One of the amazing perks of living in Los Angeles is the availability of goods from shows, movies and studios.
Want some clothes from a beloved show? Try “It’s a Wrap.” This shop (with 2 locations) sells clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories from about a jillion shows and movies. If a studio is cleaning house, their wearable items may end up here as well. One can score super-cheap items, or one can shop their couture collection for major beans. Personally, I still have a swimsuit cover-up from years ago. Its origins? “Melrose Place.” I also have a leather jacket from the movie, “The House Bunny.” I’ve never seen the movie, but I do love the jacket.
If you’re looking for household items, try “Reel Appeal.” (I don’t think they have a website.) This warehouse (!) is loaded to the ceiling with furniture (every conceivable quality and style), housewares, art and just about everything else imaginable – all of it from shows and films. Right now, they’re selling off mucho stuff from “Desperate Housewives.” And it’s moving fast, y’all. If you’re in L.A. and interested, let me know and I’ll tell you how to get there.
As for my own score, I got a piece of “One Live to Live” memorabilia, as shown above. I’m super-fond of it already. It reminds me of being a kid and watching the show. Though I haven’t watched a soap opera in years, I appreciate having used to. And this sign will serve as a cool reminder of memories from a made-up place – Llanview, PA. I still recall “Viki” and her split-personality persona, “Niki.” And there was the time “Viki” was taken aboard a spaceship by aliens, or was that an out-of-body-experience? Who cares! Good times…