The Prince Of Melrose Avenue

Prince. Photo: AP Photo/Matt Sayles

Prince. Photo: AP Photo/Matt Sayles

This has got to be one of the coolest celebrity stories we have heard in quite some time. 

We were contacted by our friends at about a shopper they had in there over the weekend.

It appears Prince was driving down Melrose Avenue in Hollywood and saw something in the window that caught his eye.  Prince along with Shelby J. (The singer with the newly shorn hair sitting next to him at the BET Awards) and another female went into the shop. 

The boutique owner was in shock that Prince was in his store.

“He looked fresh and clean and was wearing small clear glasses.  It was quite a site”, said Gita, one of the shop owners.

Prince tried on several jackets and along with other clothes and wanted to know if he could have certain designs in purple and how long it would take as he is about to go on tour.  Shelby also shopped and a lot of earrings were picked out for possible tour mates and others on the tour.

He ended up ordering one of everything in purple.

It appeared that most of these clothes could be outfits he wears on the upcoming tour.  “It would be an honor to see Prince wearing the designs. This is a dream come true.  He is more than a celebrity.  He is an icon of the highest order, ” Said Gita.

What’s interesting is Sequoia is from Minneapolis and her designs were inspired by Prince.  She grew up listening to his music and it was through him that she drew inspiration.  A lot of the photos on the site, you could see where the inspiration could be drawn.

The Trench Coat. Photo:

The Trench Coat. Photo:

We asked Gita did he try to take a photo of Prince trying on his clothes to put in the shop.  “I had my I-Phone in my hand and I thought about it and Prince saw me and gave me a look, and I then decided not to.”

People started coming in when Prince was in the store and noticed him and before any pictures could be taken, a bodyguard took control of the situation.

“We are so honored that Prince loved our clothes and was in the boutique.  It was an amazing moment that I will never forget.”

We wonder if Prince wore one of the designs to an ultra exclusive BET after show that took place on Sunday Night at the Soho house on Sunset Blvd.  The show took place early Monday morning with Prince playing “Controversy” and other songs that the crowd took over singing as Prince entertained on a grand piano in only the way he can.

You can check out the designs at or if you are in L.A., the shop is open Wednesday-Sunday 1 P.M. to 8 P.M.  at 7414 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Ca 90036

Thanks to Gita and Sequoia for sharing this story exclusively with I smell a style file maybe JB?-Dr.FB



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  • LargeRoomNoLight
    Posted at 00:32h, 30 June

    Great story. Thank u for sharing. Good 2 be a girl in his band. Instant shopping spree LOL! It’s good 2 see him try something different fashion wise. Good prices too. But I’d love to see him in some Rick Owens up top with Alexander Wang boots. That would be so on.

  • Chocolate_Box20TEN
    Posted at 15:59h, 29 June

    OMG! I shop on Melrose sometimes. i would have died if I saw Prince there. I’m going to have to check that store out. I wonder if I been there b4. Prince & Shelby seem very close now. They make a cool looking couple.

    Congrats again Prince on Ur BET Lifetime Achievement Award. Loved Ur shirt U wore. People were commenting on how U could wear Ur image on a shirt @ a Award Show. What they didn’t know it was self promotion of Ur new product 20TEN. Vision promotion @ its best no words…Love it!

    Cool story DFB. Ur the best. Thx 4 sharing it…..

  • LexAve456
    Posted at 15:38h, 29 June

    That’s a great story! I wouldn’t know what to do if I had a store and Prince just walked in like that. Great stuff!

  • Gabrielle Angela
    Posted at 14:20h, 29 June

    Wow,that jacket is sharp. I wish I was working at a boutique and Prince randomly walked in. I think its really cool how the jackets were inspired by him and the dude ends up liking them,lol. I also think its funny how he gave her a look when she took out the phone and she knew better. Prince’s face is VERY telling.(i.e. the BET awards,lol) Im the same way. My friends are always having to check me in public because I wont say a word but my face will,lol.

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  • Henrik
    Posted at 13:55h, 29 June

    That’s cool. It *would* have been kinda weird if Gita had started taking pictures of her customer and had gone into a fan mode; I mean .. that’d left Prince with the impression of bad service (and who wants to throw around money n a place, where you don’t feel they provide a decent service, regardless if you are me (a private “Could you spell that name again, sir?”-person) or Prince (“Yeah, I know who you are, SIR, can I do anythinganything at all”).

    Thanks Doc. It’s a delight to hear news about Prince.

  • Controversy12
    Posted at 13:44h, 29 June

    I like this story … I probably would have froze if I was shopping and looked up to see Prince in the store … This would never happen to me … I don’t think Prince shops at Walmart … LOL

  • iPFL
    Posted at 13:23h, 29 June

    Thanks Doc …

  • Star2010
    Posted at 12:53h, 29 June

    cool thanx 4 sharing

  • Sbacon1999
    Posted at 12:45h, 29 June

    How cool for that boutique! Thanks for the story, Doc. And that SOHO show – oh I would kill to have been there. Prince on the piano = heaven.

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