If designer labels are any indicator, Always Fabulous is a reliable bet for couture steals.The jet set know vintage, and of course by that we mean flight attendants. "They come here on their layover," says Heather Ogren, manager of Always Fabulous, a vintage consignment shop in Redondo Beach that's steadily gathered its following by word of mouth. Says Ogren, "They tell other flight attendants and the word gets around."
It makes sense that if you're going to hit up a second hand shop on a time crunch, you wanna make sure it's got a little bit of everything. And if designer labels are any indicator, Always Fabulous is a reliable bet for couture steals. On our visit to Always Fabulous we found Chanel shoes, a Louis Vuitton garment bag, and quite a few other things from labels like Prada, Gucci, and Kate Spade. There's also a 5 dollar rack where we found an entire suit (which we should have bought and are now regretting). And if after a while a second hand piece doesn't find a forever home, the clothes are donated to a local women's shelter.
A local native, Ogren says it's nice being part of the community, but what really draws her to the vintage trade is the sport, "I love it. It was my first job. It's fun going through other people's stuff."
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