Because we’re online editors, it’s rare we really need to hit up an actual store to buy anything these days, but when we do, you can bet each and every one of us on the WWW team has a favorite. Whether it be a low-key shop in Venice, California, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Elizabeth and James, or the shoe department at Barneys, there’s a reason these stores are not only popular among us but others too.
To read about all 10 of the stores Who What Wear editors love to go to, and, of course, shop some picks while you’re at it, simply scroll through the slideshow below. Don’t forget to tell us where you love to shop in the comments at the end.
Elizabeth and James
“While I don’t get to go as often as I’d like, anytime I head to Malibu in L.A,, I make a pit stop at the original Elyse Walker boutique in Pacific Palisades. There, you can find all the high-end brands it sells on the FWRD website, plus more, as well as a great mix of lower-priced brands to pair with the big-ticket items.” — Nicole Akhtarzad, market editor
“Despite the rise of online vintage shopping, I always prefer to do vintage shopping in person, whether that be at local shops or at vintage markets. I find the whole experience really rewarding and always end up learning something from the shop owners or sellers.” — Lauren Eggersten, associate editor
“Popping into LCD in Venice is one of my favorite Saturday afternoon activities. Founder and store owner Geraldine Chung has created such a beautiful (and Instagramable) space to shop that still feels relaxing and glamorous at the same time. It’s dangerous going in there.” — Michelle Scanga, managing editor
“In my opinion, Melrose Place (a tree-lined street in L.A.), is one of the best shopping destinations around. It’s lined with cool stores like The Row, Isabel Marant, and Violet Grey. I stop by as much for the awesome shopping as for the experience of walking down the pretty tree-lined street. My many visits to The Apartment by The Line are evidenced on Instagram.” — Kristen Nichols, associate editor
“While I love shopping at Nordstrom online (and do religiously), I always have great success when I head into the actual store—usually at The Americana at Brand in L.A. The curation of cool, contemporary designers is on point and the customer service is always excellent.” — Bobby Schuessler, editorial director
“Reformation is one of the stores I always shop in person rather than online. While I typically have the problem of not knowing exactly which size is right for me, I do find it a bit extra tricky with Reformation clothing. And since it’s just a short subway ride from my apartment, I don’t mind popping in to try on pieces I’ve been eyeing. And that means having the instant gratification of walking out of the store with my purchases in tow.” — Gina Marinelli, senior news editor
Where do you love to shop IRL? Tell us in the comments below!