[UPDATE: This story was originally published on April 30.]
Think hitting up a day of shopping is hard work — dealing with crowds and avoiding run-ins with acquaintances you'd rather not talk to? Well, imagine how our town's femme fatales must feel as they're constantly stalked by the paps and blinded with flashbulbs. Sure, they get loads of free swag, and score wardrobe triage from a bevy of stylists, but sometimes the dirty work is left up to them (gasp!).
So, when the superstar set actually hits the pavement, you know it's in a worthwhile establishment. (Which means you should be there, too.) That's why we've dug up the intel on L.A.'s sceniest boutiques — and they're packed with racks of opulent frocks, obsession-worthy shoes, and even just the very best pairs of your everyday jeans (stars put their pants on one leg at a time, too, right?).