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It's happened to the best of us: while enjoying a perfectly pleasant day of shopping, nature suddenly calls. If the store doesn't have a restroom, do you head back home? Do you stop everything and duck into a nearby restaurant? Do you ignore it in hopes that the urge will magically disappear? What. Do. You. Do?

To solve your tinkle troubles, we've rounded up ten great stores with quality restrooms. Some of these places are likely already on your shopping itinerary, or at least close to your selected retail stops. In addition to being absolute life-savers, a handful are pretty cool-looking, like stylish Beckley's A Clockwork Orange themed loo above.


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1. Beckley

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8128 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Besides being a blogger hangout, Beckley is known for its Stanley Kubrik-inspired restroom. Designed by Rebecca jezek of Creative Space, the futuristic loo is a nod to the legendary director's 1971 cult classic, A Clockwork Orange.

2. Kelly Wearstler Flagship

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8440 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 895-7880
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Given that Kelly Wearstler is an interior designer star, it's no surprise that her restroom is a work of art. From marble walls to stone knobs, it's definitely worth Instagramming. [Photo: Nonsense & Sensibility]

3. The Grove

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189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 900-8080
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In 2012, The Grove completed a multi-million dollar upgrade that included a lavish lobby. Although it's not located inside a single store, the shopping center's ladies restroom is a highlight for its full-on lounge, which is a perfect place to chill in-between shopping sprees. [Photo by Elizabeth Daniels]

4. Nordstrom

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189 The Grove Dr, Ste P80
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 930-2230
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If nature suddenly calls and you don't have time to hit The Grove's lobby, head to Nordstrom. The first floor features men's and women's restrooms. The second floor hosts a family restroom and another women's. [Photo via]

5. Opening Ceremony

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451 N LA Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 652-1120
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While searching for totally wild holiday gifts at OCLA, we discovered the retailer's very clean, single-stall restroom. Located to the left of the store near a back room, the all-white space also features a wooden chair and vanity set. [Photo: Opening Ceremony]

6. American Rag Company

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150 S LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 935-3154
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If you tinkle time hits while you're exploring La Brea's many retail offerings, beeline to American Rag CIE. Ask a staffer to provide you with a token that unlocks the loo. [Photo via]

7. Neiman Marcus

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9700 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 550-5900
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Neiman Marcus' restroom as just as luxurious as the iconic department store itself. Decor highlights include zebra print ottomans and framed fashion photography. [Photo: Neiman Marcus]

8. Prada

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343 N Rodeo Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 278-8661
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This is an intimidating one, but if you have to go, you have to go. Just act like you belong, browse the racks, then head to the second floor. [Photo: Mimoa]

9. CHANEL Boutique

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400 N Rodeo Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 278-5500
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Just as intimidating as Prada, Chanel's bathroom exists on the second floor, near the dressing rooms. To avoid eye rolls, we recommend pretend-shopping a little before taking a seat. [Photo: Rodeo Drive Shop]

10. Santa Monica Place

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315 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 260-8300
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Not exactly in-store but definitely worth mentioning, this shopping center restroom is a lifesaver when you gotta go in SaMo. It's located inside The Market dining deck on level 3. [Photo: Inhabitat]

1. Beckley

8128 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Besides being a blogger hangout, Beckley is known for its Stanley Kubrik-inspired restroom. Designed by Rebecca jezek of Creative Space, the futuristic loo is a nod to the legendary director's 1971 cult classic, A Clockwork Orange.
8128 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

2. Kelly Wearstler Flagship

8440 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Given that Kelly Wearstler is an interior designer star, it's no surprise that her restroom is a work of art. From marble walls to stone knobs, it's definitely worth Instagramming. [Photo: Nonsense & Sensibility]
8440 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

3. The Grove

189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
In 2012, The Grove completed a multi-million dollar upgrade that included a lavish lobby. Although it's not located inside a single store, the shopping center's ladies restroom is a highlight for its full-on lounge, which is a perfect place to chill in-between shopping sprees. [Photo by Elizabeth Daniels]
189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036

4. Nordstrom

189 The Grove Dr, Ste P80, Los Angeles, CA 90036
If nature suddenly calls and you don't have time to hit The Grove's lobby, head to Nordstrom. The first floor features men's and women's restrooms. The second floor hosts a family restroom and another women's. [Photo via]
189 The Grove Dr, Ste P80
Los Angeles, CA 90036

5. Opening Ceremony

451 N LA Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
While searching for totally wild holiday gifts at OCLA, we discovered the retailer's very clean, single-stall restroom. Located to the left of the store near a back room, the all-white space also features a wooden chair and vanity set. [Photo: Opening Ceremony]
451 N LA Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048

6. American Rag Company

150 S LA Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
If you tinkle time hits while you're exploring La Brea's many retail offerings, beeline to American Rag CIE. Ask a staffer to provide you with a token that unlocks the loo. [Photo via]
150 S LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

7. Neiman Marcus

9700 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Neiman Marcus' restroom as just as luxurious as the iconic department store itself. Decor highlights include zebra print ottomans and framed fashion photography. [Photo: Neiman Marcus]
9700 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

8. Prada

343 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
This is an intimidating one, but if you have to go, you have to go. Just act like you belong, browse the racks, then head to the second floor. [Photo: Mimoa]
343 N Rodeo Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

9. CHANEL Boutique

400 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Just as intimidating as Prada, Chanel's bathroom exists on the second floor, near the dressing rooms. To avoid eye rolls, we recommend pretend-shopping a little before taking a seat. [Photo: Rodeo Drive Shop]
400 N Rodeo Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

10. Santa Monica Place

315 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Not exactly in-store but definitely worth mentioning, this shopping center restroom is a lifesaver when you gotta go in SaMo. It's located inside The Market dining deck on level 3. [Photo: Inhabitat]
315 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401