Shop Talk: Clare V.'s Sample Sale; Beverly Hills' Holiday Lighting Ceremony

4:51 PM 11/17/2016

by Sam Reed

Your handy guide to the L.A. shopping scene in the week ahead.

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With Black Friday a little over one week away, treat the next few days as your shopping warm-up by hitting the best deals in L.A.

  • Holiday Sample Sale Pop-Up for Clare V., Garrett Leight, Miansai and More

    This weekend, five cool brands — including Clare V., Alchemy Works, Garrett Leight, Miansai and Rose & Fitzgerald — are joining forces for one epic holiday sample sale. 

    On Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., pieces from each of the brands will be up for grabs at CNTRL Studios in DTLA. Get started on your holiday shopping a bit early by picking up a Clare V. handbag or perhaps a pair of Garrett Leight shades for your favorite friends. Or yourself. 


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    836 Traction Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013

  • Louis Vuitton's Objets Nomades Head to Rodeo Drive

    For the first time on the West Coast, the full collection from Louis Vuitton's Objets Nomades furniture collection (first launched in 2012), will be on display altogether at the brand's Rodeo Drive flagship. Pieces available for purchase include the Hammock and the Stool by Atelier Oi, the Cocoon by the Campana Brothers, the Bell Lamp by Barber & Osgerby, the Concertina Table, Chair and Light shade by Raw Edges, the Swing Chair by Patricia Urquiola and the Lounge Chair by Marcel Wanders. 

    The collection will be on display through Nov. 28.

    295 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

  • Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Pop-Up

    DJ Steve Aoki's luxury label, Dim Mak Collection, has finally launched in the United States after a successful three years in Japan selling at retailers like Opening Ceremony. To celebrate, the SoCal-native launched a pop-up shop on the ever-popular Fairfax Ave, where he's selling his fall collection of tees, outerwear, hats and pants ($90-$750).

    The shop, which features a t-shirt wall mural painted by artist Drew Merritt, will be open from Thursday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at The Seventh Letter gallery.

    346 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

  • Beverly Hills Holiday Lighting Celebration

    While you're out admiring all the holiday window displays on Rodeo Drive this weekend, make sure to stop by Rodeo Drive Committee's Beverly Hills Holiday Lighting Celebration. 

    On Sunday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m., the city will celebrate the season with restaurant tastings, acrobatics, stilt walkers, and an hour-long performance starting at 6 p.m. featuring Broadway star Megan Hilty. The shopping hotspot will have plenty of decorative installations for the perfect Pretty Woman-inspired Rodeo selfie.

    And, in the spirit of giving, the community is hosting a #RodeoGivesBack holiday coat drive for The Salvation Army. The stage is at the 200 block of Rodeo Drive.

  • 360 Cashmere

    Luxury sweater brand 360 Cashmere, a favorite of Michelle Rodriguez and Ellie Goulding, is hosting a sample sale just in time for the chilly weather L.A. has been experiencing over the past few days. 

    The casual-cool sweaters, made of 100 percent cashmere, are the perfect oversized pieces for your Thanksgiving feast. Both cash and credit cards are accepted at the sale, but a three percent fee is charged for credit cards, so we recommend hitting the ATM ahead of time. The space will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

    1656 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404

  • Heath Ceramics Studio Sale

    Need a few more dishes to accommodate all that food at this year's holiday dinners? Heath Ceramics, the colorful L.A. pottery company known for its back-to-basics design, has got you covered. 

    On Friday, Nov. 18 through Monday, Nov. 21 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday Nov. 20 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), all products in the store will be 20 percent off as part of the brand's annual sale. Additionally, the L.A. shop is hosting open studio workshops where customers can sign up to learn how to make a bud vase and how to make modern hollyflora wreaths. Because you're never too old to gift mom and dad a handmade present.

    7525 Beverly Blvd, CA 90036

  • Junk Food Sample Sale

    Calling men, women and children: Junk Food Clothing's sample sale has something for everyone in the family, and all of it's under $10. 

    The retailer known for nostalgic tees and a Wiz Khalifa collaboration will be selling $5 tees and $10 fleeces on Thursday and Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. But leave the credit cards at home for this one — the sale is cash only. 


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    5770 W. Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles 90016