It may only be Thursday, but that doesn't mean it's too soon to be plotting those weekend sales. Whether you're on the hunt for handmade quilts or a psychic reading, we've got five local events that'll get you in the giving spirit. And, with a slew of L.A.-based designers and brands to choose from, your wish to steer clear of the mall crowds and food-court cuisine has been granted. Cue the sighs of relief.
Score Everything You Need For A Kick-Ass Outfit (For Less!) At This Gathering
If your ideal ensemble consists of designer denim, a perfectly worn-in T-shirt, stand-out jewels, and a punchy purse, look no further than this weekend's collaborative effort with James Jeans, Nation LTD, Jessica Elliot, and Linea Pelle. Taking place tomorrow, now's your chance to score an entire weekend look for less than a single piece. Now, all that's left to iron out are your Friday night plans!
When: Friday, December 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Cooper Building, 860 South Los Angeles Street, MZ2 (at East 9th Street); no phone.
The Weekender: The Quest By Hayley Starr Edition
Think you've got itinerary overload? Wait until you check out the back-to-back events taking place this weekend at The Quest by Hayley Starr. Tomorrow evening marks the opening of Lorien Haynes' art exhibit within the walls of the Venice shop. Starr herself was enrolled in an art course with Haynes, and is thrilled to share her works with her customers. And swing by again on Sunday for an astrology reading with Kundalini Katie. Her talk and meditation will be followed by shopping, mini-AstroWise and psychic readings (for $15 a pop), Moon Juice golden milk, healthy treats, and holiday mingling. What a way to recharge and prepare for the year ahead!
When: Friday, December 14, 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, December 16, 6 p.m.
Where: The Quest by Hayley Starr, 2122 Lincoln Boulevard (at Venezia Court); 310-360-9711.
The Real Reason Why You Should Be Following Whitney Port On Instagram
We follow Whitney Port on Instagram for a bunch reasons (she's known to snap everything from vacay candids to birthday cake and even words of wisdom), but it's the fact that the designer takes to the app to announce her upcoming sample sales that we love her feed the most. We caught wind of her latest event not from a PR email blast or a BFF's tip, but just by perusing her pics! Head downtown for the discounts on dresses, tops, and skirts tomorrow, and don't forget to follow the Venice dweller, stat!
When: Friday, December 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 833 Spring Street, Room 202 (between East 8th and East 9th streets); no phone.
A Christmas Collab Miracle — A Slew Of Deals Under One Roof
What's not to love about the holiday season? Between the eggnog, end-of-year sales, and the abundance of festive lighting, we're already giddy with excitement. But, nothing gives us greater joy than the fact that this time of year is all about bringing people together. And the folks at Lookbook.nu and d.RA couldn't agree more! For Saturday's sample sale, the site and L.A.-based brand have teamed up with Koshka, Melie Bianco, NBD Vintage, and Again Apparel for an epic designer dossier.
When: Saturday, December 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Koshka, 9321 Wilson Street (at Sacramento Street); no phone.
This Bazaar Just Got Bonkers
It's no secret that we're totally smitten with the bazaars held at Allforthemountain. And, just in time for the holidays, new additions will be made to the roster including handmade quilts by Counterpane and leather goods by Makesmith. Some of our fave stand-by vendors will be on hand with loads of new goodies. So, make sure to take the trip and see what's in store this time around.
When: Sunday, December 16, 2 to 6 p.m.
Where: Allforthemountain, 2118 Lincoln Boulevard (near Venezia Avenue); no phone.
Photos: Via Whitney Eve; Via James Jeans; Via Linea Pelle; Courtesy of Allforthemountain