Los Angeles is known for its’ funky thrift stores and cool little boutiques. Last week I was invited to an event at What Goes Around Comes Around and honestly after speaking with the manager I was blown away by their history and their concept of vintage, which is like no other.
WGACA was actually founded in NYC about 18 years ago where their first store was located. They recently opened the LA store over by Space 1520 but moved about a month ago to La Brea Ave. here in Los Angeles which better fits them as they’re surrounded by vintage stores, boutiques, and cafes of all kinds.
So after making my way in and taking a look around, this store has such an amazing feel to it. The layout, the vibe, they have everything from old records to cool vintage tees, even vintage Louis Vuitton luggage. But now let’s get to the denim. They carry everything from old school Levi’s, Destiny, Wranglers, Jordache, Viceroy, and new brands such as The West is Dead, Resin and Siwy. Every pair of jeans is hand selected by their buyer and if they don’t have it in the store they will find it for you. They have a warehouse in New Jersey that is over 10,000sq ft. filled with amazing pieces, including hundreds of pairs of jeans just waiting to find their new owners in one the United States largest collections. There is no date for replenishment like most boutiques waiting for their orders for the season to come in. Which makes this store ultimately amazing for whatever kind of denim you are looking for. It’s a one-stop shop for all you denim lovers, and you know that you’ll be the only person walking around with your own pair of vintage jeans unlike no one else’s. After all that’s the point of vintage isn’t it?