Hello and welcome to the real estate minute. I’m your host Ivan Estrada with Ivan Estrada properties at Douglas Elliman coming to you from Melrose in Los Angeles. This episode it’s all about shopping. So the real estate minute is going to work like this. There are three segments, one minute each, three minutes total. Let the real estate minute begin.
The Westfield Century City Mall is almost complete with an open date of fall 2017 with over four hundred and twenty-two thousand square feet of retail therapy, a thousand new parking spots and after an $800 million-dollar renovation. Now the renovation is beautiful with mid-century in style, beautiful tiles and trees plants and fountains all throughout. So, what is there now? Well, there’s an amazing two-story Macy’s and an Equinox, which is absolutely amazing. Now what is to come? A three-story Nordstrom’s and Bloomingdale’s. And for those of you who like to eat, Eataly is coming to the West Coast. For those of you who haven’t tried it, it’s amazing. It’s something you’re not going to want to miss.
In LA there are so many amazing places to shop, but here are three of my favorite spots where you can find one-of-a-kind unique pieces. The first place is Sunset Junction in Silverlake. This is where Santa Monica and Sunset Boulevard meet. Now I love the people. It’s very hipster. Lots of great coffee shops and my favorite store Retro Super Future which is 1600 square feet of sunglasses from all over the world. This is where you find one-of-a-kind unique pieces. My second favorite place is The Block on Fairfax between Rosewood and Oakwood. My favorite store there is Supreme. Supreme is a very cool type of skater New York City store. But the cool thing is that there’s an actual skatepark right inside. And last but not least it’s Melrose Heights. It’s Melrose between Fairfax and La Cienega where you can find stores like Diane Von Furstenberg, Fred Segal, and of course Marc Jacobs.
In Los Angeles, it’s all about being unique. These three shops have done just that. The first one is Soap Plant Wacko and Gallery. It started in 1971 with homemade soaps. Then it moved over to leather goods and ceramics where they actually sold a lot of their items to Elton John and they were also featured at LACMA. Now they have over 10,000 items that you can’t find elsewhere. The second shop is Decades on Melrose. This is where designers and stylists come from all over the world to find the next red carpet look for their artists. They have brands such as Prada, Chanel and Christian Louboutin and they have the most amazing pieces that you’ve ever seen. And the third shop is an open-air Flea Market at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. It’s open every second Sunday of the month. Now, you can find anything you want here from clothing to accessories to sunglasses. You could find pretty much anything that you can ever think of. It gets super busy. So get there early.
Thanks for watching this month’s Just a minute about shopping in Los Angeles checking out from Melrose. Until next time don’t forget to follow me on FacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube and Ivan Estrada properties. See you next month.
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