Looking to expand your shopping repertoire to include local boutiques that carry independent designers? Kelly Love and Fez Phez, owners of DTLA's Haus of Love, have you covered. Their shop is a platform for emerging design talent. It stocks mostly up-and-coming L.A. brands, as well as a few labels from London and Hong Kong. This boutique is not for the basics: You won't find plain T-shirts, jeans or fast fashion; rather, you'll discover and fall in love with a curated, unique selection of one-of-a-kind, quality, avant-garde clothing and accessories, most of which are produced here in L.A. Think chic mesh hoodies and tanks by Rojas, galactic-inspired laser-cut Plexiglas earrings by Marina Fini and organza-meets-denim-meets-plaid pieces by Rose La Grua. Haus of Love also hosts pop-up shops during downtown L.A.'s monthly Art Walk to showcase new artists and designers. —Elise Montecastro
600 S. Spring St., Unit 108, dwntwn., 90014. (323)420-3007, shophausoflove.com.