Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Los Angeles has more stores than anyone could physically tackle, but somehow we always keep returning to the usual suspects. To break out of the rut, we've asked some local shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around LA that we might not all know about. Cue the Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends.
Image via Yelp
Jenny Heller is a freelance writer who contributes to Tres Chic Now, FabFitFun and Spoiled Little LA Girls, among others. Whether here in LA or on the road, she loves nothing more than seeking out vintage goodies. Random factoid: The weirdest place she's ever thrifted was at a house on the Finger Lakes in NY with nothing else around for miles. She said it reminded her of a Hitchcock movie. Here, she fills us in on her favorite SoCal vintage mecca in Canoga Park.
"One of my absolute favorite hidden gems (literally) is Miss La De Da's Collectible Glitz. Yes, it's in Canoga Park, but I would drive twice as far to shop the incredible selection at this dazzling jewelry boutique. While they do offer some new pieces, the merchandise is mostly vintage and the store is absolutely overflowing with just about everything you can imagine, meticulously organized by designer, color and even theme. Whether you're in the market for a dead stock Givenchy necklace (one of my most recent purchases) or an animal brooch, the chances are excellent you'll find it there. The owner, Eleanor, is an absolute doll and offers a discount to repeat customers. Plus they do repairs and convert earrings from clips to pierced for a very reasonable price."
· Miss La De Da's Collectible Glitz [Official Site]
· All Shopping Confidential Posts [Racked LA]