University of Southern California

SCampus Student Guidebook

Exploring Los Angeles


Bargain Shopping and Flea Markets


333 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 659-0674

Melrose Trading Post

7850 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-7679

Flea market with lamps, tables and hand-sewn clothing held on Sunday at Fairfax High School.



Nordstrom Rack

Glendale Fashion Center

227 N. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, CA 91206
(818) 240-2404

Promenade at Howard Hughes Center

6081 Center Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 641-4046

Pasadena City College Flea Market

1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 585-7906

Collectibles, high-end antiques and rummage sale type items. See Website for market dates.

Rose Bowl Flea Market

1001 Rose Bowl Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(323) 560-7469

Antiques and collectibles, vintage clothing and new merchandise from more than 2,500 vendors. For more information click on “Rose Bowl Flea Market” at Website above.


$8 general (9 a.m.-3 p.m.); $10 express (8-9 a.m.); $15 early (7-8 a.m.); $20 VIP
(5-7 a.m.)

Ross Dress for Less

4360 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(323) 238-0129

Santa Monica Outdoor Antique Market

Airport Avenue off of S. Bundy Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90405
(323) 933-2511

Quality furniture and accent pieces, jewelry, books and clothes. Open the first and fourth Sunday of each month.


First Sunday: $4; fourth Sunday: $5 general (8 a.m. – 3 p.m.), $7 early bird (6-8 a.m.).

TJ Maxx

Baldwin Hills Plaza
3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 296-5935

Books and Music

Amoeba Music

See Hollywood/Vine Station.

Barnes & Noble

The Grove
189 The Grove Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

Secret Headquarters

See Vermont/Santa Monica Station.

Skylight Books

See Vermont/Sunset Station.

Vroman’s Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

Southern California’s oldest and largest independent bookstore.

Discount Stores

Costco Wholesale


3560 W. Century Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90303
(310) 242-2777

Los Feliz

2901 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 644-5201

Wholesale store; membership required. Details available on Website.

Out of the Closet Thrift Store

See Hollywood/Vine Station.

Smart and Final

See Local.


See 7th Street Metro Station.

Electronic Stores

Best Buy

1015 N. La Brea Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90038
(323) 883-0219

Fry’s Electronics

2311 N. Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 526-8100

Radio Shack

University Village
3221 S. Hoover St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 746-4850

Furniture Stores



600 N. San Fernando Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 842-IKEA


20700 S. Avalon Blvd.
Carson, CA 90746
(310) 527-IKEA

(888) STUFF-4U


Grocery and Convenience Stores

The Cheese Store of Silverlake

See Vermont/Santa Monica Station.

Farmers Market

6333 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-9211 or (866) 993-9211

Historic farmers market located at the Grove.

Fresh and Easy

See Local.

Grand Central Market

See Pershing Square Station.


See Local.

The Spice Station

See Vermont/Santa Monica Station.

Surfas Restaurant Supply and Gourmet Food

See Culver City Station.

Trader Joe’s

See Culver City Station.


3461 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 384-6552

Open 24 hours.


See Local.

Superior Grocers

See Local.

Whole Foods Market

6350 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 964-6800



See Vermont/Santa Monica Station.

ReForm School

See Vermont/Santa Monica Station.

Hollywood Toys and Costumes

See Hollywood/Highland Station.


A list of shops for each of the outlets listed below is available online at

Cabazon Outlets

48750 Seminole Dr.
Cabazon, CA 92230
(951) 922-3000

Camarillo Premium Outlets

740 E. Ventura Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 445-8520

Citadel Factory Stores

100 Citadel Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90040
(323) 888-1724

Desert Hills Premium Outlets

48400 Seminole Dr.
Cabazon, CA 92230
(951) 849-6641

Ontario Mills

One Mills Cir.
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 484-8300

Shoe Stores


Hollywood Galaxy Mall
7021 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 461-0489

Famous Footwear

Glendale Fashion Center
233 N. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, CA 91206
(818) 547-6031

Payless Shoe Source

See Local.

Shopping Centers

Beverly Center

8500 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 854-0070

Website features a full list of shops and special deals.

Fig at 7th

See 7th Street Metro Station.

Glendale Galleria

100 W. Broadway
Glendale, CA 91210
(818) 246-6737

See Website for full list of shops.

The Grove

189 The Grove Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 900-8080 or (888) 315-8883

List of shops can be found on Website.

Hollywood and Highland Center

See Hollywood/Highland Station.

Macy’s Plaza at the MCI Center

See 7th Street Metro Station.

Santa Monica Place

395 Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 260-8333

A three-story open-air shopping mall just two blocks from the pier.

Shopping Districts

Melrose Avenue

West Hollywood, CA 90046

Shops on Melrose Avenue between
San Vicente Blvd. and La Brea Ave.

Montana Avenue

Santa Monica, CA 90403

High-end clothing boutiques stretch from 7th to 17th streets.

Fashion District

Los Angeles, CA
(213) 488-1153

Stores offering discounted clothing in downtown Los Angeles. District spans blocks between Broadway, Washington Blvd., San Pedro St. and 5th St. Request free map guide from their Website by clicking on “Map and Directions.”

Santee Alley

Santee St., Maple Ave.,
Olympic Blvd. and 13th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Great place in the Fashion District for clothing bargains and designer imposters.

Alternative Transportation

Take Metro Red Line or the DASH D and E lines, which run through the center of the Fashion District.

Rodeo Drive

Rodeo Dr. between Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards
Beverly Hills, CA

High-priced designer shops.

Third Street Promenade

Santa Monica, CA

Shops, restaurants and people watching. See Website for a list of stores.

Sporting Goods and Rentals

Lion’s Bike Shop

1387 W. 29th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(323) 733-2791

Bicycle retail and repair.


402 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-4370

Sporting goods retailer. Camping equipment and rentals.

Sport Chalet

11801 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 235-2847

Sporting goods retailer. Scuba, camping, ski and snowboard rentals.

Val Surf

4810 Whitsett Ave.
Valley Village, CA 91607
(818) 769-6977

Snowboard, ski, wakeboard, wakeskates, bodyboard and surfboard retailer and rental shop.

Video Rentals

Blockbuster Video

9201 Venice Blvd.
West Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 837-1286

Offers in-store and mail DVD and video game rentals. See Website for details.


Offers mail DVD rental service. See Website for details.

Perfect Video

See Local.


Offers DVD rental service from self-service kiosks. See Website for kiosk locations.

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