Ladies—and gentlemen—please note: There’s a new women’s resale clothing store in Eagle Rock, a one-of-a-kind retail venue in the neighborhood.
Called “the Xchange,” the store is located right next to the and trades, buys and sells everything from clothes, jewelry and handbags to shoes, sunglasses and hats.
The store opened last Friday, March 23, without any fanfare or advertising. It replaces a construction contractors' licensing school—and the space is totally redone for the purposes of a retail space.
Located on 1741 Colorado Blvd., the idea behind the Xchange is to recycle goods—“you know, the whole green concept,” said co-owner Marissa Larry. “We’re trying to save the Earth by recycling.”
She added: “Instead of going out and buying new clothes, you can buy gently worn clothes.”
Here are the approximate price ranges for goods sold at the Xchange:
Tank tops: $7-$$19
Jeans: $15-$39 (high-end jeans: $45-$49)
Handbags: $12 on low end to $55-$75 on the high end.
Jewelry: $6-$25 (An artist custom-repurposes the jewelery).
Shoes: $12-$25 (high-end: $30).
students receive a 10-percent discount while shopping at the store.
The store is co-owned by Larry’s brother, Anthony, and his wife—a couple who have lived in Eagle Rock for the past six and a half years.
Do they think this is the right time—economically and otherwise—to open such a store in Eagle Rock?
“It’s actually fine, considering what we’re doing,” said Marissa. “People love the whole idea that they can come in and get money for their clothes while buying other things.”
the Xchange, 1741 Colorado Blvd., www.thexchangeclothing.com (323) 982-8339