Fall Fashion Must Haves, Finding Autumn Gold

Fall Fashion Must Haves, Finding Autumn Gold

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.

2nd STREET

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.

2ND STREET
7560 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
(424)433.5997
https://2ndstreetusa.com/

AMERICAN REBEL /SLOW

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.

American Rebel
7474 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles 90046
(323) 655-3725
https://www.instagram.com/americanrebelsociety/?hl=en

COSMO’S GLAMSQUAD

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.

Cosmo’s Glamsquad
7367 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.951.1141
https://www.cosmosglamsquad.com/

CROSSROADS

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.

CROSSROADS
7409 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 782-8152
https://crossroadstrading.com/

ESSEX

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.

ESSEX
7425 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 658-8611
https://www.facebook.com/essexclothing

FLASHER

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.

Flasher
7609 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.655.3375
http://flashermelrose.com/

FOX THAT

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.

FOX THAT
7527 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 383-3046

NATHALIA GAVIRIA BLACK

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.

 NATHALIA GAVIRIA BLACK
7563 Melrose Ave.
(323) 879-9619
http://www.nathaliagaviria.net/

ROCK ETIQUETTE

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.

Rock Etiquette
7550 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-1911
http://www.rocketiquette.com

TIMELESS

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.

Timeless
7614 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA  90046
323.951.0279
http://www.shoptimelessla.com/

UNICA

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?

Unica
7524 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.658.6662
https://www.unicamelrose.com/

WASTELAND

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.

WASTELAND
7428 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 653-3028
www.shopwasteland.com

About Genie Davis

GENIE DAVIS is a multi-published novelist and journalist, and produced screen and television writer living in Los Angeles. Her novels range from suspense to romance, mystery, and literary fiction, with titles including mystery thriller Marathon, the noir Gun to the Head, and the romantic suspense of Executive Impulse, Between the Sheets and Animal Attraction. In film, her screen work also spans a variety of genres from supernatural thriller to romantic drama, family, teen, and comedy, has written on staff for ABC-TV’s Port Charles; written, produced, and directed reality programming and wrote and co-produced the independent film, Losing Hope. As a journalist, you can see her work in many publications including her own diversionsLA.com.