2022 Gift Guide, Part 3 | Visit the Melrose Arts District For the Best in Local Holiday Shopping
By Deb Brosseau
In this third installment of the Melrose Arts District holiday gift guide, we’re focusing on what makes this street unique among shopping districts: the sheer number of vintage stores. Vintage vinyl, vintage tees, vintage shoes, vintage games, vintage comics – if your giftee is into collecting, reusing, repurposing, you’ve got 13 blocks of shopping to do.
Some of the most impossible-to-find but need-to-have vintage t-shirts are waiting for you at Due Date Studios. Pop culture, music (Mariah!) of all genres and sports of all kinds (oh, those racing shirts) are in great shape and at a great price.
DUE DATE STUDIOS
7361 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Open Sunday – Saturday 11a – 7p
The legendary comic bookstore, Golden Apple, is ready for all your holiday needs. In addition to current releases, exclusives, variants, and collectibles of all kinds, there’s a rather amazing selection of vintage (including Silver and Bronze Age) comics that your giftee will treasure.
GOLDEN APPLE COMICS
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90038
Open 12p – 5p on Sunday and Monday, 11a – 7p Tuesday – Saturday
The holy grail of vintage shopping is absolutely the Melrose Trading Post. Every Sunday, dozens and dozens of vendors offer the best in vintage and upcycled clothing, accessories, vinyl, toys, furniture, and décor. It’s a wonderland of gift possibilities.
MELROSE TRADING POST
IG : @melrosetradingpost
7850 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Open Sundays 9a – 5p
Rcnstrct Studio is determined to recycle and re-envision clothing for a new generation. All the items are from the 1970s-2000s, and are thoroughly disinfected and in excellent condition. Choose from pants, custom denim, jackets, and an exceptional collection of pop culture tees.
7400 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Open 12p – 7p Monday – Saturday, Sunday 12p – 6p
Revolution Records curates its stock lovingly, like any excellent vinyl collector would. Rock, metal, punk, jazz, blues, reggae, soul – so many of the hard-to-finds in excellent condition. Need help making a decision? Staff is crazy knowledgeable and will find the perfect gift.
7305 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046