Insider’s Guide: LA Like A Local

When the Silver Jeans Co.™ family gets together it’s always a good time! Recently our Los Angeles showroom was the gathering spot for our California crew as well as our friends from New York and Winnipeg. In addition to the serious business of collaborating and catching up on our collection for next season, we made time for some extracurricular action.

If you’re ready to ditch the cold and head out west, or a SoCal local looking for a new adventure, in part one of our two part post, I’m excited to share with you a few of my things to do and where to go for some great gifts to bring home to friends and family!

Sights to see:

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The Original LA Flower Market: Indulge in the senses of spring. Get lost in a sea of more than 125 floral colors, scents and shapes from approximately 50 vendors.

Grand Central Market: Shop, eat, stroll. An eclectic mix of enticing vendors, from jewelry to juice to deli delights, under one roof.

Olvera Street: Take a walk through “Old Los Angeles.” Go back in time while wandering this block-long Mexican marketplace filled with street vendors, cafes, gift shops, and restaurants.

Angels Flight: Ride the “shortest railway in the world.” This funicular, or cliff railway, is a historic short (298 foot) tram-like ride that takes you up (or down) Bunker Hill for great views of the city. Check the website for up to date operating details.

Sunset Hollywood Ranch: See the city from a saddle! Take a horseback ride through the Hollywood Hills and near the famous Hollywood sign for a view you’ll never forget.

Retail therapy:

Poketo copyPoketo: Give an artfully selected gift. This design-driven shop has great ideas for those hard to buy for friends. We love the vintage Hudson Bay striped blanket!

Vacation Vinyl: Find that needle in a record stack. With its long music history, LA is a hotbed for vintage vinyl and Vacation is our favorite spot for searching through stacks to find that hidden classic.

The Last Bookstore: A real page turner. Voted the “Best Bookstore In Downtown LA” two years in a row, this 20,000 sq. ft. shared space offers two floors of over 250,000 new and used titles along with graphic novels, records, Gather yarn shop and more.

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