A Guide to the Best Vintage Shops in Los Angeles

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.

LOS ANGELES VINTAGE FASHION SHOPS

Arcade Shops

Arcade is the retail shop brought to you by Richard, the genius behind A Current Affair and Pickwick Vintage. If your searching for hard-to-find vintage or designer pieces, Arcade is the spot. Richard has the best eye for both and shopping his expertly curated pieces is divine.

Chelsea Vintage
1242 20th St suite D, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Chelsea, a former industry stylist, left her gig to open up the cutest vintage shop. She has an incredible eye for unique vintage finds, plus shares her sourcing trips on her Instagram.

Carny Couture
1242 20th St Apt C, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Carny Couture’s vintage collection is all about timeless and classic pieces from 1930s-1970s. Think ethereal, neutral pieces that have j’nai sais quoi.

HotBox Vintage
1127 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

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.

Jackie Robbins Leather
2522 Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

This is THE spot for the best vintage leather apparel. If you’re a fan of North Beach Leather, this is where you need to shop! Jackie Robbins, the owner, is an expert in vintage leather and she’ll tell you which collection and season each piece is from.

Lemon Frog Shop
1202 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026

This is one of Los Angeles’ most unique vintage clothing boutiques and I LOVE it. The shop is cute, the fashion is cute, and the experience is cute!

Lulu Flippin Vintage
2408 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica CA 90404

Lulu is one of my favorite people on the planet and I can’t go a Pickwick Vintage show without buying something incredible from her. I love her approach to vintage because she’s all about curating pieces that are unique, but of-the-moment so you literally just want to wear the pieces out the door!

Pickwick Vintage
757 S Alameda St Suite 184, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Pickwick Vintage Show is a monthly vintage market with over 65 exhibitors from across California, featuring collections of vintage clothing, jewelry, and accessories, textiles, and more. It’s my favorite for shopping expertly curated racks of the best vintage!

Play Clothes
3100 Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

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 
1800 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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.

favorite vintage decor shops

LOS ANGELES VINTAGE DECOR SHOPS

45 Three Modern Vintage 
1051 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019

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.

Amsterdam Modern
134 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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.

Bonita Interiors 
480 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

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.

Bougie Bazaar
1836 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91107

Bougie Bazaar is a goldmine for rare and unusual vintage finds for your home. The shop has everything from Boho to Disco and Modern to Moroccan – it’s hard to leave empty handed!

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.

The Hunt Vintage
812 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

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.

King Richard’s Antique Center
12301 Whittier Blvd, Whittier, CA 90602

If you want the flea market vibe in the comfort of air conditioning, then King Richard’s is the place! Over 57000 sq ft of shopping treasures and the prices are incredibly affordable for an antique center.

North Hollywood Antique Row
Lankershim Blvd, 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.

Pasadena Antique Center
480 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

This is one of my go-tos when I need inspo and want to enjoy the array of vintage and antiques. If you follow on Instagram, then you know I love the creaking wood floors and the decor is second to none.

Sunbeam
106 S Avenue 58, Los Angeles, CA 90042

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.

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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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