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Heading to Coachella? Make the most of LA with our new city guide

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Mar 23, 2024 By WGSN Insider
City x City

Just in time for Coachella, we round up the latest inspiring retail, food and culture concepts to check out in Los Angeles. Discover our hit list of newness and plan your trip with our city guide. 

Los Angeles has emerged as a haven for flagship retail experiences. Noteworthy brands like Madhappy and Gabriela Hearst pioneer this trend, collaborating with renowned architects to create stores offering authentic shopping experiences.

Madhappy’s West Hollywood flagship, blends digital prominence with a genuine feel and embodies a mental-health-first ethos in partnership with PlayLab.

WGSN Original Images / Madhappy, The Frankie Shop, LA Streets

There has also been a slew of Los Angeles retail-firsts in the city. Buzzy New York brand The Frankie Shop’s pop-up retail concept The Meeting Room has opened in West Hollywood. Meanwhile Chinese activewear brand Magnalens opens its first store in the US, in Century City.

For the latest in circular fashion, check out the Circular Library on Abbot Kinney, a sustainable-focused store featuring only circular brands.

WGSN Original Image / The Circular Library

Don’t miss the city’s culinary innovation with spots like Chainsaw - a monthly-changing restaurant concept houses in a former garage.

The city also hosts Luna Luna, the world’s first art amusement park with rides, games, and attractions designed by artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and David Hockney. Rescued, revitalised and on view for the first time nearly four decades, it marks Los Angeles out as a hub for creativity, culture, and immersive experiences.

WGSN Original Image / Chainsaw LA

If you’re a WGSN subscriber, get inspired by our Los Angeles report - live now on the site.

WGSN City by City is an expertly curated portal for global travel inspiration and planning that highlights the best of global cities and culture. Find out more here.

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