Budget Fashionista Heading to LA

So I’m heading to LA in mid January (since the increase of TV stuff, I’ve been back and forth quite often) and of course plan to do tons of shopping. My goal is simple: to gas up the rental car, pop in a CD of Sheryl Crow’s greatest hits, and hit the mean shopping streets of LA. Here’s my basic shopping plan so far:

  • Beverly Hills Loehmann’s
  • Queen Bee of Beverly Hills (trunk show if scheduled)
  • Camaro Outlet (if I can hitch a ride)
  • Last Chance Boutique
  • Rodeo Drive Resale (love the purses)
  • DNA
  • FIDM Scholarship store
  • Lisa Kline Outlet
  • and a brief wishful walk down Melrose

I’m looking for new stores to add to my shopping list. They must be BUDGET and must have apparel and accessories that fairly current (no old maid stuff). I could also do a flea market or two as well. Got suggestions? Please post them below and I will try my darndest to visit them.

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  1. Brenda says


    Robinsons-May Dept. stores will be having closing sales, since Federated/Macy’s have acquired them.  Quite a few stores in the LA area will be closed, some are the Beverly Hills store, Del Amo shopping center, Glendale Galleria, South Coast Plaza.  Any mall that has both stores the Robinson’s will be closed.  From bargainsla.com, Casual Corner and Petite Sophisticate is selling/closing 562 stores nationwide.

  2. Brenda says


    Also if going to Last Chance, in the old Helms Bakery building, check out HD Buttercup, where there is a Find Outlet.

  3. C says


    Since you’re planning to shop in Beverly Hills, you might want to hit a nearby warehouse sale at the Delia boutique corporate HQ, right at the corner of San Vicente and Hauser.  While many things were out of my price range and not to my liking, some were definitely budget AND cool.  Prices for outerwear and cashmere sweaters were very reasonable, even though I couldn’t afford them.  Most of the cool pieces were around $40, but quite a bit of tops were priced between $10-$20.  Also lots of $10 necklaces and belts, some $3 pins.  I was told that the sale runs until the end of January.

  4. Rachel says


    You absolutely HAVE to shop at Kitson.  Yes, they do stock designer upscale pieces- but they also have cute tees, and the kitson logo merchandise is affordable and adorable.  They also have the not-so-expensive Harajuko lovers line by Gwen Stefani… Happy shopping!

    (P.S. you can check it out online at http://www.shopkitson.com )

  5. C says


    Liz, I found out about the Delia sale from BargainsLA.com and Lucky Magazine’s city guide weekly lowdown (on their website).  The corporate HQ’s number is 323-936-1536.  The place has this huge “warehouse sale” banner over the door.

  6. Laurie says


    I heard about these amazing thrift stores on Magnolia in Burbank.  You should check those out.  I believe 2nd Debut is the name.

  7. Rachal says


    I heard Queen Bee of Beverly Hills was having a Trunk Show Event in their showroom in late January or early February. I went to one their last June and it was incredible!

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