Booth Moore, visionary fashion editor at The Hollywood Reporter, brings together her A-list Rolodex, insider knowledge, and industry access to create the definitive guide to shopping around the world. As an international authority on fashion and style, she interviews top celebrity stylists, bloggers, fashion designers, and other tastemakers to give readers the ultimate guide to the best boutiques, brands, websites, and bargains that every fashionista should know.
About the Author: Booth has been an Olympic-level shopper since she was a schoolgirl in New York City. After graduating from Duke University, she began her career in that city of the sensible suit, Washington, DC, at The Washington Post. Moore joined The Los Angeles Times in 1996, where she logged tens of thousands of miles as the paper’s fashion critic, covering the runways in New York, London, Milan, and Paris (and stopping to shop along the way). She left The Times in 2015, is now Senior Fashion Editor at The Hollywood Reporter, and has contributed to The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Town & Country, and Conde Nast Traveler, among other publications. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two cats, and an overflowing closet room that could one day be a pop-up store.
"Where Stylists Shop," her second book, is available at stylish brick-and-mortar bookstores and boutiques everywhere and online January 17, 2017.
What People Are Saying (and Writing) About "Where Stylists Shop":
By Mickey Boardman • April 13, 2017
Booth Moore is one of the fashion world's most respected critics. After years at the LA Times she's now writing for the Hollywood Reporter and has recently published Where Stylists Shop: The Fashion Insider's Ultimate Guide. In her book, Booth and her fashion pals give tips on the best spots from Mumbai to Milan to Montreal for shopaholics to get their fix. We caught up with Booth to learn about the book and to find our her favorite shopping cities as well as her top spots in her native Los Angeles.
You say there is still so much joy in shopping. What's so fun about it?
It's nutritious and delicious! What I mean by that is that shopping is an amazing way to get to know the people and culture of a place -- to learn about traditional style and handicrafts, the emerging designer scene, even the up-and-coming neighborhoods. If you really do some research (or have a book like mine as a guide), you can discover so much more about a city than what meets the eye, or what you'll find in the touristy shopping areas.
Were any fashion people hesitant to share their lists of favorites?
Only a couple -- Eva Chen from Instagram was one person I would have loved to have had in the book, but she declined. (Read the entire story here)
By Carolyne Zinko • March 23, 2017
Booth Moore considers herself an “Olympic-level shopper,” a good quality for someone whose career is devoted to clothing. For 19 years, she was the fashion critic for the Los Angeles Times, covering runway shows in New York, Paris and Milan. In 2015, she left to become senior fashion editor at the Hollywood Reporter. On those trips, she explored boutiques in the alleys of the world’s more cosmopolitan cities, and met stylists and fashion insiders who’d made their own discoveries — from North and South America to Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. As writers will do, she put all the information together into one spot — a paperback called “Where Stylists Shop: The Fashion Insider’s Ultimate Guide,” (Regan Arts, 2017, 464 pages). Moore will appear on March 31 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Hero Shop, 982 Post St. and April 1 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Vintage Fashion Expo (ticket required), 1199 Ninth Ave., S.F. (Interview edited for length.)
Q: What do you love and hate about shopping?
A: (Laughs). It’s such an opportunity for discovery. It’s a great way to see a new place and to get to know people and the environment and nooks and crannies of a city, exploring stores that are off the beaten path of the regular tourist stretch. When I’m traveling, it’s part of my routine. What I hate about it is that it costs money. And you have to be careful that it doesn’t take over your life — and your house. (Read the full story here)
A look into fashion critic Booth Moore’s personal shopping habits and her new book, "Where Stylists Shop"
By Madison Roberts • 02/17/17 2:25pm
When Booth Moore graduated from high school, she didn’t want a car or a EuroRail pass, like most of her friends. Instead, she wanted a southwestern-style blanket coat with silver buttons from Ralph Lauren. She didn’t just want to acquire the coat—she wanted to go buy it herself at the Ralph Lauren Mansion on Madison Avenue. As another graduation gift, one of Moore’s friends drew a picture of her wearing that jacket on the cover of the erstwhile YM magazine, where she interned one summer in high school.
To this day, the jacket remains one of her favorite pieces of clothing and it’s still ... (Read the full story here)
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On trips abroad, I usually scour Instagram for ideas on where to shop — to often frustrating results (stores always look better on Instagram than they do in real life). But with Booth Moore’s new book, “Where Stylists Shop,” I no longer feel the need. Organized by city, the book is a compendium of the best stores around the world and the stylish people who love them. It recommends everything from the best place to buy ceramics in San Miguel De Allende (Ceramica Lopez) to cheap jewelry in Mumbai (Tribe by Amrapali), to the wares of emerging African designers in Accra (Elle Lokko). (Read the full story here)