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.