Shopping LA's "Golden Triangle", Los Angeles
LA’s Golden Triangle, so named for its many high-end chains, is THE landmark from the movie “Pretty Woman”. Who doesn’t want to do the touristy thing in one of the best-known shopping districts in the world? So grab your black socks, sandals, plaid shirt, and camera and hurry to the trio of streets. I guarantee on your way out, you won’t be wearing any of it. Instead, you’ll have donned exciting designer fashions from notable stores like Chanel, Bally, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton, but only if you’re willing to max out your credit cards.
The Golden Triangle’s shopping triumvirate consists of Santa Monica Boulevard, Wilshire Boulevard, and Canon Drive. At its center in a class by itself is the jewel known as Rodeo Drive. Catering to ultra-rich locals, the Golden Triangle has been the center of luxurious shopping since the 1950s.
Although one might expect to find the Golden Triangle anchored by flagships such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. In contrast, one finds boutiques that are smaller and more elegant. Many of the stores are those featuring only one designer brand such as Coach, FENDI, and Dolce & Gabbana. Rodeo Drive is the best known of the streets featuring iconic designer’s such as Brooks Brothers, Ralph Lauren, and renowned jewelry designer Harry Winston. Of course this is just a minute sample of the designers one discovers while shopping in the Golden Triangle.
Hunger pangs can be quickly dismissed at the 208 Rodeo. An upscale restaurant with excellent prices where breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served to rave reviews. Happy hour features unique snacks, refreshing cocktails, and wonderful prices.
Tired after a day of luxury? Pamper yourself with a stay at one of the likewise iconic hotels in the Golden Triangle such as the Beverly Wilshire, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, or the Luxe Hotel on Rodeo Drive. Each offers relaxing and sumptuous accommodations either for one night or several.
Even the post office is a celebrated historic landmark, proving that whatever your heart desires, the Golden Triangle shops are sure to please above and beyond your imaginings.
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Last updated by Laetitia Jordan on 04 November, 2012 in Destinations.