What are the must-haves you simply must take to Coachella this year? Cool looks aside, don’t forget sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip cover. Bring awesome shoes you can walk in – it might be miles every day not including all that time dancing. And eschew the feathered headdresses for an awesome sun-shading hat. Yes, you can still bring your fashion style to the party: after all, you’re going to be shopping for what you need on Melrose Ave.
Shade is the point, but the look is all-important, too. Here are some great shops “brimming” with choices.
Headgear –satin hats, soft suede daddy hats, dyed cotton daddy hats, snap brim style hats, and a Spearhead daddy hat with embossed logo on the front: take your pick for the ultimate in cool.
7303 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles CA, 90046
(800) 965 – 1134
Looking for the perfect topper? Or planning to create a look from the head down? Then Hollywood Hatters has everything you need to make getting some shade the perfect style trend: fedoras for guys and gals, cowboy hats, newsboy caps, and ivy hats.
6905 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
SHOES YOU CAN WALK IN
Cool shoes are a must for the festival scene, but so is comfort and foot protection. Check out what these shops have on their shelves.
The shoes are always changing at this popular consignment shop. Become a member on their website and be the first to access and buy sneakers at below market-retail pricing – you might as well save a little coin for the concerts.
7565 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles CA
British fashions and shoes are the name of the game at Posers which has three stores on the avenue, with a large selection of everything from Doc Martens – in 700 styles, the largest collection of these shoes in the U.S. – to George Cox crepe-soled creepers. Don’t miss the New Rock goth shoes and boots made in Spain.
At Shoe Palace, Jordan 11s and Yeezys may be top sellers, but you’ll find a whole bevy of styles and selections besides these innovative brands.
7727 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Sportie LA is the place to go for the coolest limited edition sneakers, boots, apparel, accessories and other gear. They have every shoe you could think of from the 90s to present day, all at a reasonable price. Whether you’re looking for old school Reebok Pumps and Patrick Ewing throw-backs, or trending new styles and brands, Sportie LA has it all.
For inexpensive but fun shades, Melrose Ave. offers several possibilities your eyes will be happy to try.
Luxury sunglasses and celebrity style are the name of the game here, with the ultimate in cool and innovative looks for your eyes that will make you glad the sun’s so bright you have to wear shades.
With a wide range of designer sunglasses and prescription frames, you should find just about any kind of eye cover you want for the cool, yet protective, look you need in the desert.
7407 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Designer fashion at a fraction of the cost as new? Check. And that includes sunglasses, too. Brands change weekly, but finds here have included Dolce and Gabana.
7428 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
SUNSCREEN, LIPCOVER, LOTION
Soothe the skin and protect it from the desert heat and sun with options for terrific products that will beat the elements.
From sunscreen and lotions to SPF lip gloss, SPF hair product, and SPF make-up, this is the spot to find just about every great brand to soothe and protect your skin.
MELROSE BEAUTY CENTER
7617 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Want the hippest – and sun-blocked – lips around? Try products like Plushies soft focus lip veil; or indulge in the glowing Diamond Crushers glitter lipstick with tremendous sparkle available here. They’re vegan/cruelty free products, too. Just be careful who you kiss – you’ll leave your mark!