I first started thrifting in high school because it was the most affordable way to shop on a minimum-wage budget. My favorite store was Aardvark in Venice, where the racks were full of vintage items — floral dresses from the fifties and cashmere crewnecks with just the tiniest moth holes that could be fixed with a needle and thread. We weren’t thinking about it then, but thrifting is seriously sustainable.
If you’ve been reading MG for a while, you know that I’ve been exclusively thrifting and swapping for a while now. Many of you even joined me for the annual Shop Drop Challenge which ended (sniff) in 2016. That’s why I was thrilled to contribute to Bluedot’s new Los Angeles edition with a roundup of my favorite preloved shopping spots.
Do you recognize this photo (from Bluedot)? Tell me where it is, in comments, below!