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Santa Monica is home to some of LA’s top trendy boutiques. It’s where you can find one-of-kind styles, local designers, and even couture-worthy designs. Because sometimes, when it comes to fashion, it’s not go big or go home, it’s go small and go out on the town.

What are the most popular trendy boutiques in Santa Monica?

When it comes to being on-trend, you can’t beat the boutiques located in Santa Monica. They’re loved by the locals who are always in the know when it comes to their community. In fact, you could probably even say many of today’s trends start right here.

Long before it became the norm for boutiques to curate their clothing from all over the country, Elyse Walker was already doing it. Yep, that’s right! It was 1999, when Walker began blending the hottest new fashion items with the classics. After opening her first store in Pacific Palisades across from Palisades Village on the infamous Sunset Blvd, Walker was able to bring Hollywood styling to celebrities and became a global brand. A high-end fashion stylist, Walker has been working with a team of stylists and over 150 designers to curate the looks that have become synonymous with her stores. If you’re in Santa Monica, you’ve got to check it out.

If you love Elyse Walker, then you’ll love Femme because it was founded by a former stylist at Elyse Walker. The small, personal boutique can be found on Montana Avenue. Their high-quality items attract those who like clothing that is both feminine and functional, and the best part is it’s almost affordable. You don’t always get that in boutique shopping, especially anywhere in West LA.

When it comes to boutiques, not many are owned by one of the biggest and most recognizable names in clothing. The Gap acquired Intermix in 2012 but the boutique maintains its individualized approach with a hyper-localized style. By merging new and established designer styles, this boutique offers clients their own stylists free of charge to create one of a kind looks. Who among us hasn’t dreamed of having our own stylist?

What are the most expensive boutiques in Santa Monica?

Everyone knows that boutiques offer shoppers a more unique experience, but that can come with a high price. For many, the quality of clothing far outweighs the expense. Here’s a breakdown of some of the most expensive boutiques in Santa Monica.

This boutique has all the latest trends from top designers such as Gianvito Rossi, Mantu, and Queene & Belle. You may pay a little more, but the quality and style makes up for it.

Estell Boutique
Walk into this store and you’re treated like royalty. The saying, “you get what you pay for” couldn’t be more true here. Not only are their products high-end, but their customer service is the best you’ll find.

Lady Dandelion
If you want unique, this is the place. They cater to the tomboy, but with a feminine spin that creates a whole new category; the tomgirl. Made for those women who love to play sports or can outdo any man in construction or yard work, all while wearing pink, then this is the shop for you.

Staying at Hotel Oceana?

If you need the inside scoop on boutiques in Santa Monica, no one knows the area better than the concierge at Hotel Oceana. Call anytime before or during your stay.

Phone: (310) 393-0486 or 1-800-777-0758

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