Thursday, 29 July 2010
On our last full day in LA – I'm doing this in reverse chronological order, just to be awkward – we set off to cram in all the places we hadn't seen yet. But on the way we drove through Mar Vista, an area we hadn't been through before, and saw a brilliant looking thrift shop (I can't bring myself to call thrift shops chazzas) and an old-fashioned diner with attached bowling alley. Naturally we had to stop.
Pepy's Galley is a brilliant old diner where we had breakfast before exploring the lanes. I annoyed everyone by snapping photographs like a tourist on crack.
It's actually impossible for me to walk into a bowling alley establishment without having a go.
Although with slightly less finesse than the regulars. Check that leg extension.
Then on to the Council Thrift shop. This place was special. They had Acne jeans, Dior jackets, lovely vintage dresses in great condition, Ferragamo shoes...
...and check out the stud and bowling ball details on this bad boy. If I was a local and regular at Phil Yoakum's Bowling Supply , I just might've...
This shop definitely scored an A+ on the scale of thrift shops. As per the reviews here, the pricing is not rock bottom but I scored a brand new Jaeger pale blue wool jumper and beautiful fitted black silk shell for $22. You can't argue, really. (My full thrifting haul will be posted forthwith.)
Council Thrift Shop is at 12120 Venice Blvd. Phil Yoakum's is across the road at 12125 Venice Blvd.