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Thrift Like a Pro: The Best Thrift Stores in Los Angeles

Hey there, fellow thrifting enthusiasts! As someone who’s scoured every corner of Los Angeles in search of hidden gems, I can confidently say that I’m the expert thrifter you’ve been looking for. With so many amazing thrift stores to choose from, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out where to start. That’s why I’ve put together a list of my absolute favorite thrift stores in Los Angeles, complete with witty commentary and insider tips. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newbie to the thrifting game, I guarantee you’ll find something amazing at one of these spots. So grab your reusable tote bags and let’s get thrifting!

The Best Thrift Shops in Los Angeles


American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
2460 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Share Our Selves Thrift Shop
1550 Superior Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Finders Keepers
7861 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90047

Pepe’s Thrifty Shop
4577 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Pro Tip: If your closet is lacking the basics, like a graphic tee, a pair of Levi’s cut off shorts or a slip dress, thrift it. Buying the basics is one of my favorite things to do while thrifting. These are readily available at almost all thrift stores and more often than not they’ll be one-of-a-kind. Every new season calls for newness, but don’t fall into the trap of ‘needing something new.’ Figure out a few things your closet would benefit from having for the new season and go out on a thrift store shopping trip with a specific list in mind. Sustainability with the added benefit of retail therapy. 


American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
500 North Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502

La Providencia Guild Thrift Shop
3301 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

St Anne’s Thrift & Gift Shop
3315 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

Super Thrift Store Rescue Mission
13422 Saticoy St, North Hollywood, CA 91605

Valley Value Center
13630 Victory Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401

National Council of Jewish Women
2515 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

Buy this, leave that: There are always going to be categories in thrifting that do better than others. A killer chest that’s 200 years old or a can’t miss vintage blazer will forever be in style, but anything polyester will not. I asked four of my girlfriends who serve as constant inspiration to me what they’d buy and what they’d leave while shopping, among other juicy questions that I get asked all the time. Don’t miss the answers and their tips here

Mid City/Eastside

National Council of Jewish Women
360 N. Fairfax Ave (at Oakwood), Los Angeles, CA 90036

Out of the Closet
2425 North San Fernando Rd, Glassel Park, Los Angeles, CA 90065 

Council Thrift Shop
360 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

BTS Thrift Store
1422-1424 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

La Casa Victoria
1218 Sunset Blvd Unit C, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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

LA Road Thrift Store
3516 N Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90065

Son of A Vet Thrift Shop
3310 N Eastern Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90032

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Los Angeles Thrift Store
210 N Ave 21, Los Angeles, CA 90031

I do the best of both worlds and shop out in the world and also on the world wide web. I’ve scored some of my favorite finds online. If you’re more of an in-person shopper and don’t know where to start, I’ve compiled a list of the top 100 vintage and thrifting search terms here to help you get started. 

Pasadena Area

Huntington Collection
2670 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

Full Circle Thrift
2245 Lake Ave, Altadena, CA 91001

The Daz-E Shop
2525 Lake Ave #3, Altadena, CA 91001

Treasure Fair Thrift Shop
3239 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

Bargain Box Thrift Shop
4607 Oakwood Ave, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Assistance League Thrift Shop
4607 Oakwood Ave, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Pattye’s Closet
2422 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020

When it comes to going on a hunt, Los Angeles offers a vast playground for you to explore. These are some of my favorite places to go around the city and if I’m ever in a neighborhood where I know one of my go-to spots is close to, I make a point to stop in just to check on any new items that might have cropped up. If you find that I’m missing a spot, leave a comment in the section below or shoot me a DM – you know I always love to try new shops!

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