California Dreams: Top 10 Visit Worthy Shops in California

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In 1990, Tony! Toni! Tone! released a hit single, “It Never Rains (In Southern California),” but they weren’t talking about clothing. However, we’ve looked far and wide and the Reining vintage champs of the west coast are what we were seeking. California is best know for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but fashion is our niche and we decided to give you our top 10 favorite boutiques to visit on the west side. Check them out below! You’re welcome!

1. Wasteland

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7428 Melrose Ave.

Los Angeles, CA

Don’t let the location fool you, it’s like stepping right onto the set of a vintage musical. Wasteland has been ranked at the top of all vintage visit list in Cali, as they provide quality timeless pieces. Everyday vintage wear can be found here! Stay connected at @shopwasteland on IG

2. Decades

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Los Angeles, CA

This store embodies the true meaning of vintage couture. Decades has been in the business since 1977, and specializes in haute couture vintage gowns. Along with extravagant pieces, Decades dabbles in designer accessories. Keep up with their latest garments on their official blog and @decadesinc on Instagram.

3. Pretty Penny

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5488 College Ave.

Oakland, CA, 94618

The best of local brands. Pretty Penny is a great thrift shop to browse through to find handpick, unique, and top-of-the-line local brands, accessories and jewelry right in the Oakland, CA area. Besides the items, Pretty Penny offers 30% in cash and 40% in trade. Shop at @prettypennyclothing on IG, @prettypenny510 Twitter.

4. Out of the Closet

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6255 West Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90028 USA

This thrift store provides shoppers with the ultimate statement vintage pieces in your closet. From casual to evening wear, shoppers are guaranteed to go home with a piece they love. The best thing is, all proceeds go to the AIDS/HIV Healthcare Foundation.

5. Iguana Vintage Clothing

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5018 Lankershim Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 91601

3-floors of vintage galore! This store includes everyday wear and costume pieces. Theres no better way to say role-playing than in this store! Follow them at @iguanavintageclothing on Instagram.

6. Crossroads

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8315 Santa Monica Blvd,

West Hollywood, CA

(Locations also in Berkeley, San Fransisco, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, San Jose, Santa Barbara, and Pasadena)

As unique as its name, Crossroads has only 35 locations across the US, so, they only accept the best vintage clothing from the best vintage sellers. Being eco-friendly, Crossroads recycles unused and unwanted clothing. They make the world more fashionable and more friendly, one shopper at a time! The latest information from Crossroads can be found at @crossroadsstyle on Twitter and crossroadstrading.tumblr.com

7. Sunday’s Best Thrift Apparel

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5960 Atlantic Blvd
Maywood, California

This thrift store specializes in Sunday’s Best apparel! Church goes can look fabulous and fly in their vintage wear. Sunday’s Best hand selects pieces, some even unworn, for a true vintage feel to cater to men and women. Check out their official Facebook for more inspirations!

8. It’s a Wrap!

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3315 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505

The best vintage clothes found in “old school” movies and tv shows has found a home in It’s A Wrap! Along with clothes, this store specializes in Hollywood props and accessories as well. You can literally have the closet of your favorite past Hollywood stars.

9. The Way We Wore

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334 S. La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

The outside decor immediately captures you attention with bold colors, and contrasting black and white stripes. Once you enter, it’s like a magical vintage heaven. The website allows you to shop by decade where you’ll be mesmerized for hours over the unique clothing. See the inside magic at @thewaywewore on Instagram.

10. Foxhole

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Denim is such a timeless, classic, and staple piece in anyone’s wardrobe. What better way to find those 90s mom jeans, 80s acid washed, or 70s bell bottoms, than a store that specializes in reworked vintage denim?! You’ve found the right place: Foxhole. Follow them @thefoxhole on Instagram!

Koya Perez

Just a Philly girl who loves all things pink, Paris, and writing. Fashion is my superpower. Creativity is my sixth sense :)

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