Melrose Shop Hop
Rodeo Drive may be the location of choice for big-name fashion flagships, but celebs and stylists in search of offbeat goodies prefer to point their Choos in the direction of glam gauntlet Melrose Ave. From multi-brand lifestyle boutiques to top vintage troves, this LUXE-led shoppathon will have you looking ‘Hollywood haute’ in less time than it takes Kim K to bank a million bucks. Let’s get spendy...
Start at Creatures of Comfort, where bare bricks and a gorgeous embossed ceiling are matched by edgy garms and on-trend accessories. Girls go gaga for drapey dresses by Yohji Yamamoto, delicate Quarry jewellery and own-label staples, while dapper dudes will love their selection of Common Projects kicks and Thierry Lasry shades.
Soldier on to Scout LA, an impeccably curated collection of designer vintage (think Helmut Lang silk coats and Alexander McQueen bustiers), plus a heavenly house cache of upcycled cashmere scarves. Next in line is his n’ hers SoCal fash fave Fred Segal, and, tucked just behind it, Mauro Cafe – the perfect juncture for a quick Italian patio pick-me-up with a side of star-spotting.
For more retro retail, shimmy onwards to Decades, and bag yourself a mint-condish, red carpet-worthy gown, or dip into Reformation, where salvaged fabrics are reborn as modern everyday wear.
If you have time for a quick detour, dive down N Croft Ave to Clare Vivier, for Parisian-chic leather sacs and stripy fold-over clutches, then skip back to Melrose and the eponymous decor store of interiors queen Kelly Wearstler.
Finally, head over to expertly edited, cool-girl concept TenOverSix for covetable bobs by Band of Outsiders, Rachel Comey, VPL and Comme des Garçons, plus lim-ed and pop-up showcases; followed by Olsen twin emporium The Row for classic neutral investment pieces. Super shopper! You are looking, like, so LA.
Creatures of Comfort / 7971 Melrose Ave / West Hollywood / +1 323 655 7855 / 11am-7pm Mon-Sat, noon-6pm Sun / creaturesofcomfort.us
Scout LA / 8021 Melrose Ave / +1 323 461 1530 / 11am-7pm Mon-Sat, noon-6pm Sun / scoutla.net
Fred Segal / 8100 Melrose Ave / 10am-7pm Mon-Sat, noon-6pm Sun / fredsegal.com
Mauro Cafe / 8112 Melrose Ave / +1 323 653 7970 / 9am-6pm Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm Sun / mauroscafe.com
Decades / 8214 Melrose Ave / +1 323 655 1960 / 11am-6pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun / decadesinc.com
Reformation / 8253 Melrose Ave / +1 323 852 0005 / 11am-7pm Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm Sun / thereformation.com
Clare Vivier / 619 N Croft Ave / +1 323 592 3115 / 11am-7pm Mon-Sat, noon-6pm Sun / clarev.com
Kelly Wearstler / 8440 Melrose Ave / +1 323 895 7880 / 10am-7pm Mon-Sat, noon-6pm Sun / kellywearstler.com
TenOverSix / 8425 Melrose Ave / +1 323 330 9355 / 11am-6pm Mon-Sat, noon-6pm Sun / tenover6.comThe Row / 8440 Melrose Pl / +1 310 853 1900 / 10am-6pm Mon-Sat / therow.com