5 places to buy an Oscar dress in Los Angeles

1) Kevan Hall Designs

Kevan Hall has dressed many a star for the red carpet in his custom designs including actors Ruby Dee, Tina Fey, Allison Janney, Sandra Oh, Gabourey Sidibe, and Vanessa Williams. For decades, he has been a well-known designer and fashion expert for a variety of television shows. Private appointments are available at this Beverly studio.

Fashion designer Kevan Hall on the runway

2) Decades

Personally, if an Academy Award invite came my way, I would head straight to the vintage-gown salon at this celebrated consignment shop. On Melrose for more than two decades, this is one of the best designer resale boutiques, not just in LA but in the world.

vintage design dresses at Decades LA

8214 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood

+1 323 655 1960


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3) Maxfield

The famed luxury boutique has several shops in LA, but this concrete block one is the best. There are curated high-end designer and vintage collections for men and women, plus books, furniture, and gadgets.

Los Angeles - Maxfield

8825 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood

+1 310 274 8800


4) The Paper Bag Princess

This luxury consignment boutique specializes in designer vintage evening and cocktail fashions, so it’s chock-full of sexy and glamorous gowns. There are also more casual clothes plus shoes, bags, and a bridal salon.

Los Angeles - The Paper Bag Princess

8050 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood

+1 310 385 9036


5) Resurrection

Another high-end vintage apparel and accessories boutique on Melrose, Resurrection is one of the world’s best shops for collectible and historic clothing. There are both glamorous (Chanel, Dior) and avant-garde designers (Watanabe, Westwood) here.

Los Angeles - Resurrection

8006 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood

+1 323 651 5516


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