I took you through my first foray into serious vintage shopping with our editor in chief, Kat Collings, and shortly after that adventure, I was so ready for level 2. Some of the biggest fashion trends I’ve been spotting as of late are straight out of my mom’s late-’90s closet: Think cat-eye sunglasses in tortoiseshell and mini top-handle bags that defy the large shoppers of yesteryore. I wanted an accessory combo that felt of-the-moment, but didn’t want to spend big bucks on anything. I knew Kat could help me find these gems at a fair price on another vintage shopping adventure.
We made the trip over to the bougainvillea-lined streets of Los Feliz on the Eastside of Los Angeles, where she took me to one of her secret vintage spots, Starday Vintage. Aside from the adorable ’50s gems, there was a full case of real vintage glasses (pro tip—you actually have to hunt for real vintage shades; most stores stock glasses that only look vintage) and shelves stacked with mini bags galore. We both got to searching, Kat in her checkered Vans UltraRange sneakers (comfort is key when you have racks to go through) and me in my black pair. Watch the video to see the perfect little combo we found.