Echo Park Vintage Clothing: Let the Real Shopping Begin, EP Style

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Sigh of relief, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over.

And now that everyone has slowed down the search for the best deal on an HDTV or yet another Apple iPad, it’s time to get down to the actual shopping.

That is: what to give the ones you really love for Christmas?

Personally, I think there’s nothing like fashion to say, “You made my list of loved ones.” You know, the ones that make us crazy but we can’t live without.

For this select group, fashion makes the statements best.

But I want to clarify that I’m not talking about the Kardashians’ kind of statement.

Check out their Christmas card and this great LA Times write-up that says it all on the “K-Mafia” and their shallow grave.

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Rather, our fashion treasures this Christmas should emulate one of the more polished members of Hollywood Royalty, Kate Hudson. She graces the cover of Harper’s Bazaar December/January Best-Dressed issue, in which Kate “gets real” and talks about being raised by Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, and how they infused her fashion taste with sensibility.

She tells Bazaar, “My mom wasn’t a big shopper for us. I think they wanted to instill that in us even though we grew up in a really privileged and lucky lifestyle.”

The Los Angeles native also talks about what the Kate Hudson brand would look like and, thankfully, it doesn’t sound as if it includes the garish bling-bling we’ve been exposed to for far too long (again, see above-stated Kardashian Christmas card).

Rather, Hudson states in the article, “…I want to reach a larger amount of women, where they can afford the things I’m selling. Especially with the economy, it doesn’t make sense to me anymore.”

It’s with this sensibility that we’ll begin to explore Echo Park vintage shopping, and the brave shop owners who have to keep up…with some of the oldest, slickest styles in one of the coolest cities in the US.

So let’s get into the Christmas spirit and shop, Echo Park style. Starting with one of my very favorites, Sunday’s Best.


Echo Park ForumsWriter Heather McTear, a local of Echo Park, is a vintage/thrift shop enthusiast. She welcomes us to appreciate the vintage scene in Echo Park. On her next article, she explores Sunday’s Best (1547 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026). 

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