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Armani Wells

Featured Bargain Find
Men's Resale Boutique
Studio City

This Valley staple has been selling higher end men’s designer apparel for 60%-85% below retail for over 15 years. Catering to entertainment industry insiders, owner Claudia Wells selects only the best in higher end apparel. Using her discriminating taste and cutting edge fashion sense, she quickly pulls unique items for her clients and helps them develop their perfect look

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2nd Street

Resale Boutique
Los Angeles

Loving fashion can come at a high price tag. But not if you shop at the newly opened 2nd Street resale boutique.

2nd Street is Japans leading resale fashion boutique with over 500 stores. Happily, now L.A, has it’s very own branch on Melrose. Clean, bright, well organized, this delightful shop is packed with a brilliant selection of choice pieces from high end, luxury designer lines and sought after Japanese labels to known name brands for guys and gals at 40-85% savings!

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American Vintage Revisited

Vintage Thrift Store
Los Angeles

Better than a thrift store, but notch below resale, American Vintage is a gem of a retro thrift store for those of us on a beer budget. No attitude or pretense here. Just lots of clean fun creative pieces for the bohemian artist in you that’s waiting to get out.

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Childrens Resale Stores

Shopping at kids resale stores when my daughter was little was a real budget saver. She had a great wardrobe and we didn’t have to spend much. Even now at 13, we go in to our local store and I let her pick a couple of items. I used these stores to pick up books, videos/DVDs, shoes, furniture… anything I may have needed at real budget prices.

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Clothes Heaven

Women's Resale Boutique

There are resale shops … and then there are resale boutiques.

A standout amongst the very best is Clothes Heaven. This long time resale boutique is a gem for savvy fashionistas! 

Owner, Larayne offers top designers, curated in both current and vintage as well as a personalized experience like no other… at steep discounts.

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Deja Vu Fashions

Claremont

Back when I was teaching at Scripps College in Claremont, I used to stop into Déjà Vu Resale. I hadn’t been in a long time, so it was time to go back.

Wow… this women’s resale shop has gotten even better. They are bigger, have a better selection of designer goods for women as well as vintage clothing for gals and guys….and they even have a small room with vintage home décor finds…. All at 30%-90% below retail everyday!

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Encore Nouveau Boutique

Women's Designer Resale
Burbank

Valley bargainistas have a “new on the scene” women’s resale boutique, Encore Nouveau. Not quite your typical resale boutique, this cute, cutting edge, fun boutique is filled with a well edited of women’s designer resale, vintage and new designer samples at 40%-80% off the original retail.

Across the street from It’s a Wrap, you won’t find the upper crust of designers. Just stylin quality fashion designer duds at super affordable pricing.

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It’s Back to School Again!

Good Lord… It’s back!  The dreaded Back to School spending spree. So let’s start with the best discount sources for the basics.

Supplies, Shoes, Computers and Clothes!

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La Belle Armoire

Womens Designer Resale Apparel
Costa Mesa

Mom taught me to buy the best quality I could afford… the problem was I rarely could afford the best quality in anything. So I started haunted resale clothing, furniture and appliances stores, occasionally buying the best quality and style for far less.

So when I walked into La Belle Armoire in Costa Mesa, I knew immediately I had fallen into a gem.

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Made by DWC

Women's Resale Boutique
Los Angeles

There are many ways to help people who are homeless. One simple way is to shop at the Made By DWC Resale Shop in Downtown.

At this bright, welcoming and well-organized boutique, you’ll save 30-90% here on new and resale brand and designer apparel, shoes, handbags and accessories with 100% of the profits going to the Downtown Women’s Center.

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Mother’s Secret

Orange

When my daughter was little, one of my favorite haunts was a kids resale boutique in Orange called Mothers Secret. I would regularly stop after work and pick up a few items and chat with other Moms. It was a great resource for my fast growing kid.

Since my last visit, the store has moved down the street from the old location.

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Owl Talk

Eagle Rock

Of late I have been bemoaning how un-inspiring some of todays fashions are. I just haven’t been inspired. So my daughter decided I need to go with her to an old favorite vintage shop in Eagle Rock, Owl Talk. I hadn’t been in, in years. I had forgotten how much I loved it.

Since 1994, this quaint, unpretentious family run shop has continued to out do itself with solid buys on women’s vintage apparel.

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Pink Plum

Pasadena

If like me, you love to hunt for deals at Flea Markets, Thrifts and Vintage stores, you’ll love Pink Plum in Pasadena. This classic vintage, retro store has a wide array of items ranging from knick knacs and jewelry to furniture, home deco, shoes, clothing and accessories all under one roof at prices that are much less than what you’d expect.

