Thrifting for Los Angeleans is similar to high street shopping for any European or East coaster. Here, scouring for vintage and designer garments or solid silver cutlery is paralleled with a trip to H&M or any homeware store – the difference being, these thrift stores rely solely on donations from the community.
Specifically, The National Council of Jewish Women thrift stores, which pepper the Los Angeles area, contain some of the best furniture, accessories and clothing at reasonable prices and are worth a visit just for the sheer inspiring array of colours, fabrics, elaborate furniture, silverware and bazaar like trinkets. For someone who wants to find a navy cashmere sweater for under $ 20 or a set of crystal wine glasses for under $ 15, then this is the place to come.
Each of the six stores, are meticulously organised, categorised and merchandised- with ample staff dotted around the store dressed in smart blue aprons and on hand to produce a designer Bottega Veneta purse from behind the counter or vintage YSL brogues from inside a display cabinet window. You will be able to bring home an up cycled bargain and do a good deed all in one morning.