you get a peek at the big shots behind L.A.'s stylish brick-and-mortar establishments.
Here's your chance to see the myriad of merchants that put panache into our local shops: We asked 15 owners, from the Palisades to DTLA, to step into the spotlight and flaunt what they've got (loads of personal style, naturally) and give a little insight on how they've grown their boutiques into such epic destinations. So, take a click inside — it's like window-shopping — your Amex is safe from harm!
Photographed by Lani Trock