Not all trendy fashions have to break the bank. FOX 11's Alexandra Limon and celebrity stylist Marcellas Reynolds hit two stores and found some high-end bargains. First up, they headed to Crossroads in West Hollywood. Marcellas says "navy is the new black"; it's very, very popular. And it was in big supply at Crossroads. Also in style: military green camouflage, for both men and women, and bold graphic prints for women. At Crossroads, Marcellas and Alexandra found dozens of chic and trendy outfits thought didn't break the bank. The best find: black and white pants with a $450 original price tag (still attached!) on sale at the store for $75. There was also lots of faux fur at non-fur prices… $30 for brand-name labels.
If you live in Orange County, you will want to make a trip to the Goodwill in Tustin. Joe Burke of the OC Goodwill says "the idea here is to build a boutique store that's got more upscale items." Burke says there are "still great deals and you're going to find things that are about 80% less than you will at retail." Eric Smissen, the store's visual designer, says if you don't see what you want during your shopping trip, keep coming back. Inventory is updates daily. "There's absolutely no difference between the merchandise that you're getting at a major retailer than you're getting here, except for the price," says Smissen. Not only are you getting a good price, you doing good work. 92% of all the funds raised at the OC Goodwill goes directly to fund its programs and services, including job training and other employment services.
OC Goodwill Boutique in Tustin
Crossroads Trading Company in West Hollywood
Marcellas Reynolds, Celebrity Stylist