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Guide to Shopping in DTLA

Pregnant woman holding a filled grocery bag walking through the market with a smile

Shopping takes on a wide variety of forms, and each of us has our own favorite category to splurge on. Those living at the Atelier apartments in LA have an abundance of places to satisfy their shopping sweet tooth. These stores are considered the best in the area.

Farmer's Markets

Shopping for a fresh meal can be just as satisfying as buying a new pair of shoes. California is well known for being the birthing place of the farm to table revolution. When it comes to the freshest produce, nothing can compare to what a farmer's market can offer.

The Garden Plateau in the Financial District has become a weekly marketplace featuring the freshest vegetables and fruits around. For fresh cooked food and live entertainment, Fifth Street offers a weekly market that features retail and regional foods from those in the Historic Core.

If the grocery store is more your cup of tea, DTLA is home to a massive Whole Foods complete with a bakery, pre-made food bar, hot food buffet, and a plethora of organic goodness.

Fine Wine

For one of the greatest selections of wines made from quality grapes, head over to Silverlake Wine Arts District. They offer something for every pallet and fancy from white to red and everywhere in-between. Alternatively, you could also make your way to Buzz Wine & Beer on Sprint Street for an equally interesting selection.


LA is one the most bicycle-friendly places in the country. With more and more individuals choosing to ride their bikes to work, shops have begun to spring up all over. If you're searching for a ride that looks as good as it performs, head over to DTLA Bikes or Just Ride L.A.

Arts, Crafts, and Design

Speaking of things LA is known for, the arts are most certainly one of them. From murals decorating the streets to institutions and organizations dedicating themselves to fostering talent, nearly every square inch of the city is teeming with some form of artistic creation.

If you like to dabble in arts or fancy crafts as a fun hobby, you can't go wrong with Raw Materials or Moskatels. These locations sponsor locals artists, painting classes, and are stocked full of everything you could ever need to make your visions into reality.

Home Decor

Are you looking for something modern and unique, or a wide variety of options at an affordable price? For the former, head over to Hammer & Spear for everything from luxurious beds to outstanding stationary pieces. For the latter, try Ashley Furniture's cute selection of homely decor with California flare.

For the Bookworm

Looking for the largest selection of books around? Try The Last Bookstore. It features two stories filled with selection ranging from rarities to bargain oldies, not to mention an artbook room alongside an entire room dedicated to records.

Jewelry Galore

When it comes time to spice up your wardrobe with some elegant or cute jewelry, head over to the St. Vincent Jewelry Center. This location offers 700,000 square feet of retail space filled to the brim with jewelers and nothing but. No matter your taste or the occasion, you will find what you're looking for here.

A New Outfit for Her

Jessica Louise has been creating unique lines of women's clothing for over 12 years. Their sense of fashion is unparalleled, and you can create entire wardrobe ensembles from their inventory. Fair warning, this is an easy place to go into a shopping frenzy.

A New Look for Him

If the style of a modern James Bond intrigues the part of you that longs to sip on a glass of vintage brandy next to a fireplace with a polar bear rug, look no further than Roger Stuart Clothes. No matter how you walk in, you'll walk back out in a three piece guaranteed to turn heads.

While we're on the Bond-ish subject of fine things, those who love a good cigar should head over the Broadway Smoke Shop or 2nd Street cigar. Each offers an exquisite selection of stogies for a variety of tastes.

Have an Ear for Music?

Of course you do, everyone does! IHoM might share a similar name with a certain pancake conglomerate, but that is where the similarities end. This Broadway location is filled to the rim with instruments, DJ equipment, and enough lighting options to turn your house into a multi-colored sun.

Street Fashion Boutiques

Popkiller Second on 2nd Street is known for their wall of unusual yet wonderfully pop-culture t-shirts, setting them apart from many others in the area. This is a great place to find something unique and become part of the flavor that is Los Angeles.

On the other hand, you could head over to American Apparel just a few doors down. This boutique offers the "hippest" and most "in" clothes here in LA. While that might not be everyone's style, you will certainly see it worn by thousands of the city's residents.

Atelier Apartments, LA

All of these ultimate shopping destinations and more are just a short distance away from the luxury homes found at the Atelier. This community places you right in the vibrant, thriving culture of Downtown Los Angeles. The fine dining, world-class entertainment, museums and so much more that create the rich tapestry of DTLA are all within your reach.

Designed by the renowned Solomon Cordwell Buenz, the homes in this chic glass structure offer 360 degree views of the city with their floor to ceiling windows, as well as thoughtfully designed luxury finishes and resort style amenities.

A yoga terrace and expansive fitness center allow you maintain an active lifestyle without ever having to leave home, while club rooms and a private event lounge are perfect for entertaining guests. Furry guests are welcome to the Pet Spa and Dog run, but you may enjoy the resort style pool deck complete with spa and cabanas.

Every accommodation has been taken into consideration to provide residents with a quality of life unlike any other. Welcome to the Atelier, welcome to a new type of home.