The holidays are officially happening, but if you're anything like us, we're not nearly done with all of our gift shopping. Luckily, this weekend is full of sales to satisfy every kind of gifting need. From deep discounts on beauty products to a sample sale for Hurricane Sandy victims, L.A. is brimming with great deals, legal steals, and one-of-a-kind shopping for everyone.
Help Out Hurricane Sandy Victims With This Super Sample Sale
It's fun to hit all the holiday sales out there, but this one deserves a special place in our hearts. For the first time ever, Fashion Girls for Humanity is bringing its charity sample sale to L.A. to support Architecture For Humanity and Waves For Water as they help our brothers and sisters on the East Coast put their lives back together after Hurricane Sandy. This sample sale means serious business: Participating designers include Band of Outsiders, Isabel Marant, Lanvin, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Thakoon, and many, many more. Tickets start at $5 here; we may be miles away from the other side of the country, but we can all do our part in helping rebuild.
When: Saturday, December 15, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Cooper Design Center, 860 South Los Angeles Street, Suite 1100 (at East 9th Street); no phone.
There's Something For Everyone At This Holiday Sale
Fretting over a fickle sibling? Biting your nails over an easily bored friend? With little more than a week to go before Santa's scheduled visit, now's the time to get your gifts in order, and Coeur's holiday pop-up sale is here to help. Society for Rational Dress is hosting a bunch of local brands and boutiques for a sale that has everything from clothes to scarves to apothecary goods. Even the pickiest person in the world couldn't say no to these eclectically cultivated finds.
When: Saturday, December 15, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 255 South Santa Fe Avenue (at 3rd Street); 213-613-0757.
Get Ready For Your Close Up With These Mega-Discounted Makeup Goodies
The holiday party circuit is probably the best one of the year, but between those festively decorated sugar cookies and the endless stream of bubbly, your skin can get a little harried. If you're scared of looking a little worse for wear in the inevitable family portrait, your savior is here. The makeup geniuses behind Stila are having a factory sale, with massive savings of up to 80% off. Don't be the gal with the shiny forehead or huge under-eye circles in your holiday photos — save face all season long with these seriously discounted cosmetics.
When: Saturday, December 15, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, December 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: The Doll Factory, 1910 West Temple Street (between Westlake Avenue and Bonnie Brae Street); no phone.
Step Into Style With These Universally Chic Vegan Shoes
Most designers boast of drawing inspiration from different cultures, but L.A. designer Sydney Brown literally grew up around the world. Born in the States, raised here and abroad, and having lived in Japan for a decade, Brown has a keen eye for what's hot from the cobbled streets of Copenhagen to the concrete jungle of NYC. L.A. boutique Weltenbuerger is hosting a trunk show of Brown's shoes at its Venice location, providing drinks and beats alongside Brown's minimalist, vegan wedges and boots. RSVP here, and save your Saturday night for some great footwear with a global appeal.
When: Saturday, December 15, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Weltenbuerger, 1221 Abbot Kinney Boulevard (between San Juan and Santa Clara avenues); 323-300-5990.
Lace, Glitter, And…Black Jackets? This Ain't Your Mama's Bridal Wear
For all you ladies out there planning winter weddings, here's a sale you surely don't want to miss. WeHo bridal boutique Lovely is hosting Sarah Seven, a bridal brand that borrows from vintage inspiration but with decidedly modern designs, for a weekend trunk sale. Seven's collection includes the requisite gorgeous lace and sheer and glittering gowns, but also some deliciously different twists like pearl-encrusted cap sleeves and shimmering orange fabric. This weekend only, save 10% off on these never-before-shown pieces, and get ready to shock and awe when you walk down the aisle.
When: Friday, December 14, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to Sunday, December 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Lovely Los Angeles, 638 1/2 North Robertson Boulevard (between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue); 310-659-2050.
Photos: Via Society for Rational Dress; Courtesy of Fashion Girls for Humanity; Courtesy of Sarah Seven; Courtesy of Stila