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It's a known fact that Los Angeles is a retro fashion lover's dream. With vintage boutiques, consignment stores, and flea markets in just about every neighborhood, our city knows how to pay tribute to style from the past, which is why tastemakers from around the globe flock here to visit the city's many buzz-worthy haunts.

Given that LA hosts an overwhelming amount of options for hard-to-find throwback treasures, we've narrowed it down to 24 inspiring, brilliantly-curated places to visit as soon as possible.

Photo: Mister Freedom

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Decades

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Decades is one of the finest pre-2000 designer resale boutiques in the world and one of the only ones to land its own reality show. With access to celebrity closets, it's no wonder co-founders Christos Garkinos and Cameron Silver consistently score amazing wares. The Chanel- and Hermes-filled space is also known for it's mindblowing $150 designer shoe sales. [Photo]

Gotta Have It

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Sustainable style star Shiva Rose clued us in to this eclectic vintage and consignment shop, which carries threads from the '40s to the '90s. We're particularly fond of the Venice haunt's range of retro bikinis and tees. [Photo]

Hidden Treasures

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Hollywood starlet Kate Hudson tells us that she's been going to this hidden Topanga Canyon gem (which also has an online store!) for years. "It has a really great hippie vibe," she adds. [Photo]

Jet Rag

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There's a reason why this is one of Gwen Stefani's favorite vintage stops in LA. Known for its unique array of secondhand apparel, accessories and footwear, Jet Rag is every retro-inspired style star's secret weapon. Serious bargain hunters (and those with serious scavenging skills) should hit up the megastore's famous $1 yard sale that goes down every Sunday. [Photo]

Lemon Frog

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Beloved by local rockstars Deap Vally, Lemon Frog is chock-full of women's apparel and accessories from the '50s through the '80s, all hand-picked by energetic owner Micki Curtis. [Photo]

Luxe De Ville

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Everyone from designers like Clare Vivier to costumers like Trayce Field are obsessed with this Echo Park hangout. Owner Oskar de la Cruz is somewhat of a local celebrity himself, known for styling customers in his latest vintage finds and crafting one-of-a-kind jewelry exclusively sold at the store. [Photo]

Mister Freedom

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French expat Christophe Loiron poured his fascination with selvedge denim, military memorabilia, and NOS (new old stock) fabric into this Beverly Boulevard outpost, a combination retail space and design studio. Bonus: Isabel Marant is a fan. [Photo]

Painted Bird

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Painted Bird owners Sunny and Nate Archer started selling vintage in San Francisco in 2005, and opened their Silver Lake spinoff in 2011. Superstar stylist (and brilliant Instagrammer) Djuna Bel is a devoted fan of their vintage rock tees. [Photo

Sielian's Vintage Apparel

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Shop owner Sielian and her husband host famous fans like Rachel Zoe on the regular. The WeHo shop specialize in vintage designer, couture, and avant garde pieces, and iconic designers on deck include Christian Dior, Halston, Oscar de LaRenta, YSL, Alaia, Chanel, Hermes, Celine, and Alexander McQueen. [Photo]

Melrose Trading Post

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Held every Sunday in the parking lot of Fairfax High School, this weekly outdoor marketplace boasts nearly 200 vendors. Whether you're looking for antique furniture or a perfectly worn-in leather moto jacket, this places has it all. [Photo]

Resurrection

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A top shopping destination for vintage-obsessed out-of-towners, this boutique carries a tightly-edited selection of collectible and historic clothing from a host of stories fashion houses. Be prepared to pay top dollar for jaw-dropping pieces by Halston, Alaia, and Hermes. [Photo]

Rose Bowl Flea Market

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On the second Sunday of every month, more than 2,500 vintage and antiques vendors set up outside the Rose Bowl stadium for thousands of shoppers, some of whom get there as early as 5am. On offer: art, furniture, housewares, clothes, accessories and odds and ends of all sorts. [Photo]

Shareen Vintage

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Whether you're looking for something casual or a dress to wear to a wedding, you'll find it in this massive vintage warehouse. No boys are allowed (seriously, leave them at home) so patrons can freely drop trou to try on the wares anywhere throughout the store. [Photo]

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store

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Diehard vintage vets know all about this Lincoln Heights landmark. St. Vincent is set in a huge warehouse and offers a crazy amount of secondhand items in a host of categories. Although there are mounds of apparel and accessories here, retro design diehards are obsessed with the home goods and furniture. [Photo]

Squaresville

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This consignment favorite boasts an awesome array of unique finds for both men and women. The savviest vintage shoppers beeline to the coats, handbags, and shoes first. [Photo]

Tavin Boutique

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After vending her wares at the Rose Bowl Flea, buyer and stylist Erin Julie Tavin opened her own Echo Park shop in 2009. It's filled with a great mix of edgy and bohemian garb; vintage pieces hang alongside items from local designers. [Photo]

The Way We Wore

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If you can't be bothered with scouring picked-over piles at thrift stores to uncover key designer pieces, let The Way We Wore do the dirty work for you. Frequented by Hollywood stars and their stylists, this expertly-curated haven is the perfect place to nab that chic Chanel brooch, Valentino gown or Yves Saint Laurent blazer that you never won on eBay. [Photo]
We're huge fans of Virgo's vintage and reworked offerings, much of which skews '80s and '90s. The clothing is priced right: almost all of it is $10-$85, except for the leather motorcycle jackets. [Photo]

