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How to Thrift Shop Designer Wear in Santa Monica
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How to Thrift Shop Designer Wear in Santa Monica

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Freelance writer
Updated: 19 April 2018
Santa Monica is a neighborhood where wealthy and affluent hubs recycle trendy, high-end fashion and accessories at an abnormally fast rate. This is why thrift shopping in this western region of Los Angeles is considered some of the best second hand in the country. This guide to Santa Monica’s top designer thrifting will update any style while also changing preconceived ideas of second-hand shopping.

Wasteland

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From its humble beginnings in Berkley, CA, Wasteland is the original clothier of style renegades. For those in the know, this stylish boutique is the destination for both vintage and modern second-hand fashion and apparel. Scouting this grand, two-story emporium, it is not uncommon to find Christian Louboutin sneakers or leather Gucci belts. For those looking to de-clutter and update, worn or pre-loved items are easily exchanged for cash or store credit.
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Mon - Sat:
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sun:
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Vintage, Independent

Buffalo Exchange

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This well-known, second-hand and vintage clothing apparel chain offers a balanced selection of both men and women’s attire. Offering a wide variety of everyday looks, this shop also caters to holiday accessories and funky festival-themed ensembles. For those on the go, the loyalty card makes it easy to sell those road-worn clothes and find a revamped look for the next destination.
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Mon - Sun:
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Vintage, Second-Hand (Used)

Crossroads Trading Co.

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With a plethora of styles and brands to choose from, this relaxed second-hand store is perfect for first-time thrifters. The well-organized layout and spacious changing rooms offer a mellow setting for casual browsing or a full-on shopping spree. Stay on top of the trends or create new ones while enjoying this authentic slice of West Coast Los Angeles style.
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Mon - Sat:
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sun:
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Vintage, Second-Hand (Used)

Great Labels

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Great Labels offers the highest quality second-hand designer items on the Westside of Los Angeles. Whether searching for the hottest luxury handbag or a pair of handmade Italian heels, this glamorous outlet makes elegant fashion affordable. With expert brand knowledge and a passion for service, the team of stylists will match the perfect accessory for a completed ensemble for that special night out.
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Mon - Sat:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Vintage, Second-Hand (Used), Boutique

The Closet Trading Company

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Founded in 2003, this staple consignment and retail destination offers a precisely-curated collection of brands ranging from contemporary to luxury at a fraction of the cost. Bring in slightly-worn items for in-store credit or leave with a wallet larger by cashing in. Located on Santa Monica’s main street, this modest shop is packed wall to ceiling, and will surely contain a cherished find or hidden gem.
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Mon - Sun:
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Vintage, Second-Hand (Used), Boutique