It’s a fact: LA is loved by many, particularly by those who are into vintage. Boutiques, second-hand stores and big markets… we’ve chosen 5 spots you absolutely must visit if you’re in town.
Wasteland (7428 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046).
Located on Melrose, it has a wide selection of clothes, from Prada to Nike, through to the essential items for that all-American image. Not looking to buy but want to empty your closet instead? Well then this is the place for you because the owners are always looking for interesting pieces: recycling has never been so chic!
TBS ♥ : The collection of rock band t-shirts, letterman jackets and leather jackets. Seek and you shall find!
What Comes Around Goes Around (159 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036).
Born in New York in 1993, its LA branch was only launched in 2008. What can we say: the store is almost like a little museum. The collection is great and you can find little gems, this is also the reason why it’s expensive.
TBS ♥ : The clothes, especially the military ones, but also the vintage Levi’s!
Jet Rag (825 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046).
Known for its large range of second-hand clothing, shoes and accessories, it’s the secret weapon of many stars in search of a retro touch (which is why it’s Gwen Stefani’s favourite LA store). Looking for a satin bomber jacket with a flower or tiger design on the back? Well, they have many of them here.
TBS ♥ : From wedding gowns to the perfect studded jacket: you can find fantastic second-hand items at affordable prices. Don’t underestimate their 1-dollar Sunday! Yep you heard right!!!
Melrose Trading Post (Fairfax High School 7850 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036).
A beautiful little market with over 200 stalls, where entry is only $3, here you really can find everything, objects and even furniture. It’s a unique experience that’s worth doing even if you don’t want to buy anything.
TBS ♥ : The friendly atmosphere and the possibility to barter on every stall. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you see… don’t forget to bring a good amount of cash if you want to buy: some of them don’t take cards!
The Way We Wore (334 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Ok, you love vintage but you don’t want to do the dirty work of looking for collection items in and amongst a pile of clothes? Well in this place they do it for yo 😉 Often visited by many stylists, their offerings range from the ‘20s (the period in which they specialise) up to the late ‘90s.
TBS ♥ : The staff’s professionalism, impeccable selection and the fact that you can find items with labels explaining where the objects come from and their nature.