2nd Street opened its first O.C. location in July at The Camp in Costa Mesa, bringing elevated second-hand shopping to the county. Here are 5 reasons to stop by this Japanese import and kick up your street chic cred.
1 The store is tidy and organized, making browsing a breeze.
Unlike most thrift shops, 2nd Street is meticulously kept in shape, making it easier to find that special item.
2 They carry a vast selection of Japanese brands that aren’t widely available in the U.S.
Commes des Garcons, A Bathing Ape, and Hysteric Glamour are just a few Japanese brand-names you’ll find. Just look for a red dot on the tag.
3 Customer service is held in high regard with a unique approach to Japanese hospitality called Omotenashi.
Omotenashi means to “look wholeheartedly after guests.” On top of friendly employees, this also means that items are carefully curated and selected, ensuring that only premium, gently-used items are put on shelves.
4 Fake it ’til you make it.
Get designer and luxury brands for a fraction of the cost. From Louis Vuitton bags to Marc Jacobs watches, there is a vast selection to choose from.
5 Shopping second-hand is good for the environment!
Buying second-hand means less energy usage and less waste. Also, you can even sell your clothing. Just bring a government-issued ID and get cash in exchange.
2nd Street Costa Mesa
The Camp in Costa Mesa
2937 Bristol St., Unit D101, Costa Mesa
Sunday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.