LOS ANGELES — Imagine the ideal designer dog. It would be smart, healthy and hypoallergenic. It would have the yap bred out and longevity bred in. And, most important, it would never lose its puppy face.
Haley Ochoa jokes that fashion is in her DNA.
Dr. Aldo Gucci, head of the Florentine family noted for its exquisite leather work, helps model Vittoria shed her beach robe as she displays a swim suit outside his new store at 27 Old Bond Street, London, March 22, 1977, as a policeman stands by. (AP Photo/Laurence Harris)
Marcie Cumberland, left, says she was introduced to thrift-store shopping about 40 years ago by Charlotte Wiedel, who looks at an item at 1st-Rate, 2nd-Hand Thrift Store.
There are doggie treats at the counter and pictures of pets among the merchandise at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona Thrift Store.
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona Thrift Store has images of pets on the walls and plays a DVD of adoptable animals.
Emilie McClellan, 9, reads as her sister and mom shop at the Tucson Lutheran Thrift Store. Books and music from thrift stores are bargains, say experienced thrift-store shoppers.
The Tucson Lutheran Thrift Store has a display case of unusual or pricey items offered in a silent-auction.
Manny Newell says he likes to look at books and golf clubs when he shops at the Goodwill Industries Thrift Store.
Sale of merchandise at Goodwill goes toward services such as training and employment.
Lucy Smith, a clothing supervisor at 1st-Rate, 2nd-Hand Thrift Store, organizes the shop’s shawl rack. The store is known for its variety of vintage finds and it has a large selection of furniture.
Speedway is known for many things: Cruising. As a bustling east-west thoroughfare. Perhaps not as well known: A mile run of the road is "thrift-store row," says Cynthia Stella, who manages the Humane Society of Southern Arizona Thrift Store right smack in the middle of 'em.