At times we receive word of stores that have come to our area, so we'll share them with you here.
In a charming, two-story historic building overlooking the ocean, a bright new boutique with over 1500 items and an energetic vibe brings Angelinos a whole new way to shop. Or shall I say, to swap. This first of its kind "swap boutique" is revolutionary, eco-friendly AND recession-friendly — enabling shoppers to exchange their previously-loved designer clothing, shoes or accessories for merchandise in the store. And that merchandise, of course, is traded by other women who found their designer but too-skinny skinny jeans, or barely-used handbag, blouse or dress, perhaps bought on impulse or for a one-time event.
Give + Take works on a unique model — a monthly fee of $25, rather than per-item fee — and a points system where you are given points by your garment's value and spend those points to "purchase" anything "new" within the boutique.
Give + Take's inventory is categorized into three levels: the Couture Level (original value of $300+), Designer Room Level ($50 - $299), and the One For One Level.
See their site for details and an interactive Google map.
200 Culver Blvd,
Playa Del Rey CA 90293
Above Tanner's Coffee
Posted July 8, 2010
New Balance stores have apparently come to three locations in the Los Angeles area.
[Editor's note: Backpacking around the world years ago, I bought a couple of pairs of New Balance shoes in Korea and they were my favorite shoes for year. Now I am happy to learn there are also 5 factories in New England, and stores in Los Angeles.]
The Los Angeles area stores, per
Posted June 14, 2010