The Palm Springs area is famous for many things: Yoshua Tree’s surreal desert landscape, consistent dry, hot weather, the annual 3-day Coachella music festival, but above all and of special interest to vintage fans, the insane amount of thrift shops. I counted about forty on google maps and not only are they designed like supermarkets, they are also ridiculously cheap! On our way to the Coachella polo field, I took writer Stephanie Lacava and model turned blogger Hanneli Mustaparta on a two hour thrift binge.
Our first stop was Angel View on Highway 111 in La Quinta. While Stephanie browsed the book shelves for silly literature, Hanneli and I dissected the clothing racks for hidden treasures. I was very well aware of Hanneli’s exceptional style, but I had no idea she had such a nifty talent for discovering the best pieces in the store. It was almost magical.
In the strip mall on the next block we found a Goodwill bigger than a golf court. Yes, I am exaggerating, but it was HUGE! This time we both made some fine discoveries.