The Rise And Fall (And Rise Again?) Of L.A.’S Famed Robertson Boulevard

by MR Magazine Staff

When it comes to famous Los Angeles retail streets, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills is probably the first one that comes to mind. Like New York’s storied Fifth Avenue, it will always be associated with a certain unattainable, old-school luxury (and with Julia Roberts shaming a sales associate with that unforgettable line in “Pretty Woman”). But elsewhere, retail ebbs and flows, and for a time in the mid-aughts, Robertson Boulevard was an even bigger celebrity scene — think Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears, who came to the street regularly to shop Kitson’s selection of then-desirable designer jeans, Juicy track suits, graphic tees and trucker hats, as well as a number of other nearby boutiques, and eat at The Ivy, with the guarantee that they’d be photographed by the hordes of paparazzi trolling the area. It was something of a stepping stone for the Kardashians, back when they’d venture outside their Calabasas compounds just about any time an opportunity to be photographed presented itself. Read more at Fashionista.