I'm giving this store two stars only because their selection was wonderful. It's huge. Like emporium huge, but the way I was treated left a lot to be desired. I came into the store looked around for a bit. the red head with glasses greeted me (can't remember her name) but it was kind of phony. As I began looking around the store, I got the distinct impression I was being followed. The girl was on me like white on rice. I felt very annoyed and encroached upon. I mean I get it that this is Hollywood and people are sketch, but as a returning customer and local this makes me honestly never want to come back. The other thing that sucked was after being in there for about 45 minutes I decided to take a quick break from shopping. I had a splitting headache and needed to find Advil. They have a little cafe on the top floor with a bunch of tables. I thought, Great, I can chill here for a bit and be left alone while do my thing. Nope I was wrong. I noticed my cellphone was at really low batt. Since there was a plug nearby and they had set up a bunch of 2-3 person tables (very thoughtfully I believed) so that customers could sit down. Not only was I rudely and impersonally told by the same girl that I could not plug in my phone earlier, after a while when I sat down, the girl started taking her break. And she came over, without even talking to me and just put her stuff right next to mine, talking into her walkie talkie. It wouldn't have bothered me if she had politely touched me on the shoulder. But there were 4 other tables. To say that it was strange would be an understatement. The cherry on top was when the front desk guy tried to shake me down to drop $30 on a stained vintage scarf, and then claimed the reason for not lowering the price was that it was vintage. I'm sorry but it's not the f-ing Golden Fleece if it's in a $5 and up bin with a bunch of other crappy scarves in the back. He made up that price on the spot. Fisssshy. I will likely never return to this location again..
This store is special. Not only does the owner have an eye, but her meticulously curated collection is a cult favorite among the local art crowd and influential people across many industries. At the same time this store is unpretentious, inviting and warm with a big lovely dressing room. As a regular, I get compliments on every item I've bought from here. This last visit I snagged the perfect slouchy felt fedora that I've been hunting for for years. If you are looking for that timeless standout wardrobe perfecting item that everyone remembers--you will find it here. If you want that perfect basic that goes with everything you have, yep you'll find it here. That one of a kind rare concert tee that they made 100 of from you're fave band before they hit it big that you lost and have been hunting for for years...chances are good x-marks the spot. That designer item from the 60's 70's 80's or 90's from Moms closet that you hoped you would inherit but mysteriously disappeared into a goodwill bin never to be heard from again? Yup. This store is a friggin Unicorn. Not to be missed.
Golyester has moved. They are 3 blocks south of the old shop, and now at 450 S La Brea. Still a wonderful selection of vintage.
Huge selection and they have it organised by colour for some items and by style for others. You can find some really great pieces here. It's nice to have a list before you go because you might be overwhelmed when you step into the shoppe. In need of a costume or looking for a particular vintage shirt? Visit Iguana. Parking is a little tricky so mind the signs. Better yet -- take the tube to the Hollywood stop!