How to Shop Like a Fashion Designer in LA

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Sep 28, 2015

by GENEVIEVE ROSEN, Writer

Ever wondered where fashion designers shop? Jasmine Yarbrough and Tamie Ingham, the brains behind cult footwear label Mara & Mine, open their little black book and share the most stylish places to shop in Los Angeles. And, considering their signature slippers have a place in the wardrobes of everyone from Cara Delevingne to Chanel Iman, you’ll want to bookmark what the successful Australian design exports have to say…

Curve

“Found on Robertson Boulevard in West Hollywood, Curve is one of our favourite stores, with a curated selection of unique pieces. Stepping into Curve feels like going into the most amazing closet. They have the perfect mix of mid- and high-end apparel and accessories, stocking brands like Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant, Jacquie Aiche, Valentino and more.”

154 N Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles

Reformation

“Reformation is located on Melrose Ave. Every season, Reformation revamps vintage pieces and uses one-off fabrics to create beautiful and modern silhouettes, including cropped blouses, maxi dresses and vintage leather jackets. The result is flattering womenswear and we love how everything stocked is handmade in the store.”

8253 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles

Zimmermann

“The new Zimmermann boutique is located on Melrose place – a must-visit strip in LA. This store is well set out and gives you a really luxurious shopping experience. Australians will feel right at home here, plus, the Zimmerman collections are perfect for LA summers.”

8468 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, Los Angeles

Maxfield

“Maxfield feels like its own museum, or a unique home. Among the iconic shop’s high-end brands are pre-owned luxury goods from Chanel and Hermès, with the occasional antique Rolex. It’s a real mix of luxury and street, and if you’re looking to leave LA with a one-off piece, this is the place.”

8825 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles 

Barneys

“Barneys is one of the top stores to visit in Los Angeles and has just been renovated. It has all the brands you can imagine under the one roof. It has a level for makeup and skin products, a level for shoes and handbags, a high-end designer level, then a contemporary designer level, menswear and the last level is its very own café. It’s a dream world for the fashion shopper. We could spend all day there!”

189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles

Just One Eye

“Just One Eye is a luxury boutique that stocks designer wear for women and men, as well as accessories, jewellery, artwork and furniture. Complimentary valet greets you in front of the Art Deco building. Inside, gaze at artworks by renowned photographers Daido Moriyama and Peter Granser, then make your way to the larger room with high-end and luxury clothing. Brands such as Anthony Vaccarello, Alexandre Vauthier, Chloé and Re/Done denim sit among more art and furniture.”

7000 Romaine St, Los Angeles