The Best Vintage Clothing Stores on Melrose Avenue

Love thrifting? You can find retro treasures for a bargain from these stores

Eisho Shiroma, Staff Writer

Vintage apparel is more than just used clothes. Each item has its own uniqueness and history, which brand new clothes often lack. Melrose Avenue is a popular shopping street with many unique clothing stores. They have a variety of stores such as vintage, multi-brand, and luxury. The street is an icon of LA fashion, and it always attracts fashion headers. Here is a list of vintage clothing stores that are a must-see on Melrose. 

2nd Street

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You can find vintage versions of worldwide luxury brands at 2nd STREET. Their mission statement, they emphasize, “We have truly unique items that can’t be found just anywhere, for a great value.” The store was originally founded in Japan, and now has three locations in LA: Melrose, Pasadena, and Costa Mesa. They have a big variety of brands, and it has over 100 men’s and women’s vintage items. This includes well-known international designer labels such as Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy Paris, Alexander Wang, and more. By holding a bunch of stocks, they try to make differentiation of products from competing stores. Not only selling, they also have a buying service. 2nd STREET is located at 7560 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046, and can be reached at (424) 433-5997. They open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday through Sunday.