Timeline: The History of Fairfax Avenue

Los Angeles is nicknamed the City of Angels, but it may as well be called the City of Streetwear. Fairfax Avenue, which runs from La Cienga Boulevard in Culver City to Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, is the hub of Los Angeles’ streetwear lifestyle. Brands such as Supreme, The Hundreds, and even rap collectives have set up shop on the legendary strip, and it’s practically impossible to walk down Fairfax without seeing packs of teenagers riding their skateboards. If you’re a cool kid in L.A., you’re chilling on Fairfax.

Fairfax Avenue wasn’t always the mecca of skate brands, though. At one point, it was a quiet Jewish neighborhood. Years later, it was known for being home to one of the most famous musical producers of all time. The Avenue has seen multiple transformations and identity changes over the years.

Take a look back at Fairfax Avenue’s beginnings, and see the progression that’s made it so trendy it now has its own nickname– “The Fax.”

Intro: Brian Padilla

Image source: Complex

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