From Hollywood to Burning Man: A Shopping Guide
August 22, 2016
Each year, tens of thousands of people from all over make their way to Black Rock City – a temporary city built in the Nevada desert – to experience Burning Man. The annual gathering celebrates art, self-expression and community. With this year’s annual event scheduled from August 28 through September 1, we have put together this shopping guide for those who are Burning Man bound by way of Hollywood!
Muzer, 6380 Hollywood Blvd.
Muzer Clothing and Accessories, established in 2007, features unique, handmade items imported from northern Thailand. They specialize in baggy “indy” pants, vests, and flowing Dashiki dresses in bright, bold patterns and tie-die. Prices range from $20 – $50 depending on the item.
Muzer is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Their phone number is 323-465-7005.
Stage Hollywood, 6524 Hollywood Blvd.
Boasting the ‘best rave gear in Los Angeles,’ Stage Hollywood features flirty dancewear, swimwear, fantasy costumes, club wear, furry wear, custom made outfits and costumes – all perfect for Burning Man!
Stage is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; closed on Sundays. Their phone number is 323-469-1400.
Supply Sergeant, 6664 Hollywood Blvd.
One of Hollywood Boulevard’s unique long-time businesses is The Supply Sergeant, opened in 1948 by World War II veteran Jack Arian. The store is still managed by Jack’s family, and features an extensive selection of military surplus, camping, disaster and survival gear, uniforms, air soft guns, and a variety of brand name apparel for both men and women. Shoppers can also enjoy 10% off their purchase using the coupon found in the Only in Hollywood Official Map & Visitors Guide, available at most visitor centers and hotels in southern California.*
Supply Sergeant is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Their phone number is 323-463-4730.
Amoeba Music, 6400 Sunset Blvd.
For the long road trip, burners may wish to pick up some new (or old) tunes – or something to read. Amoeba is your source for musical inspiration! Occupying an entire city block, this store houses the biggest, broadest, most diverse collection of music, movies and books ever seen on under one roof.
Open since 2001, Amoeba Hollywood is open Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Their phone number is 323-245-6400.
Devin Strecker serves as Director of Communications and Social Media for the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance. He previously spent eight years working for the nearby Hollywood Media District BID. He graduated from Fort Hays State University, near his hometown of Paradise, Kansas, with a degree in information networking and telecommunications. He is a musician with his own band, Devin Tait and the Traitors.