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Local, Bespoke & Delicious: The Shopping Scene on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice

Los Angeles, CA


  • Naturally dyed clothes that pop in an all-white room.
  • The open and rustic interior at The Butcher's Daughter
  • Flight of juice: left to right: Eastern Promise #11, Honey Bee #8, Orange #2, Red #1
  • Head into Tortoise General Store.
  • Find the friendly staff members working behind the check-out counter.
  • TOMS is in fact a coffee roastery.
  • Espresso served with mineral water.
  • A scoop of Honey Lavender in a waffle cone cup. Photo: Adrienne D.
  • The scene at Salt & Straw.
  • Everything you didn't know you needed can be found at Burro.
  • Zenbunni is hidden in what looks to be a hollowed out tree trunk.
  • Colorful assortment of pure chocolate sachets.
  • Simple store that does a few things exceptionally well.

3 hours
0.9 mi
Guided by Evangeline
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Overview

Over the decades, Venice has been the home of architects, beatniks, hippies, gang members, weightlifters and skateboarders. Today, it is the hot destination of the boho-chic, techno-hiker and eco-hipster. The big draw of the neighborhood is the shopping district of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, what GQ calls, "the coolest block in America." Stroll with us as we explore the best of the indie men's and women's clothing boutiques, home decor curators and culinary edibles that the boulevard has to offer.


About Your Guide

LA girl, born and raised. I'm all about the sun, palm trees and the Dodgers - even if I have to put up with freeway traffic. Enthusiast of action movie sneak peeks, avocado toast, beach day and little-known clothing boutiques.


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Guide Points

  1. Industry of All Nations

    We begin at Industry of All Nations: all the clothing essentials (a la United Colors of Benetton, American Apparel, Uniqlo and the like) bu…

  2. The Butcher's Daughter

    Despite its name, The Butcher's Daughter is an all-vegetarian organic eatery, juice bar and espresso shop. The restaurant is known for its…

  3. Tortoise General Store

    "TGS" offers the best of Japanese home goods for simple daily living. The husband and wife team, Taku and Keiko Shinimoto, opened this sto…

  4. Aviator Nation

    Let's return to the roots of the neighborhood and check out this 1970s-esque surfer clothing label. Founder Paige Mycoskie started the com…

  5. Stag Provisions

    This is a clothing store focused on outfitting all types of men, from Frank Sinatra to Bruce Springsteen. Between the traditional, vintage…

  6. TOMS Flagship Store

    When you step inside, you'll question whether you walked into the wrong store. Is it a coffee shop? An internet cafe? A dog walkers club…

  7. Intelligentsia Coffee

    Time for a pick-me-up. Intelligentsia is all about single-source, fair trade, farm-sourced, meticulously crafted coffee and espresso. The…

  8. Salt & Straw

    Admittedly Salt & Straw hails from Portland, OR, but it fits so nicely into the Abbot Kinney ethos. We'll tell you all about it once you st…

  9. Burro

    Burro is a treasure trove of eclectic and fun indie goods for the home. Discover a variety of books, jewelry, prints, unusual kitchen acco…

  10. Zenbunni

    A little treat near the end of the stroll down Abbot Kinney! Zenbunni makes dark chocolate using biodynamic processes, meaning the farm is…

  11. Buck Mason

    Buck Mason specializes in doing few things exceptionally well. This starts with the production of the timeless and quintessentially Americ…


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