Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Don't Be Tardy For The Party: My First Boogie Den Experience

This past weekend I attended A&D Vintage's monthly "Boogie Den" in L.A and loved it! Think late night thrifting whilst listening to live music, and sipping on fruity cocktails [open bar]. This isn't like going to your local Goodwill where it's a hit or miss, this is a warehouse chock-full of HAND-PICKED vintage items. They have everything from rompers, to dresses, sweaters, jeans, lingerie, scarves, shoes, and purses! The kicker is that everything on this night is $7 a pound. Yes, $7 a pound. I left that night with a LARGE trash bag full of clothes for $72.

This is how it works; there is a $10 cover to get in, and upon entry you are supplied with a bunch of trash bags to have a place to store your goodies while you dig through bins and bins of clothing for those one of a kind treasures! Everything is categorized to spare you from pulling your hair out [tops in one bin, dresses in another, and so on], and the entire warehouse is yours for the pickin'.

[Found these cool painted doors off to the left of the stage; cool right?]
The warehouse is also open for business by appointment only during the week [between the hours of 8:30am - 4:30pm], however keep in mind that they are wholesalers [they supply a lot of your favorite Etsy & Ebay sellers], so certain restrictions apply in regards to the pricing [see below]. If you want to purchase the clothing at the rate of $7 a pound without any minimum purchase, then attend the Boogie Den on the last Saturday of the month. 

Regular pricing structure is as follows;
$7 pound - 1500lb minimum
$9 pound - 300lb minimum
$11 pound - 50lb minimum

Regular "by the piece" prices are as follows; 
Dresses starting @ $12
Leather Jackets starting @ $18
** She also ships too, so this is perfect for all of you who aren't in the L.A area! Check out her myspace for more details.

Now can you see why it's such a good idea to head out to their monthly party?! If you are in Los Angeles, the next one is June 26th, [from around 8pm - 2am] hopefully I will see you there :D

Silk Top: Thrifted
Harem Pants: Thrifted
Bag: Thrifted 
Booties: Jeffrey Campbell
------ + My outfit was less than $5 guys!! [not including the shoes], these are a couple of pieces I scored at that huge estate sale I went to a couple of weeks back. Be sure to keep checking the Penny Saver, Craigslist, and for sales in your area!


  1. It sucks that all the estate sales in ny are usually home decor, not fab vintage like you encounter :(

  2. What a great idea. I wish we had that in Chicago. Love the outfit.

  3. Love this idea.
    My local Goodwill Outlet sells clothes by the pound but I need to see if a vintage shop in NYC has anything similar.

  4. Hey miss lady! You look stunning! Can't believe the outfit was less than $5. And I thought I was a bargin shopper:) I will see you June 26th.

  5. My friend told me about this a while ago and I'd completely forgotten about it. Thanks for the info on the next one. =D

  6. I love your outfit! OMG! That sounds so fun! I wish we had places like that where I am from.. my city is so boring :/

  7. You look amazing! Can't wait to see what you made out with!

  8. you make me wanna move to LA! love the pants

  9. Incredible outfit!


  11. wow!! amazing do they have these in the uk? if so i'm there!!

  12. Hey this should be a meet up! I'd love to spend my evening with naturals bonding over a cocktails and vintage clothing.

  13. LOVE IT!! I stumbled across the A&D website a few months back and nearly fainted when I heard about the Boogie Den. Whenever I make a trip to LA I'll be sure to go at the end of the month. Absolutely love your style!

  14. Mmkay so I'm gonna need this concept to make it's way to NYC. I LIVE for events like this. The harem pants are on point by the way. LOVE!

  15. I'm actually going to be in LA that weekend! I finally lucked out! lol. I was wondering if it's a good idea to get there early or is anytime okay since it lasts so long.

  16. I'm actually going to be in LA that weekend! I finally lucked out! lol. I was wondering if it's a good idea to get there early or is anytime okay since it lasts so long.

  17. This may be a weird quesiton but are there wide veriety of sizes @ these parties or are they like samples sales offering limited sizes?

  18. @Amanda; We have a lot of home decor in the estate sales out here too. Keep checking though, I find clothes at least twice a month.

    @Sing; Thank you very much!

    @Living Fly on a Dime; NICE!!! I need to check out your Goodwill! And if you find any stores in NYC with the same hook-up, let me know. I am making my way out there this summer!

    @Full-Figured Diva; I can definitely appreciate a good bargain! See you then :-)

    @InnyVinny No worries, definitely come to the next one...I have a feeling you would find a lot of things there!

    @M I N G; Thank you chica! Where do you live?

    @Afrikan Latina Thank you! I will do a post on my finds soon!

    @SEWING STARDOM Thank you! Girl don't you live in NY? Let's trade!! loll

    @Anonymous; Thank You!

    @Anonymous; Thank you very much!

    @natural-belle; I don't know, I will definitely find out...if I luck up and find anything, I will let you know!

    @lajoliefille I am DOWN for making this a meet-up, fabulous idea...I need to start working out the details on that.

    @Jacinte Thank you very much! I almost fainted when I found out about it too! LOLL

    @Jenn; Thank you!

    @Debrah; Thanks!

    @Chrissystina; Hysterical!!!! Don't have a stroke, join me one of these days!

    @CeCeSoChic Tell me about it! I am on the lookout to see if there is anything similar - Thanks for the compliment on the pants!

    @ValeriesWorld Thank You!

    @a-game-of-you86; Yay! Hope to see you there!You can get there at anytime, there is seriously enough to go around for's that much stuff!

    @Anonymous;'s not a weird question at all. There are all sorts of sizes. From x-small to xxl

  19. Oh my Goodness. Will definitely make a few stops to these events. In Los Angeles, never heard about the A&D boogie event. Thank you so much for the heads up/review!! :)

  20. Oh my gosh! That is fantastic! I wonder if there's something like that in NYC... keeping my fingers crossed as I search Google, lol.


  21. @Keebo; You are more than welcome! Definitely check it out, you will be glad you did :-)

    @ClosetConfections; I hope so, I wanted to check and find that out as well, if I find something similar, I will let you know! :-)

  22. This sounds like it was so awesome to be at! I've always loved the bag sales at my local thrift stores, but this sounds 10x better. I'm moving to LA in a few months, so I hope I'll be able to catch one of these soon!
    I also wanted to say that I LOVE your blog (and style - so fierce!). I just discovered it today and it is totally about to be one of my daily reads.
    Take care :)


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