A Guide to the Best Vintage Shops in Los Angeles

Guide to Best Vintage Shops in Los Angeles

You guys! I’m so happy to finally bring you my first official guide to the best vintage shops in Los Angeles. I’m going to be bringing you guides to various cities in the coming months and I couldn’t be more excited. I will be updating these as I discover new gems. This guide is based on my years of hardcore shopping and the shops spotlighted are my tried and true spots. Scroll below to get a downloadable copy of this map that you can print and take with you!

45 Three Modern Vintage 

I can’t say enough about the owner Staci and her incredible eye for vintage artwork, ceramic, patterns, and Regency furniture. The shop’s showroom floor changes often since things sell quickly so you can easily visit on a weekly basis and find new items. Staci loves vintage and especially loves inspiring and helping you find the right pieces for your home.

Scout 

Scout is creme de la creme of vintage shops in Los Angeles with high end vintage mixed with high end modern designers. Owner Joey Grana is a tastemaker and expert curator of vintage; anything you buy here will stay a wardrobe staple forever.

Jet Rag

This is one of the best shops if you’re a bargain hunter and really enjoy the “thrill of the thrift”. Don’t miss their $1 sales on Sundays.

Antique or Mid Century Row in North Hollywood

This spot is still under the radar and the spot to go for unique pieces and super low prices. The shops sell at various flea markets on Sundays and most of them are on Chairish if you prefer to shop online. Be prepared to dig through piles of stuff, but don’t be afraid to ask if you’re looking for something specific. The shop owners are helpful and will pull out items that are hidden away.

Play Clothes

If you’re looking for a super cute vintage shop that comes with a shop cat and all the retro vibes, then Play Clothes is your spot. The clothing is sorted by decade making it easy to find pieces. Their specialty is clothing from the 40s to 60s so spend a lot of time in those sections and you’ll leave with an incredible assortment of finds.

SquaresVille 

You can’t beat the location or the prices here. SquaresVille offers a quirky and unique curated mix of vintage pieces. I come here for concert tees, jeans, and awesome two piece sets – most of which are under $50.

deKor

deKor is for those looking for rustic-chic furniture and home accessories with a global, bohemian vibe. Owner, Isabelle, has an incredible eye so there is a lot to look at, so give yourself plenty of time to peruse.

Lemon Frog Shop

Lemon Frog is a colorful shop with vintage dresses, accessories and jewelry. Rare finds and low prices.

Amsterdam Modern

Amsterdam Modern has an amazing inventory of mid century modern furniture, lighting and decor. Their inventory is shipped directly from Amsterdam and is sourced from all corners of Holland. Come here if you’re looking for notable designs and pieces such as Thonet, Franco Albini, Saarinen, and Adnet.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store

This is known as the Costco of thrift stores since it’s the largest thrift store in the USA and the prices are unbeatable. Here you’ll find plenty of vintage clothes, accessories and furniture, plus a lot of gently used modern pieces. What makes shopping here even better? Funds go to people and families in need.

Sunbeam

A long time favorite spot for vintage items, Sunbeam helped furnish about half our house when we first bought our home. They have a good collection of mid century modern and regency, plus their modern line of mid century modern inspired pieces.

The Hunt Vintage

Michael, the owner, offers excellent service and loves to help you find exactly what need. There’s a vast selection of mid century furniture items and a steady flow of new inventory at all times. If you like mid-century furniture The Hunt Vintage is a must stop and once you go there you’ll keep coming back.

Avalon Vintage

Hit up Avalon when you have a special occasion to attend and you need a personal stylist. Carmen, the owner, will find you pieces that will work for you; she knows exactly how certain pieces with fit you so you have an ultra curated shopping experience. Plus, she carries a wide range of sizes making it a great shop for plus size shoppers.

Picky Jane 

This is a teeny tiny vintage shop filled to the brim with bohemian finds and treasures. Owner, Simone, finds the best dresses, caftans, and vintage lingerie.

HotBox Vintage

Hotbox has an amazing selection of the cutest vintage jewelry and accessories. Prices are affordable (just a tad bit pricier than thrift stores) so you can shop for a whole outfit without breaking the bank.

Pasadena City College Flea Market 

I almost hate giving this one away since this is where I find all of my vintage gems, but if you’re looking for a low-key flea market filled to the brim with clothes, furniture, decor, books, and vinyl, this is the place to shop. Plus, prices are insanely good!

Bonita Interiors 

Another favorite spot for eclectic decor, original artwork, and mid century furniture. Owner Angie’s showroom is FILLED with goodies so make sure to schedule enough time to browse through all the things! And if you need help, Angie will help you find exactly what you need.

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  1. September 13, 2018 / 9:34 am

    Next time you are in Pasadena, check out Walker/Viden Luxury Consignment, which has modern luxury pieces sprinkled with vintage and was recently profiled in Pasadena Magazine and won Best New Business by Pasadena Weekly readers in 2017.

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