Now that the Thanksgiving leftovers have finally been disposed of, it's time to focus on the holiday homestretch. Cue the festive tunes, faux snow at The Grove, and secret Santa exchanges galore. And, if your holiday gift list is growing faster than rush hour traffic on the 405, know that you're not alone. With seven sample sales (say that five times fast!) happening this weekend, tackling that to-do will be worlds easier — without enlisting an army of little elves to help.
Three Brands, Two Days, One Glorious Sale
If closets could talk, ours would spill that we're addicted to Serge Azria, the creative mind behind brands Current/Elliott, Equipment, and Joie. And, this is one habit we won't be kicking anytime soon. Luckily, the trio of brands is hosting a joint sale with over 8,000 styles up to 75% off. This one might just cause a wardrobe overdose!
When: Friday, November 30, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Siren Studios, 1050 North Orange Drive (at Romaine Street); no phone.
Trust Us, You'll Want To See What's Up Kelly Wearstler's Sleeve
Kelly Wearstler is undoubtedly one of our faves for statement pieces and killer home goods. So, when we heard about her latest discounts, know that we were jollier than ol’ Saint Nick himself. Expect to find Gwen Stefani-worthy ready-to-wear pieces and jewelry up to 80% off. Honestly, this sale makes the hunt for the perfect gift (for you and your BFF), a piece of fruitcake.
When: Thursday, November 29, Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 7961 West 3rd Street (at South Edinburgh Avenue); no phone.
Decorate Your Holiday Look For Less With Statement Accessories
From office parties to New Year's celebrations, December calls for some major town-trotting and dressing. What’s our trick for braving the season? One word: accessories. And, while we’re sharing tips, we suggest you head on over to the LD Tuttle and Unearthen sample sale for some statement-making shoes (up to 80% off) and baubles (up to 70% off). Plus, a little bird just told us that Wren and THVM will be making appearances — can this sale start this minute?
When: Friday, November 30, noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, December, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 544 Mateo Street (at Palmetto Street); 213-613-1487.
‘Tis The Season For Giving Back
Ready for this one? eM Productions is hosting its semi-annual sale with designers such as Wren, Seneca Rising, By Zoe, Brian Lichtenberg, and a slew of vintage threads. Since a portion of proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy, you can gift your loved ones and give back to the East Coast, all in one transaction!
When: Thursday, November 29, Friday, November 30, Thursday, December 6, and Friday, December 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: The Cooper Building, 860 South Los Angeles Street (between East 8th and 9th streets); no phone.
Cheerio! A Sale For Everyone On Your Gift List
The Cooper Building is at it again, this time hosting Ted Baker London’s showroom sample sale. With savings on ladies’ and men’s apparel, footwear, handbags, and accessories starting at 30% and slashing down to 75% off, you can shop for everyone on your bloody holiday gift list. Plus, with that extra cash, you can probably spare a little something for yourself — no gift receipt necessary!
When: Friday, November 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: The Cooper Building, 820 South Los Angeles Street, 2nd Floor (between East 8th and 9th streets); no phone.
Ready, Set, Swipe: A Sale That’ll Make Your Amex Very Happy
To score some huge savings on fall sweaters, pants, jackets, leather, fur, tees, skirts, dresses, and accessories, make your way down Wilshire for Vince’s can't-miss sample sale. And, you won’t have to pitch a tent or shop in the wee hours to save. Just make sure to have your arsenal of plastic handy because this sale accepts credit cards only.
When: Thursday, November 29, 5 to 9 p.m. and Friday, November 30, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: 5410 Wilshire Boulevard, First Floor (between South Cloverdale and South Cochran avenues); no phone.
Flying South Isn’t Just For The Birds
This Friday and Saturday, we’re taking a cue from our feathered friends and heading south for BB Dakota's annual holiday sample sale in Costa Mesa. With fall pieces you can wear now starting at only $5, heading to the beachside city in the chilly winter weather never sounded more tempting.
When: Friday, November 30, noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Dakota Collective, 1538 Pomona Avenue, Costa Mesa (at West 16th Street); no phone.
Photos: Via Kelly Wearstler; Vince; Current/Elliott; Unearthen