I was lucky enough to spend a day in LA trolling cool vintage and home stores with fellow stylist Laurie Brucker of LaurieBstyle, in between our weekends spent in the Style for Hire Style Closet at Westfield Mall in Topanga Canyon. First stop of the day, Fonuts!
Unable to choose, Laurie and I indulged in the Strawberry Buttermilk, Maple Bacon and Cinnamon Sugar flavors. See below the damage the two of us were able to inflict on three large Fonuts. These baked (not fried!) yeast donuts were a highlight of my trip.
After fortifying ourselves with Fonuts, we decided to go shopping. First stop, Reformation, a “vintage” store unlike any other. Who wouldn’t swoon over interesting, well-designed, reworked into practically new, vintage clothes? And like all stores I love when I travel, turns out there is one in NYC too!
Satine struck me as a very LA store. At first glance it is boho chic/oh so cool. At second glance you realize it is a studied nonchalance and the least expensive designer they carry is Isabel Marant. It was lovely to browse through though!
The only good thing about losing your sunglasses while traveling is that you get to buy new ones! Polkadots and Moonbeams has both a vintage and modern outpost on 3rd Street in LA. The vintage store was the more interesting of the two to me. The sign outside, “The Real Deal Vintage Costumes” reminded me that this was a way better option for Halloween attire than one of those huge costume shops that seem to sprout like weeds this time of year. Do you like my new sunglasses?!
One last, exhilarating discovery was the shop OK store. The store is not big yet you could spend hours looking at all of the unique gifts, jewelry, house wares and art books featured. I picked up a chic, eco-friendly baby gift while I was there and will certainly be trolling their website for more!