Everything… Seriously, I want EVERYTHING when it comes to this newly remodeled establishment.
Edgar & James is the latest specialty concept store from Goodwill. The first of its kind in Los Angeles County! WOO! AND it’s down the street from my home! (Insert all the happy emoji’s here!)
As a avid thrift shopper, I cannot me be more pleased with Goodwill. They just made thrifting easier for you and me. Here’s why I love this new gem:
Storytelling through their Visuals
All the home décor merchandise is broken down into color stories with similar themes. The displays are either created out of vintage furniture pieces or out of large shelving units. With this set-up, we are able to fully see their merchandise and be inspired!
Fashionable and Current
They trained their employees to spot out winners when it comes to clothing, shoes, bags, etc. You’ll find your favorite fast fashion brands such as H&M or Gap mixed with your favorite designers like Dooney & Bourke or Coach.
One of the main reasons why I personally thrift is because I love finding vintage items. Another major reason is my wallet! To be honest, the pricing is a bit more than you would typically pay at a Goodwill location… but it’s only a few dollars more. I was still able to find great shirts starting at $5.99 and jeans at $9.99. The benefits such as organization, color blocking, accessible pleasing displays, and trendy urban product makes the increase worth it.
Oh man… who needs reproductions when you can get the real deal! Edgar & James stocks up on record players, dinnerware, books, cameras, and much more. Like I told my mom the other day… I NEED IT ALL!
The best reason besides finding affordable finds is that your helping out a non-profit organization create jobs. Goodwill helps the community by providing job training programs and employment placement services. Knowing that my fashionable purchases are going back to my community makes me feel all fuzzy inside.
So the next time you’re in the Southbay area… you gotta stop by Edgar & James. Just be ready to fill your heart, home, and basket! I promise you’ll walk out of there with some lovely finds!
AND who doesn’t like to reward themselves after a great shopping spree?! I recommend walking across the street to Cozy Café for some delicious pancakes. My family and I are regulars! Your belly will love you! Say hello to George and his crew for me if you do and show off your new goodies!
Edgar & James
317 Torrance Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
307 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Last week, I had the pleasure of witnessing Joey Galon’s latest creations. Based out of Las Vegas, Galon is your go-to gown designer in the pageant whelm. I truly admire his work, attention to detail, and silhouettes… especially since his work features very delicate beaded and lace textiles. GOD BLESS YOU GALON!
It’s been a hot minute since I lasted blog about the world of clothing, shoes, and of course bags!
Life has been… pretty surreal lately. My dreams are coming true YALL!
I’m happy to share with you… yours truly is going to headline a fashion show! I know RIGHT?! (INSERT ALL THE FEELINGS HERE!)
I’m teaming up with the talented and delightful, Ronnie Kroell and Eddie Lobo. These guys are seriously angels sent down from Heaven! Not only are they the sweetest souls and have moves like Jagger… they are also founders of the Friend Movement.
This organization dedicates their time to promoting friendships by accepting your true selves. Which is a philosophy I truly believe in. Being able to accept yourself will allow you to flourish in your surroundings.
This message is so very important me. I mean, this is why I became a designer 2 years ago. To help others accept their true selves by accepting their bodies. I feel that fashion is for everyone. All shapes and sizes. PERIOD.
I’m thrilled to move onto this next chapter of my design career with Ronnie and Eddie, my family and friends... and YOU!
So far we are thinking May, but I’ll keep yall posted my loves. If you haven’t checked them out yet... I totally suggest looking at my tote bags on the site. All the proceeds will go towards my expenses for the show. Help a girl out!
Here’s a quick look into what’s to come! This is my inspiration for the runway! Pretty, huh?
Until next time my friends!