The Best Things to Do in L.A. On a Rainy Day: Shopping

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Step out of the rain and start shopping! From popular shopping malls to eclectic local shops, here are the best shopping destinations in L.A. for a rainy day.

24. Beverly Center

Beverly Center at night
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Situated between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, the eight-story Beverly Center features more than 160 stores and services. Along with anchor tenants Bloomingdale's and Macy's, the Beverly Center offers familiar retail outlets such as Banana Republic, Victoria's Secret and Forever 21, as well as high-end boutiques such as Calvin Klein, Diesel, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton and Prada.

25. Westside Pavilion

Westside Pavilion from "Clueless"
Westside Pavilion | Photo by Lindsay Blake

Anchored by Macy's, Nordstrom and Urban Home, the three-level Westside Pavilion features 150 stores and services and a 12-screen movie theater, the flagship location of Landmark Theatres. The Westside Tavern is a full service restaurant and bar that is popular as a pre- and post-movie destination. Music fans will recognize the Westside Pavilion from the interior shopping mall scenes of Tom Petty's "Free Fallin" video.

26. Westfield Culver City

Westfield Culver City at night
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Located on a 50-acre site along Sepulveda Boulevard, Westfield Culver City is anchored by Best Buy, JCPenney, Macy's and Target. Still known locally as Fox Hills Mall, as it was called when it first opened October 1975, Westfield Century City features more than one million square feet of retail space across three levels. Pulitzer Prize-winning L.A. food critic Jonathan Gold has praised the dining terrace at Westfield Century City, citing its numerous multicultural offerings, ranging from Five Guys Burgers & Fries to Asian standouts like 101 Noodle Express, Sarku Japan and Viet Gourmet Express.

27. Westfield Fashion Square

Westfield Fashion Square lounge
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Featuring 229 stores and services, Westfield Fashion Square is a premier shopping destination located in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley. Anchored by Bloomingdale's and Macy's, Westfield Fashion Square emerged from a major renovation with a sleek cosmopolitan look and an upgraded dining terrace. The shopping mall has appeared in the 1995 hit comedy Clueless and TV series like The Office and Malcolm in the Middle.

28. Gift Stores at L.A. Hotels

Poketo store at The Line Hotel
Poketo store at The Line Hotel | Photo courtesy of Poketo

29. Shopping at L.A. Museum Gift Stores

MOCA museum store
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30. The Downtown L.A. Shopping Guide

Alchemy Works in the Arts District
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31. The Best Vintage Stores in L.A.

Golyester vintage store
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32. The Best Record Stores in L.A.

Amoeba Music
Amoeba Music | Photo courtesy of Jay Martinez, Flickr

33. Outlet Shopping in L.A.

Citadel Outlet Mall
Citadel Outlet Mall | Photo courtesy of 1 Johnny, Flickr