If you’re vertically blessed then you understand the challenges tall men and women face when trying to find good quality, fashionable apparel and shoes that fit properly. With the majority of tall shopping done via the internet, it can be a hassle if your purchase doesn’t fit and you have to return it. Wouldn’t you love to be able to walk into an actual store, try on as many clothes and shoes as you can handle and leave with the stuff that actually fits? Here’s a list of the best local shops in the Greater Los Angeles area for those men and women who ‘share the air up there’.
Self Edge Los Angeles
144 N. La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036
This über-cool shop prides themselves on acquiring only the finest selvedge denim from around the world including brands such as Nudie Jeans, Flathead and Imperial. Many styles are available in extra long lengths from 34 to 40 inches for men and a few styles for the ladies with inseams up to 36 ½ inches. With such long inseams, you actually may need to get them hemmed! If so, take advantage of Self Edge’s free hemming service where they’ll use their vintage Union Special chain stitching machine, giving the hem a really authentic finish.
83 Fortune Drive, Suite 239 Irvine, CA 92618
With 9 locations across the Greater Los Angeles area, Lululemon is not to be missed for tall ladies (a little bit for the gents) who like to stretch out their long limbs and engage their lengthy cores through yoga, dance, and running. Each store has as boutique feel with a well trained staff to fit your long legs into some great athletic gear. They even offer free yoga in some stores! Inseams go up to 36” and tops are longer than most to fit the most statuesque beauty.
A Team Shoe Shop
1112 Manhattan Ave. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Shoe shopping for big feet stinks. Not many places carry above a size 10 for women and 13 for men. But A Team Shoe Shop brings a breath of fresh air to the always challenging process. They hand pick the freshest styles and looks for men and women from brands like Supra, Native and Nike and carry up to size 13 for women and up to 18 for men. This shop is frequented by so many NBA, NFL, AVP, WTA and MLB players it’s like an all star game!
Rochester Big & Tall
9737 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
This long standing men’s shop caters to the tall man who wants quality and luxury apparel, shoes and accessories. They carry a wide range of brands so there is something for everyone’s style. For the hip contemporary guy that likes sleeker, modern styles, you’ll find brands like Penguin, Kenneth Cole, Calvin Klein and John Varvatos to keep you looking sharp. But if wearing a flat front pant STILL scares the bejesus out of you, then you’ll love the good ole’ standbys from Polo Ralph Lauren, Cutter & Buck, Tommy Bahama and Vinyard Vines. Rochester has it all and is a must stop for every tall man!
The Territory Ahead
South Coast Plaza
3333 Bear St Costa Mesa, CA 92626
For all you outdoorsy guys, point your compass to The Territory Ahead at South Coast Plaza. They craft amazingly soft sportswear with a cool, relaxed feel that will have you wanting to spend time in Montana fly fishing the summer away (think “A River Runs Through It” with Brad Pitt!) You’ll find an array of tall styles to choose from including polos, tees, woven shirts, shorts, pants and jackets with lots of detail in subtle and earthy colors. Ladies, I’m sorry to say there are no tall sizes here yet. They carry regular, petite and women’s sizes, so hopefully tall will be coming soon!
Long Tall Sally
Pop Up Shop Los Angeles, CA
Whoa girls, this is a HUGE opportunity to be in the know for the Long Tall Sally Pop-Up Shop, coming to Los Angeles in May this year! A pop-up shop (for those that don’t know) is a store that will open up temporarily for a couple of days, weeks, or a month; used as a testing ground for the company to see if a permanent store in the future would be profitable. So, even though the LTS pop-up shop dates are still not set (nor is the location) I just HAD to get the word out there! There are currently NO tall-only shops for women in the greater LA area. So let’s show LTS how much we NEED an actual store here by going to their pop up shop and buying a TON of stuff!