Summer is truly in full swing, which means almost all Angelenos will be pulling back layers and adjusting their wardrobes to fit the season. Fashion, of course, abides by the same seasonal concept, though L.A. seemingly only switches between spring and summer. Yes, we have been blessed by the constant sun shining down on us—but our wallets receive the short end of the stick when it comes to dressing for the heat. Happy summer and happy shopping, L.A.!
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Bally Sample Sale July 12-17, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
It’s not often that you see sample sales within luxurious Beverly Hills but this weekend we have one from none other than Bally. The focus of this sample sale is knitwear, as the seasonal transition has led to a routine offset of older garments. No worries, these clothes can still make their debut for you next year.
Avant Garde Sample Sale July 12-17, Online event
We spoke a bit about the pure necessity of bed sheets, but the upgrade to that was always going to be furniture. When it comes to sample sales for your home, look no further. Think of your house as an accessory; you want it to look just as good as you do, even if you’re leaving it behind to go on shopping escapades. Returning home or having guests over—that’s when your house hits the runway. It’ll look good, feel good, and generally just have a more luxurious feel to it. Avant Garde specializes in everything that can make this a possibility and it’s now all being offered at a discounted price.
Oceanus Sample Sale July 15 to 17, 10 a.m to 6 p.m.
Swimsuits are obligatory—if you move to L.A. or anywhere in California, you can expect a healthy dose of beach outings. When going to the beach, wearing a stylish swimsuit is always an option and a good one at that. Oceanus has been making waves (no pun intended) in recent years, dropping some of the best swim attire to hit the market. Their pieces are a great mix of art-deco style patterns on top of solid, minimalist colors. Washed-out tones are not something the fashion world ever expected to see alongside gold details, but it sure looks incredible by the shoreline.
Long Beach Antique Market July 17, 6:30 a.m to 2 p.m.
This is very likely the best flea market in Los Angeles, and missing out on it would be an absolute travesty. No, they do not boast as many vendors as Rose Bowl and yes, they charge a $10 entrance fee, but the antiques are far more eclectic. Expect an array of items, ranging from cheap vinyl records to mid-century modern furniture. The prices are always fair, and the only other market that holds a candle to it is PCC—full stop.
South Pas Flea July 16, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
This flea market is one that does not pop up often, but the allure of a free entry posting is always undeniable. Yes, the herculean markets of Rose Bowl and PCC typically push the smaller fleas into their shadows, but it is always great to show love to new sellers. Rather than the normal rotation of the bigger venues, venturing out into Pasadena for the South Pas Flea is crucial to any Angeleno’s shopping experience.
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