Consulting with our Los Angeles professional organizing, closet and wardrobe clients we invariably mention resale.
Good for you, good for the environment. Bad if you have elevated expectations about the current retail value of that Chanel purse you bought 20 years ago.
Sunday's Los Angeles Times has a wonderful article on cleaning out and cleaning up when you redo your fall wardrobe. They have a great listing of resale shops in the city. Some we use all the time with clients, or (guilty pleasure here) for ourselves.
Crossroads Trading Company: 24-store national chain with 5 LA locations. Specializes in contemporary classically styled pieces for a diverse clientele of bankers, punk rockers and everyone in between. Styles must be current (how annoying). We've written about Crossroads before here.
Wasteland: Melrose Avenue most "fashiony" well-edited selections of things that looked like they just came off the runway. This is our favorite store in LA for resale. Two locations.
Buffalo Exchange: Think Crossroads but more Gap-- and located on La Brea. Don't bring your formal wear into this store. They love slim-fitting men's suit and flat-front pants for men. Skinny shirt for women.
Squaresville: In Los Feliz, has a "killer" selection of "east side fashion" like t-shirts, high-wasted denim. Nothing current, think 70's, 80's and 90's.
Dee Lux: Orange County resale, for hipsters, college kids. Take your native American-inspired t-shirts, cowboy boots, flat leather shoes, skinny denim by True Religion and Diesel.
image above and various phrases above courtesy LA Times, Erin Weinger and photographer Genaro Molina
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