I have recently renewed my love of thrift shopping in the last few months and have been on the hunt to discover new spots to go treasure hunting. I came across this shop, All Things and More, located in Sun Valley, CA, in my searching and decided to check it out a few weeks ago.
The reviews online prepared me somewhat for what to expect but it really is a place that you have to visit to fully appreciate. As you enter the small doorway you are greeted by the owner, Zach and his mother. They invite you in as if you are visiting family, offering you water or coffee and graciously give you the layout.
The entrance building is filled with dishware, smalls and delicate items as well as the most amazing selection of vintage earrings and jewelry. The jewelry wall of your dreams times 10!! Bracelets are $1, earrings are 2 pairs for $5 and necklaces are $3 each or 2 for $5.
Oh, I had so much fun looking through the fun selection and ended up with the pairs below. I also found some amazing tassels to make into earrings which Zach gifted me with, but more about that later!
I’m not going to lie, even for a seasoned shopper like myself, this shop was a bit overwhelming. I think it was just a matter of getting oriented and I did not look in every nook on this first visit. All of the clothes are outside, covered with tarps and I will say I visited the day after it rained and some items were wet and the smell of cat’s visiting the property was pretty strong. That was the only thing that made shopping here a challenge. Everything else was so amazing that I can look past it.
So, as I first walked outside the print of this jacket caught my eye and I went straight for it. Talk about the thrifting gods looking down on me!!! This dragon print, reversible jacket from Japan was in immaculate condition and was my size! Hey now!!! Oh, and Zach gave it to me for $3!!! Say what!!
There are a bunch of different sections out back, each filled with racks, shelves and bins to search through.
I admittedly did not search through every bin though a scarf peeking out of one of the bins caught me and I did end up finding all these cool vintage scarves in the one bin. They were each $1.
I am usually pretty systematic in my approach going through a thrift shop so I don’t miss anything but that wasn’t happening here. I found myself looking in one corner for a bit, going somewhere else to look and then coming back. I visited this one section about three times and found something new with each pass by. I found all these vintage pieces for $1 each!!!
I also found an amazing floral print belted vintage coat for $5 that I didn’t get a photo of. I did visit on a Thursday, as I had read that Tuesdays and Thursdays clothing was $1. Most pieces were with a few exceptions, but an amazing deal was found on everything I bought.
We ended our visit going through all the jewelry and chopping it up with Zach, who is so cool! He is super funny, welcoming and made us feel like long lost friends! I told him I was going to make a pair of earrings out of the cream colored tassels (which were marked $6 each) and he said “if they would make me happy, he would like to gift them to me!” So kind and fun!
The ridiculously good finds were wonderful but it is the owner and people who work at this shop that make it what it is. It’s a damn good time which makes you happy to spend your money there. I spent a total of $30 and left with a huge bag of amazing finds!
Details on the All Things and More can be found at here!
Sheena’s Side Notes:
~ They accept cash and cards and there are no dressing rooms!
~ Tuesday and Thursday most clothing is $1!
~ Make your rounds a few times as you may see something new the second or third time around.
~ Definitely take your time discovering this place and leave time to chat with everyone there. It was the best part of my visit!
~ There is another thrift shop next door and few more down the street so you can visit a few more spots while you are in the neighborhood.