After returning from a cruise to Hawaii, we will be spending a single day in Los Angeles. We will already have spent a couple of days there before the cruise, so the plan is to just spend that day shopping.
We will not have a car, so we expect to make do with taxis and/or shuttles.
What are our best options? We were thinking a mall with a nearby hotel. Bonus points if it is fairly close to LAX. We would like to shop for "normal" clothes (i.e. not super-expensive designer brands), consumer electronics and so on, so I guess any medium/large mall would do. Any shop with cake decorating equipment (Michaels or similar) would also be super.
I have been looking at South Coast Plaza and Glendale Galleria, but they seem to be a bit far away from LAX. Westfield Culver City seemed somewhat closer, but according to Yelp it is a bit "ghetto" (whatever that means).