The Ultimate Melrose Arts District 2019 Gift Guide Part 1: Art, Clothes, And Other Good Stuff

The Ultimate Melrose Arts District 2019 Gift Guide Part 1: Art, Clothes, And Other Good Stuff

The shopping is always world-class in the Melrose Arts District. Indie craftspeople, artists, designers, and product curators offer things you can only find in L.A.’s most special district. So naturally, during the holidays, you’ll find dang near everything you can imagine for dang near everybody on your list.

COSMO’S GLAMSQUAD

Cosmo’s fashion is wearable statement art. This unisex “Assassin” hooded scarf will certainly attract attention. It will also keep your face parts nice and toasty through winter then turn into a high end accessory in warmer seasons.

COSMO’S GLAMSQUAD
7367 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.951.1141
cosmosglamsquad.com

GALLERY1988

Gallery1988 is one of the country’s premiere art galleries, known for curating shows and pieces that turn pop culture every which way. Original work and prints are available for sale, and there’s even some pieces perfect for kids.

GALLERY1988
7308 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.937.7088
nineteeneightyeight.com

GOLD TEETH LA

Got a friend with bling-worthy teeth? Get them over to Gold Teeth LA for a perfectly-sized, perfectly-placed tooth gem. Options include stars, crosses, and even gems. Give ‘em something to really smile about.

GOLD TEETH LA
7811 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
818.856.6986
goldteethla.shop

JAPAN LA

It’s hard to deal with this much cuteness, but remember it’s a GIFT. This sweet little Kaiju cosplay Hello Kitty plush from Japan LA will make your gift recipient swoon with delight.

JAPAN LA
7320 1/2 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.934.5201
japanla.com

SPITFIRE GIRL

Got a friend with a tree and an excellently twisted sense of humor? Spitfire Girl has a generous selection of pop culture and bizarre ornaments that are so great they’ll can be hung creatively all year ‘round.

SPITFIRE GIRL
7401 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.424.7340
spitfiregirl.com

SPORTIE LA

This AMAZING Switfish x Star Wars Collab will have the lucky recipient stylin’ just in time for The Rise of Skywalker. Inspired by the X-wing Starfighter, the details on this shoe will make your recipient believe they can fly.
SPORTIE LA
7753 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.651.1553
sportiela.com

Deborah Brosseau

About Deborah Brosseau

Deborah Brosseau provides audience development services to arts & entertainment, lifestyle, and non-profit clients. She is a freelance writer, providing anything from local listicles to corporate profiles for various online publications. Having first experienced Melrose in the '80s, she enjoys writing about the old school creatives as well as the progressive new ones.