While many savvy thrift shoppers already know to visit Council Thrift Shops for great deals on designer clothes, shoes and unique collectibles, they may not know that Council Thrift Shops also stock a wide variety of incredible and often hard-to-find furniture at great prices. From Mid-Century Modern to Hollywood Glamour, the Studio City Council Thrift…Read More


Welcome to our new blog series, where we will be spotlighting all of our Council Thrift Shop locations in the weeks to come. With 8 stores throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, each with their own distinct personalities and neighborhoods to explore, visiting any Council Thrift makes for a fun shopping adventure. Our…Read More


The Thrifting Divas featured a gorgeous clutch handbag from Council Thrift Shops in their recent blog post on how to dress fabulous without spending your last dime. You will never guess how much they paid for the bag! To see their post, click here!…Read More


BECOME A MEMBER AND SAVE 10%! The primary benefit of joining NCJW/LA is being part of a group of like-minded women who share a rich tradition of social justice activism and community service. In addition to the many other benefits, members receive a 10% discount at our Council Thrift Shops! That’s right, 10% off at…Read More


Helmut Lang x Robert Mapplethorpe I throw around terms like “minimalism” and “draping” pretty often on this blog so I am going to try to describe the work of Helmut Lang without falling back on either. Though the brand is now known for their contemporary basics in the 90’s Helmut Lang was on the fore…Read More


  Happy 76th birthday to Issey Miyake, born April 22, 1938. I am proud to share the spectrum of original Miyake designs that have come through our stores in the past few months:   Floral patterns on the pleats Miyake is best known for An asymmetrical vintage Miyake “FÊTE” party skirt A raver style hand…Read More


The internet tells me that it is officially Spring time now. This means that though it may still be too early to start wearing your favorite pair of formal shorts, you can start reintroducing color into your wardrobe.  Nothing says “I am ready to see the sun again” like the designs of Emilio Pucci. In…Read More


Irving Penn x Versace No offense to Donatella but I feel like the Versace brand got a little murky after the untimely death of Gianni Versace. By the time I was getting into fashion, Versace was associated with “bling” and their designs were hard to differentiate from other glamorous Italian brands like Dolce & Gabbana….Read More


There is this famous “Sex and the City” episode where Carrie throws a fit (of epic proportions) because Mr. Big buys her a Judith Leiber bag, which she considers an insult to her individuality. Whenever I catch that episode I almost spasm in irritation because she is being totally INSANE. Even though her accessories are …Read More


When I saw the above picture of Phoebe Philo (mastermind behind Céline) in Vogue last year I knew sneakers were going to become the next “thing”. Phoebe Philo radiates cool and her personal style is as studied by fashion obsessed girls as her runway shows. Originally I dismissed the whole trend because I believed that…Read More