Cultivating good habits is a commendable activity for any person’s improvement. Who doesn’t want to be more educated or healthier or… more organized? Thrift’n-istas in south Orange County can tackle that latter desire for more organization in their lives PLUS get some nice rewards while doing so. All a thrifter has to do is start a “Collective Habit.”
The Collective Habit is a boutique style resale shop established in Laguna Niguel in Dec 2011. Store owners Ashley O’Leary and Jene Raes will pick out any gently used or designer items brought in to them, offering the customer store credit (and as the store becomes more established- cash payout). Talk about some great incentive to clean out those drawers and closets at home- opportunity to shop for new designer stuff with Collective Habit store credit. OR if you just choose to come in to The Collective Habit empty-handed, it is likely that you will not leave that way. There are plenty of lovely bargains awaiting shoppers. Owner O’Leary summarizes that “…the women of Laguna Niguel have a great sense of fashion and aren’t opposed to saving a couple dollars.”
The store merchandise is just beginning to become established and fill out. It is solely women’s items currently, although the two owners hope to add men’s goods in the upcoming weeks. A respectable rack of nicely organized jeans greets a shopper upon entering the store. Prices for the jeans seem to average in the $10-$30 range, and there are plenty of designer brands. There were many nice Cielo brand jeans there when I visited. The store offers an attractive mix of new and used women’s clothing, accessories and shoes. For instance there were some unique new scarves offered at $15, and a good collection of mostly used ladies tops. The racks of ladies tops are pleasingly color coordinated and well priced. All the clothing is clean and in very good condition. The merchandise at the Collective Habit consists of a variety of designer and brand names ranging from DKNY, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Charlotte Russe to Forever 21 or Nordstrom.
The Collective Habit is located at 28985 Golden Lantern Street Suite B106 Laguna Niguel CA 92677 (949-363-0513). Make note that the signage for the store is discreet. The shop is located in The Grove shopping center at Crown Valley Parkway and Golden Lantern- Nuclear Comics next door will help customers spot the shop a little easier.
So thrift’n-istas of OC, get more organized- start that good Collective Habit!