West Hollywood is at the centre of the fashion world. It’s a place where designers sample their latest collections and set off new trends. A city of iconic streets and strips, exclusive items and unique stores. And just to prove it, we’ve rounded up five of our favourite boutiques where you can expect to find the most distinctive and sophisticated items in town.
Deemed the ‘master of us all’ by Christian Dior, it’s reasonable to suggest that Cristóbal Balenciaga is one of the most innovative fashion designers in the world. And this season’s line, created by Alexander Wang, certainly lives up to such a reputation. Located on the iconic Melrose Avenue, this store allows you to indulge in some exciting designs; think studs and short A-line dresses. If you’re feeling really extravagant, we’d recommend trying on the new Fur Cocoon Coat, only available at this West Hollywood store – guaranteed to make you the envy of friends back home.
Sieze Sur Vingt
Follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s most successful men and get a tailor-made suit at this stylish boutique. Originally opening in New York, owners James and Gwendolyn Jurney have now branched out to the glamourous Melrose Avenue where they have truly made an impact. Sieze Sur Vingt offers a unique and technically innovative shopping experience with tailors calling in via Skype wearing 3D glasses to ensure your suit fits the shape of your body. You can choose from Italian leather shoes and an array of bespoke accessories – completing a perfect look for your next big event.
3.1 Phillip Lim
3.1 Phillip Lim is now a star of the fashion world, so if you know your stuff, you’re bound to know him. Still, even if you aren’t familiar with his work, this Robertson Boulevard store captures his true essence, with its white curved walls and distinctly clothed mannequins. Trust us when we say that Lim seems to know exactly how to complement the female waistline with his beautifully crafted dresses and trousers.
Lorenzo Hadar has really challenged the status quo over the past two decades with his distinctive items and, along with his clothing stores in West Hollywood; the designer now has his own shoe boutique. Located on Sunset Boulevard, the store is home to a collection of utterly beautiful shoes, making it amongst the top choices for Hollywood’s elite.
If you want to find some of the finest designers all under one roof, then Jay Wolf is just the place. Tucked away from the bustling crowds, this store offers a relaxing shopping experience in amongst some of the most sophisticated clothing for both men and women. Husband and wife co-owners Jay and Jackie Wolf have selected the best lines, ranging from world-renowned brands including Paul Smith, to their very own range. This store is perfect if you want to get your hands on some designer clothing but don’t have much time to scour all the shops that WeHo has to offer.