It’s hard enough to make ends meet, let alone look fabulous while doing it. We’re not giving up our avocado toast, so we’ve got to find our bargains where we can. To make it easier, we’re rounding up the best Los Angeles sample sales, pop-up shops, store openings, and everything else you need to know to truly ball on a budget.
Eberjey Sample Sale
Stock up on colorful intimates, lounge clothes, and swimwear from Eberjey. Expect bras and lounge in the $20 to $35 range, and swim starting at $20. Swimsuits and PJs for kids will be available, too. July 2-7, check website for daily hours. 260LA, 301 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills.
Fred Segal Bi-Annual Sale
Designer goods for men and women go on sale at iconic department store Fred Segal’s summer sale. Look for brands including Cult Gaia, Billy, Simon Miller, and many more at up to 75 percent off. Shop at the Sunset Boulevard flagship store or on the website. July 5-August 18, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 8500 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood.
Koral Activewear Sample Sale
Outfit yourself for all your summer workouts at this sale. Even basic leggings from stylish athleisure brand Koral can run over $100 at retail, so this is a great opportunity to snag a deal. July 5 and 6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; July 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 315 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Grove.
Rails Sample Sale
Rails describes their brand as “blending the casual comfort of Southern California living with a sleek sophistication.” That translates to chic, light garments with a timeless vibe. Shop men’s and women’s deals of up to 70 percent off retail at this sale. July 9-14, check website for daily hours. 260LA, 301 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills.
FIGS Sample Sale
FIGS specializes in men’s and women’s “medical apparel” (aka scrubs), modernized with better tailoring and upgraded fabrics. You’re probably wearing them for marathon shifts, they might as well be nice. July 10-13, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; July 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 315 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Grove.
Frankies Bikinis Warehouse Sale
Cult swimwear line Frankies Bikinis (yes, they have some one-pieces, too) clears out stock at up to 70 percent off just in time for the peak of swim season. Note: There won’t be any dressing rooms, so if you’re committed to trying things on, you might want to dress in skin-tight layers. July 11-14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 1400 Village Way, Santa Ana.
Everlane “Choose What You Pay IRL” Sale
On their site, Everlane is famous for offering “choose what you pay” sales–and now they’re popping-up with a brick-and-mortar version in L.A. Shop for upscale basics, comfortable shoes, and more, for men and women, and know that a portion of the proceeds benefit Midnight Mission. July 11-13, 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.; July 14, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. ROW DTLA, 747 Warehouse St., Suite 100, downtown.
The Great. and Emily + Meritt L.A. Sample Sale
Emily + Meritt says the brand is for “strong women, future bosses, fashion lovers, and champions of friendships.” What could be better than that? Maybe scoring items from them and fashion brand The Great. at up to 80 percent off. July 12, 10 a.m-6 p.m.; July 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Platform, 9950 Washington Blvd., Suite 101, Culver City.
L’Agence Sample Sale
Elegant, French-inspired pieces from L’Agence will be on close-out prices at this sample sale downtown. Keep an eye out for drapey blouses, classic knits, and other upgraded essentials. July 13, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 2301 E. 7th St., Building A, 4th Floor, downtown.
Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale
Refresh your accessory, shoe, and fashion game with a sale from this big-name brand, which made a splash with the iconic “M.A.B.” purse. You’ll be able to score discounts of up to 75 percent off. July 16-21, check website for daily hours. 260LA, 301 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills.
Parker Sample Sale
Be the best-dressed guest at all those summer parties thanks to this sale. Offering selections from Parker’s range, from more casual separates to gowns and cocktail attire from the brand’s Parker Black label, all at up to 90 percent off. July 17-20, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; July 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 315 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Grove.
Bluemercury “Love Your Hair” Event
Summer is notoriously tough on hair. Between the sun, salt, and chlorine, and those blonde highlights that seemed like a great idea in May, your strands might need a little TLC. Spend $75 on hair supplies at Bluemercury, and they’ll hook you up with a free kit of hair care bonus products, assembled to meet your specific needs. July 18-30; various locations.
Allsaints Sample Sale
Your favorite British brand is offering steep discounts on clothing and accessories for men and women at this sample sale. You’re sure to find chic pieces that work for every occasion. July 19-22, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 100 N. Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood.
O’Neill Warehouse Sale
Surf and outdoor brand O’Neill will be clearing out clothes, accessories, and more for men, women, and kids at this warehouse sale. Expect deep discounts, limited edition items, and an array of sizes and fabrics. July 25-28 and August 1-4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 1400 Village Way, Santa Ana.
Hudson Sample Sale
Head to Hudson’s headquarters for this sale. You’ll be outfitted in tees, jeans, sweaters, and even leather jackets, with prices as low as $10. Some children’s clothes will be available, but no strollers are allowed at the sale. August 2, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; August 3, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 1231 S. Gerhart Ave., Commerce.
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