Sample Sale Friday, June 26, 2015

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Sample Sale Friday is here! As a always, we will be highlighting a couple sales in this post, but most sample sales are not announced until the day-of. We’re especially excited because Fashion District-based e-commerce site Pale Violet is partnering with LA designer Jessica Faulkner for its first-ever sample sale. Score feminine party dresses and lots of pastels from photo shoot samples. The sale will include shoes, a rare treat! Prices will start at $20.

Over at the Cooper Building (860 S Los Angeles St) Cali-cool brands like Stillwater and Turquoise + Tobacco will be on sale at the Wander West Showroom, #130. Save up to 80% off luxe tees and tanks at Monrow, located in Mezzanine 4, and save up to 70% on ready-to-wear, dresses, and handbags at Halston Heritage, 6th floor.

Clothing brand, Others Follow at The New Mart (127 E 9th St, Suite 910) will have EVERYTHING on sale for $5-$10. A full list of sample sales at the New Mart can be found here. Sales will include brands like Hale Bob, Johnny Was, Karen Kane, Tommy Bahama, XCVI, and Silver Jeans Co. to name a few.

Shop apparel and accessories for men, women, and kids, as well as gift & home brands at the California Market Center (CMC), 110 E 9th St. The building will offer $9 parking for sample sale shoppers.

A number of showrooms will also be open to the public at The Gerry Building (910 S Los Angeles St). Click here for a list of the participating showrooms.

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Sample sales take place on the last Friday of every month. It is the only time when wholesale contemporary showrooms sell goods directly to the public. First-time sample sale shopper? See our post on how to shop sample sales here.

March 2015 Sample Sales

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Sample Sale Friday is here! Sample sales are held on the last Friday of every month at the designer showroom buildings on 9th and Los Angeles Streets. March sample sales will take place Friday, March 27th. Select showrooms are opening their doors to the public on Thursday, March 26 (see flyers below). Sample sales at the California Market Center (CMC, 110 E 9th St.) will include apparel for women, men, and children, as well as home and gift. The SoCal Etsy Guild will be hosting a pop-up shop in the CMC’s lobby. Across the street, allen allen USA, Johnny Was, Karen Kane, and dozens others will be having sample sales at The New Mart (127 E 9th St.) A full list of sample sales at The New Mart can be found here. Some of our favorite sales, including Halston Heritage and Eleven Paris, will be taking place at the Cooper Design Space (860 S Los Angeles St.) You’ll find some of the Cooper’s sales posted on Facebook but many are not announced until the day-of.

Sample sales are when contemporary showrooms sell overstock and line samples to the public at or below wholesale price. Expect to save up to 70% off retail price. For sample sale shopping tips see our “How to Shop a Sample Sales” post.

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2014 Holiday Sample Sale Schedule

Holiday sample sale season is upon us, which means showrooms will be selling discounted goods to the public every Friday until Christmas with the exception of November 28, the day after Thanksgiving. Sample Sales take place at all Fashion District contemporary showrooms and offer overstock merchandise and samples at or below wholesale prices. The sample sale schedule will be as follows:

Friday, November 21
Friday, December 5
Friday, December 12
Friday, December 19

If you’ve never shopped a sample sale before, here are a few things you should know:

  • There is no admission cost. Everyone is welcome to shop the sale.
  • Sample sales typically start around 9 a.m. and end by 3 p.m. unless otherwise stated in the sale flyer.
  • Bring a reusable shopping bag for your purchases, since shopping bags will not be provided.
  • Sample sales are cash only unless otherwise stated in the sales flyer.
  • Check out our “How to Shop a Sample Sale” post for tips on how to shop the sales like a pro.

We will be announcing the sales each week on Twitter @LAFashionDist and Facebook, but most sales go unannounced. A board at the entrance lobby of each building will be set up on the day of announcing the day’s sales at each location.

UPDATE: Select showrooms at The New Mart will be having sample sales on Friday, November 20. Details here.

October 2014 Sample Sales

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Sample Sale Friday falls on Halloween Day and some spooktacular (too cheesy?) sales have been announced. The only way to celebrate a holiday that requires dressing up is by shopping, right? We sure think so 😉 We already told you about the first Scotch & Soda sample sale of the year, and we just found out Milk & Honey is opening its doors to the public. As per their email, the sale will be “massive” and ALL shoes are priced at $20.

We’re expecting 47+ different sales to take place at The New Mart (127 E 9th St) alone!  Numerous showrooms will be open for sample sales at the Cooper Design Space (860 S Los Angeles St) and California Market Center (110 E 9th St). At the Cooper you can expect to find contemporary and better women’s brands. They also have some men’s and accessories. The California Market Center has women’s, men’s, kids’, accessories, and home and gift. If you’ve never shopped sample sales before, we recommend reading these tips.

Sample sales take place on the last Friday of every month, or as we like to call it around here – Sample Sale Friday. For last-minute sale announcements make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Happy shopping!

Scotch & Soda Sample Sale, October 30-31

Scotch and soda sample sale

Scotch & Soda is having their first sample sale of the year on October 30 & 31st at their Cooper Building showroom, Suite 820. Prices will range from $10-$150 and will include everything: accessories, denim, shirting, outerwear, leather, lounge, etc. The sale will also include the Maison Scotch line. This is the first sale that’s been announced for the big Sample Sale Friday on Halloween Day. We’ll be posting more sales as we hear about them…

Scotch & Soda Sample Sale
860 S Los Angeles St.
Cooper Building, Suite 820
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Cash and Credit Accepted