A Guide to Vintage Shopping on Melrose in LA
Melrose Ave in the heart of LA is home to some of the city’s best vintage shopping. Whether you’re in search of a specific band tee, celeb hand-me-downs, or a couture gown, you're as likely to find exactly what you're looking for as Kim Kardashian is going to take a belfie* today.
*for the uninitiated, selfie feat. butt
What does Decades have in common with the Kardashians? Well, for one, both have their own reality shows. And they both surely have some sort of plastic inside, somewhere… This amazing spot is where celebrities routinely go to clean out their closets, meaning it’s extraordinarily well-curated, and has everything from Hermes to Chanel to Gucci to [inset any other expensive brand here].
8214 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
The World of Vintage Tee Shirts
Need I say more? The name speaks for itself. This place is an absolute oasis for finding the perfect vintage tee. The selection is unmatched, and if you’re looking for a specific band tee… this is the place to go. Racks are organized by genre and artist.
7701 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
This cult fav is known for its reworked Levis, but has recently opened up a second shop on Melrose specializing in vintage pieces. Nothing here is cheap, but everything is incredibly well-curated, from the soft tees to the funky dresses.
8253 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Another excellent spot to search for vintage tees, American Rebel is chock-full of em, organized by color. Everything here is in excellent condition, and they also have a solid selection of flannels, leather jackets, and Levis.
7474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Vintage obsessives from near and far can’t get enough of Resurrection, which carries a tightly edited collection of the finest of the fine from top fashion houses. Be prepared to pay top dollar.
8006 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
This small showroom offers tightly-edited racks of edgy designer pieces from brands like Comme Des Garçons, Kenzo, and Margiela.
8021 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Melrose Trading Post
Every Sunday, the parking lot of Fairfax High School is transformed into LA’s best flea market. Vintage stamps, vintage records, vintage pins, vintage shoes and clothing and furniture… You name it, it’s here, alongside new creations from local artists. You can easily spend the entire day here, browsing the wares.
7850 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Vintage Levis, old Supreme shirts, last season Rag and Bone… Wasteland is an LA cool kid favorite for a reason. There are plenty of steals waiting to be found, but you might be elbow to elbow with other vintage scavengers looking for the same deal you are.
7428 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046