Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Los Angeles Vintage Shopping Guide

With an art director in the advertising industry as a Mother I ended up making routine trips out to Los Angeles throughout my childhood and into adulthood. I attribute a lot of my current style to the west coast influence and of course, my Mom. At a young age my Mother loved taking me shopping as well as showing me how clothes were made and what made them high quality. Many of her "lessons" took place at thrift shops around LA. Here are my favorite vintage discoveries I have made over the years.

1. The Way We Wore // 323 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles
The vintage shop of all vintage shops. Even if you don't have the cash to splurge, this place is worth the trip. Think of it as a museum collection rather than a shop. The store is divided up into decades with all the high end labels on a second floor. Such a fun store to find inspiration.

2. Slow Clothing // 7474 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles
With an abundance of band shirts, varsity jackets and other odds and ends this is the place to stock up on all your vintage needs without breaking the bank. Don't let the lack of high end designer labels deter you from this place, it is always filled with fantastic quality items worth the buy.

3. The Paper Bag Princess // 8818 Olympic Blvd. Beverly Hills
A very special selection of covetable designer items resides here. I am talking racks of collectable Emilio Pucci dresses, fur coats from the 1950's and many more items you have always dreamed of. Not to mention an amazing shoe selection.

4. American Rag // 150 S. La Brea Ave Los Angeles
This shopping mecca not only carries amazing brands like Opening Ceremony, Stone Cold Fox, Vivienne Westwood and more but it also has a well curated vintage selection for women and men.

S H O P   T H E   L O O K

The Way We Wore Vintage Black Lace Dress // The Paper Bag Princess Vintage Belt

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