LA Vintage Style

By:  Annie Spong – Stylist
Contributor’s Website:  Annie Spong

Vintage Style is near and dear to my heart, I am a die-hard Vintage junkie! Nothing excites me more than traveling to a new location and looking up the local vintage spots. I love looking at history within fashion and how garments were made; the combinations of textures, fabrics, fasteners. It gets me so excited and inspired!

In the early days of art school, I had no money to spend on clothes. I spent hours and hours hunting through thrift and vintage shops. It was an education: styling with the funds I had, honing my skills, choosing well. These skills have served me well as I moved into a styling career. Not every client has the budget for contemporary designer fashion. Knowing how to select pieces that can carry over to contemporary
trends is a big part of making vintage selections a winning combination in my work.

I have always incorporated contemporary fashion with vintage pieces, accents, shoes, glasses; both personally and professionally. For me, vintage brings a realism and flavor to one’s look. Like great seasoning in a soup, you can taste it but cannot quite put your finger on it.

Here is a recent Vintage story I styled with photographer Patricia Lee Pascoe. All these pieces ride the line of current fashion yet all were found in and around Los Angeles Vintage shops.

Contact:  818-216-2040

I have MANY vintage haunts around town, these are but a few I adore and frequent regularly.

Enjoy the shopping and see you around!

My Short List for Great Vintage Shops Around Los Angeles:

Gotta Have It
1516 Pacific Ave
Venice, CA 90291
310-392-5494

Old Focals Pasadena******* AMAZING VINTAGE FRAMES!!
45 Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91105
626-793-7073

ReMix Shoes***************Fabulous Fabulous NEW Vintage shoes.
7605 1/2 Beverly Blvd.
LA, CA 90036
323-936-6210

Hidden Treasures
154 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, CA 90290
310-445-2998

Jet Rag
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
825 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
United States
323.939.0528

Decades
Neighborhood: Mid-City West, West Hollywood
8214 Melrose Ave (east of Harper)
Los Angeles, CA 90046
United States
323.655.0223

Catwalk
Neighborhood: Mid-City West
459 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
United States
323.951.9255

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Contributor’s Website:  Annie Spong

Image Credits:  Trica Lee Pascoe

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