Although it’s only five square miles, Beverly Hills looms large in pop culture as a posh and picturesque locale that boasts more mansions than any other area of L.A. County, not to mention the world’s most notorious ZIP code. Rodeo Drive, perhaps the world’s most famous shopping street, offers virtually every label worth its logo. Celebrities such as Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes retreat to their tucked-away gated mansions here. With the amount of stars roaming around, a celebrity la tour would really get you energized for some 91210 roamin’. Bel-Air is known for its sprawling estates, and Century City for business and shopping. Westwood, populated mostly by UCLA students, has a youthful vibe.
With its all-star roster of high-fashion designers, it’s no wonder this retail mecca makes so many well-heeled shoppers swoon.
Here reign retail’s grande dames: Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Barneys New York.
Bordered by the UCLA campus, Westwood Village is rife with historic buildings and cultural offerings—and it very well may be the movie premiere capital of the world.