Time to shop? Start on Sunset in Silver Lake, Echo Park
The Sunset Strip may draw the crowds west at night, but the eastern end of Sunset -- the part that runs through Silver Lake and Echo Park -- is where the skinny-jeans crowd shops by day, earning the area favorable comparisons to hip Williamsburg area of Brooklyn and the Mission District of San Francisco. Indie-label fashion and vinyl records mix with Midcentury Modern furniture and crafty handmade goods by local artisans. You'll find lots of décor geared to small-space and earth-friendly living.
Writer David A. Keeps grabbed his laptop and camera to give you this whirlwind tour, sequenced as a one-way journey from east to west. Hop along for the ride.
Photos, clockwise from top: Vintage clocks are part of the mix at Dustmuffin. Wood owls deliver some Scandinavian style at Hemingway and Pickett. Embroidered pillows and other accessories complement the furniture at Living Room. Credit: David A. Keeps