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Photos: Hundreds Line Up Since 5 A.M. For Goodwill's Vintage Sale

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Goodwill's massive vintage sale at their flagship Atwater Village store sounded too good to pass up, and literally hundreds lined up since in the early hours of Sunday morning to not miss their chance.

The first shoppers in line showed up as early as 4:30 a.m. to make sure they wouldn't miss out on what they wanted. Goodwill touted the selection as spanning 100 years of donations. TK Murphy came from Studio City to buy hats, and she and her companion established the front of the line. Although there was a purchase limit of 10 items, Murphy made sure she had enough cash on hand. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime thing—so she brought enough!" her friend Patric Paul told the L.A. Times.

Because of the massive line and the hot weather, the store wound up opening their doors a half hour earlier. The sale continues on until 9 p.m. tonight.

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Goodwill says the sale was intended to unload inventory that was previously saved for use in events, such as fashion shows, but couldn't be properly stored by the organization. "We're not an archival facility. At some point the clothing was going to start disintegrating," said Sasha Itzikman, senior VP at Goodwill. If you missed out or are looking for something a little more formal, next week the Atwater Village store will be hosting a Blowout Prom Sale, with further discounts for high school students with valid I.D.

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