The Ultimate Downtown L.A. Shopping Guide

If you haven't spent a lot of time in Downtown L.A. it can be a bit overwhelming, so we've happily taken all the stress out of shopping in one of L.A.'s most bustling historic neighborhoods. Whether you're looking for the perfect studded vintage motorcycle jacket, the ultimate art book collection, or some one-of-a-kind jewelry from one of L.A.'s raddest Indie shops, we've pin-pointed the six must-stop shops (including the best bakery in L.A.) that will definitely make you want to explore Downtown.
Click through to see all six of Downtown's hottest shopping spots:
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1. Ooga Booga:
This concept store has been one of our favorite secret shopping spots for ages. If you want something that is unique, beautiful, and totally memorable, Ooga Booga is the place for you. Come for limited edition prints, one-of-a-kind mixes, and goodies from Slow and Steady Wins The Race and other Indie labels you won't find anywhere else downtown.
Ooga Booga, 943 North Broadway #203 (at North Hill Street); 213-617-1105.

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2. The Walt Disney Concert Hall L.A. Phil Store:
If you love the MOMA Design store or trawling the aisles at the Met gift shop, we know you'll love this place. The beautifully edited goods at the Disney's gift store are as perfectly picked as the stage performances. You can find a fantastic selection of art books, limited edition posters, and the best-designed Tschotskes for your desktop all nestled in the icon Frank Gehry building. It's the perfect place to spend a few moments before you head over to will call.
LA Phil Store at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 131 South Grand Avenue (at First Street); 213-972-3440.

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3. No. A Boutique:
We highly recommend you find your way to No. A in Little Tokyo. They've got the best in casual sportswear from MinkPink to Lonely Hearts To Wildfox Couture and Corpus and all at very reasonable prices you won't want to miss.
No. A, 374 East 2nd Street (at South Central Avenue); 213-626-6155.

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4. Virgo Downtown By Boos & Besito:
In between fashion district fabric stalls, you'll find this vintage haven in DTLA. They not only have a great selection of '80s and '90s vintage, but also they can stud just about anything you bring in or buy: boots, sneakers, jackets, collars, or shirts. Trust, this place is a real downtown L.A. gem.
Virgo, 216 East 9th Street (at Santes Street); 213-988-8899.

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5. Shareen Vintage Warehouse:
Even the most die-hard vintage lover will be blown away by Shareen Vintage. This warehouse (and Madewell collaborator) is chock full of dresses and accessories from every era so whether you're looking for a 1950's prom dress or a gypsy Boho flowing frock, you'll surely find what you're looking for here.
Shareen Vintage, 350 North Avenue 21 (at Humbolt Street); 323-276-6226.

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6. BabyCakes Bakery:
It's impossible to leave downtown without hitting up everyone's favorite vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free bakery, Babycakes. This NYC transplant is equally as adorable as the East Coast original and it's sweetest way to end a day full of shopping and sightseeing. We don't know one person who wouldn't trade all the butter cream in the world for one of these delish and healthy yummy treats so don't forget to stop here and pick up a Baker's Dozen of their world-famous cupcakes or donuts.
Babycakes L.A., 130 West 6th Street (at South Los Angeles Street); 213-623-5555.

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