7428 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9004634.083501 -118.351800
Monday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 08:00 PM Sunday From 12:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Melrose, Central LA
Worth the effort – Just happened to stop in while shopping on Melrose with some friends and was pleasantly surprised to find a large selection of designer clothes for very reasonable prices. Got a great Morphine Generation jacket for $100 that retails for $500 new in stores good as new. It's time consuming but worth it make sure you aren't in a hurry when you go.
1 out of 5 visits – I find something 1 out of every 5 times i visit..I've lived in la and have shopped there for some time, and I find it to be the most uncomfortable shopping experience ever.
somewhat overrated but still great finds!! – you have to look veryclosely and you might come by a vintage hermes ,or diane many other great finds also but since word of mouth gets around tons more people go there and finding the right thingbecomes a tad harder but when you do discover that comme de garcon or that galliano that i have its all worth it !!! the staff is cool vert trendy the window displays make it worth just getting there !!!
Best Vintage Store in LA – I have never left the Wasteland empty handed before. I come here about once every 2 months and I always buy at least 3 things each time. Every item is unique and different than a lot of the stuff in other stores. I think the prices are a little high, but it's fair for the designer merchandise. It is time consuming to shop there because you have to go through every item, but it's always a fun experience for me. This store is nicer and cleaner than all the other vintage stores I've been in and it's in a great location.
Great finds mixed with not so great clothes – If you have the time to look, you can find great things at wasteland! I once got a Barney's New York Tux for $90! However, I only find something like 1 out of every 3 times I go. Its just luck if they have something thats good one day to the next. I would watch the clothes people are turning in a the counter and get ready to buy the pieces the next day. Thats the best way to do it if you have lots of time on your hands.
Cool duds and designer finds make for a hip vintage-shopping experience. – In Short
Savvy buyers keep the joint packed with merchandise from virtually every decade. You never know what you'll find, from couture pieces to last season's French Connection pleather slacks. Don't miss the cutting-edge accessories (gold '70s chain necklaces and new Playboy-brand wallets) and the huge shoe section, which features killer castoffs such as studded red-leather sandals and Lucite-and-gold heels from such labels as Chinese Laundry.
Hip clothes, sometimes spendy, overall good – Great place, I've got Juicy Couture sweaters (new w/tags) for about $30-40, plus some absolutely adorable no-names or dresses by Shelli Segal Laundry. Overall it is a pretty big store and is in a great location near other Melrose shops. Another recommended visit if you are in town or live here.
Great Bargains found here – If you want to find designer clothing or shoes, come here. The music is great and the stock changes fairly quickly. I have been here many times and I always find something great. There are a fairly good selection of jeans from 7, Rock and Republic, BCBGirls, Citizens, Paper Denim, Juicy Couture, etc.. The prices aren't too high. I've found that there are lots of Juicy Couture tees, tanks, skirts, etc. I'm not a fan of Juicy, but if you are, come here. I spied a red off the shoulder Miu Miu top for $35, a Prada blouse for $35, a Marc Jacobs jacket for $40, a Gucci blouse for $40...the list goes on and on. Even though the customer service isn't the best, I highly recommend visiting Wasteland.
Trendy Vintage Clothes – I have purchased many Diesel Jeans here and so has my boyfriend, though they do come at a higher price than the usual second hand store. The buyers are very selective about what they hang on the racks in their store, making it almost impossible to sell anything there that isn't made by a "cool, hip or in" designer. Brands sold there are mostly worn by celebrities or quirky enough to please a Melrose crowd, yet the store is very picked at if you go on the weekends.
Cool Shop – Found some pretty cool stuff. Old Gucci, YSL, and Dior bags I wouldnt call vintage becuase they had minor defects. I found gucci shades for $50, dior bag for 50, and ysl bar for 40. I bought Juicy shirt for $18, Gucci belt for 45, and rock n republic jeans for $70 RV was $178.
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