Best Place to Buy an Old Angora Sweater - 2008
When it opened a couple of years ago, this wonderful antiques shop made its mark by offering the usual cool old furniture and wonderful mid-century housewares at rock-bottom prices. But not long ago, proprietress Heidi Owens opened up Hollywood Regency's back room and made space for a mind-blowing collection of vintage fashions from the last half of the last century, and now we're unable to stay away. We drop in weekly to ogle the near-mint '50s poodle skirt, and fantasize about making our mom wear it with the pair of sparkly spectator pumps, also on sale here, that someone wisely dyed to match. We're also enamored of the shiny '70s platform heels that make us long for our old Angel's Flight disco-wear, and the frankly fabulous hand-knitted poncho trimmed in sequins we saw on our last trip there. All the items can be mixed, matched, and accessorized with neatly displayed bags, wraps, and jewelry that will scream, well, "Hollywood Regency!" to anyone who spots you sporting them. Oh, and we bought that angora sweater, but there were two more there the last time we looked, so head on over to Hollywood Regency, where you can be outfitted in genuine fashions of almost any era for next to nothing.