You never quite know what you’ll find. And isn’t that half the fun? The other half is finding your finds at far below retail. Designer labels, vintage styles, art, furniture, purses. You name it, you’ll find it at one of these fabulous stops.
Cannery Exchange Design Studio
Have you been? You simply must go. The Cannery Exchange Design Studio has an eclectic collection of antiques, decorative accessories, consignment and original art. Find everything from chandeliers to furniture to vintage jewelry and more. There’s definitely always something interesting in store.
Buffalo Exchange offers new and recycled fashions at various progressive hoods in and around OC, such as 2nd St. in Long Beach, The Lab in Costa Mesa and at the Fullerton Promenade. You can bring in your “former favorites” for trade or cash on the spot. So technically it’s not a consignment store, as it’s quicker cash than that. Their inventory includes designer labels, vintage, jeans, leather, current basics and one-of-a-kind items. You’ll also find brand new merchandise and accessories.
Macalistaire at 1850
The lovely Rachiel Macalistaire runs this trendy vintage boutique. Find fabulous items from all decades. One side of the shop is devoted to vintage clothing, jewelry, and accessories (perhaps some 1980’s vuarnet sunglasses or a 1950’s designer wiggle dress), the other half of the boutique space is devoted to vintage art, barware and furniture. All decades and styles are represented in both spaces.
Who wants to pay top retail as fast as kids outgrow their fashions? Little Stylings has some of the latest designer kids clothing. And the store is a breeze to search through—just the right size and always well organized. Find top styles from Ella Moss, new looks from Neige, surf fashions from Volcom. Plus there’s 1969 jeans, Splendid, Misha Lulu, Papo d’Anjo, new Ever/After and a lot more. Little Stylings always has 30% new merchandise. Find them online on Facebook.
This very upscale designer consignment boutique is located on PCH in Corona del Mar. The boutique is a “walk-in closet” full of the latest luxury designer apparel, handbags, shoes and accessories. Find labels, such as Chanel, Prada, Hermes, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Gucci and more for up to 90% off the original retail price. A few times a year, OnQueStyle hosts luxury designer trunk shows featuring the latest runway collections.
Debbie Lavdas is a Southern California writer who loves a trendy steal (who doesn’t?). Debbie writes features, cover stories and columns at Bask Magazine, Laguna Beach Magazine, OC Family Magazine and more. Keep up with her on Twitter @deblavdas and at DebbieintheOC.com.