2018’s new thrift stores: Los Angeles

Today, vintage fashion is more popular than ever – and it’s driven by a growing appetite for products that signal individuality, as well as cost-consciousness, and the storytelling value of vintage.

Now, more than ever, brands are considering this channel of retail as a more environment-friendly practice when it comes to reducing waste around the world – so it makes sense to consider this to be a part of another part of the environmental movement in fashion.

When it comes to vintage shopping, anyone will tell you that LA is one of the top destinations globally.Whether its vintage denim, retro Americana, or more contemporary vintage – the city has it all.

Places like Hollywood and Melrose are a hotbed of vintage boutiques from What Goes Around Comes Around andWasteland to Chucks Vintage, while the outskirts of the city offer flea markets like the infamous Rose Bowl. While you might be familiar with some of the more famous names, we wanted to shine a light on some of the upcoming stores in the city. From luxury to streetwear to denim brands spanning decades from the 1940s to early 2000s here are 4 new environmental friendly-boutiques to put on your next shopping trip list.


2nd Street USA.


Address: 7560 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

With a parallel aesthetic to LA-favourite second hand/consignment boutique Buffalo Exchange- 2nd street USA also offers buy-and-sell services at its first location on Melrose Avenue. The 2,800-square-foot space offers men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from Japanese and other international labels such as Comme des Garcons, A Bathing Ape, Supreme, MCM among many more.



Vintage By Petro’s

Address: 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, California

Located on the ground floor inside the re-vamped Westfield Century City Shopping Center, this cool little boutique stocks mostly vintage Levi’s 501’s alongside vintage accessories like western boots and leather goods for both men and women. Need to repair your jeans? Get that done here too.



Address: 3531 Sunset Blvd 90026 Los Angeles, California

Popular online resale marketplace Depop translates its digital community to real life with its first brick-and-mortar boutique. The concept shop sells top picks from local users however the sales at the store will not create any serious revenue for their app but instead serve as an important touchpoint for its audience.


Starday Vintage


Address: 4665 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

There is always room for more vintage boutiques in Los Angeles, Starday stocks affordable vintage apparel, accessories and home goods spanning from the 1940s-1980s. The cozy boutique also has a small music department section with exquisite vintage instruments and records.


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