Beverly Center, Los Angeles
The biggest mall L.A has to offer, you can hardly miss it as you drive down beverly blvd.
It has macys on one end and bloomingdales at the other and housing every other store inbetween.
As seen is 'scenes from a mall' and ' volcano'
What to buy: Something from macys or bloomingdales to impress the folks back home
What to pay: from $1 to $10000 or even higher depending on your card limit
Yes it is just a mall....but what a mall indeed! It's huge and it's in Beverly Hills...so who WOULDN'T want to go?! Even if you can do this at home!
What to buy: Nothing different than what you would get at the mall in your home town!
What to pay: Depending on how much you want to say you spent in beverly hills! ;-)
It's a clean, smart, relaxing place to shop. There's food places, a Macy's, some high fashion & hard to find (in UK anyway) boutiques, international brands, sportswear and more. It sells what most malls sell - pretty much anything.
I've heard that celebrities sometimes shop here, if that's your thing.
What to buy: I especially like the Betsey Johnson store, the Sanrio store, Diesel...
I would recommend someone to go for the shops that are more unusual, that they do not often see in their own hometown.
What to pay: It depends on which shops you go to and what you buy, some are very reasonably priced, whilst others are a little more costly. There are seasonal sales. If you check the website or ask around, there may be special offers for tourists.
Attention ladies looking to seriously shop in LA. Forever 21 is the best place to go for trendy clothes and the best part is the clothing is SO CHEAP! By the time the trend is over, you won't feel bad b/c the shirt was only 11 bucks! Yes, I said 11 bucks. On top of that, the store in the Beverly Center takes up an entire block. It is frickin' huge. Go with a friend and be ready to spend $100 and get around 10 pieces of clothing.
What to buy: My favorite stuff there now are the miniskirts, velour sweatsuits and the clubbing shirts (half shirts, tube tops, and backless shirts). They also have cute back to school clothes with lots of plaids and vests.
What to pay: It's not expensive at all but you will probably find a lot that you like. I'd say $40 if you have good self-restraint and upwards if you don't.
I remember the first time I went there I had a broken toe but nevertheless I walked from Westwood to reach it as I had an appointment there with my friends inside the cinemas