As near as I can tell, there are two big differences between a thrift store and a vintage clothing store. The first difference are the prices, but that goes without saying. The second difference is that vintage stores actually spend a little more time organizing.
Deep in the Pomona Arts Colony is La Bomba. This is a vintage clothing store. I’m not much of a fashionista, but it appears that they have stuff from all decades. It’s swimming in inventory and they use every available space to stock their wares. If you are looking for that perfect piece of vintage foppery, this is a great place to start off. Chances are if they don’t have it, no one will.
Aside from the clothes, this place just had a good vibe going for it. It seemed like a really relaxed atmosphere where a fellow can procure a pair of horn-rimmed glasses and a pork pie hat. Good attention to detail and design.