Hometown Gems


In my hometown of Whittier, Ca there are so many great hotspots. One street in particular known as “uptown Whittier”, located on Greenleaf and Philadelphia avenue, is popular because of the stores and yummy food . The street is often filled with locals or students from Whittier College of all ages who are either shopping or just strolling on a walk. I recently visited uptown to do some shopping. It’s been a while since I’ve walked through uptown and there’s definitely been some changes made (for the better). Newer stores have emerged and old stores have improved.

Not sure where Whittier is located? Check out the map below –

Here are some of my favorite shops in uptown Whittier that won’t break your piggy bank.

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#1  Melrose Vintage– This store has great clothing, shoes, handbags, sunglasses, jewelery, etc. for men and women.

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#2 Soho– Although small, this store has so many cute clothes. Take a look at some of the great items I found. I even bought a couple of items because I couldn’t resist.

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#3 The Basement 6745– This place is by far the most unique store I’ve ever been to; not only for the clothing, but also because of the location. The store is literally underground and you have to walk down a flight of stairs.  This shop was actually nominated for the Los Angeles HOT LIST.

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#4 The Pink Dollar – It’s mostly known for their custom cut design shirts made by the owner, Harley.  She’s amazingly talented and does a great variety of t-shirt designs.  Her shirts go for about $15 and if you have a special design you’d like done she’d be happy to do it. Harley also welcomes customers to bring in their own itmes to have cut. (pricing varies by cut design).   They also have a rack of clothing items that sell for $3.

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I hope you all have a chance to check out these stores one day.  If not, just remember it’s always a good choice to shop at family owned places because they need our support.

xoxo- Jamie


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