Places like Rodeo Drive and The Grove have a reputation for luxurious shopping, but they are also filled with tourists year-round. Between these two attractions lies Melrose Avenue, a fashion haven with a combination of everything from couture to vintage. Four new flagship stores have opened on Melrose Ave. in the past four months, confirming its status as one of Los Angeles' most sought-after retail locations and shopping destinations:
Joe Dahan finally opened a local flagship earlier this year for his L.A. based brand, which he founded in 2001. Check out their Vintage Reserve collection with edgy distressed washes.
432 Melrose Place Los Angeles, CA 90069.
Hours: Mon to Sun 11-7:00pm
French makeup artist and fashion photographer François Nars opened a flagship store for his iconic brand on Melrose Avenue in late October. Look for items from the NARS Andy Warhol Collection, like the Self Portrait Eyeshadow Palette.
8412 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90069. (310) 623-1730. Monday through Saturday 11am to 7pm and Sunday noon to pm.
Rag & Bone
The British-influenced and New York based boutique by Marcus Wainwright and David Neville opened in October with a celebrity-filled bash worthy of any flagship. In addition to chic urban clothing, the store also has its own parking lot!
8533 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069. (424) 245-4816.
Joie (Opens December 11)
The California and Paris-inspired brand finds its first Los Angeles home in a 1,640 square foot flagship store decorated like a quaint Parisian apartment (see featured image above). Find the perfect party dress from Joie’s Holiday 2012 collection when the store opens today!
8414 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90069. (323) 330-1255. M-W 11pm-7pm