Los Angeles is home to some of the best vintage stores in the world. Of course, we adore iconic destinations such as Resurrection and Decades where you should go if ever nominated for an Oscar (only vintage for the red carpet darling!) or want to spend your entire paycheck on a pristine ’80s Chanel bag (no judgement!). But, where does a fashion girl go if she wants killer finds without going into debt? Here, Team Zoe spills their favorite under-the-radar spots. You’re welcome.
Your Guide To LA's Best Vintage
Collection, 1282 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
"If you don't know the difference between vintage 501, 505 and 517 Levis—you must make the trek to Echo Park to see their insane collection of jeans. Buy the ones that fit your bum and you'll wear them religiously with everything from a T-shirt to a Chanel jacket to a lace blouse."
Shannon Nash, Jewelry & Accessories Editor
Tavin Boutique, 1543 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026
"Scour Tavin's tightly-packed racks for '70s knits, perfectly-worn suede jackets, Isabel Marant vintage trousers—and your entire music festival wardrobe."
Erin Bunch, Red Carpet Editor
Squaresville Vintage, 1800 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027
I love shopping for vintage, I've been doing it since high school so when I find a great place I keep going back. Squaresville is amazing because it is highly curated and there isn't a bunch of random fluff—only the best stuff gets bought and resold. I can't even begin to tell you how many amazing things I've found here."
Christian David, Art Director
Painted Bird, 4208 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029
"It feels like you're going through your mom's closet from the '80s—that is, if your mom was extremely cool. Everything is really well priced, it's hard to find something overt $100."
Jaclyn Decell, Social Media Manager
Golyester, 450 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
“Golyester is an idyllic little store on La Brea filled with incredible vintage treasures at all price points. I recently scooped up a printed knit maxi skirt that I’ll be wearing in abundance this spring—they also have amazing dresses and coats from a range of decades if you’re on the hunt for a more unique piece. It’s just down the street from Republique, so it makes for a perfect Saturday morning—brunching and shopping.”
Kristi Mikesky, Features Editor