TAVIN featured in Top 10 Vintage Boutiques in LA Weekly Blog
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Top 10 Vintage and Second-Hand
Boutiques in L.A.
Whether you're looking for 1960s Peggy Moffitt mod couture
or 1980s stonewashed denim castaways from the Valley, Los Angeles
has a vintage and second-hand shopping scene that's bursting at the
old-school seams. In a city known for making old things look fresher
than they really are, it's no surprise that L.A. yields some of the best
vintage in the country. So whether you're cruising the red carpet,
taking road trips to the desert or ordering your third cup
of Intelligentsia, retro always rocks.
Stepping into Tavin is like falling into Joni Mitchell's walk-in closet circa Ladies of the Canyon. Gauzy summer dresses, lace shawls, floral headscarves, '70s Afghani tunics and faded objets d'art make this little treasure trove a must for wistful-eyed romantics and wild poets. Even the price tags are handwritten, with little thoughts penned by store owner Erin Tavin (you'll recognize her by her abundant blond curls). With some dresses above the $300 mark, this is a store for boho jetsetters rather than starving thrifters, a place to pick out looks for that next trip to Marrakech, that yoga retreat in Ibiza or that romantic weekender in Tulum. 1543 Echo Park Ave., Echo Park