Los Angeles has some of the best thrifting I have ever experienced. Even in the sketch part of town there was good thrifting. It was a good reminder for me to not judge a thrift store by what it looks like on the outside.
I was happy to discover a thrift store not too far from my hotel when I visited L.A. I hopped a bus and trekked over and discovered I was definitely not in Beverly Hills and the condition of the store was a little scary from the outside.
I went in and found some some really fab pieces that were in great condition. Oddly enough I found a genuine Masai necklace that I've always been to cheap to purchase in Kenya. When I saw that I knew that I wasn't going to just find the usual cast offs of Tarjay, Forever 21, and Leslie Fay.
There was a lot of that plus garment district rejects that were beautifully designed and brands known for making quality classics like Garnet Hill. I really liked what they did to make this simple jersey dress appear more polished. It's lazy day casual but can make it to post birthday brunch and still look good.
The jewelry and sunnies are recent finds. I found them during my #ThriftacularAdventure to Unclaimed Baggage in Alabama. Now this "thrift store" looks absolutely amazing and it's a tourist attraction. Super pretty.
I went in thinking the prices were going to be too rich for my blood. Yeah, some of it was but most of it was decently priced and the costume jewelry was extremely low priced between $1 - $5. Most of it new.
Moral of this train of thought. Never let a bit of grime deter you or ride pass the pretty one without checking it out. You just never know the affordable treasures you'll find.
What does your favorite thrift store look like? Is it glam or gloom outside?
THRIFT Garnet Hill asymmetrical dress - jewelry - sunglasses - Crown Vintage sandals