Super Sample Sales in LA

Often times friends and coworkers see the clothes I strut around the office or at MOCA events. And they ask how I buy the things I wear. A Mike and Chris s/s 07 metallic nylon jacket?!  Hmm?  Everyone knows my job doesn’t nearly pay as much as I would have wished for. So how do I keep my wardrobe updated? The secret is samples sales. I love them, and one of the perks of working in Downtown is that it’s only a hop, skip, and trot away from the Cooper Design Building, where most small to mid designers host their sample sales. With only an hour for lunch, I brave the Downtown foot traffic, yes to the other side of Grand Central Market by Broadway, in my Marc Jacobs square-toe pumps. The FIDM students add to the shopping frenzy, or should I say fiestiness! Anyhoo, Daily Candy LA published this weekend’s shopping guide and I say yes! to the following:

I’m eyeing these pieces. A powder blue mesh tank to go with black lame tights. Or a polka dot woven shirt for the unexpected intelligentsia geeky chic in me.  Both found at Rodan vs. Griffith on 3rd.

Happy shopping! 

Multidesigner Sample Sale
Annie Costello Brown leather accessories and clothing from Wren and Magda Berliner all priced $10-$200.
Why: Saleallujah!
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Rodan vs. Griffith, 8207 W. Third St., b/t La Jolla & Sweetzer Aves. (323-951-9220‎). Map It

Lauren Moffatt Sample Sale
What: Samples and overstock going for up to 80 percent off retail (which put her darling summer dresses around $80).
Why: Little Miss Moffatt.
When: Fri., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Cooper Building, 860 S. Los Angeles St., at Ninth St., ste. 533, Downtown. Cash only. Map It

Happy LA One-Year Anniversary Sale
What: Up to half off spring and summer clothing from Mike & Chris, Raven Tailored, Genetic Denim, and more.
Why: C’mon get happy.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 542½ Palisades Dr., off W. Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades (310-459-5511).


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