Here is one of my favorite treasure hunting stores.
The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles has a Scholarship Store on the Los Angeles campus. You never know what you will find at this store because the merchandise comes from over 400 manufacturers, alumni and students of the Fashion Institute. The money that is made at the store goes to the scholarship fund.
I have found the most unusual merchandise at this store. One side of the store features "street" clothes and accessories. The other side features formal wear - wedding dresses for $50!!, mother-of-the-bride dresses, prom gowns. Great, great, great bargains!
The link to their site is: http://www.fidm.com/resources/scholarship-store/
919 S. Grand Avenue (at 9th Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm