4 Thrift Shops for Last-Minute Halloween Costumes
Halloween is right around the corner, and if you don’t have a costume yet, you’re probably not alone. After all, there are two types of people: those who’ve had their costumes planned since July and those who wait until the last minute. If you’re a last-minute Lucy, don’t fret! We’ve rounded up four second-hand stores that’ll help you piece together an epic costume! These local Newport Beach shops are home to a variety of vintage clothing and accessories that’ll surely spark some inspo this season. Happy shopping!
Located on Newport Boulevard, Swellegant Vintage Clothing brings authentic apparel and accessories from the 1940s through the 1990s to Newport Beach. This brick & mortar store is practically a vintage museum—the perfect place for someone looking for a “throwback” costume this Halloween. From ‘50s-style skirts, headscarves and high-waisted belts to ‘80s prom dresses and ‘70s bell bottoms, you’re sure to find an era that fits you best!
This consignment shop in the heart of Corona del Mar is a one-stop-shop for all your costume inspo! Carrying mostly pre-owned designer clothing and accessories for both men and women, Recycled Rags makes costume shopping a breeze! Here, you’ll find everything from suede jackets and leather handbags to Chanel shoes and Luis Vuitton belts. The shop is always bringing in new pieces, and everything is authenticated, so you know you’re getting the real deal for a good deal!
Also located in Corona del Mar, On Que Style is Orange County’s premier designer resale and consignment company. Owner Kirsten Prosser brought her dream of owning her own boutique to life by creating a shop that resembles a “walk-in closet” full of luxury designer apparel, handbags, shoes and accessories. On Que Style carries items from top designers like Cartier, Chanel, David Yurman, Louis Vuitton, Hermes and more. And while most folks don’t shop designer when it comes to Halloween costumes, they’ll be pleased to know that each item in the store is reasonably priced, making On Que Style a place for everyone.
Hey mamas! Let’s not forget about the kiddos. If you’re in need of an easy costume for your little one, Young Seconds is a great children’s resale shop. With everything from patterned onesies to cheetah print coats, you’ll love the selection of second-hand goods here! Young Seconds even has a selection of hand-me-down children’s Halloween costumes, such as this Chasing Fireflies Arabian Genie costume! Stop by and browse their collection of rotating goods—you’re sure to find something for the kids to wear at this charming consignment shop!
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger