Fort Langley, with its beautiful period architecture and quaint village feel, is often home to movie shoots. Indeed, the Lower Mainland/BC is often referred to as “Hollywood North” because LA film makers come here looking for pristine locations and experienced, expert film people at reasonable prices.
So it’s a bit of a wonder that there aren’t more thrift shops like Abundant Treasures, 20201 – 56th Avenue, Langley BC (note, not in Fort Langley, but across the highway in Langley!)
This is a cute little, hole in the wall shop is filled with new and revived items from movie sets – primarily clothing and accessories, shoes and a few props.
Prices are more like consignment than they are like thrift (especially compared to Penny Pinchers, which is right next door) – but given that most of this is prop/wardrobe stuff, it’s higher quality and very gently used. The woman staffing the shop when we were there (my apologies, I’ve forgotten her name) was engaging and cheerful and willing to give us discounts.
I picked up this gorgeous pashmina scarf, which I’m using as a runner – it is brand new, no snags, no pilling, beautiful.
And this fantastic pork-pie hat – doesn’t this just scream “Honeymooners”?
My sister bought a fantastic canvas camera bag, with a Minolta SLR, several lenses and even a few rolls of film for just $40. Worth it for the bag alone and a portion of her purchase supports the local animal shelter.
The owner mentioned that she will be getting a shipment of items from MGM studios later this spring. The shop is new (they’ve been there a little over 4 months) and it seems their website is too (I called her this morning before posting to ensure that I had the correct address because the website had two different addresses listed. The one above is correct!)
It’s totally worth your while to check it out – especially since it’s so close to Penny Pinchers; you can hit both shops in one visit! Who knows, maybe you’ll own something worn by someone famous!
Anyone out there own something from Hollywood? would love to hear about it!