LA Fashion Haul
It’s finally here! I managed to push out this LA thrift haul short story on the blog, and I’m stoked on what I found during my trip. Minus me getting sick in the beginning of my trip, I had a great time exploring the food, coffee, and fashion culture in Southern California - and I hope to do that again soon!
My flat lays were in my room with not-so-great lighting, but I’m happy with it as long as I can show off each item clearly. Here are different locations I went thrifting/shopping along with what I’ve bought.
Goodwill - La Brea Ave
After spending time at the Grove with my cousin, we drove down to the Goodwill on La Brea Ave to fulfill my thrift cravings. .I found some cool skirts that I don’t typically find back at home, and I’m looking forward to dress up in these during Hawaii’s winter.
I often see influencers and friends showing off killer outfits with Dolls Kill, and I was stoked about shopping with this brand when I saw that they have a physical location. When I walked into this store, I felt like I was attending a little rave in an underground nightclub. I took the plunge and found pieces that were a bit out of my usual style and wore them during my trip.
Principessa - Abbot Kinney Blvd
On Small Business Saturday, my boyfriend took me to one of the bougie-est neighborhoods in LA, Abbot Kinney. There were a lot of cool fashion boutiques, but one that stuck out to me was Princessa, which is a lifestyle store that sells different brands (mostly local to LA). They only have one location, and I admire that they focus on promoting local designers that they carry. I got this cute corduroy overall shorts on sale, and it’s probably my favorite LA find.
Buffalo Exchange - La Brea Ave
Lots of people were telling me to check out Buffalo Exchange in LA, but you don’t have to tell me twice because I’m always down to explore anywhere that involves thrifting! I’m always drawn to bottoms more than tops, and I couldn’t resist these two pieces I found at the La Brea location. When I picked out these tan pants, I had no idea how to work with this strip I thought to be a belt, but I bought it anyways because it’s unique and functional! I ended up wearing this strap over my shoulder and chest like a suspender and crossed over to tie tot eh hardware loop on the front.
Goodwill - Beverly Blvd
I made it to another Goodwill, this time on Beverly Blvd. My boyfriend joined me and we found three cool pieces that were all approved by him - yay! And I even wore them during my trip!
Ross - West Hollywood
I saw a lot of women slaying the streetstyle game in La with these knee high suede/faux suede boots and I had to get myself a pair. After searching through a bunch of stores, I happen to come across this beauty at a Ross near The Grove. I think one of my next outfit posts will have these styled with the corduroy overall shorts, some over-the-knee tights, and a loose blouse? Anyways, I’m so happy with these boots!
Crossroads Trading - Studio City
Last but not least is not my top favorite, but definitely the coolest thing I’ve thrifted besides my wicker bags. This pooch for a purse is from Crossroads Trading near Universal Studios, and it was the perfect piece to complete my outfit for a photoshoot I had the next day with my buddy Alex Hong. What’s awesome is that I can maneuver his legs to stand up. Yes, he’s a male, and I named him Oscar.
Well that’s all for my LA shopping/thrifting adventure! I’m already thinking about traveling to another city in early spring; Portland or Seattle. It’s a hard decision, but my standards for traveling would be to explore more food, coffee, and fashion cultures. So stay tuned on Instagram for my next destination!
You can view the outfits I wore in LA with some of the pieces above on my Instagram @fashiongabbs.