Shopping Los Angeles
By Diana Budds / Published by Dwell


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1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Venice, CA 90291

“[Proprietors] Andy and Rose have the best edited shop in Los Angeles. We’re very careful when we go in there, as we’d love to buy the whole store. We found our dining light fixture there, and probably one of our favorite pieces in the house, the living room rug, Hay’s Color Carpet Rug #1, designed by Scholten & Baijings.”

Croft House Furniture

326 N. La Brea Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

“This place is amazing as it makes most of its furniture locally with sustainable materials.”

Danish Modern L.A.

3028 W. Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90026

“Stuff flies out of here quick, so if you like it, buy it. We bought our blue mid-century teak daybed by Peter Hvidt here.”


1618 Silver Lake Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90026

“Our shocking blue and red painting in the upstairs hall came from Lawson-Fenning—the friendliest shop in town and where we buy most of our housewarming gifts.”


5333 Cahuenga Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

“This place is massive and so well-stocked—and they repair and reupholster items in-house. We got our bedroom credenza from here, along with the green couch in the living room and our coffee table.”


3158 Los Feliz Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90039

“We furnished the greater part of our outdoor areas with their help. Our favorite finds are the beer garden table and the bright-green wire patio chairs around the pool.”

Rose Bowl Flea Market

689 S. E St.

San Bernardino, CA 92408

“It’s pretty easy in the heat of the moment to convince yourself that junk is more beautiful than it really is. If you don’t love it at the market, you definitely won’t when you get it home.”


1626 Silver Lake Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90026

“This shop is mostly full of bright and colorful bits and bobs, but they will occasionally get great pieces of furniture too, like our white metal-and-wood side table, next to the piano.”

Diana Budds


A New York-based writer, Diana studied art history and environmental policy at UC Davis. Before rising to Senior Editor at Dwell—where she helped craft product coverage, features, and more—Diana worked in the Architecture and Design departments at MoMA and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She counts finishing a 5K as one of her greatest accomplishments, gets excited about any travel involving trains, and her favorite magazine section is Rewind. Learn more about Diana at:

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