Thursday, 29 July 2010

Bowl and thrift in Mar Vista.

Phil Yoakum's bowling supply

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.

Phil Yoakum's bowling supply

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.

Phil Yoakum's bowling supply

Phil Yoakum's bowling supply

It's actually impossible for me to walk into a bowling alley establishment without having a go.

Phil Yoakum's bowling supply

Although with slightly less finesse than the regulars. Check that leg extension.

Phil Yoakum's bowling supply

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...

Council thrift shop

...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...

Bowling shirt

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.

6 comments:

  1. love the playlist, love the pics, can't WAIT to see the haul. I'm going to Montreal in 3 weeks on a press trip built around vintage shopping - have you been there? any tips?

    tea and cake soon, Ms No?

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  2. Great pix - the diner is called "Pepy's Galley."

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  3. Thanks Anon, I changed it. Love that place!

    Yes Miss Sarah! WHAT on earth is this trip you talk of? Sounds fantastic! I've never been. Highly jealous. x

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  4. Eeek, I'm loving hearing about your trip. Can't wait to hear/see more! I'm hoping to be over that way for a couple of weeks next summer/autumn. What was it like driving from Vegas to LA? Was it really hot? I'm wondering if I should wait until it's cooler later in the year to go? :)

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  5. I'm new to your blog and am really enjoying it! I grew up in a small town, and when we were pre-teens, bowling was the thing to do on weekends. I still love it, despite my awkward skills!

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