Where to Go for a Cool Day of Retail
Shopping the West Side's fashion and interiors hub
A few years ago, GQ magazine dubbed Abbot Kinney the coolest street in America; cue the ensuing rent hikes and designer coffee joints. Now a new Santa Monica retail row on Main Street is emerging--a must-visit for its eclectic mix of fashion and home shopping, as well as quick bites. Here, our favorite spots:
Lost + Found Fashion
Need the perfect striped shirt or linen trousers for your spring uniform? Head here for small boutique clothing lines, accessories, textiles and handcrafted pieces that owner Jamie Rosenthal sources from craftsmen around the world.
2230 Main St., Santa Monica; 310-450-9565 or lostandfoundshop.com
Have a quick bite at this just-opened Cali-cool beer garden that serves avocado toast with roasted tomatoes and lime ($10), Niman Ranch pork-belly tacos ($16) and more than eight hyper-local brews including ones from Dogtown and Torrance.
2807 Main St., Santa Monica; 310-392-3300 or ashlandhill.com
You know those times when you want a shoe with a little height but there?s no way you?re busting out the Manolo pumps? This luxury shoe shop?s got walkable options for you, like raffia Robert Clergerie platforms, Marsell block heels and futuristic vegan clogs.
222 Main St., Venice; 310-452-4070 or monamoore.com
Native Californian Liseanne Frankfurt?s jewelry line was designed to be worn every day and layered. In addition to stopping by the shop to drool over her collection of conflict-free diamonds, faceted using the unique rose cut method, we?re also loving her more accessible necklaces made of beach glass and vintage beads.
226 Main St., Venice; 310-452-0771 or lfrankjewelry.com