Tired of fighting the crowd at giant shopping malls? West Hollywood is home to countless stand-alone boutiques and stores, ranging from high-end designer showrooms to mass appeal gift stores that will enhance your holiday shopping experience. You'll find something for everyone on your list in WeHo! Below are some of our favorite stores to find great gifts.
Located in the breathtaking London West Hollywood Hotel, the Alex Roldan Salon offers both in-suite services to hotel guests and hairstyling, makeup and nail services to guests. Alex Roldan was chosen as Los Angeles Magazine's "Guru to the Stars," so you'll be in good hands. Take your friend on a date to the salon, or stop by the shop to purchase some decadence to-go.
Julia ‘Lady J’ Gerard may be best known for her rockin' couture outfits, and for the celebrities that sport them on the red carpet. However, the other half of her West Hollywood boutique, the Peace Gallery, offers many affordable options. Check out her super-soft designer t-shirts emblazoned with famous Julia Gerard sayings. Or hit up the jewelry case - necklaces, bracelets and earrings alike are adorned with crystal peace signs and go with every outfit!
Aahs! may be the first shopping option that comes to mind around Halloween, but most people don't know that they offer great gifts year-round. Just a stroll down The Sunset Strip, Aahs West Hollywood offers gifts, jokes, t-shirts, trinkets, pop culture items, toys, traditional Hollywood motifs and more. You'll also find all the gift wrap, bags and holiday cards you'll need, for a truly one-stop shopping experience.
Perfect for the busy wife, mother or working woman in your life, Kelly Wearstler's West Hollywood Flagship boutique has a little bit of everything! Wearstler offers her ready to wear clothing line, jewelry and accessories right next to the interior design and home accessories section. Even the boutique itself will give you a memorable shopping experience - herringbone ivory wood walls, metal awnings and crystal and onyx door handles show off Wearstler's dynamic decorating style and may inspire your inner interior designer to start a home improvement project!
Celebrities aren't the only people allowed to shop at Kitson's various boutiques! The glass-walled masterpiece that is Kitson Melrose offers the hottest and newest trends in women's clothing, men's clothing, shoes, jewelry, candles, apothecary, gifts and more. Shopping for the special men in your life? Kitson Men on nearby Robertson Boulevard caters exclusively to men's clothing, shoes and accessories.
Watches are one of those rare accessories that will never go out of style, and which only get better with time. You'll find contemporary, vintage, used and antique watches at Wanna Buy a Watch? on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. You can also get an existing watch repaired or restored in store, or sell or trade a fine watch. Considering proposing this holiday season? The boutique also offers antique platinum diamond engagement rings as well as both contemporary and antique wedding rings for both women and men.
For the person on your list who would rather be caught dead than wearing something that everyone else has, visit Sielian's Vintage Apparel in West Hollywood. The store specializes in vintage clothing and in designer resale, of both clothing and accessories. Every item is unique and has been freshly dry-cleaned. Just make sure you beat the celebrities and their stylists to your favorite item!
Nadeau's motto is "Furniture with a Soul," which means that its products are unique, handcrafted, never mass-produced, authentic and exciting. Give a friend or partner a redesign of their house, or just a new handcrafted ethnic piece. The store is committed to wholesale prices so that everyone can afford to have a beautiful home.
Candles may be an easy go-to gift for many people, but we promise you you'll never feel the same about giving candles again after visiting Candle Delirium. Candle Delirium is the world's largest purveyor of luxury candles. You'll find scented candles, jars, soy candles, room sprays, diffusers and so much more, in thousands of yummy scents. Not to mention you'll get free gift wrapping with every order to enhance your Christmas shopping experience!
Have several people on your guest list, or not sure where to begin? KIN Los Angeles is a good start! Located on the legendary Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, KIN features collections from designers around the world. Shop women's clothing, men's clothing, hats, eyewear, accessories or home goods. You're sure to find something for everyone!
For the edgier fashionista on your list, visit Balenciaga on Melrose Avenue. She'll love Balenciaga's famous line of motorcycle-inspired handbags. Shop for fashion-forward men as well, with the line's collection of avant-garde structural items. You'll find both clothing and accessories. Style full outfits or pick and choose items - you'll be lost in the elegant and modern-design boutique for hours! If you find something for yourself too, we won't tell!