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Melrose Avenue

Address: Between La Brea Blvd. and Fairfax Ave., About 8 km (5 miles) west of downtown Los Angeles, West Hollywood, CA
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Food & Drink
Owner description: Trendy area filled with funky stores and cafes and great for people-watching.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Food & Drink
Owner description: Trendy area filled with funky stores and cafes and great for people-watching.

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Lutz, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The hip crowd abounds on Melrose Avenue. Beautiful botiques, diverse pedestrians, and good restaurants, makes this a must-do to pass some time while in the Hollywood area.

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uae
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I loved Melrose, it is so alive and vibrant. Each shop is different, the windows enticing you to go in. Chic boutiques and tattoo/piercing parlours dotted along it. It was rather invigorating to go there as it was so different to most places in LA. There are some great coffee shops too where you can sit and watch life pass... More 

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Escondido, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Lots of novel ideas, some truly great shop-and then, there are the restaurants! It's not the open anything goes area that it was in the late seventies, or 80's, people watching is no longer for the early pump scene, nor Goth: for me that just makes people watching more fun, "there's a game afoote. A3+

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West Hollywood, California
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143 reviews 143 reviews
66 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

When I first moved here to LA in the late 70s there were lots of "Mom & Pop" shops on Melrose between Fairfax Avenue (to the west) and LaBrea Avenue (to the east). It was a great shopping experience. However, perhaps sometime in the late 80s (or thereafter) those (M&P) stores ceased to exist with landlords requiring ridiculous increases in... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I live a few blocks away. It is disappointing but this area as well as many parts of West Hollywood have become overpriced both to rent or buy merchanidise and attract very few of the original artist or creative types anymore. Melrose Ave in the 80's and 90's was full of all kinds of shops drawing people up and down... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

If you're into Vintage clothing then Melrose Avenue is worth a visit to browse in the shops and I say browse because they are expensive. I would recommend visiting on a Sunday so you can go to the Melrose Trading Post which has lots of lovely things at much lower prices.

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Joliet, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

So many stores and styles to choose from. I definatley loved that you could find items that you cant get at a regular mall. Definately a must for shoppers !

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I've heard, "cute boutiques and funky shops." 1st of all, nothing opens till the afternoon. 2nd, the shops are more like tattoo parlors and "intimacy boutiques." My 15 yr old was mortified. And it's very dirty. East of Orlando has about 2 blocks of very upscale shops. Dash is there and the main reason my daugther wanted to go. But... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

You must shop this street if you come to LA - the independent boutiques are fun and intriguing even if you arrive from another large city !

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Orlando, Florida
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162 reviews 162 reviews
28 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I found that most of the merchants I visited delivered personal service and were welcoming, which is always nice. Perhaps they knew that I had money to spend? I would hope that they would treat those browsing the same way, but in this area one never knows. Street parking is an issue. There is a paid parking lot nearby.

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