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LA’s Top: 11 Best Thrift Stores + Resale Shops in Los Angeles

Updated for 2022

In the spirit of recycling and saving money, shopping resale clothing shops and thrift stores is a great way to save money and reduce consumption. Whether you’re looking to refresh your closet with new pieces regularly or you’re looking to sell some of your pieces on consignment, we’ve curated a list of the top 10 best resale shops in Los Angeles.

With designer resale shops popping up all over the Los Angeles area you can keep your wardrobe refreshed and save a whole lot of money.

council thrift store mar vista
Council Thrift Store Mar Vista

11 Terrific Thrift Stores and Resale Shops in LA

1. Beacon House Thrift Shops – San Pedro and Long Beach
812 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro 90731
3220 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach 90804

These two terrific Thrift Shops have bargains on tons of things, like clothing, furniture, jewelry, and so much more. The original shop in San Pedro is known for its hipster vibe and super cool vintage clothes. Long Beach, the newer location, is enormous, with over 13,000 square feet of bargains galore. Check them both out. When you shop, you’ll be supporting The Beacon House Association on San Pedro, a nonprofit dedicated to helping men recover from addiction and rejoin their families and communities.

Read all about the Beacon House Thrift Shops here.

2. Recess
111 N. La Brea Ave, LA 90036
and online

High-end consignment and resale store, with a new online store, featuring women’s clothing and accessories, both vintage and contemporary. Curated and very intentional, this store aims to keep merchandise “both aspirational and affordable.”

clothing and handbags displayed at the Colleagues resale store in Santa Monica
The Colleagues designer resale shop – fabulous shopping in a beautiful setting

3. The Colleagues
3312 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica 90405

This high-end designer resale shop is part of a non-profit founded in 1950, and sales benefits Children’s Institute, Inc. The collection changes constantly, based on current donations, but you can count on the quality to be high and the selection to be fabulous. Women’s clothing and accessories primarily. Open only occasionally; please check the website or call to confirm.

4. Crossroads
Multiple locations around LA

Hip consignment and resale store chain, with options to sell your clothes for cash or store credit to buy new ones.

5. Trove
2008 Westwood Blvd., LA 90025

Trove is a consignment store for tasteful, trendy clothing, furniture, and collectibles. You’re sure to find beautiful things at much less than retail pricing. And if you’re looking to sell any of your own items, please read all their consignment info on their website.

6. Decades
8214 Melrose Avenue, LA, CA 90046

The Decades boutique opened in 2011 in Los Angeles with the first floor offering accessible, nearly-new merchandise from staple designers and the second floor showcasing an exclusive selection of one-of-a-kind couture gowns and hard-to-find Chanel pieces from eras past. Known for their discerning eye, co-owners Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos personally oversee the acquisition of an edited selection of authentic vintage treasures and future collectibles.

7. Buffalo Exchange
4 locations:
7912 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
2449 Main Street, Santa Monica 90405
14621 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks 91403
532 East Main Street, Ventura 93001

With stores across the country and 5 stores within the Los Angeles area, Buffalo Exchange is a high-end resale chain that offers unbeatable prices on designer clothing and accessories by the community and for the community. Buffalo Exchange is unique because clothing and accessories are bought, sold, and traded locally with store customers. Call ahead before stopping in to sell clothing.

See our list of Resale Shops for Kids’ Clothes Here

8. Wasteland
3 locations:
7428 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
12144 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
1660 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Every Wasteland store has its own special vibe and culture, shaped by its neighborhood, where the residents inject a living breathing personality into the collections where the collections are historic but never cliché, always fresh and unique. Wasteland normally buys clean, gently used clothing, but their hours have been affected, so please check their website first.

9. Gift of Garb
1835 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
And online

Gift of Garb is a consignment boutique selling carefully curated and affordably priced designer clothing, shoes, handbags, & jewelry that is located in Los Angeles. Gift of Garb prides itself in offering a personalized shopping experience with the best high-end and designer clothing.

10. Council Thrift Stores
Multiple Locations around SoCal, including:
360 N. Fairfax Ave, LA 90036
10960 Santa Monica Blvd, West LA 90025
11801 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
12120 Venice Blvd, Mar Vista 90066

The Council Thrift Shops are a community resource of the National Council of Jewish Women. Their first one opened in 1924 to serve immigrants coming to Los Angeles and was stocked with useful household items. Today, Council Thrift Shops receive more than 100,000 annual donations in support of our vital programs and services. They are among the most popular thrift shops in Los Angeles, known for their high-quality selection of clothing, jewelry, furniture, art, accessories, and other items at affordable prices.

11. Goodwill Stores SoCal
80 locations all over SoCal

Goodwill stocks a wide range of used clothing in their stores, from high end, to brand new, to gently used. You can find everything from Halloween costumes to fancy outfits. It takes some patience, but you can find treasures.

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