A big sign on the front door of Shareen Vintage proclaims that there are no boys allowed—and not just because there are no changing rooms inside (don’t forget to wear underwear!). Proprietress Shareen Mitchell buys strictly for the ladies, specializing in fanciful, affordable dresses from just about any 20th century decade imaginable, but mostly the ’50s through the ’80s. Her Downtown LA warehouse is stocked with hundreds of cocktail frocks, day dresses and bridal gowns, making it an ideal place to spend an afternoon playing dress-up with your girlfriends and the friendly, helpful sales associates.
Los Angeles is a mecca for vintage clothing. Whether you're searching for a perfect Coachella outfit or even a bridesmaids dress, look no further than these top vintage stores. You don't have to be a fashion maven, such as Nasty Gal's Sophia Amorouso to have a love for the hunt. And while some of these stores call trendy Melrose Avenue home, there are many other great finds throughout the city—you just have to know where to look.
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