Here they keep it real with vintage, used and antiques items generally running 20%-70% less than antique malls.

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Return Engagement Resale Boutique

Redondo Beach

It’s always refreshing when a long established business keeps getting it right.

Return Engagement Resale Boutique in Redondo Beach has been a gem of a women’s resale boutique for nearly 20 years. During a recent visit they proved to continually be on the edge of the designer fashion trends as well as keeping it real…. And deliciously well priced.

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Ritz Resale

Pasadena

Years ago I used to stop in and shop Ritz Resale in Pasadena. Then I thought they closed.

I’m excited to say, I was wrong. They are still open in a different location and still one of the best resale boutique shopping experiences you’ll ever have.

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Shareen Vintage

Women's Vintage Apparel
Los Angeles

Shareen Vintage in downtown Los Angeles is where you can find cool vintage apparel for less. Their funky warehouse packed with racks and racks of vintage women’s clothing from as early as the 1920’s to as late as the 1990’s was all super affordable. I had a hard time finding anything priced here higher than $100.

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Start Rescue Resale Store

Sherman Oaks

If you love cats or dogs, but cannot adopt, foster or rescue yourself, you can still support organizations that help animals get adopted. Just by shopping at or donated items at the Start Rescue Resale Store.

This little boutique like store is a mash-up of a high-end resale and thrift store goods at savings of 40%-70% off original retail.

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The Long Beach Antique Market

On the Third Sunday of every month, The Long Beach Antique Market happens at Veterans Stadium on the Long Beach Community College Campus.

Packed with hundreds of vendors, (over 600 on this last visit) you’ll find everything from Victorian treasures to Mid Century furniture and jewelry to re-purposed/ distressed items at prices that average 30%-60% below market retail.

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The Plus Bus

Los Angeles

So what do you do when you can’t find a Plus Size selection of clothing at resale stores like Crossroads? You open your own resale boutique.

That’s exactly what two savvy professional plus size women did. Marcy and Jen opened up the Plus Bus in Glassell Park to serve fashionable plus size women who love a great deal.

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This N That

Fountain Valley

While out and about in the OC last week, I came across a charming little thrift/ consignment store, call This N That.

Initially I stopped in cause I tend to love little hole in the wall stores that sell used items. But as I wandered thru the place I noticed the prices are at least 10%-50% lower than other resale / thrifts.

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Throw Back Junction

San Fernando

If you love cool recycled resale apparel, you’ll love Throw Back Junction! This new indie used clothing store has a well-curated selection of used, vintage, name brand and designer apparel at 50%-85% off original retail.

You’ll find clothes for just about every member of your family, from teens to grandpa here in over 4000 sq feet of trending, edgy, and fashion staples!

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Top 10 Bargain Sources for 2015

Here they are…our top 10 new Bargain Sources for 2015!

Another year gone and well over 65 new hot bargain places reviewed. Here’s the best of the best.

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Top 10 Bargain Sources for 2016

Here they are…our top 10 new Bargain Sources for 2016!

Another year gone and well over 70 new hot bargain places reviewed. Here’s the best of the best.

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Top 10 Bargain Sources for 2017

Here they are…our Top 10 new Bargain Sources for 2017!

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Twinkle Twice

5 locations
Whittier

One of the best ways for moms to save money on children’s clothing is to shop resale / consignment shops where you can find some serious bargains on gently used kids stuff.  Now moms can add a few more places to their list with Twinkle Twice Children’s Resale Boutiques.

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Uptown Cheapskate

Lake Forest

Anyone who knows anything about bargain shopping knows that you can find some amazing deals at Thrift and Resale shops. Whether you’re looking for upscale chic or trending fashions, new on the block resale store, Uptown Cheapskate has what you want.

Like Crossroads and the like, this shop is more focused for those under 35 with both used items and brand new pieces at 40%-80% below original retail.

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Walker Viden Luxury Consignment

Pasadena

Though I live a more casual lifestyle, I still want the best, for less. I am not motivated as much by brand or designer as I am by quality and design. Thankfully, I have found Walker Viden in Pasadena.

Just open 8 months, this small, charmingly sophisticated shop carries the very best women’s designer brands at 50%-75% off original retail.

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Wear It Once, Wear It Twice

Burbank

I started shopping children’s resale stores when our daughter was born.  I saved thousands of dollars on her wardrobe, toys, books, furniture etc. Considering it costs over 200,000 to raise one kid to age 18, saving money is important, no matter what income bracket you’re in.

For parents in the San Fernando Valley, a good resource is Wear it Once Wear it Twice children’s resale in Burbank

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