Realtor Robert Heller, a former fashion manufacturer, crosses the street in front of his 1918 loft, formerly the U.S. Baking Co. building, in downtown Los Angeles. In the spirit of adaptive reuse, nearly all the furnishings inside the loft hail from flea markets or thrift shops or are alley finds. Heller stops by downtown's St. Vincent de Paul thrift shop at least twice a week. He shares the loft with fashion designer Elizabeth Kramer, and the couple also frequent Out of the Closet stores, Council Thrift Shops, prop houses, architectural salvage yards and antique malls.
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