Go to the Urban Chic Fox Hills Mall
Westfield Shopping malls are scattered throughout the greater L.A. area. They often are, in typical corporate fashion, undistinguishable. Each one usually has three major dept stores, carved with specialty clothing, shoe and gift shops and of course, the colorful fattening food court...yada ...yada... yada...
Although the corporate feel apparent here, I will single out Fox Hills Mall from the sister malls for giving a cultural perspective of Culver City and the surrounding area. Just a few miles from LAX, many travelers may encounter this mall first in the LA area. Here you will find that FHM is a spot to go for those who love "urban chic" choices like hip-hop apparel and merchandise shops. The mall caters especially to the urban folk-which basically means a prominent number of African-Americans and Latinos who reside in Culver City and areas in south LA. The Raider Image store here represents the popularity of the NFL Raider football team among esp. blacks and hispanics. On the business side, a definite black presence is clear -from behind the scenes in mangerial roles and behind the front counter. Popular food eaterie often identified by black culture are here- Popeyes and Phat n Juicy hamburger (phat translates to the slang counterparts "cool" or" hip"). As other ethnic observation, fine Italian apparel can be found at stores like Piacci Uomo (Italians, forgive that there are two "cc" here-you know there should be one!), Fellini and Bertoni.
Making several trips here throughout the years, I have enjoyed the particular cultural color here, represented by the shops and people. For a food stop, I recommend the kebob place at the food court(its manager is particular nice). Overall the colorful, contemporary 3-story mall is fashion forward and is for everyone, "urban" or otherwise to enjoy.
294 Fox Hills Mall
FHM is off the 405 & 90 fwys, near the intersection of Sepulveda and Slauson.
From LAX, take the convenient Culver City 6 bus to arrive here starting from the Green Line-Aviation stop)
*** 2008 Fox Hills is under major construction. It's going like about every other mall- more outdoorsy promenade style.