Everyone’s heard – and seen – the joke by now: find and wear the ugliest holiday sweaters you possibly can. But with a little winter chill coming even to sunny Southern California, holiday sweaters don’t have to be ugly at all. Shops on Melrose Ave. offer all kinds of knitted gift ideas to brighten any festive wardrobe.
With many seasonal sweaters available that are one-of-a-kind unique at this shop, there’s always something special available as a holiday gift. The store sells gently worn second-hand outfits, and recycled classics of all styles, including a women’s Boolder cardigan in lush charcoal, pull-overs, turtlenecks, crew necks, and button-downs. There are even some hand-knitted sweaters for the truly personal touch.
This boutique offers edgy and hip streetwear and accessories, including fashions by both local and international designers. You’ll find makers like Junker Designs, Black Kaviar, Unknown NY, and Vie Riche. Owner Scott Watson makes sure there are plenty of eclectic holiday sweaters in the mix.
Joy to the World? You’ll find it in this vibrant boutique with their Joy Logo Turtle Neck Sweater, a 100% cotton knit jacquard with the shop’s new “Joy” embroidery, or experience the super soft wool and mohair blend of the Leopard Mohair Cardigan with a Joyrich embroidery badge. And everything’s coming up roses with The Allover Rose Jacquard cotton knit sweater, a look that also features stylish ribbed cuffs and hem.
Cutting-edge contemporary looks featuring dual-gender holiday apparel by Nathalia Gaviria are the order of the day at this sleek shop. Check out beautifully-designed items like the Gwen Sweater, a long-sleeved, floor-length cardigan with a hood, made from a light angora knit blend. Or check out the Margherita Sweater, a Boho-style lightweight rayon knit with stunning lace cuffs. Or go beyond traditional sweater cuts with an ultra-suede fringed poncho with a hood, carefully detailed with Native American-style embroidery.
Nathalia Gaviria “Black”
7563 Melrose Ave.
Known for stocking the “must-haves for the fashion obsessed,” Timeless has soft sweaters for all winter occasions, such as the draped-front acrylic knit cardigan Snow Daze from Billabon, with an alpine stitch and patch pockets. Cashmere your thing? Both sporty and elegant, the Decker Tahiti Striped pullover is 100% cashmere with a shirttail hem and deliciously dropped shoulders.
Specializing in hip dresses, tops, and sweaters, Unica offers everything from the cropped fashion top pullover of the soft acrylic Kimmie Sweater from Cotton Candy LA, to the hip print of the raglan-style Namaste Ombre sweater from Spiritual Gangster.
This spacious store offers urban hip styles for both women and men, and carries such top sellers as Scorpio, a Yeezy Graphic Cardigan in black with cobalt, or the Yeezy Season 5 Adidas Calabasas crewneck. With a wide variety of cutting-edge, super popular Yeezy fashions, these should be reason alone for the fashion-forward to pay a visit this holiday season.