Quick drying, sun protective fabric, moisture wicking, side cargo pants, insulated for warmth, convertible, packable, waterproof. These aren’t the words you typically think of while shopping for your regular everyday clothing, but when packing for travel, these words can mean your new outfit is your new traveling best friend. So, whether you’re heading to Africa on Safari or hiking to Machu Picchu to see the 15th-century Inca site, we’ve helped narrow down where to find some of the best travel clothes in Los Angeles to get you packing and off to your next destination in style.
IceBreaker: Breathable Wool Clothing
11161 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
The entire IceBreaker line, including the Villa Dress, feature superfine New Zealand Merino wool, one of nature’s most breathable, wearable, and sustainable fabrics. In fact, each garment works first as a performance piece boasting better temperature regulation, mobility, sweat management, and fit. The Villa Dress and other everyday wear products from pants to scarfs, jackets, and tops, part of their travel and lifestyle collection that blends fashion with functionality, ensure a great fit, moisture wicking, supreme comfort, and no ironing required, perfect for the traveler on the go! The IceBreaker line features clothing options for men, women, and children, including active wear (for hiking and adventure traveling) and everyday wear. Also available online at rodales.com.
Arcopédico Shoes: Ultimate Travel Shoes
414 N. Bedford Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Every traveler needs a good pair of walking shoes. Made in Portugal since 1966, Arcopédico footwear exercises the foot, strengthens the muscles, assists the circulation of the blood, and ensures more comfort in walking while traveling at home and abroad. Offering a variety of styles from trending boots, to adorable patterned flats, to Vegan fabrics for those not interested in leather, to their brand new men’s line that launched at the end of last year, Arcopédico makes shoes for just about everyone. Dubbed “the most comfortable shoes on earth,” the footwear is ergonomic, supportive, and surprisingly stylish.
Aventura: Eco-Friendly Travel Clothes
Rue De Mimo
1514 Mission Street
South Pasadena, CA
The lifestyle apparel brand Aventura clothing designs, makes, and sells environmentally conscious clothing with the aim of helping the earth, “one garment at a time.” With their clothing, they strive to use sustainable, organic fabrics whenever possible to create comfortable, eco-friendly clothing that is far from frumpy. Their 2015 spring and summer line includes the Mavis Dress and Aria Dress, made from lightweight bamboo that can be worn all day and dressed up for evening, and the Avaline Reversible Skirt that gives travelers the benefit of two outfits in one saving on precious packing space. Don’t miss their wide array of packable hats and gauzy lightweight scarves as well. It’s perfect for your getaway no matter where you’re headed.
Patagonia: High End Outdoor Adventure Clothing
1344 4th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Additional Locations Throughout LA Including Pasadena
If an adventure is on your travel horizon, consider Patagonia, the Ventura-based maker of fine quality adventure clothing. Their lines cover a variety of adventure travel opportunities including sport, climbing, skiing/snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, and trail running. Although some of these products have a definite “performance” look, many day-to-day options are available including high-performance shirts and pants made of durable fabrics with water repellent and no-iron options, perfect for any traveler.
ExOfficio Performance Clothing
402 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
The clothing at ExOfficio is perfect for adventure travelers and those seeking the ease of comfort and performance while on the go. Garments are optimized for particular activities, including packability, easy care, sun and insect protection, and fabric strength. In addition to their lines for outdoor adventure, backpacking, and hiking, their travel line boasts pants, shirts, and underwear for both men and women that are quick drying, easy to pack and care for, and often convertible for various types of weather.
Janska: Lightweight Travel Jackets
TEXTURE the sweater store
716 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Janska, the women’s clothing line that aims to always blend comfort and style, features numerous fashionable coats that are lightweight and perfect for travel. One such item is their Madison Coat, which boasts moisture wicking, water repellent properties, a versatile reversible style that can match whatever outfit you’ve packed, and wind resistance. Machine washable and easy to pack, this jacket can go with you wherever your travels take you.
Orvis: Wrinkle-free travel clothing
345 South Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
For the ultimate selection of wrinkle-free clothing, head to Orvis in Pasadena. From their surprisingly soft cotton button downs in a variety of colors and patterns for both women and men, trousers, travel pants, and convertible capris, the Orvis brand of wrinkle-free clothing ensures you have a crisp, freshly-pressed look even after a long flight. A true wrinkle-free product, these clothes will help you pack in style and ease while on vacation, all while maintaining a put together look.
Toad & Co.: Modern Travel Collection
214 N Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
The casual travel brand Toad & Co. has launched some of their favorite travel clothing at REI stores. This exclusive hand-picked collection of Toad & Co. is only available at REI as well. The travel clothing features long-haul comfort in low maintenance styles that are packable, lightweight, and easy to travel with, perfect for the young and care-free traveler. The line features a variety of styles and looks for both men and women including dresses and skirts for the ladies as well as button-down shirts (wrinkle-free), pants, t-shirts, tanks, jackets, and hats.