Los Angeles Shopping

There are several areas in LA that composes Los Angeles shopping scene. Here are a few of them:
Abbot Kinney Boulevard. This is where you find the hippest shopping outlets that feature a mix of designers and home-grown artists of modern chic and old school vintage. The shops are lined on the streets where you could breathe in Abbot Kinney vibes. It also features furniture, jewelry, boutique, and top-of-the-line artwork. Here are a few of the top shops in Abbot Kinney Boulevard:

Ananda. This tiny store is where you find the odds and ends of several gift items. They have an eccentric selection of goods from miniature Buddha statues to scented candles, to a line of clothing from Asian and American designers that are reasonably priced.

Altered Space. This consists of a hip gallery of indifferent items ranging from edgy paintings to off-kilter sculpture and features artists such as Richard Patterson, Grace Ann Warn, and Thomas Mann.

Surfing Cowboys. This shop sells a mix of perks and quirks of everything ranging from furniture, surfboards and surfing paraphernalia, paintings, and books and just about anything you could think of. It is inspired by the mile-long beaches in LA.

The Golden Triangle. This center is located in Rodeo Drive and holds a wealth of stores. It lines up designer stores, the likes of Cartier, Tifanny’s, Bally, Gucci, Chanel, and other notables. Throughout the entire triangle, you will see a rich collection of stores as if you are in an episode of the Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous. This is the center of Los Angeles shopping for the people who spend their time in front of the camera, the nouveau-rich types of famous celebrities.

Robertson Boulevard. This also posts hip stores that is home of the Maxfield outlets, Mac stores, Georgio Armani, and other high-end shopping outlets.

Melrose Avenue. This is like the tale of two streets that offers LA shoppers the ’80s stretch and the latest hip trends. They have stores such as Red Balls, Von Dutch, and Slow for terrific clothing, Wasteland and Aardvarks for secondhand items, and the lower key stores such as Miu-miu, Costume National, Forinara and Fred Segal’s.

There are more of Los Angeles shopping areas that are noteworthy to mention. Beverly Boulevard, Third Street, Montana Avenue, LA Brea, Westwood Village, The Grove, Americana at Brand, Glendale Galleria, Westfield Topango, Hollywood and Highland Center, and a whole lot more. Los Angeles is bursting with an array of shopping areas. And the question is “where not to shop?”

Marble Mall in Bangkok

Today this gargantuan mall is made up of eight stories and is finished of with marble houses close to 2,500 shopping outlets, 150 food stalls and a cinema complex. Due to it’s sheer size the MBK mall has become a icon in Bangkok and is instantly recognizable. Since the mall is located in the heart of Bangkok’s shopping and entertainment district in Sukhumvit, it is usually a place that is much frequented by tourists. The mall is also popular among locals especially fashion conscious Thai school girls.

The mall has a daily visitor count of over 100,000 with about 30,000 of them being tourists. Bargaining is commonplace here, though it helps if you know some Thai, also be sure to choose the right shop. The mall is known for selling cheap electronic goods and mobile phones however it also has a variety of other goods on offer as well. The eight floors in the mall are loosely divided as follows:

1st – 3rd Floor: Clothes, Cosmetics, Shoes, Jewelries, Leather items, Accessories, Paintings, Photo studios, Hair Salons, etc. 4th Floor: Mobile phones and accessories, Communication equipments, Walkman, CD and MP3 players, Electronics. 5th Floor: International Food Court, Restaurants, Furniture. 6th Floor: Souvenir shops, Food center

7th – 8th Floor: Entertainment complex, containing 8 movie theatres, 28 bowling lanes, Karaoke options, and food and drinks.

The Tokyu department store which is a Japanese department store that sells household appliances is on the North wing of the fourth floor, this floor also has a direct link with the SkyTrain.

Shop in Kuala Lumpur

  • Varied Shopping Experience
    Kuala Lumpur offers everything a shopper can think of, from haute couture to cheap fashionable clothing, electronic goods to jewelry, home furnishings to furniture, and local crafts to diligently made handicrafts. KL areas like Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Petaling, and Jalan Bukit Bintang are known for their fascinating shopping outlets. For purchasing handicrafts, you could visit Central Market on Jalan Benteng. You would find a number of local artists selling their wares there.
  • Suria KLCC
    This glittering mall, located between the Petronas Twin Towers, is among the most visited shopping places in the city. Its easy accessibility makes it a popular shopping destination for both the locals and tourists. You could mix the visit to the Suria KLCC with your trip to the Towers.
  • Mid Valley
    This massive mall has hundreds of shops and outlets, and more are coming up. Almost everything under the sun can be found in the mall. The mall features prominently in most travel itineraries. So if you happen to stay in Kuala Lumpur even for a couple of days, you should never miss this one.
  • Chinatown
    To enjoy bargaining, Chinatown, along Petaling Street, is the usual choice of the shoppers. Here you can roam and haggle for knockoff designer clothing and accessories, sunglasses, T-shirts, souvenirs, and watches. The night markets, locally called ‘pasar malam’ offer international tourists a novel experience. The pasar malams are open-air markets characterized by hawker stalls dealing in a range of local products, foodstuff, clothing, etc.
  • Jalan Bukit Bintang
    Bukit Bintang, a well-known shopping district, offers a lot of merchandise, catering to every taste and budget. Some major shopping outlets in the region are Lot 10, Starhill Plaza, Sungei Wang Plaza, Bukit Bintang Plaza, Imbi Plaza, and Kuala Lumpur Plaza.
  • Jalan Conlay
    Jalan Conlay is another place to visit for varied shopping experience. Located near KL Tower, it is visited for its chic boutiques, optical shops, textile retail outlets and perfumeries. Komplex Budaya Kraf is an appreciated handicraft complex where you could purchase local handicrafts, including batik outfit, home decor items, and much more.