Shop DTLA’s Historic Core

Bounded by Hill Street on the West, Los Angeles Street on the East, Third Street on the North, and Olympic Boulevard on the South, the Historic Core is one of LA’s oldest and and most intriguing neighborhoods. Walk these storied streets and you’ll discover some of the city’s most notable architecture, local icons such as The Last Bookstore, eclectic shops, and major destinations like the Grand Central Market. Here’s just a smattering of all the great finds to explore when you shop DTLA’s Historic Core!

The Last Bookstore

453 S Spring St – Ground Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90013

A true DTLA treasure, The Last Bookstore is California’s largest used and new book and record store. Named one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world by Flavorwire, The Last Book Store is housed in a stunning 22,000 square-foot space in the Spring Arts Tower at 5th & Spring. Currently in its third incarnation, the store began in 2005 in a downtown LA loft, when owner Josh Spencer took his decade of experience selling everything from cars to clothes online and focused instead on his first love: books. According to Spencer, the name was chosen with irony, but seems more appropriate with each passing day, as physical bookstores die out like dinosaurs from the meteoric impact of Amazon and e-books. In addition to over 250,000 new and used books on two floors, the shared space includes tens of thousands of vinyl records and graphic novels, and a huge mezzanine level featuring the Labyrinth Above the Last Bookstore, Gather Yarn Shop, and the Spring Arts Collective gallery shops.

Pocket Square Clothing Flagship Store

205 W 7th St

Los Angeles, CA 90014

Established in 2011 as an LA-inspired men’s accessory brand, Pocket Square Clothing has become an incubator for the burgeoning LA menswear movement. With no formal fashion training, founders Rodolfo and Andrew have created a lifestyle brand beyond clothing, geared toward the modern urban gentleman. Starting with the bow tie, their collection features menswear staples, a plethora of accessories, and Made to Measure suiting and shirting. Pocket Square Clothing takes pride in its domestic manufacturing and attention to detail. Using traditional techniques, everything is carefully handcrafted by some of the oldest remaining craftsmen in the heart of Los Angeles. Each piece comes with a narrative and vintage inspired packaging.

BNKR

901 S Broadway & W 9th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90015

From its humble beginnings as a small online retailer in Australia, BNKR has quickly expanded to become a global company specializing in premium Australian fashion. Located on the ground level of the historic Blackstone Apartments, the 6,000 square foot BNKR flagship store takes up the entire corner of the building, with a minimalistic storefront and expansive floor-to-ceiling windows facing the street. The only retailer to stock the full ranges of C/MEO COLLECTIVE, Finders Keepers, Keepsake and The Fifth, BNKR presents a fresh selection of clothing, accessories and footwear from street style to classic, and everything in between. BNKR’s labels are a favorite of international celebrities, bloggers and street style stars, including Cara Delevingne, Jessica Alba, the Kardashian and Jenner sisters, Solange Knowles, Song Of Style, and Margaret Zhang of Shine By Three.

Aesop Downtown LA

862 S. Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90014

LA is getting Aussie-fied! Headquartered in Melbourne, with offices and stores around the world, Aesop is your go-to for deliciously aromatic skin, hair, and body care formulations, along with fragrances, sprays for the home, and gift and travel kits. Since its inception in 1987, Aesop has sourced the finest quality plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients from across the globe, with a proven record of safety and efficacy. Ready for a facial detox? Try the Parsley Seed collection, featuring Cleansing Masque, Anti-Oxidant Serum, Anti-Oxidant Facial Treatment, and Anti-Oxidant Facial Toner. Nourish and purify your skin with Geranium Leaf Body Scrub, an invigorating blend of Pumice, Bamboo Stem, and purifying botanical oils that sloughs away tired cells and leaves skin cleansed and smooth, perfectly prepared for hydration.

Raw Materials Art Supplies

436 S Main St.

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Raw Materials Art Supplies is a rare commodity these days—an independent art supply store in the heart Downtown Los Angeles. Hunkered down in a bright, minimalist space, Raw Materials stocks thousands of art supplies, tools, and materials at every-day low prices, including many top brands of paints, stretched canvas, and brushes. The store has partnered with Castelli Art Framing, to offer professional custom fine art framing services to the downtown community. Raw Materials handles the design work in their store on Main Street, where you can drop off and pick up your artwork, certificates, or other pieces to be framed, or you can arrange for pick-up and delivery at your office or residence.

DTLA Cheese

Grand Central Market

317 S Broadway #45

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Located inside the historic Grand Central Market, DTLA Cheese is downtown’s first full-service cheesemonger. Focusing on artisanal cheeses from around the world, this hip specialty store presents a cut-to-order cheese counter, along with an eatery offering domestic and imported cheese plates, griddle sandwiches, and seasonal salads. DTLA Cheese was created by Lydia & Marnie Clarke and Chef Reed Herrick, who wanted to bring something exciting to the culinary forefront. Their first store was started in 2010 in the historic downtown Claremont Village, where it continues to be a popular destination.

Belcampo Meat

Grand Central Market

317 S Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Part country cafe and part full-service butcher shop, Belcampo Meat presents organic, grass-fed meats that have been raised on their own 10,000 acre ranch near Mount Shasta, and custom-butchered in house. Grab a seat at the modern-meets-retro counter service diner for breakfast or lunch. Indulge in the signature organic grass-fed burgers while people watching and enjoying a glass of beer or wine. Or stop by after work to pick up from their ever-changing rotation of Grab & Go foods and convenient reheat & eat options to bring home for dinner.

Pussy & Pooch Pethouse and Pawbar

564 S Main St.

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Located on the corner of 6th and Main, Pussy & Pooch Pethouse and Pawbar is a modern pet boutique offering natural treats, toys, accessories, grooming, and training. Their chic loft-style design is your pet’s perfect escape from pounding the pavement and chasing tail, equipped with unique amenities, premium products, and pet fashion.

DTLA Bikes

425 S Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90013

DTLA Bikes is a full service bike shop equipping cycle enthusiasts with a healthy, reliable and safe way to transport body, mind and spirit. The store offers a vast selection of bikes, scooters, gear & apparel, accessories & components, parts & tools, along with rentals, repairs, and an indoor bicycle test track. Check out their Bluetooth locks – you can’t lose the keys you never had!

Shiekh Shoes

745 S. Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90014

Outfit your active urban lifestyle with the hottest sneakers, athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories for men, women, and kids. Stylish brands include Nike, Adidas, Jordan, Timberland, Puma, Vans, and more. If you can’t find the color or size you want in-store, they can order it from their centralized distribution center in Ontario, CA.