Shop Talk: Rodarte's Sample Sale; MAC Celebrates Lipstick Day With Free Lipsticks

2:36 PM 7/27/2017

by Sam Reed and Booth Moore

Your guide to shopping in L.A. for the week ahead.

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The one cure for the mid-summer blues? Shopping. Here, the best sales and store openings in Los Angeles this week. 

  • Rodarte's L.A. Sample Sale

    Rodarte's spring 2018 runway show in Paris.
    Rodarte's spring 2018 runway show in Paris.
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    Rodarte may have picked Paris over New York for their runway shows, but founders and sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy remain loyal to Los Angeles, where the pair are based. 

    Lucky for us, that means seasonal sample sales right here in L.A. The latest shopping event is taking place next week, on Aug. 3 and 4. For details, including location and sale hours, as well as to RSVP, shoppers can email 



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  • MAC Is Giving Away Lipstick for National Lipstick Day

    Stop the presses. In honor of National Lipstick Day this Saturday (July 29), MAC is giving away free lipsticks in stores while supplies last. 

    Given the makeup chain's rabid fan base, there's no doubt that MAC locations will run out quick, so be sure to make the store your first stop on Saturday morning. 

    189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036


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  • dRA Opens at The Row in DTLA

    Blogger favorite brand dRA is opening its first boutique at DTLA's buzzy Arts District shopping center, The Row. 

    The L.A.-based label, launched by Diana Ra in 2011 and currently stocked by retailers like ASOS, Revolve, Anthropologie and Shopbop, is known for modern, minimalist silhouettes with a bohemian touch — think ruffles, pom-poms and smock-necklines.

    In addition to the dRA line, the 700-square foot space will also carry labels like Pistola Denim and Korean beauty brand Skinesque.

    1320 E. 7th Street, Ste. 122, Los Angeles 90021

  • Zandra Rhodes Launches Second Collection

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    Caftan lovers rejoice! Colorful British designer Zandra Rhodes has collaborated on a second capsule collection for which launched this week.

    Known for her floaty, hand-printed styles, Rhodes, who has been designing for nearly 50 years, took inspiration from her expansive archive, recreating 13 pool party-ready pieces spanning from 1967 to 1978, in patterns depicting lipsticks, cacti, seashell and other whimsical motifs. Prices for the blouses, dresses and jumpsuits start at $941.

    The designs were first revealed in May in Los Angeles, when the 30-year-old British boutique turned e-comm powerhouse hosted an “In Residence” event in the Beverly Hills, featuring a panel discussion between Rhodes (who splits her time between London and La Jolla), and costume designer Arianne Phillips.

  • Avec Les Filles' End of Summer Sale

    For one day only, L.A.-based Avec Les Filles (founded by Joyce Azria, daughter of BCBG founder Max Azria), is hosting an end of summer sale. 

    On Sunday, July 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., shoes and apparel from the spring collection, as well as one-of-a-kind samples, will be priced at up to 80 percent off (credit and debit only). The breezy brand has become a favorite of off-duty models and Hollywood's stylish set, including Emmy Rossum and Nicole Richie. 

    217 South La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036


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  • Ban.Do's "Agenda IRL" Pop-Up

    Everyone's favorite quirky and colorful accessories shop,, is launching an "Agenda IRL" pop-up to celebrate their new line of planners. 

    Taking place this Saturday and Sunday (July 29 and 30) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the pop-up will also feature exclusives and light refreshments. The brand's founder, Jen Gotch, is also using the event as a space for customers to sign up for the brand's Honor Roll advice series. Honor Roll tees will also be available for purchase, and 15 percent of proceeds will be donated to L.A.-based creative writing and mentoring program, Write Girl. 

    We suggest adding the date to your agenda, stat. 

    1110 N. Beachwood Dr., 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90038


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  • Freecity Garage Garage Sale

    Free City Supershop, the L.A.-based maker of tees, sweats, sneakers and bedding, is hosting a massive sample sale with discounts on everything from ceramics to bicycles, going down this weekend (July 29 and 30) in Hollywood. 

    The store, founded by Fred Segal alum Nina Garduno, is known for its incredible visual merchandising and themed installations, so expect to pick up some unique home goods in addition to the brand's signature soft tees. 

    1136 Highland Ave, Los Angeles 90038