Wasteland

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Whether you're looking for last-season Marc Jacobs, vintage dresses, or just seriously cleaned out your closet, Wasteland is the perfect spot for LA recycling at it's chicest. The kids at the counter perusing your used goods are picky and we wouldn't have it any other way: they ensure that a walk through the racks yields steals and surprises. [Photo]

Avalon Vintage

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Everyone from celebrity photographer Amanda de Cadenet to designer Vanessa Mooney to Jennifer Lawrence's stylists adore this Highland Park gem. The store's owner Carmen Hawk (Milla Jovovich’s former design partner at Jovovich-Hawk) is known for her impeccable taste and knack for finding rare retro pieces that are just as show-stopping now as they were back in the day. [Photo]

Foxhole

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Foxhole opens its first permanent store in Silver Lake in 2013, and the shop has been a go-to for models and stars ever since. Known for reworking vintage denim into modern, flattering fits and also producing one-of-a-kind household goods (their pillows and blankets are pretty damn brilliant), Foxhole fits right in with the neighborhood's DIY state of mind. [Photo]

House of Vintage

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Located around the corner from stylish Sixth and Spring, the 750-square-foot boutique stocks a mix of vintage and designer pieces spanning from the 1920s to the late '90s. Expect to find luxury labels like Oscar de la Renta, Lanvin, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Geoffrey Beene, and Courregès, among others; pricing ranges from $35 for accessories and up to $6K to top-shelf merch. [Photo]

Raggedy Threads Vintage Shoppe

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Artist (and Racked style crush) Gigi Biondo call this Little Toyko go-to one of her vintage happy places. Good news for your East Coast friends: Raggedy Threads is heading to Brooklyn spring 2016. [Photo]

The Corner Store

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Founded by Stacey Nishimoto, the dreamy shop was born out of the former Nasty Gal stylist's moodboard-worthy @the_corner_store Instagram account. What started as a quick way to make money to pay for her son's preschool (she used to resell her vintage at Painted Bird and Squaresville before going digital) has turned into a full-on phenomenon due to Nishimoto's unique '60s and '70s aesthetic. The IRL store isn't always opened, but 11am to 6pm are the hours; watch out for Nishimoto's announcements on sales. [Photo]

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Decades

Decades is one of the finest pre-2000 designer resale boutiques in the world and one of the only ones to land its own reality show. With access to celebrity closets, it's no wonder co-founders Christos Garkinos and Cameron Silver consistently score amazing wares. The Chanel- and Hermes-filled space is also known for it's mindblowing $150 designer shoe sales. [Photo]

Gotta Have It

Sustainable style star Shiva Rose clued us in to this eclectic vintage and consignment shop, which carries threads from the '40s to the '90s. We're particularly fond of the Venice haunt's range of retro bikinis and tees. [Photo]

Hidden Treasures

Hollywood starlet Kate Hudson tells us that she's been going to this hidden Topanga Canyon gem (which also has an online store!) for years. "It has a really great hippie vibe," she adds. [Photo]

Jet Rag

There's a reason why this is one of Gwen Stefani's favorite vintage stops in LA. Known for its unique array of secondhand apparel, accessories and footwear, Jet Rag is every retro-inspired style star's secret weapon. Serious bargain hunters (and those with serious scavenging skills) should hit up the megastore's famous $1 yard sale that goes down every Sunday. [Photo]

Lemon Frog

Beloved by local rockstars Deap Vally, Lemon Frog is chock-full of women's apparel and accessories from the '50s through the '80s, all hand-picked by energetic owner Micki Curtis. [Photo]

Luxe De Ville

Everyone from designers like Clare Vivier to costumers like Trayce Field are obsessed with this Echo Park hangout. Owner Oskar de la Cruz is somewhat of a local celebrity himself, known for styling customers in his latest vintage finds and crafting one-of-a-kind jewelry exclusively sold at the store. [Photo]

Mister Freedom

French expat Christophe Loiron poured his fascination with selvedge denim, military memorabilia, and NOS (new old stock) fabric into this Beverly Boulevard outpost, a combination retail space and design studio. Bonus: Isabel Marant is a fan. [Photo]

Painted Bird

Painted Bird owners Sunny and Nate Archer started selling vintage in San Francisco in 2005, and opened their Silver Lake spinoff in 2011. Superstar stylist (and brilliant Instagrammer) Djuna Bel is a devoted fan of their vintage rock tees. [Photo

Sielian's Vintage Apparel

Shop owner Sielian and her husband host famous fans like Rachel Zoe on the regular. The WeHo shop specialize in vintage designer, couture, and avant garde pieces, and iconic designers on deck include Christian Dior, Halston, Oscar de LaRenta, YSL, Alaia, Chanel, Hermes, Celine, and Alexander McQueen. [Photo]

Melrose Trading Post

Held every Sunday in the parking lot of Fairfax High School, this weekly outdoor marketplace boasts nearly 200 vendors. Whether you're looking for antique furniture or a perfectly worn-in leather moto jacket, this places has it all. [Photo]

Resurrection

A top shopping destination for vintage-obsessed out-of-towners, this boutique carries a tightly-edited selection of collectible and historic clothing from a host of stories fashion houses. Be prepared to pay top dollar for jaw-dropping pieces by Halston, Alaia, and Hermes. [Photo]

Rose Bowl Flea Market