When it comes to L.A., celebrities and fashion often fight it out for the top spot. A melting pot of designer stores, thrift shops and bargain outlets, Los Angeles is bursting at the seams (quite literally!) with different stores stocked with unique pieces that are guaranteed to set you apart from the crowd.

Shop like the cool kids of L.A. at Wasteland, and pick up some new designer pieces or curated vintage threads, stop by Jet Rag’s $1 yard sale and prepare to face off with other fashion junkies for that serious bargain, or find some super chic pieces of furniture or fine art at one of the Council Thrift Shops before stopping by Squaresville for a rare statement piece.

Other top picks include Avalon Vintage, Decades Inc and Foxhole, all of which are favoured by celebrities and top stylists!

Wasteland

From its humble beginnings as a small vintage store in Berkeley, this now iconic L.A. store has become a staple for celebrities and fashionistas the world over. With stores across Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Studio City, Wasteland has become a mecca for customers to stock up on new and pre-loved designer wares - think ACNE, Equipment and more - with surprise steals ensured at every store. Each designer and vintage piece is handpicked, with the curated racks featuring only the best pieces. This is recycling at its most chic!

Jet Rag

Famous for its weekly $1 yard sale, which takes place at 9am every Sunday and sees fashion junkies face off in a car park for some of the best bargains in town, Jet Rag is known for stocking some of the most unique pieces in L.A. From secondhand apparel to shoes and accessories, Jet Rag boasts an awe-inspiring display of hard-to-find retro-inspired pieces. Prefer not to battle it out for your next outfit? Shoppers can experience a tamer browsing experience in store during the week, and the hunt is well worth it as the pieces are often in shockingly good condition and almost everything is priced under $30.

Council Thrift Shop

Filled with a large selection of clothing, jewellery, accessories, furniture, art and more, the Council Thrift Shops are some of the most popular places to shop up a storm. With eight locations across Los Angeles all receiving their unique stock via annual donations that surpass more than $100,000, you are guaranteed to find some treasures. One of the best stores is on Santa Monica Boulevard, which stocks great furniture and tableware, and the store in Studio City is the place to go for fine art thanks to the elite enclaves located nearby. It’s not unusual to find rare signed pieces or even works of art for less than $40.

Squaresville

A two level buy-sell-trade concept store in the heart of Los Feliz, this is the place to shop for statement pieces including vintage clothing, jewellery and accessories for both men and women. A staple on the L.A. vintage scene since 1996, Squaresville seeks out the best in unique and diverse pieces and thrives on offering a point of difference, regularly updating its curated racks to ensure customers can always find unique treasures. A one-stop shop for fashionistas and bargain hunters alike, the coats, handbags and shoes are some of the most popular items and you can even sell your old vintage threads to make some dough!