Jeffrey Alan Marks LCDQ
The designer makes the trek from the west side often for clients, stylish restaurants and himself.

We asked top L.A. designers to share their secret sources, favorite places, and greatest scores around LCDQ through the years. The answers provide any shopper with an A-list tour through the quarter and beyond.

Known for his fresh, spirited, and timeless designs, Jeffrey Alan Marks blends classicism with contemporary edgy accents. His interiors have a unmistakable comfort and livability that have been celebrated in the pages of Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Town & Country and Wall Street Journal Magazine.

Some of L.A. hottest restaurants crave his distinctive style as well. He’s created much Instagrammed spaces for Tavern Restaurant in Brentwood, The Hungry Cat in Santa Monica as well as Belcampo Lodge in Belize.

When not working with clients, he’s busy designing breezy, beautiful textiles and carpets for Kravet, lighting and furniture for Palecek, even a line of bedding for Bed, Bath & Beyond. In between his busy design schedule, hiking, surfing and paddle boarding, the former water polo player came up for air long enough to share his favorites around the LCDQ…

Favorite thing about visiting & shopping LCDQ is…

“One stop shopping! My favorite antiquarians are one valet away. It is the easiest shopping in the U.S.A. and there’s always something new to see.”

Best score ever was…

“A pair of English consoles from Lee Stanton Antiques.”

Lee Stanton Antiques - LCDQ
Some refined, unique finds at Lee Stanton Antiques.

Biggest design weakness and where I get my fix…

“Vintage pottery. I always find it at Downtown.”

Downtown Shop
The windows at Downtown Ltd always make a stylish statement; an array of intriguing furniture and lighting.

Where I take clients (and myself) before/after shopping LCDQ…

Cecconi’s or Zinqué. Both are great for client meetings and to run into all of my friends. I live at the beach so I don’t get to see other designers that often.”

Zinque Melrose
The tiled patio at zinqué is a must-stop for Marks. Photo: Steven Lake Photography

For non-design browsing around the LCDQ…

“It has to be Jay Wolf. My fave fashion stop for years.”

Jay Wolf Clothing
Smart, stylish suiting and relaxed California day wear at Jay Wolf

Where I have a post-shopping cocktail…

“I have a glass of rosé at The Soho House.”

The Soho House boasts some of the best views of the Hollywood Hills. Photo courtesy Soho House West Hollywood

Hotel I’d recommend to visitors…

The Beverly Hills Hotel, because it’s fun for everyone still.”

Beverly Hills Hotel
The unmistakable logo and stripes at the hotel’s entrance; The Fountain Coffee Room’s iconic palm leaf wallpaper.

Inspiring place to see close to LCDQ…

“Not close, but the beach always inspires me.”

The hidden gem of LCDQ is really…

“The great mix of people. I see friends from London, Paris, Sydney, Mexico City…”

Jeffrey Alan Marks: The List

Lee Stanton Antiques

769 N. La Cienega Blvd. | 310-855-9800


719 N. La Cienega Blvd. | 310-652-7461


8684 Melrose Ave. | 424-284-3930


8764 Melrose Avenue | 310-432-2000

Soho House West Hollywood

9200 W. Sunset Blvd. | 310-432-9200

Jay Wolf Clothing

517 N. Robertson Blvd. | 310-273-9893

The Beverly Hills Hotel

9641 Sunset Blvd. | 310-276- 2251

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