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“desperately seeking trendy-ness”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Fred Segal

Fred Segal
Ranked #4 of 30 Shopping in West Hollywood
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Owner description: Small, upscale department store with a trendy selection of clothing and luggage.
New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“desperately seeking trendy-ness”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2009

the santa monica fred segal offers an array of incredibly trendy CRAP. not a single item worth the price tag. i was the only customer in the store on a friday afternoon. granted, we are in a recession, but can THAT explain the terrible attitude of the manager? i don't think so.

i would not advise my worst enemy to shop there.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Shop So-Cal till you drop!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2005

I love going to California, especially Orange County and L.A. The shopping for all the right brands makes Fred Segal a sure stop, and other stores on Robertson and some on Melrose like Maxfield are awesome. Marc Jacobs just opened on Melrose, and Paul Smith is coming too...Orange County has some upcoming shops, one of my favorites was a shop called Backstage in Laguna Beach. It was a tiny shop in an alley, that in my opinion, was the ultimate anti-boutique in the Rodeo Drive and anti-mall South Coast Plaza sense. They opened a new shop called Max Regal on PCH near the new Montage Resort. I think there's some sort of name-play there....they carry men's and women's..small store, but worth the visit. Next to a hot new restaurant called Tabu Grill. Can't wait to go back.

6 Thank Stiles
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“so cute and trendy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2005

i love fred segal, even though i could never buy anything there! the staff seemed pretty cool, but it felt like everyone was looking at each other, like "is that a celeb?" or something. the prices are outrageous but the clothes are sooo fab!! oscar de la renta and ross herman, very cute stuff. i saw a $2100 tank top and i almost flipped. but then again, you can buy a photo frame in the decor department for $26. i know that they have semiannual sales but i don't know when they are. i love how the store is set up into different little boutiques. it's quite classy.

going to fred segal will complete your journey down melrose avenue for sure. if you actually want to say you that bought something at fred segal but only have a few dollars in your purse, go to their cafe and get a coffee =)

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“nice scene, if that's what you're looking for”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2005

Fred Segal is the epitome of an L.A. boutique. They have a great selection of up-and-coming avante garde designers as well as some tried and true veterans. The prices are steep, so if you're looking for a deal, this isn't your kind of store. They have separate men's and women's sections, children's, home, and a small beauty section. The Santa Monica location is much bigger, but I've always been able to find what I need at the Melrose location.
What's been said about the attitude of the sales staff is more or less true, which ties into my very first sentence. As soon as you walk into the facility you're being checked out by the sales people and the customers shopping. If you're dressed well, the staff will be pretty attentive and nice, trying to show you things you may want to purchase. If you're not dressed particularly well, you'll pretty much go unnoticed. A lot of the sales people have an attitude that comes across as though they think they're really cool because they work there. But often when you go into a high-end store, the staff will act that way. People see you as a walking wallet. If they think you have money they're all over you, if they think you won't buy anything they don't want to "waste" their energy on you.
All in all, the store is more of a "scene" than anything else. People like to have lunch there and be seen by others. People like to shop there because they like the clothing and enjoy the process of shopping in that kind of atmosphere.

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seattle, wa
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“What bad attitudes? I love this place... the staff is great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2003

I do not agree with the other review I see posted here about bad service.... Fred Segal is my favorite place to shop in America (Santa Monica location is better than Melrose).... and I have ALWAYS found the staff to be friendly and helpful; but then again, I'm friendly and have a good attitude. Great assortment. If you're not prepared to deal with sometimes high prices, stay away.

2 Thank stonyend
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