Most fashion purists would think twice about stepping into a vintage store that blasts hip-hop tunes over its sound system. But this mix of old and new is precisely what gives 1 Man’s Trash its groove. Owner Erik Dixon’s modified vintage coats have attracted a star-studded clientele that includes Usher and Ellen DeGeneres. A plain denim jacket becomes a fashion homerun when fused with a hot pink Adidas track jacket, while a letterman jacket gets too cool for school when deconstructed to form the sleeves of a blazer. You don’t need superstar earnings to shop here: These one-of-a-kind designs average $200. The store also boasts a broad range of mint-condition vintage blazers for a mere $20 each. While you’re working on perfecting the prep, check out the lush vintage designer suits, bowties and brocade dresses for inspiration — or aspiration. 655 Main St., dwntwn. (213) 840-3654. —Noelle Loh

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