by Cadien Clark - 3347 Reviews - 62 List
The stores in Los Feliz and Echo Park may get more press, but Silver Lake's quirky, standout shops deserve the spotlight. From top-rated bar gear and home decor to makeup, wine, cheese and a combo lingerie/flower shop, there's always something cool for the buying at these Silver Lake shops.
Updated: July 22, 2010
Pour on the praise: Serious oenophiles and casual sippers alike agree that this Glendale Boulevard shop has got it going on--from stocking rarely unearthed bottles to lively, social gatherings. The weekly tastings are full-fledged parties, especially Thursday Night Flights.
They've cracked it. Just west of the reservoir is home to one of LA's most successful and useful one-stop shops for home decor, gifts and pretty much every life occasion. One quick stroll through this Spaceland-adjacent joint, and you'll see why.
Eastside resident and designer Laura Howe's shop housing her handmade clothing line is another one of Silver Lake's shining stars. From her use of what are essentially "found" materials for her pretty, and sometimes punk, frocks to in-house alterations, her shop is made for women with an independent sense of style.
Locals definitely look pretty in pink inside this girly apothecary and specialty beauty shop at Sunset Junction. Shoppers will uncover hard-to-find products, in addition to receiving traditional spa/salon services like facials and lash tinting. Some might call it "le solution."
Part cafe, part gourmet market, all charming. Lovers of cheese will be able to take their passion to new levels at Hyperion's adorable and delicious mainstay. Warning: An innocent, dairy-related quest may turn into a tasty, on-site lunch.