11/21/2011 05:00 pm ET Updated Jan 21, 2012

L.A., Hold The Glitz: Shopping & Style: Conde Nast Traveler

The Scene
A vintage slice of Los Angeles right out of a Raymond Chandler novel, Echo Park (EP to the truly trendy) is a Latino working-class neighborhood that's recently attracted fringe seekers of every stripe: tatted hipsters, musicians, geek-chic writers and artists, and vegans and vegetarians galore.

How to Get There
It's a 10-minute drive from downtown; 30 minutes from Beverly Hills.