No Gatekeeping Here: The Best Stores to Find Vintage Gems In LA

Although NYC has its fair share of well-loved vintage shops, our editors’ favorite place to source secondhand items is actually Los Angeles. You can find vintage Gucci by Tom Ford pants that were on the cover of Vogue to runway Dior from the ’90s. And If you’re shopping at the right places, the item you put back on the racks could end up styled on your favorite A-lister or on-screen in your favorite TV show. It’s an endless treasure trove.

Since Who What Wear’s HQ is in LA, we can always rely on our West Coast editors to give the best shopping recommendations. They frequent the stores often for all kinds of occasions, whether it’s packing for Paris Fashion Week or finding something one-of-a-kind for our next cover. If you’re visiting for the first time or simply want to be in the know of the best spots, keep scrolling.

Aralda Vintage

clothing racks at Aralda Vintage in Los Angeles

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Walking into Aralda Vintage is like what you imagine the most fashionable person in the world’s closet would be like. Racks are filled with sequins, tweed, and feathers—all of which you immediately want to try on. It makes sense why in Euphoria, costume designer Heidi Bevins picked dresses from Aralda to use in the iconic closet scene with Alexa Demie. The stores houses top brands like Mugler, Prada, and Chanel, and is frequented by the stylists of Zendaya, Olivia Rodrigo, and Kendall Jenner. (Rdrig