this place has a lot of imported furniture, paintings and knick knacks from mexico. my mother got a great set of terra cotta dishware there, and i got a hand painted dress. it's more costly than olvera street, but a lot closer if you live in the area. it's definately closer than mexico.
this video store has a wide selection of hard to find gems, but it is very disorganized and a lot of it is on vhs. still it's kind of the thrift shopping of video rentals. it's also kind of cramped.
the staff is really nice and there are lots of toys and knick knacks to look at. they print their own t-shirts poking fun at marth stewart, bush, mj, and others. i wouldn't go there for anything specific, but if you're looking for a unique store, this is a good one.
this bookstore has a very wide selection. their history section is very impressive and has a few notable hard to find titles. there are often event ans readings as well.
this place is great. it's painted a bright purple and there are paintings and books inside for the patrons to enjoy. the back patio has a fountain and has an outsider art feel. it's a nice little escape from the hum drum of plain old sylmar. they also make the best chai lattee in the world.
This is a massive thrift store that is about half the price of the good will. you have to dig through a lot of crap, but there are some great gems. i've been shopping there since i was a little kid. some of the stuff i've gotten there for a $1.48 is just as hip and cute as vintage shop merch for $15-25.
i live in hollywood now and i still drive out there to do the bulk of my clothes hunting.
this place is amazing! great selection of vintage clothes, costumes, sunglasses, and much more. i go there for pants and sunglasses forthe most part. they also stock stage makeup and lots of accessories.
this is a decent vintage shop. most of the clothes are super hip. while everything is more expensive then a local thrift store, it still cheaper then buying new cllothes or shopping in most other vintage shops. it's kind of small though.
I love this yarn. When I first learned how to knit I went to every local yarn store in town, and this is my favorite. The yarn, book, pattern, and needle selection is fantastic. The staff is also very pleasent and helpful. They offer classes too, but I haven't taken any.
delightful bakery. this is the finest sweet bread i've ever eaten. there's tons to choose from, and it's self serve. i grew up on authentic mexican foods and baked goods, and have been looking for a bakery close to my new home and now i've got one.