Celebrities are those glamorous beings we yearn to see on the big screen and even on the TV, landing up on gossip tabloid news or winning awards, but they do live among us. But, unlike most of us, they prefer to shop at stores way beyond the capabilities of our paychecks.
As a tribute to the ever-glamorous, we bring to you some shopping hot spots where you could see celebs from the world of TV, music and movies. And sometimes, they even indulge in frozen yogurt on a hot day, just like us.
Westfield Century City
With a makeover that reportedly cost $800 million, Westfield Century City, the glamorous shopping mecca which is spread across a 1.3 million square foot area, with 200 shops including the new three-storied Nordstrom, a renovated Bloomingdale and Macy’s, a technologically advanced Equinox spa and fitness club and Eataly, the West Coast’s first. Celebrity designer Kelly Wearstler’s store on Melrose carries mid-century modern design, all surrounded by shaded trellises, open spaces, and tree canopies. Celebrities flock to stores like Current Elliott, Equipment, Bonobos, Joie, Sandro, Zadig & Voltaire and Maje. You might bump into Oprah shopping at Compartes Chocolates (her favorite) and Sugarfina. Other celebs spotted here are Sharon Osbourne and Jessica Alba.
Located near Original Farmers Market, The Grovelooks like a little walking village. Dylan’s Candy Bar and Nordstrom are definitely a big crowd puller, and a good place to spot your celebrity favorite. Justin Bieber was at American Girl, taking his little sister shopping; One Direction’s Niall Horan was clicked recently at Crate and Barrel; Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough love the casualness of J Crew; Nike shoes has a loyal customer in Selma Blair, while Holland Taylor and Sarah Paulson grab lunch here when they get a break from shooting nearby.
The Golden Triangle – Beverly Hills
The Beverly Hills shopping district best known as ‘The Golden Triangle’ is popular among the locals, tourists, and celebrities alike. The Louis Vuitton store here recent sold some of their wares to John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen. Actress Sofia Vergara bought a pair of high heels from Saks Fifth Avenue, while Bruce Springsteen, Justin Theroux, Patti Scialfa, Dakota Johnson and Jennifer Aniston love shopping at Ralph Lauren. Harry Harris Shoes sees a lot of Micheal Buble and Emily Blunt shopping for their kids’ shoes while Kylie Jenner, Harry Styles, Kendall Jenner, Ellen Pompeo, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are huge Greek Yogurteria fans. With a Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and an Apple Store nearby, the food court in this place feeds a lot of stars after their shopping escapades, take for instance Erik McCormack, Nick Jonas, Katey Sagal, Miley Cyrus, Derek Hough, Annette Benning, and everybody’s favorite Ray Romano.
The City Farmers Market is a huge crowd puller and some famous faces like J.K. Simmons, Gwen Stefani, Julie Bowen and Lisa Rinna can be seen here. Emma Slater got a custom designed ring from Matthew’s Jewelers when Sasha Farber proposed to her. Maxwell Dog has all kinds of treats for pets and Hilary Duff re-stocks her dog treats from here. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake pick up groceries from Whole Foods and Angelina Jolie prefers to shop at Gelson’s. Sy Devore, the men’s fashion brand has dressed the who’s who in the past and current stars like Andy Garcia Matt Damon, George Clooney and Bryan Cranston are fans too.
If you’re going shopping in the beautiful Pacific Palisades area, Elyse Walker has to be among your first stops, and it has been so for other shoppers for nearly two decades. It is the shopping destination across the city and a favorite of Maria Shriver, Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, Hilary Swank, Renee Zellweger, Salma Hayek, and Reese Witherspoon. If you happen to be grocery shopping at Gelson’s, you might rub shoulders with Jennifer Love Hewitt, Billy Crystal, Steven Spielberg, Adam Sandler, Tom Hanks, Ben Affleck, Goldie Hawn among many others.
This beachside community has shopping centres like the Malibu County for Alice + Olivia, Paige Denim, Oliver Peoples, Ron Herman, Planet Blue and James Perse to shop or take a class at Five Point Yoga. You can also savor some delicious food from Malibu Kitchen, Tra Di Noi, Taverna Tony, Mr. Chow, Café Habana, or Howdy’s and you could be seated next to Miranda Kerr, Tori Spelling, Simon Cowell, Jason Statham, Lady Gaga, LeAnn Rimes, Pink, Pierce Brosnan, Justin Bieber, Adam Sandler, Reese Witherspoon, Ray Liotta the Beckhams, Jane Seymour or many others.