Fashion Los Angeles

Thrifting in LA

August 31, 2016

 

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Thrifting, resale shops, consignment shops, whatever you want to call it, I love it. Los Angeles definitely does not disappoint in killer deals on designer duds. I’ve been in LA three months, and I’ve already found the consignment stores where film studios donate clothes from there sets and designers donate their samples, resulting is super cheap, new or like new wardrobe steals. Not to mention La La Land is home to a plethora of fashionistas who, apparently, dump clothes after a few wears as well. Jackpot.

Here is a look at some of my scores so far as well as what they cost me to purchase verses what I would’ve paid in stores (if I was willing to pay that much).

Ted Baker Trench Coat (Sample)
Original price: $549
What I paid: $65
Store: Crossroads Trading Co. Santa Monica

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hinge leather jacket
Original price: $329 at Nordstrom
What I paid: $8.99
Store: Goodwill Hermosa Beach

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Peacoat
Original price: $549
What I paid: $16.25 (It was marked half price because a button fell off. It took two minutes to sew it back on.)
Store: Crossroads Trading Co. West Hollywood

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Linda Mai Phung jacket (New with tags!)
Original Price: $348
What I paid: $22.50
Store: Crossroads Trading Co. Santa Monica

 

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True Religion Jeans (New with tags!)
Original price: $288
What I paid: $32
Store: Return Engagement

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Burberry Small Nova Tote
Original price: $550
What I paid: $30
Store: Goodwill Hermosa Beach

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Sometimes I see pieces I just can’t pass up even if they aren’t my size or can’t be altered, and they end up for sale in my Poshmark closet. My thrifting obsession can benefit you too! Comment below if you’re looking for something specific, give me the brand and size, and I’ll start treasure hunting for you too!
Carolyn

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3 Comments

  • Reply Whitney August 31, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    This is so awesome!! My uncle (in law) has a house in Newport Beach… maybe the next time we visit I should go thrifting…

  • Reply Jess October 28, 2016 at 2:47 am

    You have scored some serious finds! That trench coat is great.

    It’s funny, I know you know I did a post about thrifting too recently. However, I didn’t include Crossroads in my line up and since those couple of weeks have passed, “Crossroads” has come up in conversation on Twitter, Instagram so much! I am definitely missing a trick and will be hitting the one in Santa Monica and Hollywood! I’m intrigued to see what other goodies you’ve found lately 🙂

    • Reply Carolyn October 28, 2016 at 2:52 am

      I am obsessed with Crossroads lately! We should do a thrifting outing sometime!

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