Go-Kat-Go and Bo's Funky Stuff

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We've noticed two trends lately, in the used stuff business -- first, a general proliferation of vintage/antique/thrift stores, particularly in the Melrose shopping district around 7th Avenue, very roughly bordered by Camelback and Indian School roads.

Second, folks are joining forces -- such a good idea, in this tight economy. Two businesses, one roof. Smart!  Zinnias at Melrose Mall + Hollywood Regency on Indian School, Olive in Paris and Paris Envy on 7th Avenue, and down the street, 
Go-Kat-Go + Bo's Funky Stuff, at 4314 North 7th Avenue, which offers up everything from fine art to shrunken heads.

Catherine Slye
Longtime Valley favorite Go-Kat-Go moved last November from 7th Street to 7th Avenue, into a strip called the Melrose Center. "It couldn't have been a better move," says owner Brandi Kvetko. The amount of foot traffic here is far higher than on 7th Street. Go-Kat-Go not only reaps the benefits of their location, they also support their local pals like Two Hippies Breakfast Joint and Blueberry Deluxe Boutique.

Catherine Slye
Catherine Slye
As part of the big location change, GKG's new space incorporated Bo's Funky Stuff.  Bo, who happens to be Brandi's dad, opened his Funky Stuff shop in 1974 in downtown Glendale. Yet not wanting to close the Glendale staple, he simply needed more showroom space, Go-Kat-Go's move to larger digs made this possible.

Catherine Slye
Catherine Slye
GKG features Mid-Century Modern furnishings and vintage kitsch, plus lots of nostalgic hot rod gear from hubcaps to custom chrome accessories like nude ladies. In fact, nearly everything besides the original vintage goods they carry, is locally made, from the tees, art, cards, jewelry and more. Brandi's goal is only carry locally made items along with the vintage. 

Catherine Slye
We think that's pretty bad ass. 

Catherine Slye

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