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Eight Great LA Shops to Hit Before Getting on a Plane

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After your flight's been booked and all your travel arrangements have been set, then comes the inevitable scrambling for travel gear. To help simplify your pre-flight itinerary, be sure to hit up these eight LA shops stocking travel-friendly goods.

Pick up a good read at Skylight Books, nab some ultra-comfy loungewear at Body Language Sportswear and scoop up a pair of walking shoes at New High (M)art. And if you're really in a time jam, a trip to Flight 001 is a must. There, jetsetters can stock up on every in-flight necessity from luggage and adapters to eye masks and chic passport covers. Shop our map and then get to packing!


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1. New High (M)art

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1720 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 638-0271
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Although vacations are meant to be super-relaxing, there's usually a lot of walking involved. Prevent inevitable blisters by scooping up a pair of insanely comfy Birkenstocks at New High (M)art before your trip—your feet will thank you. [Photo: Devotism]

2. Skylight Books

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1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 660-1175
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Before hopping on the plane, be sure to drop by this charming indie bookstore to pick up some in-flight reads to keep you entertained. Stocking everything from best sellers to graphic novels and cool zines, this bookworm's wonderland is sure to delight. [Photo: Yelp]

3. Sephora

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1244 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-3460
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Sephora is your one-stop-shop for all your beauty travel needs. They've got an array of different travel-perfect kits by a bunch of favorite brands like Smashbox and Laura Mercier as well as a handy TSA-approved set of mini containers. While you're there, we recommend also picking up a soothing hydrating mask to primp your face on the plane. [Photo: Sephora]

4. Flight 001

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8321 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 966-0001
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Flight 001 is a definite must-stop in your trip planning process. Although their entire collection of travel accessories cover all bases, we're particularly loving their creatively packaged toiletry sets. [Photo: Flight 001]

5. The Container Store

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10250 Santa Monica Blvd, #218
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 551-1144
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The Container Store stocks a ton of travel-ready goodies for a stress-free trip. We're big fans of their travel pillows and travel jewelry organizers. [Photo: Container Store]

6. Body Language Sportswear

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14700 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 783-4671
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No flight is complete without some ultra-comfy loungewear. Nab some stretchy leggings from this celeb-approved brand to maximize your in-flight comfort. [Photo: Body Language Sportswear/Facebook]

7. Nordstrom

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189 The Grove Dr, Ste P80
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 930-2230
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For some functional travel luggage, head to Nordstrom. They've got tons of different styles, shapes, sizes and brands, including uber-popular Longchamps. [Photo: Nordstrom]

8. Cost Plus World Market

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10860 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 441-5115
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At Cost Plus World Market you'll find soft and stylish throws and blankets to warm you up on the plane. [Photo: World Market]

1. New High (M)art

1720 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Although vacations are meant to be super-relaxing, there's usually a lot of walking involved. Prevent inevitable blisters by scooping up a pair of insanely comfy Birkenstocks at New High (M)art before your trip—your feet will thank you. [Photo: Devotism]
1720 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

2. Skylight Books

1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Before hopping on the plane, be sure to drop by this charming indie bookstore to pick up some in-flight reads to keep you entertained. Stocking everything from best sellers to graphic novels and cool zines, this bookworm's wonderland is sure to delight. [Photo: Yelp]
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

3. Sephora

1244 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Sephora is your one-stop-shop for all your beauty travel needs. They've got an array of different travel-perfect kits by a bunch of favorite brands like Smashbox and Laura Mercier as well as a handy TSA-approved set of mini containers. While you're there, we recommend also picking up a soothing hydrating mask to primp your face on the plane. [Photo: Sephora]
1244 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401

4. Flight 001

8321 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Flight 001 is a definite must-stop in your trip planning process. Although their entire collection of travel accessories cover all bases, we're particularly loving their creatively packaged toiletry sets. [Photo: Flight 001]
8321 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

5. The Container Store

10250 Santa Monica Blvd, #218, Los Angeles, CA 90067
The Container Store stocks a ton of travel-ready goodies for a stress-free trip. We're big fans of their travel pillows and travel jewelry organizers. [Photo: Container Store]
10250 Santa Monica Blvd, #218
Los Angeles, CA 90067

6. Body Language Sportswear

14700 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
No flight is complete without some ultra-comfy loungewear. Nab some stretchy leggings from this celeb-approved brand to maximize your in-flight comfort. [Photo: Body Language Sportswear/Facebook]
14700 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

7. Nordstrom

189 The Grove Dr, Ste P80, Los Angeles, CA 90036
For some functional travel luggage, head to Nordstrom. They've got tons of different styles, shapes, sizes and brands, including uber-popular Longchamps. [Photo: Nordstrom]
189 The Grove Dr, Ste P80
Los Angeles, CA 90036

8. Cost Plus World Market

10860 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
At Cost Plus World Market you'll find soft and stylish throws and blankets to warm you up on the plane. [Photo: World Market]
10860 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025