Fashion

Questions to ask when choosing a backpack

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Backpack

Whether you are carrying textbooks, all your camping gear or your laptop and charged, having a sturdy backpack is essential. You want to make sure your backpack doesn’t drag you down and instead helps you with your load, whatever it may be. There are four questions you should consider before going out and buying a backpack. What Kind of Backpack Should I Get? There are literally backpacks for anyone and any purpose. You could get a hiking one for those outdoor trips to help alleviate carrying all your equipment. You might be considering a versatile rolling backpack or a lightweight and portable laptop bag. You could also be thinking about a stylish canvas bag. Ask yourself how often you will use the bag and for what purpose. For example, you should probably avoid a...

Read More
https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/i-spent-a-week-using-body-wipes-instead-of-showering

How To Survive, But Enjoy Burning Man 2019

Easily one of The Surplus Store’s favorite times of the year is upon us once again—Burning Man 2019. In the past, we talked to you about the festival’s history and various past themes, along with apparel essentials to best prepare you for this year’s bizarre festival located in Black Rock City, Nevada. But this year, we want to help you survive Burning Man. Yes, survive. As much of a fun and surreal experience it can be, it is a physically and mentally exhausting sensory overload, filled with challenging art installations and of course, sand—and lots of it. With Burning Man just two weeks away, peep these tips to ensure you survive your first ever encounter with the mythical Burning Man festival. Hydration This one is a given and yet for some inexplicable...

Read More

3 Men’s Hats to Up Your Spring Wardrobe

As we make our way through spring, we notice things start to change -- the environment gets its green back, homes get cleaned out, and fresh veggies grace seasonal menus everywhere. One of the more noticeable changes is packing away winter clothes in exchange for spring fashions and accessories. Men’s hats, in particular, are coming back in a very big way and are finding homes as regular accessories for everyday men. With these hat styles, timeless and reminiscent of decades past, men’s fashion continues to make a push toward modernization. Here are three men’s hats you need to know about today: Dad Hats What goes around comes around – ain’t it the truth. The cap you swore never to like after dad made it look super geeky is now a go-to for casual-wear...

Read More
To Assemble the Perfect Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes...Come Into Our Store!

To Assemble the Perfect Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes…Come Into Our Store!

The Surplus Store last minute DIY Halloween costumes! Come to The Surplus Store for last minute DIY Halloween costumes! We have great costume ideas that you can put together at our store with ease. If you haven't gathered any ideas so far, you can be assured that with our variety of costumes and uniforms, you can have a unique costume in no time. Being the largest surplus store in West Los Angeles, we are here to help you sift through our massive selection of outfits and accessories to help you with last minute DIY Halloween costumes. DIY at The Surplus Store When going about shopping for a Halloween costume, you have three options, buying an outfit at your local costume store, online, or putting your own creation together. If you buy it at...

Read More
Top 5 Essentials for Music Festivals

Top 5 Essentials for Music Festivals

Festival Essentials  For pop-culture and music enthusiasts, summer only means one thing…the season of music festivals! Music festival season is the time to get-together with old and new friends, splurge on extravagant outfits, and show off your best dance moves! Before any of this can take place however, there are some festival essentials you must have. Preparation before the fun has always been a stressful factor for most people; whether it is finalizing your group of festies (aka besties), situating your stay, buying and correlating matching outfits, or gathering affordable survival kits. Planning a getaway takes time, and planning so let's dive right into the 5 festival essentials you need to makes sure you have an awesome time. So with our guidance and suggestions on what top five essentials you’ll need, we hope...

Read More
The Year-Round Bomber Jacket Trend

The Year-Round Bomber Jacket Trend

A Soaring Trend Every now and then, there seems to be a fashion trend that unexpectedly hits. Its' popularity spreads everywhere without a hint or a whisper, taking a spot in many of our closets. Currently, one of the largest and “coolest” trends around is that of the bomber jacket trend. Yes, military wear has finally gone full mainstream! Those classic aviation jackets have now become a staple in our on-trend, social society. More notably, we’re referring to the MA-1 bomber jackets, which was first developed in the late 1940s. The MA-1s are so in demand today that it's begging us to trace the roots of the bomber jacket and how it soared into popularity. This is also a gender-balanced trend that can be worn on multiple occasions and in any...

Read More
Stay Warm With Winter Clothing for the Snow

Stay Warm With Winter Clothing for the Snow

Let it Snow! January is a big month for people in Southern California to head to the snow! Whether you're looking to stay in California or head elsewhere, you need to make sure you have the right quality gear with you to brave the snow. At Surplus Store, we pride ourselves on being a friendly neighborhood store that has all of the winter clothing for the snow you will ever need.. We know for people who are accustomed to Los Angeles weather, buying the right gear for the snow can be difficult, particularly when the citizens of the Greater Los Angeles Area aren't used to being in those snowy conditions. But don't worry, we've put together a list of reliable, name brand clothes you'll need to stay warm. Wearing the right...

Read More
Wear Your American Pride Out Loud For July 4th

Wear Your American Pride Out Loud For July 4th

Can't Wait For This Day In the United States, the 4th of July is the American holiday that we may cherish the most. It is OUR holiday, shared by no other nation outside of the US. As we joyfully celebrate the birth of America, we shouldn't be shy about how much American pride we show. Before the 4th of July, make a stop at the Surplus Store, where you'll discover the perfect accessories and products to get you more excited. What's in Store For You Located in the Venice, West LA area; our store specializes in providing affordable outdoor/emergency/camping supplies, school supplies, uniforms, clothes, and many more goods for your daily use. America and the military is what we honor most, so if you're looking to go big for July 4th; take a...

Read More
The Winter Jackets and Coats That You Will Need This Season

The Winter Jackets and Coats That You Will Need This Season

Jackets and Coats That Will Protect You With the impending El Nino and the peak of the winter season hitting us, the time is here to find the perfect winter jackets and coats to confront the unpredictable rainy and breezy season that we’re in the midst of. It is essential to have the right jacket that can fight off the cold as well as be fashionable at a low cost. Locate our service at the Surplus Store in Venice and find the right material for you. Here in this blog, we’ll break down five different types of winter jackets and coats that will keep you dry and warm. Heavy Jacket This thick, heavy duty chore coat from Carhartt is specialized for workwear such as construction and other on-the-field duties. If you are looking for something...

Read More