Throw away those star maps of celebrities' homes because everyone you'll want to see - and be seen dressing like - is at the shops. Cruising to a select set of fashion-forward addresses, the Simpson and Hilton sisters are more likely to be photographed laden with signature shopping bags than in any other compromising position. Kitson (below; 115 South Robertson Boulevard, tel: 1 310 859 2652), on a perennially trendy stretch near Hollywood, owes its good fortune to a policy of alerting gossip magazines to celebrity arrivals - and to recent purchases such as Nicole Richie's leather and gold chain double-strand bracelet by CC Skye (US$245) and Tori Spelling's cuddly Fresh Karma hoodie (US$148). Kitson's owner, Fraser Ross, insists he's doing celebrities a favour by keeping them in the media - or in Jennifer Aniston's case, boosting her bruised ego by tracking sales of the 'Team Aniston' T-shirt, which outsold its Angelina Jolie counterpart 25 to 1. Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. brand Gold Love Crib infant slip-ons (US$50) are must-haves for Hollywood's small set. Another celebrity favourite is Madison (106 South Robertson Boulevard, tel: 1 310 275 9130), a boutique known for putting up and coming LA designers on the fashion map. Only the very trendy, such as Lindsay Lohan, rifle through the racks for edgy labels such as Eley Kishimoto, Sonia Rykiel and Marc Jacobs. Beauty junkies are catered to with lotions and potions from brands such as Alchemy Workshop. Paparazzi follow the stars down the street to Lisa Kline (136 South Robertson Boulevard, tel: 1 310 246 0907), an LA retail institution where singer Mandy Moore launched her line of tiny T-shirts, Mblem (US$49-US$88), this year and where Britney Spears took newborn son Sean Preston on his shopping debut. Flying off the shelves this summer are Kooba's shoulder cinch braid bag (US$634), Primp Bunny thermals (US$69-US$77) and Gorjana's stackable set of seven rings (US$145). If you are looking for some pretty lingerie to go with your new wardrobe, visit the boudoir-inspired Vionnet (158 North Robertson Boulevard, 1 310 289 9202). The boutique carries ultra-feminine, hand-sewn lingerie sets and is LA's answer to La Perla. A few blocks east, on Melrose Place, Marc Jacobs has set up not one but two new eponymous shops. Shoppers on unlimited budgets waltz into Marc Jacobs Collection (8400 Melrose Place, tel: 1 323 653 5100) for this season's pretty eyelet skirts (US$2,200), while those with more aspiration than cash head next door to Marc by Marc (8410 Melrose Place, tel: 1 323 653 0100). Slip on his flattering stretch-cotton twill cropped pants (US$158) and an Abigail tank (US$138) to create an of-the-moment LA look. Only the Olsen twins survive on shopping alone. Shoppers in need of a sugar boost to keep energy levels high should nibble on the homemade cakes at Sugar (633 North La Brea Avenue, tel: 1 323 965 0359), where Paris Hilton picked up a King William Reversible Hollywood dress (US$300) to wear courtside at a recent LA Lakers basketball game. At Yellow (605 North La Brea Avenue, tel: 1 323 525 0362) the mood swings towards happy hour with DJs and mixed drinks to coax wallets open for Jiwon Park's flirty French lace sundresses (US$1,300) and Olivia Morris' irreverent paint-by-numbers sandals (US$385).