My Favorite Vintage Clothing Sources Online and Los Angeles!
1. Shareen Vintage Downtown
1. Shareen Mitchell owner of Shareen Vintage Downtown, has become a pretty well-known secret among local stylists, celebs, and L.A. local fashionistas, but beyond that- not too many people know about her amazing vintage finds. Shareen is more than vintage- she follows fashion and trends, and will slightly modify the clothing to mirror the runway trends while still keeping the vintage integrity. What I absolutely love about this place is that you will never see two of any piece. Every item I have purchased at Shareen’s has been a unique amazing piece I never want to get rid of and I always get compliments when I wear Shareen! The absolute best part about it- I have never seen a dress priced over $100.00. She keeps it affordable and fun. It’s not fun to shop and then feel guilty about the money you spent on clothes you cannot afford. Wear a slip or leotard if you are shy, because there are no dressing rooms, and get there early! Girls are usually lined up at the door by 9:30 AM Saturday morning. Most importantly, have fun!!! Say hi to Shareen and let her style you as she has an amazing eye and worked at Vogue Magazine for years. She is one of the most talented stylists in the city, so take advantage if you get the opportunity.
Sydney Curtis has been in fashion forever! She is the epitome of glamour and her jewelry embodies that pf what ‘old Hollywood’ used to be. She grew up in a very Hollywood household. What does that mean to those of us who, well, grew up in a place like Tyler, TX? Think of those old black and white movies MGM used to produce, where the women’s clothing was gorgeous at all times and the men were always tall, dark, and handsome! Sydney’s collections seem to always directly reflect her childhood growing up in glitz and glam of the Hollywood days. I like to think of her pieces as Coco Chanel Vintage treasures. I own several Sydney pieces and I wear them with jeans and a blazer as well as black tie gowns. She is so incredibly talented and her jewelry is like no other. She designs them and has them assembled and before you know it, they are on display in her pied de terre ready to take home in the vintage Cartier leather boxes. Ugh! I wish I could go shopping right now!