A Modern Guide to DTLA: In an arts renaissance, Downtown is the star of Los Angeles


Row DTLA (777 S. Alameda St.) is the hottest (and largest) new development around, weaving together retail, restaurants, creative office spaces and events. Style world tenants rubbing elbows at Row include the East Bay’s own Erica Tanov (#120)A+R (#100), a 6,800 square-foot modern furnishings store and events space with a library, kitchen and patio; Scent Bar (#150), specializing in niche perfumes from around the world; Poketo Project Space (#174), a concept space featuring aesthetically pleasing home goods and rotating pop-ups; and Galerie.LA (#192), a curated shop stocking equally stylish and sustainable brandsPlus, check out San Francsco’s own Tartine Manufactory (#160) for freshly baked bread—and the famous morning buns of course—and Dandelion Chocolate (#120) to taste some two-ingredient gourmet chocolate bars. // Stop by designer Sean Knibb and wife Stella Shirinda’s nearby downtown outpost of Flowerboy Project (416 W. 8th St.), the hybrid flower shop and retail space that blossomed in Venice. Order a custom floral arrangement while browsing jewelry, design objects and candles named after L.A. districts. // Venture over to Alchemy Works (826 E. 3rd St.), a stylish event space meets retail shop stocking clothing brands including Freda Salvador, Apiece Apart, Mikoh, and Clare V., plus vintage home goods and decor from brands including Vitruvi and Rrres. In addition to housing rotating, decked-out shop cars—think green 1991Nissan Figaro—the shop also boasts a mini Warby Parker shop and an Apolis pop-up shop while the brand’s nearby retail space (806 E. 3rd St.) undergoes renovations.