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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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Trendy area filled with funky stores and cafes and great for...

Trendy area filled with funky stores and cafes and great for people-watching.

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Not like what you see on TV

I wasn't 100% sure what to expect, but I was surprised at how much Melrose Ave didn't look like what I thought it would. There is a great cafe, Urth, where you can eat and people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2016
justmeharmony
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Melrose Avenue at the insistence of my friends, and even they weren't sure what happened. Both admitted it's gone downhill a bit. The one positive I found was there is a Nasty Gal store that is beyond amazing, so that made the trip worth it for me.

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Thank april k
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The shops are interesting and quirky with some good fashion along Melrose. You need a full day plus to cover everything. Well worth the time to find clothing and accessories that you will not see on everyone else at home. The second hand clothing shops are great for getting that layered fashion look. I enjoyed my shopping and brought back... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must visit if you're in LA. Alot of great shopping and dining and photo opportunities. The kind of place you want to spend a few hours in just to explore. LOVE IT.

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Thank Eileen S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I wasn't 100% sure what to expect, but I was surprised at how much Melrose Ave didn't look like what I thought it would. There is a great cafe, Urth, where you can eat and people watch, and I thought it was nice to walk around but not nearly as glamorous as I was expecting.

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Thank justmeharmony
Norwich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Melrose Avenue is fun and the shops are on fashion with a quirky edge. We brought stuff from DASH and a pet shop all reasonably priced. Worth a visit if you can.

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Thank Marie B
Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

There are numerous clothing and shoe stores to choose from! Bring walking shoes because you can easily spend an hour shopping around. We used CC's transportation/car service(213-425-6891) so parking wasn't a problem.

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Thank Nicky L
Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

All the funky clothing stores and as much dining as you want, lot of neat people and it is still one of LA's hip chic areas. If you are searching for celebrities this is the area

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Thank rubenjohnson914
los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a real slice of LA. There is something for everyone in fashion, dining, bars or just hanging out. A must stop for locals and those who are visiting LA.

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Thank jolaca09
Byford, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Great for shopping! Personal favourites, Shoe palace & Dash (for Kardashian fans) a must do. On the corner of Melrose and Fairfax the high school has markets every Sunday $5 entry.

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Thank Christopher H
Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Melrose Ave is nice for a stroll if you want to see some unique shops. They are tattoo parlors, restaurants, vintage stores, and other shops like that. This area is great for window shopping or dining. If you are looking for a free activity , this would be great.

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