Melrose Avenue
Melrose Avenue
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This funky, eclectic, unique, trend-setting neighborhood includes shops, restaurants and galleries.
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Toria ⭐️
San Francisco, CA323 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
pretty busy and not super pedestrian friendly >_< there was a lot of construction when i visited which made it far less walkable than normal and the crowds can be unbearable if you visited during peak hours. and good luck finding parking …
Written 18 November 2022
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Anteater805
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
As others have mentioned, Melrose Avenue used to be a eclectic, trendy, fun area to shop. We went yesterday and it was anything but. Graffiti on empty storefronts, lots of people in the street. We were driving through it in the afternoon and we had to turn down a side street because the intersection was blocked by a large melee or brawl. So sad.
Written 18 April 2021
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Liz B
Encinitas, CA341 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Loved strolling through Melrose on a sunny afternoon. The shops had some very creative, unique and custom clothing. If I were a budding rock star, I know where I would shop. Vintage shops were fun to explore. And all the merchants were very friendly, even though I didn't look like I was buying that $1800 studded jacket.
Written 31 January 2020
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BDrew
Brighton and Hove, UK190 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Lots of cool vintage shops, reasonably priced too! Lots of other shops to explore selling jewellery, clothes, gifts etc. Very artistic and upbeat vibe with awesome graffiti to check out along the way.
Written 31 December 2019
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IamKrishnasDog
Burbank, CA1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
If you like pot shops and the strong smell of weed wherever you walk you may like this area of Los Angeles. If you don't mind disgustingly obscene graffiti sprinkled here and there you may like it as well. If you are like a lot of Angelenos and are prone toward whatever is "hip", "cool", or "trendy" this may be the place for you to get a bite to eat and walk around and visit some of the shops. It's relatively safe in the day (never been there at night) but I still don't feel comfortable taking my kids there so I don't anymore.
Written 2 November 2019
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Aquazoo
Kensington, MD221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
The first day of my visit to Los Angeles, I booked a photo tour in the morning. It turned out that I was the only one, and we walked up and down Melrose Avenue.
There are many great backgrounds for photos, including the famous angel wings and the pink wall. There are also graffiti art walls, some of which are repainted on a regular basis.
A highlight was the flea market in the parking lot of the high school. There were vintage items as well as modern, and art such as jewelry and playing cards. One man had an installation of objects that were not for sale, just to walk-through. I chatted with one lady who was a costume designer in the 1960s, selling prints and stationery of her illustrations. I also got some nice handmade soaps.
Written 27 October 2019
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Dash7372
Los Angeles, CA59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Melrose an an exciting place to walk, shop, and dine/drink. You can always find something to do. As a LA resident, Melrose is one of my favorite shopping destinations, especially for men’s shoes.

My favorite is Tony K. Tony is enthusiastic and lovable. I come at least twice a year to purchase shoes with him. He always has the finest Italian trendy shoes. He also carries women styles.

The other shops also have unique and eclectic items, something for everyone.

People watching is among my favorite this to do on Melrose. If you pay close enough you may even spot a celebrity or two.
Written 28 July 2019
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mariana48
Houston, TX122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Melrose ave is a must visit when you’re in LA. It has plenty of Trendy and vintage shops like round 2 , urban outfitters, and so many more. It also offers a lot of quick bites and healthy food options. There are lots of murals on both sides. So if you’re like me you would want to pause and take your best pics.
Written 26 July 2019
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BeBiggerThanAZipCode
Cincinnati, OH18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
The Great Frog jewelry store on Melrose Avenue is not to be missed. Want to shop where the Stars and Rockers do? This is the premier place. Their offerings literally works of art, based out of London. A feast for the eyes, whether you purchase or not very friendly staff extreme chill and cool place to stop in. Dakota was our girl behind the counter, knowledgeable and interesting - she is an asset to assist in bringing the story behind the pieces to life. I did purchase garnet heart and dagger ring and daughter also made purchase of anatomical heart charm on chain. Something you literally wear everyday, jewelry is a great investment and celebration of individual style. So glad we took the time to check this out, surprised to find affordable and crazy beautiful pieces we both were able to make our own. Can see why people such as Kat VonD, who can shop anywhere continue to rely on The Great Frog for mad style and awesome customer service!
Written 15 January 2019
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WeLoveVacations1101
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Trendy hood, not what I expected but very safe and walk able hood. We rented a Bird and rode up and down the LA roads. Melrose Avenue was fun!
Written 20 October 2018
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