Cozy Up to December L.A. Sample Sales

Monrow, Vera Wang, Kain Label, and more


Beat Santa at his own game.

What: Raquel Allegra and Xirena
Why: Up to 75 percent off deconstructed jersey tees, to-dye-for dresses, and cashmere sweaters that exude Cali cool, along with pretty little underpinnings and loungewear from Xirena.
When: Thurs., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: 834 S. Broadway, b/t W. Eighth & W. Ninth Sts., 4th flr., Downtown.

What: Nation LTD
Why: Snag soft tanks, tees, and dresses from the local label, with nothing over the $30 mark. Bonus points for $40 Rory Beca samples, 60-80 percent off Jessica Elliot, and James Jeans for $60 (or two for $100).
When: Thurs., 3-7 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Cooper Building, 860 S. Los Angeles St., at E. Ninth St., mezz. 2, Downtown.

cynthia vincent!

What: Cynthia Vincent
Why: Fill your closet with floaty chiffon dresses, wear-everywhere booties, and graphic totes at deep discounts of up to 75 percent.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Cooper Building, 860 S. Los Angeles St., at E. Ninth St., ste. 422, Downtown.

What: Co
Why: Score 50-75 percent off the emerging L.A. label’s gorgeously draped dresses, daring blouses, and timeless coats that blur the line between the Marais and Melrose Place.
When: Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Cooper Building, 860 S. Los Angeles St., at E. Ninth St., mezz. 4, Downtown.

What: Rachel Pally
Why: Take 55-85 percent off Pally’s jersey dresses and jumpsuits from the fall ’13 collection, including White Label. Pro tip: Don’t leave without raiding the $25-$75 discount racks.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 2301 E. Seventh St., at S. Anderson St., ste. c100, Downtown.

kain label!

What: Kain Label
Why: Load up on luxurious staples (silk tops, draped tees, jersey dresses, and cashmere sweaters) priced $20-$100. Refuel with free coffee till noon from Handsome Coffee Roasters.
When: Fri.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 584 Mateo St., at E. Sixth St., Downtown.

What: Solow
Why: Get motivated to hit the gym with eco-chic workout gear generously priced $5-$20.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 2907 Glenview Ave., at Ripple St., Silver Lake.

What: For Love & Lemons, Vanessa Mooney, Cleobella, and Rails
Why: Embrace your inner rocker muse with vintage-inspired minis and maxis, faded flannels, handcrafted leather bags, and a treasure chest of jewels at the warehouse sale. Take a toy for Toys for Tots and get a chance to win $1,000 worth of merchandise.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 2140 E. Seventh Pl., at S. Santa Fe Ave., Downtown.


What: Monrow
Why: Go from hike to brunch sans costume change with perfectly broken-in basics for both sexes from the masters of off-duty cool.
When: Thru Dec. 9. Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 157 S. Barrington Pl., at W. Sunset Blvd., Brentwood.

What: Vera Wang
Why: The tulle will fly at the be-all-end-all bridal blowout, with more than 200 of the most coveted wedding gowns slashed up to 70 percent off retail.
When: Dec. 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 8445 Melrose Ave., at N. Croft Ave., West Hollywood (323-602-0174).

Photos: Courtesy of Xirena; Dove Shore / Courtesy of Cynthia Vincent; Courtesy of Kain Label; Courtesy of Rails

Raquel Allegra and Xirena Sample Sale
834 S Broadway
bt W 8th & W 9th Sts, 4th flr
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Monrow Sample Sale
157 S Barrington Pl
@ W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Kain Label Sample Sale
584 Mateo St
@ E 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Solow Sample Sale
2907 Glenview Ave
@ Ripple St
Los Angeles, CA 90039
2140 E 7th Pl
@ S Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021
8445 Melrose Ave
@ N Croft Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Rachel Pally Sample Sale
2301 E 7th St
@ S Anderson St, ste c100
Los Angeles, CA 90023
860 S Los Angeles St
@ E 9th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014