Silver Lake

The eclectic neighborhood is now L.A.'s capital of style
Kathryn Harris

Silver Lake is hitting its stride. Once home to silent-movie stars, then a hub for modernist architects, the neighborhood east of Hollywood fell into a decades-long decline.

Now it ranks high among Los Angeles' hottest shopping destinations.

Silver Lake's appeal blends neighborly coziness and bohemian edge. Mom-and-Pop and one-of-a-kind stores proliferate ― offering vintage furniture, unconventional clothing, offbeat knickknacks, and just good bargains ― punctuated by enough restaurants and cafes to sustain you through your shopping day.