Comfort Inn Near Hollywood Walk of Fame
7051 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 462-0905
Fax: (323) 465-6088
MUJI is a Japanese department store that strives to offer it's customers good quality products, that feature minimalistic, pleasing and simple designs, at affordable prices. The store stocks everything from clothing to home decor, household products and kitchen ware. Their stationery section is especially impressive, offering a variety of notebooks, pens, stamps and other goodies that are sure to delight customers of all ages. MUJI also boasts an amazing selection of Asian snacks with some hard-to-find treats like ginger candy, freeze dried strawberries and yogurt covered chocolate raisins.
You will find all kinds of great deals at this shop in Hollywood. It sells racks and racks of used clothing; everything from items found at crime scenes with authentic bullet holes, to estate sale clothing with a little less wear and tear. Find items worn on movie sets or accessories previously owned by a celebrity. Even if you don't wish to buy anything, just browsing through the vintage and retro clothing is a fun and educational experience. With the great prices, however, it's a good bet that you'll leave with more than a little something tucked under your arm.
Babushka Deli is a charming little shop specializing in Russian groceries and prepared foods, located next door to Restaurant Troyka and a Russian bakery. Getting consistent kudos from connoisseurs of the cuisine, Babushka brings you home cooking away from home. Frozen pelmeni and vareniki (types of dumplings) along with fresh caviar are favorite grab-n-go items. Whole smoked fish is in a class of its own. Staple treats, such as cabbage rolls, chicken kiev, stuffed peppers and borshcht, are the talk of the town. No worries if you don't speak a word of Russian. The brusque, bantering ladies behind the counter always manage to put together a take-home feast to your liking. And, if you are in luck, you may witness an older gent soliciting a nostalgic tune from a grand piano proudly placed in the middle of the store. -Jamie Zum
There's a real gramophone in the window of this little place, As the Record Turns, that will bring back memories for many lovers of vinyl records. The ambiance of this place is rather upscale; with its marble floor and Oakwood cabinets, it looks like a private room in a very wealthy person's mansion. Whether you love R&B, jazz, rock, soundtracks or specialty records by various personalities, you should be able to find what you're looking for here. The makers of more than 3,000 films have contacted this store while searching for copies of special records that have become hard to find over the years. Nearly 25,000 records are on hand here, and all are in excellent condition. The personal assistants of such well known figures as George Lucas, Henry Rollins and George Harrison have ordered records from this store on behalf of their employers. MTV, Sony and AMC have all called here looking for records. Even Jay Leno's 'Tonight Show' staff calls here when a special recording is needed. Call for open hours.
The Abyssinia is a great shop that has been open in Hollywood since the late 1980s. It is owned by natives of Africa who sell beautiful African imports, most of them handcrafted by residents in various African nations. Hand carved wood items, jewelry, clothes, decorative items, and more can be had in this one-of-a-kind shop. The owners are friendly and there is an earthy atmosphere in the store. With the popularity of ethnic and beaded jewelry of late, this is a great little spot to find something the department stores don't carry.
You can rent some of the finest tuxedos in the latest styles available in Los Angeles at this store. Various rental plans are offered so you will only pay for what you truly need. The store often stocks tuxedos designed by famous clothing designers for men, such as Oscar de la Renta and Raffinatti. After a visit it will be obvious why so many men in L.A. visit the Tuxedo Center, whenever they have a big night-out planned. Call store for more information.
Located on the block of Sunset taken up entirely by famous music stores selling guitars, amps and sundry musical gear, Guitar Center presides over the lot as the undisputed pantheon of rock 'n' roll past and present. Established in 1964, Guitar Center on Sunset is the original flagship store, which spawned hundreds of outlets nationwide over the decades. Sporting giant pictures of guitar deities along its enormous façade and a rock 'n' roll walk of fame up front, the grand emporium proudly declares its historical gravitas. Inside, you will find one of the vastest selections of guitars and other stage instruments the world over, including some very rare and precious vintages. Knowledgeable staff is on hand to show you around and assist you. -Jamie Zum
Native Boutique stocks clothes, accessories or jewelry especially designed for women. It is here that you can find a whole lot of new, trendy and exquisite designer merchandise that flatters the female form. The staff is very knowledgeable and approachable. This is a good place to grab high quality designer labels.
Natives in the know have long considered this shop a must for screenwriting books and everything else related to film making. Collectors can't stay away from the wealth of vintage posters of a bygone era as well as current living legends. If you are passing through Tinseltown, it is made to order for all of those posters you promised to bring the folks back home. Merchandise is both new and used and the prices are fair.
When it is time to unload your overload of haven't-listened-to-in-years LPs or cassettes or maybe some more recent CDs that have found themselves on your non-play list, box them up and head for this vendor. This shop pays top dollar for your used music collections. The rarer the LP, the more you can expect to be paid. You can also unload your used VHS videotapes as well. On the flip side, if you are in the market to buy, you couldn't find a better place to purchase hard-to-find oldies. Call for open hours.
Ilia and Gaston revolutionized the world of comics when they launched Meltdown, the biggest comic store in the West Coast. Started with a personal collection of comic books and Spiderman memorabilia, this amazing store now displays a huge array of books, figures, toys and even specialty merchandise. Meltdown is the place to visit for an interesting overview of pop art and culture. Bring your kids for an enjoyable time in one of the best stores for everything that is comic related.
When Halloween is in the air, this place just opens up the floodgates. Besides selling the latest mass-produced Star Wars toys, stuffed animals, model trains and educational toys, this store stocks an unusual supply of costumes, masks, makeup, wigs and accessories to thrill young and old alike. You can even find obscure and lesser-known items for rental or sale, so be sure to call before giving up your idea. Both sales and rentals are common, and corporate accounts are welcome.