Along with cooler evenings and shorter days in the sun, fall brings fashion finds to Melrose Ave. Whether you’re just back from vacation, headed back to school, or looking for a new style, Melrose Ave. offers plenty of choices when it comes to a new seasonal look.
We checked in with shop staff members to find some of the top looks for the 2018 autumn equinox – and beyond.
From Tokyo looks to curator finds, there’s always something exciting and cutting edge at 2nd Street. Gently used clothing from over 500 stores in Japan include looks like a jumper skirt or a fur vest; soft berets and boldly colored bags are the perfect way to accessorize. Curator picks include flared skirts in bright shades, and unique one-of-a-kind Japanese designer dresses with a space-age vibe.
Where else would you find a Pablo Picasso Bomber Jacket or a vintage ‘70s era David Bowie T-shirt? This is the spot for one-of-a-kind finds like these new arrivals. And don’t miss an AV suede fringed jacket in maxi length, or an equally unique pair of loose highwater jeans perfect for fall in LA.
7474 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles 90046
If you want to dress like a rock star or LA celebrity, then go where they shop – Cosmo’s Glamsquad. Here you’ll find perfect-for-fall styles with looks like a high-collared maxi dress with a killer slit: the “Tilda” Sweater Dress. Girls and guys will both go for the “Pointy,” a unisex must-have piece that’s hooded, unlined, and sleeveless. This sleek looking number has racer back and front slash-style pockets.
7367 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Plaid is in at Crossroads, with its stellar mix of new and used clothing. You’ll find jackets, hip suits, skinny plaid pants that are perfect to pair with neutral solids or mix and match for a bold look. Don’t miss the jean jackets, leather jackets, and wrap skirts, too, because it can’t be all plaid, all the time.
7409 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Essex is more than just band T’s, graphic T’s, and – just cool T’s. Plaid is a hip and happening thing here, too, and a slim-fit plaid shirt makes a great pairing with a lightning bolt T or a plain white one.
Lace-up jeans by Rockstar denim? Check. Handmade jacket from Junker Designs? Check that, too. From casual streetwear to designer styles, Flasher carries the hottest international designers as well as totally unique pieces from local designers. If you’re looking for rad, this is the place.
7609 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
What can’t you find at Foxthat? Dresses, sweater capes, leather jackets, original T-shirt designs, you name it, it’s here for guys and gals seeking the hip and the eclectic.
7527 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Zebra patterns and glittery stripes are in this season, and so is a witchy-hot, shoulder-exposing black maxi dress, and a brightly-colored bomber jacket or two. Often androgynous, always insanely cool, Nathalia Gaviria Black has jackets, capes, body suits, and more – for a fall look you won’t find behind any other designer door.
Soft fabric, loose fit long dresses in monochromatic tones, a black vinyl jacket with a cropped bottom, and geometric pattern kimonos: everything you need for a sexy fall look that rocks the leaves from the trees.
7550 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
With choices like long-sleeved, crop top sweaters, plaid oversize blazers, and beaded berets, you’ll want to take your time finding your fall wardrobe. Denim bomber jackets with a hand-painted back make a pretty cool autumn attire, too.
7614 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Jeans, tops, dresses, sweaters –there’s almost as much fashion here as there are leaves falling from the trees in New England. How about a David Lerner Wonder Woman high/low pull-over for starters? Or a Nicole Andrews peek-a-boo mini-dress with a key-hole cutout?
7524 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Used yes, retro sure, cool absolutely. That sums up the aesthetic at this store where selections change all the time, but one thing never changes: splashy style like faux fur jackets or leather jeans.
7428 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046