The Bonaventure Shopping Gallery Telephone Directory

The Bonaventure Shopping Gallery Telephone Directory

Interior of the Los Angeles Bonaventure Hotel

The Bonaventure Shopping Gallery was one of the largest shopping galleries located within a hotel in the United States. The Los Angeles Bonaventure Hotel (now the Westin Bonaventure) was constructed between 1974 and 1976 and was originally owned by investors from the Mitsubishi Corporation and the architectural firm of John Portman & Associates. The 33-story hotel has four different elevator banks, and I can personally attest, is a very confusing building. The elevators are color and symbol-coded to try to ease in navigation.

The shopping gallery within the hotel was originally 75,000 sq. feet and stretched from the first-sixth floors of the hotel. In 1980, the mall area was renovated and doubled in size. With a retail area of 150,000 square feet, 50 retail shops and featured five levels of retail shopping within enclosed atrium, the gallery was designed with businesspeople and international travelers (many visiting from Japan) in mind. There were many high-end jewelry stores, clothiers, luggage stores and giftshops.

This list is from an undated telephone guide to the shopping gallery. I believe the list to be from shortly after the renovation, around 1980 or 1981.

ART
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Galeria Cano
Precolumbian art reproductions
Level 5 – Telephone 625-2939

Louis Newman Galleries
Fine art – painting, sculpture and original graphics
Lovel 2 – Telephone 687-3200

Winbell
Western art. crafts and gifts
Level 4 – Telephone 620-1733

BOOKS, CARDS, MAGAZINES
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Elson’s
News, magazines, gifts, etc.
Level 2 – Telephone 620-5732 in hotel dial 75127

Stacey’s Bookstore
Books, books and books
Level 4 – Telephone 687-3208

CHILDREN’S APPAREL
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Bonnie’s Wee Shop
Refreshing, colorful children’s boutique
Level 5 – Telephone 687-3208

GIFTS, FLOWERS, GAMES
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Allegra Design
Showing fine graphics, accessories, and décor
Level 3 – Telephone 680-2458

Bonaventure Florist
Flowers, plants and gift items
Level 2 – Telephone 620-0601

FAO Schwartz
Toys and games
Level 4 – Telephone 680-3210

French Kitchen
Cookware, gifts. gadgets, gourmet foods, wine and cheese, packaged wines & spirits
Level 4 – Telephone 629-5280

Ruggles
Gifts, greetings cards and souvenirs
Level 4 – Telephone 629-4730

Ryowa
Handbags, jewelry, men’s & women’s accessories
Level 4 – Telephone 620-1733

Sea Boutique
Specimen shells, corals, decorator items, gifts, plants, jewelry
Level 4 – Telephone 628-7644

The Los Angeles Times, September 28, 1980

JEWELRY
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August Moon
Antique jewelry, embroidery, porcelain, etc.
Level 3 – Telephone 626-4935

Bonaventure Jewelers
Fine jewelry, watches, distinctive giftware
Level 2 – Telephone 687-3767

Gems One
Opals, jade, fine jewelers, gems and gold
Level 4 – Telephone 624-5111

Miseki Jewelry
Fine jewelry, Japanese cultured pearls, and watches
Level 3 – Telephone 680-0060

Quartz Time Center
Watches, clocks, time pieces, repair
Level 5 – Telephone 629-2867

World of Charms
Charms and Fine Jewelry
Level 4 – Telephone 629-3466

LEATHER, LUGGAGE
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Arto’s Suede and Leather
Suede and leather fashions
Level 3 – Telephone 687-0244

Beckel’s Luggage
Fine luggage and leather accessories
Level 2 – Telephone 620-0851

Western Leather Est.
Finest leather apparel, accessories and moccasins
Level 4 – Telephone 629-8118

MEN’S & WOMEN’S APPAREL
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Arias International Boutique
Men’s and women’s accessories, lingerie and handbags
Level 5 – Telephone 687-4406

C’est Sheri
California fashions for men and women with a European Flair
Level 5 – Telephone 620-0737

Celine
European men’s and and ladies apparel, shoes and accessories
Level 5 – Telephone 687-3175

Kippys
European fashions for men and women
Level 5 – Telephone 485-1735

Personally Yours
Personalizing t-shirts and fashion merchandise
Level 4 – Telephone 629-8118

Super Shirts
T-shirts and accessories with custom designs
Level 4 – Telephone 624-0462

MEN’S APPAREL
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The London Shop
Ye shoppe for men
Level 5 – Telephone 687-8831

Morris Carr
Men’s apparel, sportswear, accessories and shoes
Level 3 – Telephone 628-7138

The Los Angeles Times – November 11, 1980

RESTAURANTS, COCKTAILS
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Bagel Nosh Restaurant
Deli-Food, Salad Bar
Level 4 – Telephone 680-9650 in hotel dial 75501

Carl’s Jr. Restaurant
Fast food/breakfast, lunch and dinner
Level 6 – Telephone 687-3087

Inagiku Restaurant
The finest in Oriental dining
Level 6 – Telephone 614-0820

Natural Feast
Frozen yogurt, Häagen-Dazs ice cream, gourmet vegetarian dishes.
Opening soon

SERVICES
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Art Doty & Associates
Marketing and advertising services
Level 6 – Telephone 622-5011

Avis Rent-a-Car
Rental car service
Level 2 – Telephone 481-2000 Ext. 227

Bonaventure Hair Center
Barber & beauty for men and women
Level 3 – Telephone 624-4247 in hotel dial 75637

Budget Rent-a-Car
Rental car service
Level 2 – Telephone 627-1345 in hotel dial 75623

Copy Print
Photo copy and printing
Level 2 – Telephone 620-6279

Photocenter & Photography
One day film developing, cameras and services
Level 2 – Telephone 687-3173 in hotel dial 74383

SPORTS SHOP
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Arias (Sport Shop)
Tennis and golf apparel and equipment
Level 5 – Telephone 687-4406

TRAVEL & TOURS
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City Lights
Theatre tickets – limo service
Level 4 – Telephone 680-9876

Jalpak
Japanese tour service
Level 1 – Telephone 620-0251 or 620-0246 in hotel dial 71308 or 74494

Travel Guild
Full service travel agency
Level 4 – Telephone 624-1041

WOMEN’S APPAREL
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Hino
Custom knit casual and formal ear alterations
Level 5 – Telephone 613-0438

Lady Grace Fashions
Fine apparel and accessories for women
Level 5 – Telephone 687-3319

Saltoh Fur & Gifts
Finest Canadian furs, fine bags and gifts
Level 6 – Telephone 613-1662

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