erly Hills popular Rodeo Drive could easily be
considered a city. Known as one
of the worldd's more admired destinations, the name conjures up
images of money, movies, moguls and mega-shopping. Rodeo Drive has
gained a reputation throughout the world for its boutiques and
couture shops where an appointment and $1500 charge to your credit
card may buy you a private dressing room complete with Martini Bar.
From Gucci to Gianfranco Ferre, Luis Vuitton to
Hermes, the international names on the storefronts are as upscale as
it comes on L.A.'s Rodeo Dr. Yet surprisingly, amidst the designer shops is a
Clothes Minded for women and girls with nothing costing more than
$15! What that means is that someone realized tourists are flocking
to this location to look and with dollars to spend, they can buy
clothing on Rodeo Drive as well. While Bijan
requires an appointment, most boutiques do not. Visit Armani, Christian Dior, Fendi,
Chanel, Cartier and the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Anderton Court.
Free two hour parking is available in several garages.
Restaurants and clubs mixed between the fashion boutiques and a
popular Cheesecake Factory where you can dine in or outdoors make
this three-block destination more of an attraction. For Shopping:
343 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, Call: (310) 278-8661. Michael Kors,
360 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, Call: (310) 777-8862. Dolce & Gabbana,
offers a men's shop equipped with a VIP private fitting room that
includes a wet bar
for its celebrity clientele. Location:
312 and 314 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills | (310) 888-870. Theodore
offers sportswear and trendsetting designs.
453 and 454 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills(310) 276-9691. Gucci,
347 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 278-3451. Tiffany & Co.,
210 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, California. Call: (310) 273-8880.
Ralph Lauren includes the signature Polo brand.
444 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, Call: (310) 281-7200. Marina Rinaldi
features the Max Mara's line for plus-size women is among the
world's best resources for the LA women--and they exist--who wear
319 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, Call: (310) 860-9793.
Beverly Hills offers a few affordable hotels,
but all in all, the five diamond properties are not affordable
to the average budget traveler.
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Beverly Hills Hotels
Beverly Hills dining and restaurants provide a variety of culinary
is a fine steakhouse at 246 N. Cañon Dr.,
Beverly Hills, Call: (310) 888-8782.
Spago Beverly Hills features a world class executive chef and multi-million dollar
setting in an entertaining restaurant. 176 N. Canon Dr., Beverly
Hills, Call: (310) 385-0880.
Nate 'n Al Delicatessen is a
Jewish deli that has been in business since 1945. It is located at
414 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, Call: (310) 274-0101.
La Dolce Vita is the classic Italian restaurant that served
the Sinatras, Reagans and Douglas families.
9785 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, Call: (310) 278-1845. McCormick & Schmick's Fish House
and Cheesecake Factory are two chain restaurant located along the
shopping area of Rodeo Drive. They serve up affordable food that