If you haven’t heard about Platform LA in Culver City, located at 8850 Washington Blvd., you’re in for a real shoppers treat. It’s full of trendy and luxe shops ( like Reformation, Wyeth, and Aesop) , and tasty eateries ( oh yes, Sweetgreen is there) that are nestled in a serene outdoor park. Platform LA also showcases independent brands and brings things full circle with a local focus. So not only can you score some cute goods ladies, you can feel good knowing you’re supporting so many local vendors. Platform LA’s chic boutiques and posh restaurants make it the “it spot” for a day with the girlies, or your first Hinge date night. They’re open as early as 6:30am ( well, at least Blue Bottle Coffee is), with shops open between 11am to 7pm and restaurants until 10 pm. Can’t wait to visit? Us too! So we’ve rounded up some and tips and tricks to make the most out of it. Here is everything you need to know about visiting Platform LA.
1. Pop Up Shops are Constantly Evolving
Platform LA’s ever changing pop up shops will make each trip a fresh and exciting one. Most of these pop up shops are laser focused on local vendors, but every once in a while they welcome brands and shops from around the country. For example, over the summer, Platform welcomed the New Jersey-based luxury dinnerware brand Jono Pandolfi. Right now, you can currently shop Palm Springs’ Mojave Flea Trading Post. They’ll have an outpost through the holidays. Expect artful textiles from All Roads, closet staples from Magill, Open Editions’ artist-designed goods and sleek homeware from Utilitario Mexicano, to name a few.And out on the Courtyard, Goodee, previously available only online, is stocked with all your a holiday gifting needs. The bright shop is a treasure trove of furniture, lighting, textiles and accessories for home, outdoors and everyday living.
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2. Something for Everyone
When you’re hanging out with a group of people, it can be challenging to get them to agree to going to one. But, Platform’s variety of shops ensure there’s something for everyone. Plus, it’s easy to stop by with self parking and valet available. Lovers of wellness and home decor will enjoy Broome Street General Store, a luxury convenience store. Fashionistas will appreciate Reformation’s cute selection of clothes. Our favorite shop is NYC’s Catbird – a posh jewelry shop that specializes in permanent bracelets. But if you’re not into commitment, they offer a variety of traditional jewelry as well. Foodies will want to stay all day at their aesthetically pleasing restaurants like Roberta’s, which serves LA’s and the country’s best pizza. For a quick lunch stop – try Loqui. Fresher than Chipotle, they serve honest Mexican eats found at favorite taquerias throughout Mexico. For a true luxe dining experience, the group will want to eat at Margot. It sits atop Platform, has sweeping views of the city, and serves coastal Mediterranean cuisine.
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3. Platform LA Hosts Events
Not only can you shop and dine at Platform, but you can attend some really cool events. Catch a movie in Platform Park on select days or plan to attend one of their festival style events, like Ecotone, happening this Saturday, November 11th. There will be food, drinks, music, and more. You can even host your private event on the premises if you need too.
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