One of the significant benefits of living in Santa Monica is the shopping, second only to the food. There is something for everyone on every budget, from street vendors, small and local boutiques, and shopping malls. There’s plenty of that, too – since Los Angeles is first in the nation for luxury homes, there is plenty of luxury shopping. Whether you’re looking to splurge on something for yourself or you have no limit on your AmEx, let’s look at the best luxury shopping in Santa Monica. Who knows, maybe you’ll see somewhere you’ve never been!
Elyse Walker is the place if you’re the type of person who likes to walk into a store and leave with an entirely new wardrobe, including swimsuits. Located on Antioch Street, they have everything from luxury brands to more affordable price points. You can spend an entire day browsing Saint Laurent bags and everything Tom Ford. They carry emerging designers, too, so pick up a piece before they hit the mainstream.
Tiffany & Co.
Perhaps you’re thinking of proposing to your partner soon, or maybe your child is graduating high school. Tiffany & Co. has you covered whatever season of life you’re in; if you find yourself looking for a gift you hope will become a treasured heirloom, Tiffany & Co. has you covered. You’re likely familiar with this iconic brand, if for no other reason than Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Located in Santa Monica Place, pop in to find fine jewelry and so much more. If you don’t find what you’re looking for at Tiffany’s, it might be worth comparing with luxury brands such as Oscar Heyman Jewelry, Cartier, and Harry Winston by shopping online.
Life is too short for boring clothes, and if you look at your wardrobe as an art collection, Savannah is right up your alley. The thoughtfully curated collection of pieces from stunning Jil Sander dresses to Dries Van Norten mules, everything you need to look put together and modern is at Savannah. Known for its exceptional customer service, the shop is located conveniently on Santa Monica Avenue.
Montalvo Menswear & Custom Clothing
Whether you find yourself in need of simple alterations or want an entirely bespoke suit, this Santa Monica gem is a must-see. Montalvo Menswear also sells plenty of ready-to-wear pieces, from button-ups and jeans to shoes, accessories, and even grooming products. Stay looking sharp by becoming a regular at Montalvo.
Grace Loves Lace
So, you are engaged, and you’re looking for the perfect wedding dress. While browsing online is fun, who has time to shop for hours online for something so important and expensive that it must be tried on before purchasing? At Grace Loves Lace, you’ll find wedding dresses by iconic bridal designers like Coco Loco and Lumi. This upscale bridal boutique has everything you need for your big day, from the veil and jewelry to outfits for your bridesmaids and flower girls. Call up your girlfriends and Mom and make a day of it at Grace Loves Lace.
Consider popping into Koko on Main Street if you’re looking for something fun and unique but still high-end. Their essence is traditional and timeless fashion and celebrating the architecture of clothing and more. Koko has something for men, women, and children alike. On top of clothing, they sell beautiful artwork as well. Celebrate the color of life and wear clothing from this absolutely gorgeous boutique.
If you’re in need of a proper haircut from a barber or an art and clothing lover, stopping into Saints will be a gamechanger. This innovative experience is located on Washington Boulevard and will up the ante for any barber or shopping experience you have afterward. The vibe is fun, bright, and clean and you’ll feel and look like a new person after your appointment. With almost 200 positive reviews online, book as soon as possible before you miss your chance!
Taking the day to stroll through Santa Monica and experience the fantastic food, breathtaking views, and luxury shopping is what you need to look and feel your best. Whether you live here or just visiting, stop into these shops and get a new lease on life. Happy Shopping!