This blog post was updated on July 26, 2021.
From 1960s shift dresses to wide 1980s leather belts, I love adding quality vintage pieces to my wardrobe. There is no shortage of vintage shops packed with treasures in Southern California. Here are some of my favorite spots.
Decades, Inc. (Los Angeles)
8214 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
This popular LA vintage shop has several locations (decadesTwo, decadesTwo.1). The store’s expertly curated collection of 20th century vintage is sure to please any vintage connoisseur. Expect to find gorgeous pieces from top international brands like Louboutin and Comme des Garçons as reasonable prices.
The Way We Wore
334 S LaBrea Ave, Los Angeles
A favorite of local celebrities, The Way We Wore is a must-visit for vintage-loving fashionistas. This beautiful shop specializes in casual to high-end vintage clothing and accessories. Visit the online gallery on their website to see new arrivals — prepare to be tempted!
825 North LaBrea Ave, Los Angeles
If the thrill of the hunt is one of your favorite things about vintage shopping, then Jet Rag is the place for you. Be prepared to spend some time digging through their selection of quality vintage goods (most priced under $40). For a real bargain, come to the weekly Sunday (starting at 9am) parking lot sale, where everything is $1.
Frock You Vintage (San Diego)
4121 Park Blvd, San Diego
This fun and casual vintage shop carries unique find from the 1920s-1980s, including dresses, jackets, shoes, and a beautiful selection of jewelry (including everyday and statement pieces). Bargain hunters should follow the store on social media to find out about their semi-annual Huge Frocking Sales.
Hunt and Gather (San Diego)
2871 University Ave., San Diego
Hunt and Gather specializes in women’s & men’s vintage clothing, accessories, re-purposed vintage, one-of-a-kind new designer pieces, jewelry, tee shirts, records & artwork. This carefully curated shop has a decidedly relaxed vibe. Follow Hunt and Gather on social media to find out about their in-store parties with world class DJs.
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