Quality Inn & Suites by Convention Center
250 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (213) 639-1920
Fax: (213) 639-1927
Lovers of vintage fashion will be delighted to find The Flounce Vintage which is one-of-a-kind haven for fashionable vintage pieces. Retro pieces such as silk midis, scarves, 50s sweaters, shirts, and chiffon dresses vie for your attention. Accessories also abound; you'll find shoes, gloves, beaded bags, and so on. Take the boyfriend along too; they stock cuff-links, jackets and ties for men!
Located on famous and busy Sunset Blvd, Hemingway and Pickett sells Australian-made art, jewelry and furniture. In this small and warm atmosphere shop, you can find a variety of small goods that will improve and innovate your life and your home like abstract paintings, interesting decors and fashion watches. The shop owned and operated by a friendly Australian who has years experience in this business thus can always give helpful suggestions kindly to customers.
Chapman Shopping Center was first built in 1929. After falling into complete disrepair over the years, it underwent a complete renovation and rehabilitation. The center is a vibrant part of the Koreatown community, with plenty of shops and restaurants. Most of the establishments are, in fact, Korean restaurants like the Bohemian Cafe, a Korean coffeehouse. So if you are looking for authentic Korean food come here for a stroll and don't forget to bring your appetite and your sense of adventure.
Vacation is an old-school record store that specializes in selling used and new vinyl. It is the one of the best stores for any avid record collector (other than Rockaway Records) to make while shopping in Silverlake. They have a wide range of hard-to-find artists and bands, whether it's an obscure folk group from the 1960s or a silly glam-band band from the 1980s.
This famed Silver Lake boutique is a definitive source of bartending paraphernalia and libation glassware, equally compelling for seasoned bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts. The items range from simple basics such as ice tongs and mixing spoons all the way to luxurious vintage absinthe sets. But that is not all. The walls here are lined with rare liquors, including LA’s largest selection of bitters (available for tasting at the bitters tasting bar), as well as dozens of specialty cocktail books and related ephemera. The owner is a friendly chap, brimming with knowledge of mixology arcana and passion for cocktail-making. Do not hesitate to mine his vast expertise for ideas on how to concoct a perfect cocktail and what tools you may need.
Luxe de Ville makes no bones about the dare-to-wear stuff it displays in its store. Clothes from the '40s through to the mid '80s are stacked on the shelves, and sold dirt cheap. Scour through stockings, hats, bags, junk jewelry, rockstar tees, and plaid jackets. The place is perfect if you're looking to find something for a period play or costume party.
Sunset Junction is a segment of Silver Lake encompassing a few blocks stretching east of the corner of Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards, defined by high concentration of coffee houses, boutiques and alternative shops, attracting teeming activity throughout the day. The junction rose on the scene and achieved notoriety in the 60s and 70s due to its colorful and defiant gay history and became the site of the first gay and lesbian bookstore in LA, immortalized by famous readings by Alan Ginsburg, William Burroughs and other illustrious beatniks. Today Sunset Junction is the epicenter of hip and artsy culture of Silver Lake and home to the annual Sunset Junction Street Fair, a music-oriented street festival held in August.
Setting it apart from the rest, this eclectic little Silver Lake boutique offers patrons hard to find designer pieces, artisan products, and treasures culled from around the world. The shop has been carefully curated and crafted by husband and wife duo, Bo and Kevin Carney, and has been open since 2010. Find quirky apothecary items next to a gorgeous side table from Morocco. Update your wardrobe with the latest from lines like APC, Offcine, and Dries Van Norten. A boutique for both men and women with chic curiosities and fashionable clothing, Mohawk General Store is a great Los Angeles gem.
One of the most talked about and popular record stores in the city, Origami Vinyl is a favorite among locals, not just because of the collection of records, but also for the musicians that perform here on a regular basis. Located in the bustling Echo Park neighborhood, this store and occasional live music venue respects all genres of music.
Echo Park Time Travel Mart is a one stop convenience shop for all your time traveling needs. There are potions, devices, and other paraphernalia to help you experience both the future and the past. Barbarian repellent, mammoth chunks, and leeches might all be helpful if you are traveling back in time, or feel free to prepare for the future with robot milk or an evil robot memory eraser. There is even some advice on how to handle meeting yourself. Though products tend to be more expensive than one would expect, just remember that these fun and novel products are absolutely cool. All profits go to 826LA, which is a non profit organization founded by author Dave Eggers which provides free tutoring and creative writing help to kids. The store also sells publications of the children's writing.
La Stories is a self-proclaimed post-modern bookstore: it’s a place where today’s hopeful intellectuals and curious bookworms can “use the word ‘opus’ ironically, or not, as the website states, while listening to authors read “from their latest opuses.” Judging from the staff’s sense of humor, as well as the store’s selection of new and used books, outdoor patio, and awesome hummus plates, this place is on its way to becoming the premier 21st-century bohemian café of East LA or at least Echo Park. For the Stories experience, pop into one of their nighttime poetry readings, peruse the wacky selection of books and knick-knacks, or take advantage of the free WiFi while sipping on a cup of Raven’s Brew Coffee.
In addition to a full-spectrum grocery store, Jons Market is a trusty source of a wide range of ethnic foods, with a stress on Russian and Armenian. Come here for a handsome assortment of Russian chocolates (assorted sets in sumptuous packaging, the likes of which you have never seen), the widest selection of Russian vodka and Eastern European full-bodied brews, as well as many dainties and delicacies, from buckwheat to vareniki to kvas to fish liver. The sweeping selection of salamis, sausages and various delectable cured meats by the pound will capture the fancy of many a meat lover. Finally, get a taste of “little Russia” while here as you are jostled unceremoniously by Russian matrons, plowing by with huffed determination.