6 Places for Holiday Shopping in the LA Area
Crafted Port LA
Crafted is a marketplace for over 100 different artists and artisans, housed in a completely rad restored 1940s warehouse. If you’re looking for handcrafted goods, artisanal food and other epicurean delights, this is where to find them. Head over to the Port of Los Angeles any Friday thru Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. What’s even more sweet about this place is the chance to take classes and meet the makers themselves!
Port of Los Angeles
Warehouse No 10
112 E. 22nd St.
San Pedro CA 90731
This lifestyle goods store is led by the husband-and-wife team, Ted Vadakan & Angie Myung. From stocking stuffers to office supplies, women & men’s fashion – the playful aesthetic of Poketo is the perfect solution for finding totally original gifts. Besides collaboration with over 200 different international artists, Poketa has also worked with brands like: Nike, MTV, SF MoMA, De Young Museum, Disney, Target, and Nordstrom.
820 E 3rd Street
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90013
The Cocktail Lab
Know an aspiring mixologist? Or just want to give that subtle hint to your friend that he should start making you drinks? Look no further than The Cocktail Lab in Central LA (right next to the Farmer’s Market). This cool little laboratory offers “small batch Bitters, Syrups, and Mixers along with all the tools you need to mix that perfect drink.” Check out their mixology classes as well!
7605 1/2 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
If you’re looking for elegant, yet supremely functional household goods and furniture, then A+R is the place for you. Founders Andy Griffith and Rose Apodaca “relentlessly seek out the newest products, aiming to offer them first.” A former film editor and and a pop culture/style journalist, the couple know a thing or two about innovative style. Forget IKEA this holiday season, get right to the good stuff.
171 S La Brea Ave
Central Los Angeles 90036
Alchemy Works is a concept shop located in the Arts District of LA. This beautiful space has a fine selection of coastal Americana and timeless luxury pieces. Brands include: Vivian Chan, Warby Parker, Rose & Fitzgerald, Almond Surfboards, and many more. Check out their retail space and be awed by their super clean and timeless design.
826 E. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
JuicyKits is a DIY terrarium provider that offers beautiful arrangements of succulents and air plants in an easy-to-handle package. Brighten up your loved one’s room with some outdoor-LA style. Kits typically take about 45 minutes to assemble and as a plus, 10% of all proceeds are donated to the charity:water foundation.