Who says they don’t have New York-style sample sales in L.A.? All evidence to the contrary.
What: James Bikini, C. Ronson, Ceila Wise, Shoshanna
When: 12/14; 11 a.m.-sellout.
Where: The Chateau Marmont, 8221 West Sunset Boulevard, Piano Suite (323-656-1010).
Why: Who wouldn’t dig sipping champagne and nibbling on tea sandwiches while getting up to 40 percent off of these amazing designers? You can also preorder from the new collections or customize sexy bikinis.
What: Shop and Spin
When: 12/8-12/9; Sun. 1 p.m.-7 p.m., Mon. 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Lather Beauty Lounge, 6712 Lexington Avenue, at North Las Palmas Avenue (310-358-6365).
Why: Trendy designers such as Eva Fortune, Ella Moss, Bursala, Underglam, Serfontaine, Seven, Stila cosmetics, James Perse, and many others priced wholesale. Added perks: music, martinis, and free makeovers. $2 admission fee. Visit shopandspinla.com to R.S.V.P.
What: Blue Cult and My Tee
When: 12/15; noon-5 p.m.
Where: Blancs, 5224 Hollywood Boulevard (323-665-8839).
Why: Because jeans, jackets, embroidered tanks, T-shirts with your initials and silk screens are up to 60 percent off.
What: Stephanie Johnson
When: 12/12 -12/13; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 628 Venice Boulevard, at Abbot Kinney Boulevard (310-306-3228).
Why: It’s the perfect excuse to stock up on those fetching cosmetic cases and travel accessories as well as jewelry by Cornelia Adornments at wholesale prices.
What: Steinberg & Sons
When: 12/12-12/13; 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 4712 Franklin Avenue, at Vermont Avenue (323-660-0294).
Why: Score up to 50 percent off designers including Gretchen Comly, Kbot, E-sho Yeh, and others.
What: Billion Dollar Babes
When: 12/7; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Quixote Studios, 1011 North Fuller Avenue, at Santa Monica Boulevard.
Why: Likely you know the drill … but how’s this for incentive? Mint, Oliver Peoples, Diane Von Furstenberg, Richard Tyler, Catherine Malandrino, Mayle, Alvin Valley, and others are up to 80 percent off wholesale. Log on to bbdevite.com to R.S.V.P.
What: Nae & Audie
When: 12/12; 5:30 p.m. -9:30 p.m.
Where: Heathers, 5216 Hollywood Boulevard, between Western and Vermont Avenues (323-666-4413).
Why: Butter-soft pajamas sold at Fred Segal and Ron Herman are up to 60 percent off.
What: A Fabulous Holiday Benefit Sale
When: 12/15; 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: 811 Sixth Street, at Montana Avenue, No. 301 (310-260-8652).
Why: Because we love Handbags by Noelle, jewelry by Piara, and clothing by Tricky Threads. Sold at Fred Segal, these designers have marked down their prices from $25 to $100. And the more you buy the better as 20 percent of the sale proceeds will go to St. Matthews Outreach Program.
What: Planet LuLu
When: 12/7; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 850 South Broadway, between West Ninth and West Eighth Streets, tenth floor.
Why: Over 18 different designers, such as Cosabella, Beautiful People, Joe Jeans, and Velvet are up to 90 percent off. T.Bags leather totes, were $265, now $40 to $90; Milk Fed sweaters and jackets, were $210, now $70; Is cashmere tops, were $175 to $325, now $75; Ashley O’Rourke tops, were $140 to $160, now $46; Pierre Urbach handbags, were $149 to $280, now $29 to $69. Log on to planetlulu.com for invitation.
What: Multi-Designer Holiday Sample Sale
When: 12/7; 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: 3856 Keystone Avenue, between Overland and Mentone Avenues (310-399-4756).
Why: Nic Norman belts are $30-$75; Essential Stuff candles and lotion are $4-$25; Phyllis Cohen jewelry is $15-$1,500; In House Designs children’s and infants’ clothing is $10-$75; Sweet Dreams PJ’s, camis, and robes are $20-$85.
What: Mon Petit Oiseau, Hand Maid by Michelle Frantz, Anja Flint, and Juniper
When: 12/7; noon-5 p.m.
Where: Alessi Ristorante, 6602 Melrose Avenue, at North Highland Avenue (323-935-1197).
Why: Prices on these up-and-coming designers are up to 70 percent off.
What: Deborah Sharpe Linens
When: 12/10; 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 1233 North Doheny Drive, between Sunset Boulevard and St. Ives Street (310-276-6082).
Why: Italian sheets, coverlets, duvets, napkins, tablecloths, guest towels, flannel PJ’s, nightgowns, and children’s velvet smocked dresses are up to 50 percent off. Also on sale: Jane Gekler jewelry and We’re Not Old Bags (Prada, Fendi, Gucci, Bulgari, Burberry, and Christian Dior cosmetic cases, wallets, and handbags).
What: Jewelry by Catrina Gregory
Why: Love that woman and can’t get enough of her stuff. Now you can, too. For just one day (sale ends at midnight), all her jewelry will be 40 percent off retail price. Just go to the site, select what you want, and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org directly with your order and mailing address. You’ll receive an order total and payment instructions (credit cards accepted via Paypal).
What: Millicent’s Holiday Arts and Crafts Bazaar
When: 12/14; noon -7 p.m.
Where: 4210 Santa Monica Boulevard, at Myra Avenue (323-666-6163).
Why: Don’t you have enough clothes by now? Art by Protest Workroom, Freddi C., Tiny Industries, Alison Heimstead, Christian Mejia, and many others will be on sale.
What: Designer Loft Sale
When: 12/8; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 423 1/2 Wall Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets (323-937-2541).
Why: ‘Tis the season to buy presents! Cake Jewelry, Judith Star’s hand-knit skinny scarves, Nah Nuh Lingerie, Sara Poloma pottery, Mar Mar baby clothes, Jen Lew matchbooks, Kim White bags, Elizabeth Yochim handmade cards, Maiya Jones dresses, Andrea Luna housewares, and more — all wholesale and below.