While Easter is certainly a most reverent holiday, it has (as many holidays have) over the years become a day for anyone to celebrate its secular themes: rejuvenation, rebirth, the promises of spring.
The shops on Melrose Avenue have their own unique, crazy, and beautiful offerings for any way you choose to celebrate on Sunday. Check out our picks for Easter treats!
While Melrose isn’t necessarily known for traditional shopping, that doesn’t mean you can’t get the basics. But rest assured, they’ll be the basics with flair. If you want to bring vibrant spring colors home with you, or want to give a stunning holiday gift, check out the gorgeous floral arrangements at Royal Florist. You can get classic white seasonal lilies, or a stunning rainbow of pink, purple, and orange.
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If you’re putting together Easter baskets for the kids, you’ll be needing some sweet little stuffers. Japan L.A. pop culture gift shop is the perfect stop. Hello Kitty, Sailor Moon, Johnny Cupcakes, and many other delightful character brands are well-represented by stickers, figurines, socks, pens with lip gloss, charms, and stuffed animals. It’s all there for boys and girls of all ages (so yes, bring extra cash for yourself).
7320 Melrose, Los Angeles 90046
Spitfire Girl, as always, has a gift selection that will have you questioning who would enjoy it more, you or your kid? There are little gift bags that would be great for Easter baskets themed for boys, girls, jokesters, pirates, and pet lovers. The vintage rabbit statues are good any time of year. And bunny ears. When there are bunny ears, always get bunny ears.
7401 Melrose, Los Angeles 90046
We never forget the animals on Melrose. Boost your IG feed with pictures of your puppy in a bunny costume, or a fancy Easter dress. PLEASE! You’ll find the cutest canine fashion (and treats for their baskets) at Orange Bone.
7574 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
If this time of year is spiritual for you, and you’re looking for a ritual that cleanses and recharges, head to House of Intuition. Their expert staff can recommend the tools that will best support your intention. The oil and crystal-dressed Rebirth candle is for release of old patterns, mind-body-spirit balance, and reinvigorated energy. Or pick up any of the powerful smudge sticks (like the South American Palo Santo) for a cleansing ceremony.
HOUSE OF INTUITION
7449 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Tattooing is a centuries-old form of spiritual expression. From traditional crosses and Celtic knots to scripture quotes and angels, commitment to a faith via body art is a bold lifelong decision. In the hands of the artists at Generation8 Tattoo, your message will be unique and beautiful. Portraits are especially expert (owner Dave Hatton inked Jesus), but even the common lotus will find a personal, detailed take (as Joshua Koester demonstrated).
7216 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
It’s Melrose, so there will ALWAYS be a left-of-center take on seasonal celebrations and gift-giving. You can give the gift of rabbit (well, a bit of rabbit) with a visit to Necromance. Did you carry a lucky rabbit’s foot when you were a kid? Get another from a selection of natural and colored feets. Or gift a classic vintage lover with a 1940s rabbit foot necklace. For style or function, the dapper might love a rabbit head walking stick.
7222 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046