Owner Ronny Kleyweg in 1979

Located for 35 years just footsteps from the infamous Venice Beach boardwalk scene, L.A.’s best-kept secret Animal House offers a truly unique shopping experience. A-list actors and Rock royalty alike hit the racks: Jessica Alba, Johnny Depp, Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale, Winona Ryder, Drew Barrymore, Angelica Huston, Sheryl Crow, Carolyn Murphy, Helen Hunt, Rachel Hunter, Jeremy Piven, Michael Richards, Michael Pitt, Asia Argento, Ed Furlong, John Malkovich, Erin Wasson, Stephen Dorff, Kelly Osborne, Roseanne Barr and Bruce Springsteen are just a few of the customers who have known, loved and shopped at Animal House. Don’t be shy if you’re not famous, though: Kleyweg and engaging staff make anyone with a passion for expressing themselves through design and the clothing they wear equally welcome… even the civilians among us. A love for the hunt is all you need, and that same hunt for vintage is owner Ronny Kleyweg’s guiding motivation.