If you’re looking for a little retail therapy during your time in Los Angeles, try visiting some of Whitewaller‘s favorite shopping spots in the city.
MAOR – The Space
After much success with his first accessories brand, in 2018 jewelry designer Maor Cohen opened MAOR – The Space, a new immersive retail luxury experience, to provide visitors and Californians alike with a unisex fine jewelry line meant to last a lifetime. MAOR – The Space was designed entirely by Cohen to reflect the brand’s philosophy, offering special guests a sense of exploration while they discover unique gold and diamond pieces.
- Visits are by appointment only.
- Fill out a brief questionnaire online before you stop by for a tailored visit with pre-selected pieces.
- Ask to see the newest items available.
Whitewaller recommends: Viewing the “SATURN” collection.
Please Do Not Enter West Hollywood
In 2014 two French art collectors, Nicolas Libert and Emmanuel Renoird, founded this one-of-a-kind curated store and gallery. The shop features an eclectic array of timeless contemporary pieces, including art, high fashion, accessories, fragrance,
and design items.
Whitewaller recommends: Checking out the new sister gallery, /THE LAB/, at the NoMad Hotel.
Arcana: Books on the Arts Culver City
In Culver City since 1984, Arcana: Books on the Arts has specialized in new, rare, and out-of-print books, catalogues, and ephemera on 20th- and 21st-century photography, art, design, architecture, fashion, and cinema. With more than 100,000 exclusive items, the store welcomes visitors to a Mecca of curiosities.
Whitewaller recommends: Not overlooking the music offerings.
Just One Eye West Hollywood
In October 2019, Just One Eye opened its latest two-floor shop, immersing visitors in a 13,000-square-foot space that uniquely mixes fashion, art, and design. Guests are wowed with works by Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, and Takashi Murakami before moving on to exploring things like high-end ready-to-wear pieces, fine jewelry, perfume, vintage furniture, and Jorge Serrano’s salon. For founder Paolo Russo, it’s all about a luxurious experience in an inspiring environment.
Whitewaller recommends: Designing custom jewelry in store with Vincent from Avenches.
Poliform West Hollywood
Synonymous with luxury lifestyle, Poliform delivers design lovers quality and a contemporary sense of style. In this newly renovated space, with all-new displays, guests will find a full range of home furnishings, kitchens, and walk-in closets, as well as modular systems for the entire home. Here, guests can explore the Poliform lifestyle without limitations.
Whitewaller recommends: “Testing” the sofas.
Tortoise General Store Mar Vista
Timeless Japanese home goods can be found at Tortoise General Store—a gallery-meets-boutique dedicated to improving daily life with a “slow and steady” philosophy. The store also serves as a gallery shop, featuring furniture, art, vintage pieces, and
Whitewaller recommends: Checking out the owner Taku Shinomoto’s porcelain pieces.
Apparatus Los Angeles Hollywood
In November 2018 the New York–based design studio Apparatus opened a showroom in Los Angeles. For their third location, co-founders Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Anderson renewed some creative energy. The space’s architectural design and palette, which is informed by the art of Giorgio de Chirico, welcomes guests to Apparatus’s lines of furniture, lighting, and objects as well as pieces from the JF Chen collection.
Whitewaller recommends: Admiring the gorgeous “Talisman” sconce and pendant collections.
Luminaire West Hollywood
For its first West Coast showroom, Luminaire opened a 15,000-square-foot space designed by MAKE to feature brands like Cassina, Cappellini, Living Divani, and Moroso. In addition to a coveted furniture selection, the Miami-based design retailer also showcases accessories and lighting design pieces by brands like Ingo Maurer and Davide Groppi. “As Los Angeles grows to become a global destination for art and design, we want Luminaire to be an important part of this narrative,” said co-founder Nasir Kassamali. The West Hollywood space also welcomes guests to see, for the first time in person, Luminaire’s new line of kitchens, created collaboratively with the Italian brand Minimal.
- Be on the lookout for upcoming event programming, including talks and exhibitions by designers
- Don’t forget to check out the display by Zanotta, Established and Sons, or Maruni.
- View the collection of pieces by designer Jader Almeida for Sollos (exclusively shown at this
location), as well as accessories by designers like Omer Arbel, nendo, and Christoph Finkel.
Whitewaller recommends: Checking out a new addition—Sollos by Jader Almeida.
Molteni&C|Dada West Hollywood
Molteni&C|Dada recently opened its Los Angeles flagship, bringing more than 80 years of leading Italian design to West Hollywood. The new 7,600-square-foot showroom first greets guests with a floor-to-ceiling wooden entrance door—a signature design by the brand’s creative director, Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen. Upon entering, guests immediately sense the space’s magnificent atmosphere, which is heightened by the flooring—an elegant mix of materials from black oak to travertine stone—and a suspended wooden ceiling above. Storefront windows shed light onto the space’s loft-like sitting area, which includes an exclusive fireplace opposite the Highline Frame Door Dada kitchen.
- Explore new designs by Vincent Van Duysen, Rodolfo Dordoni, Ron Gilad, Foster+Partners, Jean Nouvel, and Patricia Urquiola.
- Check out the living area, which is furnished with two Paul sofas.
- Be sure to see the offerings upstairs.
Whitewaller recommends: Spending some time on the ground floor, featuring Gio Ponti creations and pieces from the Molteni Group’s “Heritage” collection.