Tuesday, April 16, 2013

VINTAGE SHOPPING IN POINT LOMA




     I had just spent two hours with a new dentist in Hillcrest which required a lot of time because my mouth is full of many years of work that needed to be x-rayed and charted. It was time for a break. As I was driving to Point Loma, I noticed a resale shop in a pink building with blue awnings. There were racks of clothes hanging out in front,  a friendly bench, and a “Sale” sign. It is called Girls from the Park Resale Shop, 3034 Canon Street. I decided to pull over and take a look.  Plenty of free street parking is available. 

     Girls from the Park is named for the two sisters who grew up in a trailer park in Lakeside, California, in the 1970s. It is a resale shop. The current owner describes the content as “Unique, name brand, and vintage clothing & accessories.” The clothing ranged in price from $15 to $85, which makes it much less pricey than many shops. The vintage selections are limited; however, with a little patience I think you might be able to find a good-value-outfit. A glittery gold dress for $85 caught my eye. The majority of the clothing in the store is of a more recent age.

   Vintage clothing is defined as being between 20 and 100 years old.  Clothing from before the 1920's is considered antique. So far all of the vintage shops that I have visited have something unique and special to offer and this establishment is no exception.
    The owner of this store has done a beautiful job of displaying the clothing and accessories. A collection of antique jewelry boxes are displayed on shelves above the clothes. Hats, floral purses
and fancy shoes sit on an antique fireplace.

Pretty pastel satin hangers swing from the

ceiling. Fine china teacups decorate the front

window. A trunk is filled with a variety of worn billfolds. Feathered hats and dozens of vintage

cosmetic cases complete the décor.

    Marcaine, the owner, obviously has a knack for choosing and displaying her treasures. She says she learned it from a grandmother who use to take her shopping. In addition to the enjoyable displays, I recommend this store for good value.







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