Salvage Life promotes sustainable living and unique style by providing its shoppers with one-of-a-kind vintage offerings. We search far and wide for the highest quality clothing and accessories that will keep you looking creative and current. All clothing is inspected, repaired if necessary and cleaned, so that the item you purchase is “like-new.” When a garment is damaged beyond repair, we will redesign it into something new.
Our jewelry is created from a variety of vintage chains, broken jewelry parts and found objects. When designing jewelry, we like to imagine new uses for things; bracelets become necklaces, watches become pendants. We do our best to use recycled vintage components whenever possible.
Beth Giles started Salvage Life in 2007 after working as a showroom assistant and a visual merchandiser. Working at a contemporary showroom, she gained an appreciation for well made clothes and vintage styling. As a visual merchandiser, Beth worked with one of a kind items and vintage decor to create themed window displays. She received her BA in Clothing and Textiles, with a second major in Fashion Merchandising, from California State University Long Beach in 2006. While in college, Beth often used vintage clothing as inspiration for
her designs and included vintage buttons and embellishments in her
collections. Beth lives with her husband and daughter in their vintage 1920’s bungalow in Long Beach, California.
In 2011, Beth opened her Salvage Life Studio and Shop in Long Beach, CA. The new space is the perfect place for working, visiting with customers and hosting parties. If you would like to visit our shop, please visit our contact page for our address and hours.