Burning Man is coming up at the end of the month – and to get your burn on in style, Melrose Ave. is a one-stop-shop for all your fest needs. From the coolest outfits to the best accessories, all your must-haves are right here.
Let’s start at the top: looking for some shade from the desert heat? Check out these shops for headgear.
Hats of all kinds in funky styles from the 1930s to 1990s are among the many finds at this vintage boutique. Unique hats add the ultimate finishing touch and shade from the heat for just about any burner-style. There’s boater straw hats, 60s-era floppy wide brims, fedoras, cowboy hats, and much more.
American Superior Vintage
7377 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
Hollywood Hatters carries over 1,000 quality hats for girls and guys. Bowlers, boaters, newsboy caps, Panama hats, top hats – if it goes on your head, this shop has it. Hollywood Hatters also specializes in custom sizing and name brands like Borsalino, Golden Gate Hat Co., Broner, Stetson, and the New York Hat Company, among others.
6905 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
If it shines and glitters, it makes the perfect touch for festival accessorizing.
Funky style: in silver, leather, and always one-of-a-kind: that’s Atomic City. From rings to bangles, this shop might just blow your mind, but not your budget.
7612 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Staff members say the coolest jewelry for festival goers this year are sterling rings and crystals. Bone and wood earrings are also a popular buy, and you can find treasures like bead necklaces, slave bracelets, and nose jewelry, too.
All things silver—rings, bracelets, necklaces, you name it—you’ll find it shining here. Store owner, Nancy, has been creating unique jewelry her way for celebrities, rappers, and professionals alike, creating unusual pieces to be worn and treasured for years. For an edgy and utterly original look, this is the spot.
7420 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
This store—with awesome selections since 1991—features funky and fun accessories like necklaces, wallet chains, belt buckles (above)…all with a rock n’ roll aesthetic that fits in with their cool selection of rockin’ T’s.
What will you wear? That becomes the “burning” question. On Melrose Ave., here are some sharp answers.
At 2nd STREET, a one-of-a-kind secondhand clothing store, you can find gently-used high quality designer and vintage items, including unique, trendy clothing, shoes and accessories. They also feature new merchandise from more than 500 stores in Japan, so the selection of endlessly cool fashions is extensive and fabulously unusual.
7560 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
From vintage fringed leather jackets to bold-colored rompers, American Rebel has that Burning Man style. 60s and 70s-era looks are everywhere here, with wild patterns and ponchos vibrating with color.
7474 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles 90046
Celebrity stylist and fashion designer, Cosmo Lombino offers everything from ballroom skirts to a unisex “Assassin” headscarf that will keep the desert dust at bay. Look for sheer lace tops and penguin-tail tees, or go full-out glam with beaded bustiers.
7367 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
A mix of new and used and clothing, Crossroads offers on-trend fashion at discount pricing. Current fashion notes are key with selections that include rompers, wrap skirts, crop tops, and jean shorts.
7409 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Boutique shopping with plenty of edge: that’s Essex. Look for unique graphic T’s, band shirts, and cute summer cotton dresses. T-shirt with Elvis’ mugshot? Marilyn Manson logo? Route 66? They have it all here.
Custom-made designer dresses, recycled black leather jackets; FoxThat is the epitome of hip. Popular for Burners? T-shirts, some designed by very zen yogis.
7527 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
With over 240 vendors selling jewelry, clothing, and unique body adornments, the only thing this Sunday-only shopping Heaven doesn’t have are corporate brands. Browsing and buying will make your day – and your Burning Man experience.
For trend-setting, chic, and often adrogynous cutting-edge contemporary fashion, Nathalia Gaviria Black has capes, jackets, catsuits, and clothes that are pure style, irreverant and simply like nothing you’ll see anywhere else in town.
Gauzy dresses and rock n’ roll t-shirts are on fire this season. You’ll love the simple elegance of cut-out dresses that bare a little midriff and are perfect for accessorizing. Or how about a sexy lace-up top or a tie-dyed kimono?
7550 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
For designer looks at discount prices, this collection of used (but not abused) fashion can’t be beat. Selections change weekly, but you’ll find something gorgeous, something retro, something splashy—whatever you’re looking for.
7428 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046