Los Angeles Shops & Galleries

Los Angeles Shops & Galleries

Cultural Interiors, Los Angeles Shops & Galleries

Los Angeles Shops & Galleries

The centers for Afrocentric shopping in Los Angeles are Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Liemert Park Village and Pico Blvd just west of La Brea Avenue. You’ll also notice that Angelenos often drive 30-40 to shop at Rodeo Drive, Westfield Century City, The Grove, Beverly Center and Santa Monica Place.

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
DESCRIPTION: This landmark shopping center is anchored by the 15-screen Rave Theater, Macy’s, Ashley Stewart, TJ Maxx, Toys R Us and Forever 21, franchises like Daniel’s Jewelers, Claire’s, GNC and Gamestop; included among many small businesses are James Brumfield’s Designs, African Collection clothier and Bad Boy Clothing; BHCP food court features a wide variety of cuisines for every palate; BHCP also has the distinction of hosting two icons that easily could have chosen Beverly Hills or Santa Monica locations: Debbie Allen Dance Academy and Post & Beam Restaurant
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 10-9a, Sat 10a-8p, Sun 11a-6p
ADDRESS: 3650 West Martin Luther King Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on premises
RAPID TRANSIT: under construction
PHONE: 323-290-6636
WEBSITE: http://www.crenshawplaza.com

Sika
DESCRIPTION: A master jeweler and importer of fine handcrafted jewelry and African clothing; specializes in jewelry made of amber, cowry shells and silver
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sun 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 4330 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: street and parking lot
RAPID TRANSIT: under construction
PHONE: 323-295-2502
WEBSITE: none

Zambezi Bazaar
DESCRIPTION: African crafts and gifts, out of print African American and African literature; greeting cards, ethnic jewelry and Kwanzaa products; more than those things, this 2-story boutique is a place to unwind and connect with warm-spirited people during their special events
DAYS & HOURS: CLOSED
ADDRESS: 4334 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: street and parking lot
RAPID TRANSIT: under construction
PHONE: 323-299-6383

Eso Won Books
DESCRIPTION: A literary oasis for all things Afrocentric, the largest collection of Afrocentric reading materials under one roof; they have the best and most extensive Black author readings
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-7p, Sun 12p-5p
ADDRESS: 4331 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: street and parking lot
RAPID TRANSIT: under construction
PHONE: 323-290-1048
WEBSITE: http://esowon.booksense.com

Africa By The Yard
DESCRIPTION: Boutique featuring authentic West African fabric, art, crafts, jewelry, incense and perfumes
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-7p
ADDRESS: 4319 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: street and parking lot
RAPID TRANSIT: under construction
PHONE: 323-291-1517
WEBSITE: none

Hisam’s Urban Wear
DESCRIPTION: Harold Ingram features the best Urban Wear selection in the city with garments for men, women and children
DAYS & HOURS: Daily 10a-6:30p
ADDRESS: 4346 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: street and parking lot
RAPID TRANSIT: under construction
PHONE: 323-299-0400
WEBSITE: none

Nobody Jones Boutique
DESCRIPTION: Odessa B., fashion designer and owner, has pulled of something special with this women’s clothing & accessory boutique — it has style, class and vibe that just makes you want to hang out; of course those ingredients coupled with the latest trendy wear at attractive prices make it impossible to leave without purchases
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 4703 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: under construction
PHONE: 323-291-7177
WEBSITE: http://www.nobodyjones.com

Dawah Book Store
DESCRIPTION: Islamic books and magazines are the main reason to visit; many patrons also come for arguably, the widest range oils and incense in Los Angeles
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-7p
ADDRESS: 4801 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on premises
RAPID TRANSIT: under construction
PHONE: 323-299-0335
WEBSITE: http://www.dawahbooks.com

CJ’s Elegance
DESCRIPTION: A sistah’s best friend here since 1969; the fashions are perfect for fine dining and formal occasions; come in for a custom fitting
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 11a-6p
ADDRESS: 4446 West Slauson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 323-299-1141
WEBSITE: http://www.cjselegance.com

Africana Imports
DESCRIPTION: African fashions and gifts for all occasions; they perform custom fittings on the premises and rush service is usually available
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 4442 West Slauson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 323-294-8151
WEBSITE: none

Glamour Girl – Slauson Ave
DESCRIPTION: a small women’s clothing boutique
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 11:30a-7p
ADDRESS: 4444 West Slauson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: under construction
PHONE: 323-299-4475
WEBSITE: none

One Of A Kind Hats
DESCRIPTION: you guessed it, women’s hats
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 11:30a-6:30p
ADDRESS: 4432 West Slauson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 323-296-0130
WEBSITE: none

