Thrifted Thursday: Window Shopping Along Retro Row, Long Beach

August 7, 2014

There’s no shortage of design inspiration and vintage envy on Retro Row (Fourth Street) in Long Beach. I recently stopped by the AIDS Assistance Thrift Store and the Feed Store, and saw some pretty rare items.

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I don’t hesitate to check out the art at thrift shops. The AIDS Assistance Thrift Store is known for its annual spring art sale, and apparently had some great pieces still available.

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Well, what do we have here? Yes, that would be a mirror etched with the Bee Gees’ likenesses! The “Legal Size” and arrows are a reflection from the box it’s placed inside. It was hard to use restraint (I told myself I was only there to look for stuff for my mom), but I did. On the off chance that it’s still there, it’s mine!

Keep reading to see what else struck my fancy that day.

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The Feed Store has no shortage of nifty treasures. For instance, this retro Mickey Mouse tennis racket was tucked away on a table in the back of the shop.

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I also love this thrift shop for its displays and merchandising. The luggage and trunk — I’m here for all of it.

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This iconic image is a hallmark of the American recording business’ history. His Master’s Voice once was the name of a major record label. Nipper the dog and the gramophone would have fit nicely in my apartment but it was too rich for my blood (I think it was $60). Another good one that got away!

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