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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.
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JIll Ohanneson, a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, is the Costume Designer for Revenge. Her feature credits include 40 Days and 40 Nights, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, The Pledge and more. Here, the 15th Annual Custome Designers Guild Awards nominee shows us her Burbank go-to spot for all her vintage needs.
My favorite vintage store is Playclothes in Burbank on Magnolia. They have the best vintage clothing collection from the 1930s to 1980s that's not at an industry-only costume rental house. They are my first stop whenever I do a period film or TV project. Wanda Soileau, the owner, has an incredible eye for style and quality. Her store is stocked primarily with women's but she has a decent-sized men's section and even vintage kid's clothing and home furnishings.
· Playclothes [Official Site]
· Costume Designers Guild [Official Site]
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