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.
Celebrity-Owned Resale Pop-Up
Ever wish you could steal the clothes right out of your favorite celeb’s closet? No need to go all Bling Ring, just stop by this pop-up shop where stylists liquidate the lightly worn designer garb that’s already been sported by stars. Through October 15; Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 11720 W. Pico Blvd., West Los Angeles.
TOMS Warehouse Sale
These days, your favorite buy-one-give-one brand does way more than those canvas slip-ons. Shop a variety of shoes and sunglasses at up to 70 percent off. Please note: No large bags will be allowed in the shop, and American Express will not be accepted. Through September 29; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 1400 Village Way, Santa Ana.
Vivienne Westwood Sample Sale
Score relaxed-chic ready-to-wear and accessories from Apiece Apart at this sale. This well-stocked sample sale will feature items for men and women, including shoes and accessories. Prices range from just $15 for small accessories and certain shoes, up to Halsey-worthy gowns for $450. September 24-29; hours vary by day. 301 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills.
ba&sh offers a mix of slouchy, tomboy-ish clothing we can imagine Patti Smith sporting, and frothy, femme-y dresses and blouses. Shop for clothing, shoes, and accessories for your timelessly-cool closet at this sale. September 25-29; Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 315 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Grove.
A.P.C. Sample Sale
Parisian label A.P.C. stocks the timeless basics with modern touches that define “French girl” (and boy!) style. Be sure to pop into this sale for mens and women’s sweaters, jackets, jeans, and more. September 25-29; Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 315 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Grove.
MATTEO L.A. Sample Sale
Update your home decor with a refresh courtesy of MATTEO. The locally-made linens are super-soft and special thanks to the brand’s process of garment dying and hand-cutting each sheet. Stylish bed, tabletop, and bath decor items will also be available. September 27-29; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 1000 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., downtown.
TOMS Warehouse Sale
L.A.-based denim brand Hudson offers a wide array of jeans, jackets, and other garb for men and women. Shop varieties from skinny to flare, at prices up to 90 percent off retail. September 27-29; Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m-8 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-6 p.m. 1025 Westminster Mall, Suite 1079, Westminster.
Apparel Zoo Warehouse Sale
Online streetwear retailer Apparel Zoo opens up the warehouse doors for their first in-person sale. Expect streetwear and skate brands like HUF, Diamond Supply Co., Vans, and The Hundreds, with all items priced from $1-$25. If you miss this round, they plan to make the warehouse sales a monthly event. September 28, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 5707 Alameda St., Vernon.
Aquazurra Sample Sale
Add some Italian flair to your wardrobe thanks to Florence-based shoemaker Aquazurra. Their footwear has been spotted on every A-lister, from Beyoncé to Gwyneth Paltrow. In addition to the shoe line, you’ll find accessories and even some kids items at this sale. October 1-6, hours vary by day. 301 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills.
Herschel Supply Sample Sale
Get your back-to-school backpacks, fall travel gear, and other rugged accessories at this sale from accessible Canadian brand Herschel Supply. October 1-6, hours vary by day. 331 South Broadway, downtown.
The Optimist Store Opening
Welcome the newest shop on the block. The Optimist is a brand-new concept boutique for men, featuring clothing, accessories, and decor items, all curated for the L.A. lifestyle. Many of the brands carried are available nowhere else in the U.S., and many of the products are exclusively designed for the store. Opening October 3. Platform, 8820 Washington Blvd., Culver City.
Y-3 Adidas Sample Sale
Update your athleisure options with a selection of apparel, footwear, and more from the stylish line that Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto designs for Adidas. Items will be selling at discounts of up to 80 percent off retail. October 8-13, hours vary by day. 331 South Broadway, downtown.
Good American Sample Sale
Shop trendy denim, bodysuits, athleisure and more from Khloe Kardashian’s line. Aside from the celeb connection, the brand earn plaudits for being made-in-L.A. and size-inclusive. October 23-27, Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m, Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 860 S. Los Angeles St., Suite 801, downtown.
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