BEST CUSTOM SHOES
George Esquivel (Beverly Grove) The SoCal-based designer’s footwear is made by artisans from the finest materials. Collaborations are a strong point—he’s come up with unique designs for The Beverly Hills Hotel and has a new exclusive with Barneys New York—as are custom creations for both men and women.
BEST CUSTOM HATS
Gladys Tamez Millinery (DTLA) Every Tamez topper is made by hand in her Arts District studio, including Lady Gaga’s famous pink fedora that made the cover of Joanne. 2019 welcomes a new men’s collection along with English tweed caps and vinyl berets.
BEST BESPOKE SUITS
Balani Custom Clothiers (West Hollywood) Head to the heritage menswear spot’s Sunset Plaza boutique for incredible customer service, and exquisite suits and tuxedos made perfectly for you.
BEST DESIGN-MINDED DEPARTMENT STORE
Dover Street Market (DTLA) Rei Kawakubo’s cutting-edge department store is a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind exclusives with brands like Gucci, and is as much a shopping destination as it is an homage to inspiring design and immersive art installations.
BEST VINTAGE COUTURE
Happy Isles (Hollywood) In addition to bridal gowns and accessories, this by-appointment Sunset Boulevard salon—which recently added home items to its repertoire—is filled with vintage treasures by the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Alaia and more.
BEST RED-CARPET RESOURCE
Albright Fashion Library (BeverlyHills) Besides the stunning hilltop location, the best part of Irene Albright’s unrivaled, rentable collection of gowns and accessories is that the luxe eveningwear won’t crowd your closest.
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