Muscle Beach isn’t the only retro-themed workout in town. An easy walking tour of the city’s healthy selection of vintage stores is the perfect way to burn some calories and refresh your wardrobe with vintage SoCal flare. So set your Fitbit, lace up your sneakers and check out these local favorites. By Georgia Perry
Threads on 17th
A carefully curated consignment boutique specializing in designer looks, Threads on 17th, is the place for high-quality vintage clothes, shoes, and accessories.
Near Lincoln Boulevard behold Wasteland. What began as a tucked-away vintage shop in Berkeley has now expanded to a “four-store style empire” (including hubs in LA and San Francisco) known to attract designers from Marc Jacobs to Vivienne Westwood in search of inspiration.
Cherry Picket Thrift Store
Another favorite, Cherry Picket Thrift Store, not only delivers loads of great looks, but plenty of good deeds too: the shop is a volunteer-run non profit, with proceeds dedicated to local charities.
Shopaholic Sample Sales
Stylish Montana Avenue is home to Shopaholic Sample Sales, which delivers scores at up to 80 percent off retail prices.
Close out the day near the beach at The Closet, which offers some of the most affordable prices around on second hand designer garb, plus personalized service and even free styling appointments.
TOTAL MILES WALKED: 8.7
STYLE POINTS EARNED: Off The Charts!
For another self-guided tour through Santa Monica’s vintage and resale shops, visit Buy Local Santa Monica’s website.