Christmas shop until you get to LA

Air New Zealand is lifting baggage restrictions on all flights between London and Los Angeles, allowing party travelers to make the most of LA’s shopping scene and bring home more of their Christmas presents.

With the Christmas shopping season already in full swing, Air New Zealand wants to help Brits break out of their usual ways and explore the wide range of shops that Los Angeles has to offer, all while enjoying the last minute sunshine before winter does not set in.

In addition to their first piece of free baggage, passengers of all classes on Air New Zealand’s London – Los Angeles route will be able to purchase a second piece of baggage for just £ 1 each way. The offer is bookable throughout the month of November, for travel between November 5 and December 11, 2015.

To help passengers get the most out of their Los Angeles shopping, Air New Zealand researched the top ten LA shopping destinations:

1. SANTA MONICA SQUARE – Located in the heart of Santa Monica, the modern Santa Monica Place offers a contemporary mix of shops, restaurants and a craft market.

2. UNIVERSAL CITYWALK HOLLYWOOD – Located next to Universal Studios, Universal Citywalk Hollywood is home to over 25 restaurants and 30 specialty stores.

3. ABBÉ KINNEY BOULEVARD – Nicknamed “The Coolest Block in America” ​​by GQ, Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice is one of LA’s hippest areas for unique shopping.

4. CITADEL TAKES – Located just minutes south of downtown LA, Citadel Outlets offers the closest shopping experience to town.

5. THE VILLAGE OF WESTFIELD TOPANGA – One of the hottest shopping destinations in 2015 is the brand new Westfield Topanga Village in the San Fernando Valley.

6. TOM BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL – After a $ 1.9 billion renovation, the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport is now one of the best places for shoppers visiting LA.

seven. ROBERTSON BOULEVARD – Robertson Boulevard, located on the edge of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, is a shopping mecca frequented by celebrities, paparazzi who stalk them, and star watchers.

8. AVENUE MELROSE – Melrose Avenue is a diverse shopping destination that manages to be quirky and mainstream, affordable and upscale, dirty and glamorous.

9. WOOD – The Grove is one of LA’s most popular outdoor malls with an unrivaled collection of luxury retail stores like Anthropologie, Apple and Michael Kors.

ten. HOLLYWOOD & HIGHLAND CENTER – Not only is the iconic Hollywood & Highland home to the Dolby Theater where the Oscars are held, but it’s also home to more than 70 branded retailers, including Louis Vuitton, L’Occitane and MAC.