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Before Melrose Avenue (east of Fairfax) was a boutique graveyard, the now-neglected shopping stretch was the place to be for '80s punks, rockstars, and bold style junkies. In addition to hosting iconic eatery The Burger That Ate LA (which made appearance on both Beverly Hills, 90210 and the pilot episode of Melrose Place), the street was known for Neo 80—a celebrity-frequented boutique that served New Wave fashion to stars like Olivia Newton John from 1979 to 1997.
As a salute to their pioneering retail gem, Neo 80 co-founder Klaus Wille are reviving their shop for a summer pop-up in Joshua Tree. The installation will take place at Taylor Junction art gallery from Saturday, July 11th through Sunday, August 2nd, where shoppers can take home one-of-a-kind garments directly plucked from the '80s. Take a peek at the display below, and plan a road trip to Joshua Tree soon.
Neo 80 at Taylor Junction will be open Thursday through Sunday from 11am to 6pm, and by appointment (call Klaus Wille at 760-365-0992).