by mitzimsa on May 29, 2013

Vintage Fashion Charm

As I travel down National Blvd. right before I get to Motor, I look over and see the most intriguing vintage boutique “My Baby Jo” if the name doesn’t get ya, what’s inside will.  Once inside you get this feeling of old souls singing rockabilly and dancing to swing. This is one cool place lots of women’s reproductive vintage looking clothing and if you’re looking for men’s hats this place is worth a visit. After taking several laps around never looking at the same thing twice, I started to ask questions about the inventory.

To my surprise I hit the jack pot Darla!  Darla happens to be owner of this vintage boutique along with her husband Isaiah who she met at a swing dance class in Pasadena Ca. which she shared with me after I expressed how much I LOVED LOVED LOVED her place. I could see that Darla is a talker like myself. She told me of her husband Isaiah growing up in the area of the boutique and that the building was a 1920’s Los Angeles firehouse. The firehouse was used in episodes of The Little Rascals, Laurel and Hardy and not to mention that the cross street Motor (cross street, it’s a LA thing) was the first paved road in West LA.  The road ran from the MGM Studio to 20th Century Fox and was paved as told to her by Isaiah, “so the stars wouldn’t get their Duisenberg’s dusty” (today known as car, whip, ride).

I knew this place was special and had an old soul feeling!  My Baby Jo lines their walls with new reproductions of vintage looking 40’s & 50’s clothing.  They also have their own label  to insure that customers receives the same value and quality of the long lost vintage era.  If I wasn’t in Love when I walked in the door I definitely was once I saw that they carried Plus Size for a girl like me.


My Baby Jo  ~ 10418 1/2 National Blvd. ~ Los Angeles, CA  90034




I always wondered about this place. Thanks for sharing Mitzi!

by Cathy - May 29, 2013 - 3:18 pm. Reply #

Cute spot!

by Mitzi - May 31, 2013 - 9:48 pm. Reply #

I’ve seen this store a million times. I think I’ll stop in the next time I’m in the neighborhood.

by Leenos - June 23, 2013 - 4:21 pm. Reply #

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