6 L.A. Thrift Shops Where You Can Score AND Save

[UPDATE: This story was originally published on February 13.]
We're the first to admit that when it comes to vintage, we've got champagne taste on a PBR budget. And someone has to say it, but just what exactly is going on with the vendors at the flea markets lately? Last month at the Rose Bowl, we asked for a smidge of a discount, and the peddler totally snapped at us!
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With all of the expertly curated (and expensive) retro shops in town, it's easy to forget that the good ol' Goodwill still exists if you're down for a dig. But thanks to our recent flea-market frustration and minimal moolah situation, we figured it was time to scour the city for rockin' reduced regalia at the real econo-shops scattered about town. From Ferragamo heels for $18 and a 24-buck luxe leopard coat, you'll definitely leave these six hand-me-down hotspots with some prime finds — for just a song!
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Located in the valley, American Way is one of those untapped thrift stores that only the insiders have been privy to — until now! On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, this corner store offers 1/2 off everything.

American Way Thrift Store, 3226 West Magnolia Boulevard (Near North Hollywood Way, Burbank; 818-841-6013.

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Found: Amidst tons of '70s vintage, a brand new H&M dress with the tags still on, and a super-cute American Apparel tank dress both for just $2.99!

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This store has an insane collection of shoes and scarves, and a whole wall of rad glassware on the cheaps!

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The National Council of Jewish Women has locations peppered about the city, but our personal favorite is on Pico Boulevard in mid-city.

Council Thrift Shop, 8520 West Pico Boulevard; (At La Cienega Boulevard); 310-360-6505.

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Found: Amazing vintage Ferragamo heels in great shape for $19.99, and a ton of vintage Armani.

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This sweet spot has a treasure trove of hats and shoes, too!

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The Goodwill on Beverly Boulevard is one of the biggest and best! We're always shocked at how many great finds still lurk smack dab in the middle of such a fashionable area.

Goodwill, 7917 Beverly Boulevard (between Hayworth and Fairfax Avenues); 323-556-0060.

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Found: A cozy vintage Benetton sweater for $5.99, and Levi's galore for $4.99 a pop!

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This particular Goodwill has the best selection of accessories in the city, by far!

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Jet Rag's Dollar Make You Hollar Sundays are simply paradise! With heaps of clothes in piles all over the parking lot, make sure you're in the mood to hunt, down and dirty style.

Jet Rag, 825 North La Brea Avenue (between Waring and Willoughby Avenues); 323-939-0528.

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Found: A spotless (ha!) vintage leopard coat for $24 bucks, and an entire room full of dresses fit for an Oscar party!

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If you don't make it on a Sunday, the store inside boasts one of the best collections of still-pretty-cheap vintage in town. And you'll appreciate its tidy organization!

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The Salvation Army in Santa Monica is a prime target for serious scores!

Salvation Army Thrift Store, 1658 11th Street, Santa Monica (at Olympic Boulevard); 310-450-7235.

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Found: A Sisley wool-and-mohair sweater for $10, and tons of vintage dresses in perfect shape, for under $7!

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How cool are these random re-purposed denim pouches?

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The St. Vincent de Paul east of downtown is so worth the trek. We've never left without a heaping bag of goodies, often spending less than $30.

Society of St. VIncent De Paul Store, 210 North Avenue 21 (at Humboldt Street); 323-224-6280.

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Found: A Vera Wang tank for 2 dollars (no joke!), and oodles of brand spankin' new Levi's 510s for your man.

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For some reason there seems to be a boatload of actual vintage (20 plus years old) at this store, even more so than the others we listed.

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