Hey savvy shoppers! Los Angeles is full of incredible deals, if you know where to find them. We’re here to help with a weekly list of all the best sample sales across the city. This is the info you’ve been searching for—who has the best deals of the week, when and where to nab them, exactly what you’ll find at each sale and whether you need to bring cash or plastic. So check in each week to stay on trend and in the black—your wardrobe and wallet will thank you.
Cult favorite cheeky paper goods and accessories brand ban.do is transforming its Hollywood HQ into a full-on mall (complete with Auntie Anne’s pretzels!) just in time for holiday shopping. In addition to being able to score major discounts on its products—like 20 percent off planners and 12-month wall calendars, and a buy-more-save-more deal where when you spend $75 you can take 20 percent off, $100 take 25 percent off, and $150 take 30 percent off—there will be a ton of other vendors offering individual discounts. Sustainable activewear brand Girlfriend Collective is one such vendor, and they’ll be bringing along some samples to shop at slashed prices.
Where: 1110 N Beachwood Dr
When: Dec 8, 9 10am–4pm
Who: Building Block
The chic L.A. accessories brand has slashed prices on AW18 pieces by 30 percent, which you can take advantage of online or in their Chinatown storefront. Merchandise is (understandably) moving fast but last we checked there are still a few round wristlet bags, belt packs, card sleeves and more to choose from—just in time for the holidays.
Where: 970 N Broadway, Unit 104 and online
When: while stock lasts
Who: Creatures of Comfort
Because the stylish retailer is shuttering all stores, shoppers can save 50 percent on edgy-cool pieces in their Silver Lake shop as well as online (though the brand tells us there’s a long wait time on shipping, FYI), including denim, blouses, bags, dresses, footwear and more.
Where: 3902 Sunset Blvd and online
When: Through Dec 17
Who: Vivienne Westwood
Snag pieces for both men and women by the iconic British designer for a fraction of retail price during a takeover at 260 Sample Sale’s space in Beverly Hills.
Where: 301 N Cañon Dr, Beverly Hills
When: Dec 6–8 10am–8pm, Dec 9 10am–5pm
Who: Ted Baker
Eclipse Sample Sale is hosting a sample sale for the British designer at the Cooper Design Building with clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories for as much as 80 percent off.
Where: 860 S Los Angeles St, 11th floor
When: Dec 5–9 9am–7pm
Who: The Kooples
Take up to 80 percent off when the rock-and-roll–inspired Parisian brand comes to Eclipse Sample Sale’s WeHo space with a slew of edgy-cool pieces for men and women.
Where: 708 N Croft Ave, West Hollywood
When: Dec 5–8 10am–7pm, Dec 9 10am–5pm
The celebrity-loved label is back with another hush-hush sample sale. To score ready-to-wear pieces from 2017 collections and earlier for up to 80 percent off, you’ll have to email firstname.lastname@example.org and RSVP. Afterward, they’ll send over the full scoop for your shopping pleasure.
Where: details revealed upon RSVP
When: Dec 6, 7
The handcrafted, locally-made footwear line is popping up in two different locations for three days of holiday sale festivities. Shoppers can save up to 80 percent on the classic-meets-modern styles (think artfully distressed boots and shoes) for both men and women.
Where: 7372 Walnut Ave, Unit U, Buena Park • 217 S San Rafael Ave, Pasadena
When: Buena Park: Dec 6. Pasadena: Dec 7, 8. 10am–5pm.
The L.A. denim brand’s past season collections (up to as recent as this year) will be discounted as much as 70 percent during a sample sale at the Cooper Design Building. If you’re heading there Friday for the one-day-only affair, be sure to RSVP in advance at email@example.com (a requirement) and leave any large bags at home. Shoppers are also asked not to take photos of inventory while at the sale.
Where: 860 S Los Angeles St., Ste 417
When: Dec 7 9am–3pm
Who: James Perse
Known for creating perhaps the perfect T-shirt, the luxury basics brand is hosting a sample sale at its HQ in Marina del Rey. Shoppers will find clothing for women and menswear, plus shoes, accessories and even home goods available for a steal throughout the weekend.
Where: 4144 Glencoe Ave, Marina Del Rey
When: Dec 7 10am–8pm, Dec 8 10am–7pm, Dec 9 10am–6pm