The Prince Of Melrose Avenue

Prince. Photo: AP Photo/Matt Sayles
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 SandGclothing.com 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: SandG.com

The Trench Coat. Photo: SandG.com

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 SandGclothing.com 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  DrFunkenberry.com. I smell a style file maybe JB?-Dr.FB