Where to Shop for Rave Clothes - Los Angeles
Have you been wondering where to shop for rave clothing and where to get ideas for outfits? Check out this guide to shopping Los Angeles - be sure to visit these great locations on your way to your next So Cal festival!
Downtown Los Angeles
DTLA is packed full of amazing restaurants, shops, and culture. There are multiple rave clothingshops in the fashion district, as well as vendors for fabric, trims, and items like hosiery. Parking can be tricky and downtown can be a little dirty. Bring your street smarts and some cash to get some great deals!
915 Santee Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90015
Open daily 10am-6pm
Rave Wonderland has a big assortment of rave outfits for men and women. The have their own branded clothing, J Valentine, YRU shoes, hosiery, and beauty. The interior is fun and interactive, always filled with posters and stickers for upcoming events. There are plenty of dressing rooms and mirrors. At our last visit, they had a Kandi making station which was fun. The customer service is okay, but the wide selection of items keeps us coming back.
1143 Santee Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90015
Open daily 9:30am-6pm
We haven't personally visited this store ourselves, but it is located nearby Rave Wonderland and worth a stop if you are in DTLA. It borders the line between lingerie store/costume store/rave store. They carry women and some mens, Demonia shoes, accessories, hosiery, and beauty. They have a super cute stuffed animal wall to snap photos infront of! We will update our review when we get a chance to stop by.
Rave on Fire
930 S. Santee Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90015
This store is relatively new, only opening in November 2019. They have a wide selection of styles and some really unique looks. They carry clothes, beauty, accessories, and lingerie. We hope to visit this location soon and see what else they have to offer!
DTLA Fashion District
If you like to make your own rave outfits, check out the Fashion District. There are fabric vendors selling anything from spandex prints, sequin fabrics, faux fur, mesh, and more. There are also trim stores selling elastic, sewing thread, beaded trims, sequin trims, and more. We will usually throw Michael Levine fabric store in the GPS as our starting point, grab some street parking if you can find it, and wander around for a couple hours! Cash is best, but some vendors take cards.
920 Maple Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Open daily 9am-5:30pm
Take a drive to West Hollywood to check out Melrose Avenue which is our favorite street for vintage, alternative, quirky clothing. It intersects with Fairfax Avenue, another stylish street with a focus on skate and streetwear. We recommend setting aside an entire afternoon for this area if you can! We have highlighted some of our favorites below, but there are many more trendy stores on Melrose avenue sandwiched between La Brea and Fairfax to explore.
415 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90036
Open Daily 11am-8pm
This well known rave & alternative brand has its second boutique location here in Los Angeles. They have a curated collection from their online store, but not all the items. The sections are separated by the "doll" they represent, from goth to kandi kid to street style maven. The dressing rooms at Dolls Kill are super cool, each with a different theme, so be sure to try something on! They also do accept returns from online purchases at the store. Their yelp review is pretty low from many reviewers complaining about their problems from their website, but its worth a visit if you are already in the neighborhood. Parking can be tricky.
7527 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90046
Open Daily 11am-8pm
For those looking for truly unique items, check out Fox That! All the items are made by their in house designer in small batches. They have a Burning Man / Post- Apocalypse vibe with lots of options for both men and women. Their prices range from affordable to high end. With an ever changing inventory, they are a must see!
7575 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Open daily 11am-8pm
This vintage focuses store is a great resource for boho and Coachella vibe clothing. They have a big selection of vintage clothing for men and women. They also have an in-store line of up cycled vintage clothing and stock some new items too. We have found cute pashminas, fanny packs, vests, and other great accessories.
This store isn't focused solely on rave clothes, but has tons of amazing accessories. It is an artists collective, featuring independant artists and a focus on LGBTQ+ themes with lots of 420 references. We love their perler jewelry, kawaii accessories, sassy tee shirts, sunglasses, and huge collection of enamel pins! They have a small selection of clothing. BEXI apparel is stocked here, so if you want to try on an of our kimonos IRL, be sure to stop by! Tell Natasha we say hi!
Melrose Trading Post
7850 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Open Sundays only - 9am-5pm
Located in the parking lot of Fairfax High School every Sunday, this flea market-meets-craft fair is one of our favorite spots in Los Angeles! There is a huge mix of items, including vintage clothing, candles, vintage knick-knacks, crystals, plants, accessories, and hand made items of all kind. We have found rave-related items like tapestries, bikinis, sunglasses, vintage boots, vintage coats, and more. There is a $5 cash entry fee, come early to avoid a line at the entrance.
Outside of Los Angeles
Located 20 miles east of DTLA, the IHeartRaves store is perfectly situated off the 10 highway and on the way to San Bernadino, where many So Cal raves are hosted by Insomniac. It is located in an unassuming strip mall and the store is much smaller than we expected it to be. Still, it is packed with lots of best seller rave outfits from IHeartRaves website. If you are prepping for EDC, New Years, or just need something simple than this is our favorite store to hit up. They have a great mix of mens and women's, and lots of accessories and beauty items. The staff is super friendly and PLUR and the location is filled with posters and stickers for local So Cal events. Put it on your list next time you drive out to Countdown, Beyond Wonderland, or just need to try that specific look on IRL!