Philthy Ragz
DESCRIPTION: large women’s clothing boutique; 40% of dresses are custom-designed
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Thu 11a-7p, Fri-Sat 11a-7:30p, Sun Noon-4p
ADDRESS: 4840 West Slauson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on premises, but do not park areas marked red
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 310-703-0132
WEBSITE: http://philthyragz.com

Stare
DESCRIPTION: small women’s boutique; specializing in birthday, bathing suits, bridesmaid, prom and party dresses
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 4900 West Slauson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on premises
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 323-295-9192
WEBSITE:

Cordially Invited
DESCRIPTION: Yvette McNally has you covered — literally; find all manner of paper, wrap and party materials for the special moments in life; includes an excellent collection of birthday and special event cards; an unlikely surprise is the Southern Girls Desserts bar on the premises for your sweet tooth while shopping
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 10a-8p, Sat 10a-7p, Sun 10a-6p
ADDRESS: 5571 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 323-931-0200
WEBSITE: http://www.partpaperwrap.com

Cultural Interiors
DESCRIPTION: Gail Hawkins shares her passion for art and interior design, by traveling throughout America and the Caribbean, she collects a wide variety of unique art and home décor items; you are guaranteed to see many unique items to decorate your home or office; enter by Cordially Invited, then walk to the back.
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 11a-7p, Sun 11a-5p
ADDRESS: 4421 West Slauson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 323-292-1500
WEBSITE: http://www.culturalinteriors.com

Gallery Plus
DESCRIPTION: The late Laura Hendrix assembled an inspired collection of fine art lithographs and prints by Ernie Barnes and other notable artists; she also has a wide number of curio gifts; books by African American artists, historians, novelists, and child book authors; It was always a joy to visit.
DAYS & HOURS: CLOSED
ADDRESS: 4333 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: street and parking lot

Charli
DESCRIPTION: shoe boutique and accessories; attractive selection
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat Noon-7p, Sun Noon-5p
ADDRESS: 5565 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 323-964-9744
WEBSITE: http://www.charliboutique.com

GlamLustLife
DESCRIPTION: glamor clothing boutique
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 5443 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 323-936-4526
WEBSITE: http://glamlustlife.com

Pinky Rose
DESCRIPTION: Pinky makes all her customers feel special with mostly custom-made garments for women; even garments made by others are hard to find items
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 11a-6p, Sun Noon-5p
ADDRESS: 5370 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 323-936-9213
WEBSITE: http://www.pinkyroseboutique.com

Darren’s Unique Gifts
DESCRIPTION: Ellen Love and Debbie Matsushita’s nicely laid out boutique features unique gifts for special occasions and home décoration; they also have a good sense of humor
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 5406 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 323-965-8181
WEBSITE: http://www.darrensuniquegifts.com

Vitality Furniture
DESCRIPTION: upscale custom furniture showroom
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 10a-6p, Sat Noon-4p
ADDRESS: 5023 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 323-937-4900
WEBSITE: http://vitalityfurniture.com

I Love Fashion – Pico
DESCRIPTION: women’s clothing boutique
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sun 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 5011 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 213-422-3481
WEBSITE: none

Glamour Girl – Miracle Mile
DESCRIPTION: women’s clothing boutique
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 11:30a-7p
ADDRESS: 5377 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: under construction
PHONE: 323-933-4475
WEBSITE: none

I Love Fashion – Downtown
DESCRIPTION: women’s clothing boutique
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sun 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 215 West 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: Pershing Square Metro Station
PHONE: 213-422-3481
WEBSITE: none

M. Hanks Gallery
DESCRIPTION: Eric Hanks presents an awesome collection of original painted works and limited editions by artists such as Palmer Hayden, Elizabeth Catlett, William Pajaud, Phoebe Beasley and many more; themes range from avante garde to conservative; even the vibe to this place feels right with lots of interesting angles to view fine art
DAYS & HOURS: Wed-Sat Noon-6p
ADDRESS: 3008 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 310-392-8820
WEBSITE: http://www.mhanksgallery.com

Zahra’s Books & Things
DESCRIPTION: Sells exquisite Islamic items and African Americans books; combined with frequent author book signings, a wide range of print art and gift items, a sistah can get real comfortable here
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 11a-7p, Sun Noon-5p
ADDRESS: 900 North La Brea Avenue, Inglewood, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 310-330-1300
WEBSITE: none

Artpeace Gallery
DESCRIPTION: fine art gallery by owner-curator Angela Robinson, is the wife of comedian John Witherspoon; this low-key, artsy place hosts lots of artist events and receptions; also has a gift shop; counts Nia Long, Sinbad, Kerry Washington, and Vanessa Williams as patrons
DAYS & HOURS: Wed-Sat Noon-5p and by appt
ADDRESS: 2317 West Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: North Hollywood Metro Station
PHONE: 818-846-8688
WEBSITE: none

Return to LOS ANGELES

Close Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.