We are beyond stoked that Gift of Garb is open in Eagle Rock! This fab designer resale store specializes in reselling women’s designer clothing, shoes and accessories. They also offer closet clean-outs and organizing to assist you in de-cluttering (we might need to take them up on this before we step into Fall). We were honored to talk to the owner, Abby McLucas, and feature Gift of Garb on our NELA favorites interview blog!
1. What is the concept behind Gift of Garb and what services do you offer?
We started as an e-commerce shop about a year and a half ago. I wanted to take riff raff out of the consignment market by offering an across the board curated selection of current names such as Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, Chanel and DVF.
2. Who or what inspires you right now?
3. To you, what is the best “secret spot” in Los Angeles and why?
It’s not really a secret anymore, but I love Monte 52 for their deli subs and the fact that there’s never a line.
4. What is your favorite LA neighborhood?
My “one day” plan involves either Mount Washington or Topanga Canyon.
5. Who are some of your favorite designers?
I love COS and I’m never mad at a Zara steal, but if I’m going to splurge it would be on Sandro, Helmut Lang, and IRO.
6. What makes Gift of Garb unique?
I think the concept is unique to the East side considering there aren’t many shops to find the brands we carry, let alone at 50–80% off the original price. I’m lucky to have clients with insane closets that have taken extremely good care of their pieces (with over half never being worn to begin with). I also feel like most resale shops cater to brand name alone and possibly favor an older demographic, so I think our customers are into the thought we put into the selection we carry.
7. What is your favorite item currently for sale in your store?
Alexander Wang Rocco bag– Classic cool girl bag that never goes out of style.
8. What inspired you to open up Gift of Garb?
My mom inadvertently inspired the business. I would help her weed through her closet seasonally and saw that there was real money in this, so I began approaching her circle of friends who all had great taste and with word of mouth it really took off.
Thank you Abby and Gift of Garb!!!
GIFT OF GARB
WHERE: 1615 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, CA 90041
WHEN: Tuesday through Sunday, 11AM-7PM