Coming to LA this Summer? Check Out Our Thrift Shops! 

 

By: Brigit West

Coming to Los Angeles? Here are some clothing stores to check out! In defense of the secondhand clothing loop, don’t be afraid of the seemingly dark and cluttered thrift stores.  Real Mom Daily has gone through all of the trouble to find the best secondhand clothing shops so you don’t have to! Factoring out the widely known secondhand stores such as Goodwill and Salvation Army, these stores below are in the Los Angeles  area, already hand-picked, on trend clothing that won’t break your bank. Thrift shopping is losing its negative connotation in the socio-economic sense. It’s a smart way to find clothing that’s  fashionable while saving the environment by not buying a waste producing, newly made article of clothing. All types of clothing can be found at secondhand clothing stores, so don’t shortchange yourself with overwhelming high volume of clothing. Here are some of the best thrift stores in Los Angeles.

 

Note: For you moms who don’t live in Los Angeles and who aren’t making a trip this way sometime soon, check out  local thrift shops in your area.  Even the more popular sellers like Goodwill and Salvation Army have great clothing options to choose from as long as you’re willing to spend time looking. Also, check out any antique stores and flea markets near you!

Buffalo Exchange and Crossroads- a buy/sell men’s and women’s clothing store where you can sell old clothes for store credit or money.

Wasteland- a pricier buy/sell men’s and women’s clothing store with sections dedicated to vintage pieces and designer clothing brands

“Melrose” Flea Market– Flea market taking place every Sunday at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles. Prices range on different sellers and booths. This flea market takes up the whole high school campus and takes a good number of hours to go through all booths.

Jet Rag Vintage- Pricier vintage clothing store that features a $1 piles of clothing in their parking lot every Sunday. Recommended that an allotted amount of time be set out to dig through piles of clothing.

Stuck at home?  Here are some used clothing websites where you can buy and sell. These places are easy to find reused designer and vintage pieces:

Etsy: A marketplace for artisans selling goods as well as used clothing and accessories

Depop: a clothing marketplace for buying and reselling clothing, reasonably priced vintage clothing as well.

Poshmark: less expensive online reseller, easy to find good pieces for less.

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