Is there anything better than traveling and being able to buy new clothes without spending a lot? Many people end up going to bigger stores in search of promotions, but a good panning at thrift stores can yield a new wardrobe! Most pieces end up being cheaper and you can find products from different times and with super varied styles.
As Los Angeles is a young city and always full of news, thrift stores there follow the same line. In a single space you will find options launched recently, as well as a jeans jacket from the 90s. In addition to finding unique clothes, you will be consuming more sustainably 😉
The Bearded Beagle
Founded in 2012, The Beaded Beagle has become one of the most popular thrift stores for those looking for vintage pieces. They have the mission to recycle as much as they can, in addition to being an alternative for those who do not want to consume fast fashions.
Nowadays they already have three units spread across Los Angeles, all of them with incredible clothing options and super fair prices. From basic to flashy pieces, they can reach a very wide audience!
Scout LA’s curatorship is more special and specific. Although the focus is on retro pieces, they follow a more classic pattern, with tailoring pieces, for example. The choice of products is so good that you don’t even feel like you’re in a thrift store, you know? To get a better idea of the selection of clothes from this thrift store, just take a look at their instagram.
Tavin is known mainly for its clothing in the style Gypsy. Don’t you know what that is? The name comes from the word gypsy, which means gypsy in English. For this reason, most of the pieces follow a broader model and with light fabrics.
However, the thrift store is not limited to just that. They also do not stop selling clothes of other styles, including several super new pieces and in great condition. They don’t open on Mondays, so enjoy the weekend to explore the place 😉
Another store that is a paradise for those who enjoy vintage clothing is the Painted Bird. It’s quite small, but that doesn’t stop you from finding super fun pieces. I confess that some of the clothes are very peculiar, but with creativity and style they can transform a Look. They are open from Monday to Sunday, from 12pm to 7pm!
The Closet Trading Company
Are you looking for luxury items or more contemporary clothing for a lower price? If so, you can now place The Closet Trading Company on your travel itinerary! There, you will find pieces from Channel and Rag & Bone, for example, for a much lower price.
The store’s curation is so good that you even feel like leaving the store with a bag full of clothes, bags and accessories. As they specialize in luxury brands, you won’t find pieces from stores like Forever 21 or American Eagle. To find out which brands The Closed loves, just click here.
Some say that Raggedy Threads is one of the best thrift stores in Los Angeles, even though it is not one of the cheapest. In that case, in a short walk around the store you will see unique and even rare findings.
Because they are more selected pieces and all have the standard of Street style, they end up having a slightly higher value. Still, it is a place worth visiting, especially if you like this type of clothing.
Thrift stores usually have that messy look that a lot of people don’t like, right? If you are one of those people, just go to Wasteland. The decoration of the store is cute and the pieces are very well organized.
It is also not one of the cheapest in Los Angeles, but we cannot fail to value the work of curators. Are you looking for jeans destroyed or that perfect leather jacket? You already know where to find her 😉
It’s a package!
It’s A Wrap is one of the biggest stores on that list, but their selection is even more special than that of the other thrift stores on the list. Their differential is that several pieces were used in films and television series, all for a lower price. Have you ever imagined buying something used by your favorite celebrity?
The left margin
Another perfect store for those who have a vintage clothing style is The Left Bank. It is separated by different types of products. One of the walls, for example, is filled with pieces of up to two dollars. Another part of the store is more focused on vintage clothes and, in another corner, are the most modern and current pieces.
Many people also recommend the place to buy some souvenirs, so write down the name of this super cute place. I promise you won’t regret it!
Although it is not a thrift store, I could not fail to mention the Melrose Trading Post. This fair is the type of tour that is mandatory if you travel to Los Angeles. She is so incredible that even famous people frequent the place. It takes place every Sunday and has several exhibitors. In a single tour you can find clothes, decoration items and even books, posters and vinyl records.
Did you like the tips? If I left any place out, be sure to comment. I love reading your suggestions 😉