Vintage shopping in LA !
Here I am relaxing in my brothers little "get away" ...
But don't let the sunshine fool you. Los Angeles has been coooold!! And subsequently I was ... sick for awhile :(
But as soon as I was well I went vintage shopping. And what a treasure this shop turned out to be!! Atomic Closet in Covina outside of LA ( my mother lives that way) at 563 s. second ave, Covina, CA 91723
You know how many shops claim that they are a "vintage" shop, but when you enter their idea of vintage is 1980s rayon dress... Well, this was a true vintage store! Excellent selection of dresses from the 40s and 50s, beaded cardigans, little hats, menswear etc.
This is one of the owners the sweet and amiable Chrystal!
And this is her husband Chris. The both of them were super nice ! And my oh, my did I shop!
A 1940s homemade dress.
Look at the pretty material with little pink rose buds!
Two 40s blouses in cream and apricot.
A pair of amazing gabardine (mens!!) trousers that fit me to a T!
This beautiful coral sweater!!
Unfortunately the photo doesn't show the cardigans real colour...
This Mad Men looking "blouse", think Joan ;)
A little hat.
I just love this tiny velvet delight!
And another little hat decorated with bead work.
Which i instantly fell in love with! But wait a minute... No?? It cant be! Or can it??!!
OMG! OMG! Its an Elsa Schiaparelli! :D
Assorted knickknacks, two pair of retro sunglasses, a red snood, sweater clips (finally!) and the cutest little head vase.
Isn't she cute! I got her a little cheaper because she is supposed to wear a hat. Chrystal told me that head vases started as a way that husbands would present bouquets to their wives - isn't that cute! But the gift of the day was that my mother split the costs with me as a Christmas present - thank you Mom!! :)
vintage, shoes, 1940s Atomic Closet, Covina, Los Angeles, Schiaparelli, vintage
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oh wow !!!!! I wish I could have been with you, I always wanted to go to LA. it seems you have a marvellous time ! I am sending you my warmest christmas wishes and many kisses from woody and me !!!!
Yes, it would have been soo cool if you were here with me! :)
How I wish I was there with you to share the fun. This shop seems a rare find. I love the coral coloured bolero most even though that Schiaparelli is immense! Was it all very expensive? Sometimes I find that true vintage can be abominably expensive for common mortals. Lovely lovely lovely post! And I adore that vase - how cute. The music on this blog is enchanting - enjoy the visit just to hear this music.
Fairy Filigree : No, not to expensive as they gave me a nice discount due to all the things I bought. I'm glad you enjoy the music. I was very much inspired by another bloger (who seems to be taking a pause now) The Vintage Kitten. I used to visit her site sometimes just for the music ! :)
Ahhh, looks like you SCORED out there! I regret not shopping for more vintage on my latest trip. Ah well, I plan on heading back in the spring. Did you get to the Cicada?
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