thrift stores in the UCLA area (* added if easily accessible by metro)
Jet Rag Vintage* - 1 dollar sale every Sunday
Out of the Closet*
L.A. Road Thrift store
Goodwill Santa Monica *
Jewish Council Thrift store
American Vintage Westwood
UCLA Health Thrift Store*
BTS Thrift store*
Helping Hand Thrift Shop
Love the City Thrift*
Stray Cat Alliance*
donation options for UCLA students
Good Clothes Good People (inside the SAC)
Unravel Clothing Swaps
Orange clothing donation bins on the Hill (especially for bedding and linens)
ThredUp (mail your clothes in and you might receive a commission!)
If your clothes are super ratty, worn, or you don’t think they can be resold, try ForDays’s Take Back Bag! They take all of your clothes and make sure that they don’t go to landfill, and instead get recycled into new fabrics.
brands to support
Any brand when thrifted!
MATE The Label
shops to avoid
Any brand you haven't done at least 5 minutes of research on!
If you want to shop responsibly but don’t see the brand you’re checking out on these lists, try GoodOnYou! They have an impressive directory of thousands of brands, ranked by their guidelines for sustainability and ethical standards. Hint: A smiley face means good!