Shopping in LA: The city’s best sample sales and in-store events

Have fun shopping in LA with our guide to the best sample sales, trunk shows, exclusive events and more.

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Looking to do some shopping in LA? From sample sales and pampering beauty events to men’s and women’s shopping parties, we’ve got you covered with our list of the best events in the city for fun retail therapy.

Rolling Greens pop-up shop

  • Price band: 3/4

Aspiring home decorators (or dreamy Pinterest enthusiasts) listen up. Rolling Greens will host a summer pop-up shop featuring handmade jewelry from Soko, which sells upcycled crafts made by artisans in developing countries, and other local sustainable brands.

  1. 7505 Beverly Blvd
  2. Sat Aug 2
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Canvas Art Dept pop-up shop

  • Price band: 3/4

Online boutique and gallery Canvas offers womenswear, menswear, accessories and art that span a vast range of aesthetics, but focus collectively on the appreciation of contemporary design.

  1. Malibu Country Mart 3835 Cross Creek Rd
  2. Until Mon Aug 4
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Unique LA Summer Market

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More upscale than your usual craft fair, Unique’s goal is to bring made-in-America design, fashion and art to the masses.

  1. California Market Center 110 East 9th Street
  2. Sat Aug 9 - Sun Aug 10
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Esquivel sample sale

  • Price band: 3/4

If your closet is in need of fancy-pants footwear for the upcoming fall season, Esquivel's annual summer sample sale is worth a visit.

  1. Various locations in L.A.
  2. Until Sun Aug 10
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Diamonds Are Forever

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but these priceless gems are also steeped in history and culture. Diamonds Are Forever, a summer exhibition at the Museum of Ventura County, will shed light on history’s most famous diamonds and their royal owners.

  1. Museum of Ventura County
  2. Until Sun Aug 24
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Rooftop Yoga Series

  • Price band: 1/4
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Forget sweating your brains out in a Bikram yoga studio—this summer, treat yourself to some fresh air and stunning city views while you master your Warrior pose.

  1. InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills 2151 Avenue of the Stars, 67
  2. Until Thu Aug 28
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Macy's Glamorama Fashion Rocks

  • Price band: 3/4

It’s that time of year again—Macy’s all-out annual bash, Glamorama Fashion Rocks. Why only be fashionable when you can be philanthropic as well? This year, get ready to look your best in Hollywood's Create Nightclub.

  1. Create Nightclub 6021 Hollywood Blvd
  2. Tue Sep 9
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Parachute Market: Ever Present

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If you attended the Parachute Market in DTLA's arts district back in March, then you'll be happy to hear they're coming back this September with their fourth edition of the design fair.

  1. 1000 N. Highland Ave
  2. Sat Sep 20 - Sun Sep 21
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Lighting Design Workshop With Brendan Ravenhill

  • Price band: 3/4
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Miss your high school shop class? Those were the glory days. No worries—this is way better. Echo Park-based designer Brendan Ravenhill is hosting a lighting design workshop this fall, so collect your tools (optional) and don’t be late. We expect you to get an A+.

  1. Poketo 820 E 3rd St
  2. Sun Sep 28
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Discover, cultivate, monetize: a digital influencer lab

  • Price band: 3/4

If you've hopped on the blogging bandwagon and are interested in transforming a hobby into a business, here's an event where you'll learn how to monetize your blog, develop an audience and meet other established and aspiring bloggers.

  1. 604 Arizona Ave
  2. Tue Oct 7
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Silver Lake Art, Craft, and Vintage

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  • Free

If you want an alternative to LA's overpopulated and overpriced flea markets, then look no further than the Silver Lake Art, Craft, and Vintage market, where "alternative" is always on the menu.

  1. Various locations in L.A.
  2. Until Sat Nov 8
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LA Mart All-Access Wednesday

If you're looking for that one-stop shopping destination for all your gift, home, furniture and lifestyle needs (who isn't?), we've got you covered.

  1. LA Mart 1933 S Broadway
  2. Until Thu Dec 31
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Downtown Flea

  • Price band: 1/4
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Spend the day perusing the unique crafts, antiques and vintage, while enjoying live music and food trucks at this Etsy-inspired flea market.

  1. 246 S Spring St 246 S Spring St
  2. Until Sun Jan 18
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Melrose Trading Post

  • Price band: 2/4

Better known locally as Fairfax Flea Market, it has become an LA staple for hours of people-watching and treasure-hunting among nearly 200 vendors.

  1. 7850 Melrose Ave
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First Fridays on Abbot Kinney

  • Free

Food trucks, open galleries and late-night shop hours—it's the triumvirate of LA street fest staples in full force at First Fridays.

  1. 1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd
  2. Fri Aug 1 - Fri Dec 5
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Rose Bowl Flea Market

  • Price band: 1/4
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This flea market around the exterior of the Rose Bowl is staggeringly colossal—but what else would you expect from a 90,000-seat stadium?

  1. Rose Bowl Stadium 1001 Rose Bowl Dr
  2. Sun Aug 10 - Sun Dec 13
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Know of any upcoming shopping events that would set our hearts aflutter? Email shopping.la@timeout.com to get them listed.


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