The best L.A. themed gifts for tourists, residents, and every angel city lover

The best L.A. themed gifts for tourists, residents, and every angel city lover

Are you visiting Los Angeles and looking for the perfect memory to bring home? Maybe you live here and want to represent with a cool local-themed piece of art. Or, you just big heart our city and want a piece of it to show your love.

No place in L.A. is more L.A. than Melrose Avenue. And here, of course, you’ll find the most unique and endlessly cool gifts, clothes, and art pieces that reflect just how awesome it is.

FIRST LED

LED art is a stunning choice for any home, office, or studio. First LED on Melrose has quite a few SoCal-themed designs that are colorful ‘80s retro and eco-friendly ‘00s tech. Don’t worry about how much wall space you have – there are large and small options, and any of them will make you smile when you turn them on.

FIRST LED
7509 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.985.8188
www.firstledlighting.com

MELROSE RECORDINGS

Pretty much everything currently L.A. is represented on a tee at the Melrose Recordings pop-up. Ilthy is offering a cool “welcome LeBron” and a fierce statement tee. The studio – another important addition to what the city (and the Avenue) has given to music – has  a good lookin’ brand tee, too.

MELROSE RECORDINGS
7372 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
818.351.9557
www.facebook.com/MelroseRecordings

NEW PROFANITY

The epically-Melrose shop New Profanity has a cropped tee twofer: the west coast/fresh coast duo. Show your pacific pride (and your sweet tummy) with a well-crafted, breathable cotton tee. Dress ‘em up, dress ‘em down – they’ll get a lot of play. You can buy separately, but wouldn’t it be nice to have the pair?

NEW PROFANITY
7418 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.420.7779
www.newprofanity.com

POWERPLANT

If you’re a motorcycle lover, you probably collect club tees, so add to your stock with one from THE coolest SoCal cycle creator – Powerplant. Bespoke bikes, handcrafted accessories, and house made clothes illuminate the best thing about Melrose – it’s a place to experience nth level creativity and align with some likeminded badasses.

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

SPITFIRE GIRL

Visiting L.A. and want to send a special postcard to your jealous friend? This eco – friendly, sustainably harvested real cherry wood postcard is a throwback to vintage L.A. art cards. Yes, you can write on it, and send it with proper postage. Or keep it as a beautiful souvenir for your time in the City of Angels.

SPITFIRE GIRL
7401 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.424.7340
www.spitfiregirl.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.