INSIDE THE END VINTAGE SHOP YUCCA VALLEY
Over the mountain and down the highway from Palm Springs is the Yucca Valley. It’s a desert dreamland that leads to Joshua Tree National Park. All long the Twentynine Palms Highway there is no shortage of cool things to see. Antique shops, cafes, and old motels line the strip. One of which, The Joshua Tree Inn, where Gram Parsons became a sweet baby angel when he passed away there back in September of 1973 is a personal favourite. My nostalgia for another era aside, one of my absolute essential stops along that stretch of desert parkway is The End vintage shop. It’s a trove not to be missed by those who adore yesteryear. Naturally, I had to show you Inside The End vintage shop Yucca Valley. Keep scrolling for eye candy that will make you start trolling flight deals to get down there ASAP.
WHAT TO EXPECT
It seems cliché to say to expect the unexpected but to some extent, that is a correct statement. There are a few things one can count on when they check inside The End vintage shop Yucca Valley. For one, a vast array of western goods. Not only are there the classic cowpoke goods such as tooled leather accessories and fringed everything, there is also a heavy disco influence in the attire. If ever you wanted to be a rhinestone cowgirl, then look no further than The End. There is also an insanely Instagramable wall outside with two giant murals that were painted by Kime, the owner, and Elena Stonaker. Pure. Magic.
THE OWNER IS KIM BUZZELLI
Before I even knew who she was, I admired her work in NYLON and FLAUNT. Her style captured my attention with it’s femininity mixed with thick black ink. I still love it.
After discovering her through her illustrations, I naturally did what any 20 something of the internet age does: I stalked her online. It was quite easy, she had a fabulous blog, The Moldy Doily, about her life in LA running a vintage shop called Show Pony in Echo Park (before it was the hip place to be). Not long after the shop closed, she became the head stylist for the reboot of 90210. One of her paintings even hung in a mansion in that series! I even fell in love with her Persian cat, Georgie Boy (RIP). As I mentioned before, I kind of stalked her work/life.
While her blog is a bit of a ghost town these days, her shop is full to the brim with the type of contents that made me impatiently await a new post. The absurd yet magnificent fashions she uncovers and many pieces of her art can be found inside The End vintage shop Yucca Valley.
In the end, The End Yucca Valley is truly for dreamers and drifters alike. Next time you’re in the Palm Springs / Joshua Tree area, definitely consider swinging by. It is also advisable to head on up to Pioneertown too while you’re at it!