There are few places in the United States where shoppers outside of the fashion industry can gain access to hundreds of contemporary showrooms at select times throughout the year to get their hands on designer wears – clothes, shoes, handbags, and accessories – at an affordable price.
What may seem like discount madness is surprisingly a carefully curated chaos that is just as much about the cultural experience as it is finding a good deal. For residents, visitors, and tourists alike, shopping sample sales are a way to have an authentic experience in a place, and with an industry that is quite literally, the fabric of the LA Fashion District neighborhood.
Sample Sales in the LA Fashion District
Please note that not all contemporary showroom participate in Sample Sales. Participating showrooms typically post flyers in building lobbies the week of or on the day the sample sale is taking place.
Sample Sales typically occur on the last Friday of every month from 9a – 3p. The frequency usually picks up in the November and December months.
The 5 main contemporary showroom buildings are located at 9th and Los Angeles Streets, which is commonly referred to as “The Intersection” in the LA Fashion District. Participating showroom buildings include:
Finding out about sample sales is half the battle. There are 3 main resources for staying informed about what sample sales are happening and when:
- Events Calendar – keep an eye on the last Friday of each month
- Instagram – we typically post on the feed and/or IG story the week of “Sample Sale Friday”
- Uncover LA -- a great resource for finding out what brands are holding sample sales