Made On Melrose: L.A. Brands Created Locally

Made On Melrose: L.A. Brands Created Locally

You know Melrose is known across the world for having the most progressive and exciting shopping, dining, and entertainment options on the west coast, right? It’s true. Since, like, 1983. But did you know many of these amazing shops make their own products right here in L.A. (and some right here on Melrose)? That’s true, too. Here are some of the locally grown brands anchored on the coolest bock in town.

COSMO’S GLAMSQUAD

Everything about Cosmo Lombino is on-brand. He’s bold and intense and playful and no b.s., all out loud, and so is his line. His Melrose boutique is a fashion fantasy land, part Burning Man, part Wonderland, part space disco. When a celebrity needs to make an impression, they come to Cosmo. But so can you. His work is trendy, yes, but wearable, flexible, and meticulously crafted.

COSMO’S GLAMSQUAD
7367 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.951.1141
www.cosmosglamsquad.com

HOUSE OF INTUITION

In less than 10 years, House of Intuition owners Alex Naranjo and Marlene Vargas have expanded to four local stores (with more on the way) as leaders in the spiritual healing and empowerment space. HOI offers everything (and everyone) you need to get your energy elevated, including handmade lines of product, individually charged and blessed.

HOUSE OF INTUITION
7449 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
213.413.8300
www.houseofintuitionla.com

MONSTER A GOGO

Michelle and Ash Ghoulmore know that horror isn’t just for October. The devilish duo created the Kreepsville 666 brand 12 years ago. The line of fashion and accessories, featuring Ash’s creepy designs, combine the whimsy of vintage and iconic monster and aliens with completely wearable aesthetics. Their one and only brick-and-mortar is a Melrose Avenue exclusive!

MONSTER A GOGO
7361 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.655.7337
www.store.kreepsville666.com

POWERPLANT MOTORCYCLES

There’s no way you can build custom motorcycles as amazingly as Yaniv Evan and not build an equally cool merch brand around it. And so he did, and it IS cool! It’s all created and manufactured here: tees, snapbacks, mugs, bike accessories and more, all with Yaniv’s vintage-inspired design and a serious dose of style.

POWERPLANT MOTORCYCLES
7416 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.658.6711
www.powerplant.co

RUTH’S SKIN CARE

Ruth’s Skin Care has been one of Los Angeles’ most popular skin salons since 1985. The treatments are exceptional, and the staff amazing. Best of all, you can take Ruth’s line of products – from cleansers to serums – home with you to maintain that clear, glowing skin in between visits. You’ll wonder where this magic has been all your life.

RUTH’S SKIN CARE
7310 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
310.652.5220
www.ruthsskincare.com

SPITFIRE GIRL

Kristin Schroder started making whimsical box card invitations in her garage almost two decades ago. Now she has a shop on Melrose filled with her slightly dark, mostly vintage, and entirely delightful creations. From fragrance to candles, pillows to greeting cards, the Spitfire Girl brand is infused with attractive visuals and a ton of sass.

SPITFIRE GIRL
7310 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
310.652.5220
www.ruthsskincare.com

Deborah Brosseau

About Deborah Brosseau

Deborah Brosseau provides audience development services to arts & entertainment, lifestyle, and non-profit clients. She is a freelance writer, providing anything from local listicles to corporate profiles for various online publications. Having first experienced Melrose in the '80s, she enjoys writing about the old school creatives as well as the progressive new ones.