Fab loves vintage, eBay loves vintage, and now American Apparel loves it, too. The LA-based company opened its first vintage store, California Vintage, on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. It sells hand-picked clothing from the 1950s through the 1990s, along with American Apparel pieces that may not be available at the regular stores. So why vintage and why now? Employees came up with the idea after seeing the company's basement, which was brimming with vintage items. Still, there wasn't enough for an entire store so professional vintage buyers were hired to bulk up the goods.
For those of you who are against American Apparel's vulgar and sexually-charged ads, California Vintage is slated to be more tame. If you're in LA, check out the store and give us the scoop!