Coachella Must-Haves – It’s Not Just About Fun Fashion

Coachella Must-Haves – It’s Not Just About Fun Fashion

What are the must-haves you simply must take to Coachella this year? Cool looks aside, don’t forget sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip cover. Bring awesome shoes you can walk in – it might be miles every day not including all that time dancing. And eschew the feathered headdresses for an awesome sun-shading hat. Yes, you can still bring your fashion style to the party: after all, you’re going to be shopping for what you need on Melrose Ave.


Shade is the point, but the look is all-important, too. Here are some great shops “brimming” with choices.

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Headgear –satin hats, soft suede daddy hats, dyed cotton daddy hats, snap brim style hats, and a Spearhead daddy hat with embossed logo on the front: take your pick for the ultimate in cool.

7303 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles CA, 90046
(800) 965 – 1134

Hollywood Hatters

Looking for the perfect topper? Or planning to create a look from the head down? Then Hollywood Hatters has everything you need to make getting some shade the perfect style trend: fedoras for guys and gals, cowboy hats, newsboy caps, and ivy hats.


6905 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 525-1912



Cool shoes are a must for the festival scene, but so is comfort and foot protection. Check out what these shops have on their shelves.


The shoes are always changing at this popular consignment shop. Become a member on their website and be the first to access and buy sneakers at below market-retail pricing – you might as well save a little coin for the concerts.

7565 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles CA
(323) 746-5622


British fashions and shoes are the name of the game at Posers which has three stores on the avenue, with a large selection of everything from Doc Martens – in 700 styles, the largest collection of these shoes in the U.S. – to George Cox crepe-soled creepers. Don’t miss the New Rock goth shoes and boots made in Spain.

7417 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 653-4393

Shoe Palace

At Shoe Palace, Jordan 11s and Yeezys may be top sellers, but you’ll find a whole bevy of styles and selections besides these innovative brands.

7727 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 556-3310

Sportie LA

Sportie LA is the place to go for the coolest limited edition sneakers, boots, apparel, accessories and other gear. They have every shoe you could think of from the 90s to present day, all at a reasonable price. Whether you’re looking for old school Reebok Pumps and Patrick Ewing throw-backs, or trending new styles and brands, Sportie LA has it all.

7753 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 651-1553



For inexpensive but fun shades, Melrose Ave. offers several possibilities your eyes will be happy to try.

9Five Eyewear

Luxury sunglasses and celebrity style are the name of the game here, with the ultimate in cool and innovative looks for your eyes that will make you glad the sun’s so bright you have to wear shades.

7716 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 879-9521

L.A. Eyeworks

With a wide range of designer sunglasses and prescription frames, you should find just about any kind of eye cover you want for the cool, yet protective, look you need in the desert.

7407 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 653-8255


Designer fashion at a fraction of the cost as new? Check. And that includes sunglasses, too. Brands change weekly, but finds here have included Dolce and Gabana.


7428 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 653-3028



Soothe the skin and protect it from the desert heat and sun with options for terrific products that will beat the elements.

Melrose Beauty Center

From sunscreen and lotions to SPF lip gloss, SPF hair product, and SPF make-up, this is the spot to find just about every great brand to soothe and protect your skin.

7617 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 852-6910

Urban Outfitters

Want the hippest – and sun-blocked – lips around? Try products like Plushies soft focus lip veil; or indulge in the glowing Diamond Crushers glitter lipstick with tremendous sparkle available here. They’re vegan/cruelty free products, too. Just be careful who you kiss – you’ll leave your mark!

7650 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(805) 944-4979

About Genie Davis

GENIE DAVIS is a multi-published novelist and journalist, and produced screen and television writer living in Los Angeles. Her novels range from suspense to romance, mystery, and literary fiction, with titles including mystery thriller Marathon, the noir Gun to the Head, and the romantic suspense of Executive Impulse, Between the Sheets and Animal Attraction. In film, her screen work also spans a variety of genres from supernatural thriller to romantic drama, family, teen, and comedy, has written on staff for ABC-TV’s Port Charles; written, produced, and directed reality programming and wrote and co-produced the independent film, Losing Hope. As a journalist, you can see her work in many publications including her own