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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.

Photography: Melissa Manning

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.

Know of any upcoming shopping events that would set our hearts aflutter? Email shopping.la@timeout.com to get them listed.

Abbot Kinney Marketplace

Kicking off the first-ever Saturday marketplace in Abbot Kinney, weekend beachgoers, locals, and out-of-towners can mosey through a little slice of artisanal heaven weekly until the end of August.

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Westminster Elementary, Venice Saturday August 8 2015 - Saturday August 29 2015

Dive Into SwimSpot At The Glendale Galleria

Dripping in modern chic swimwear, athletic garb, and beachy accessories, this Orange County based boutique is branching out to Glendale’s Galleria for an exclusive seasonal pop-up.

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Glendale Galleria, Glendale Until Monday August 31 2015

Sweet Rose Creamery Hosts Monthly Pop-Up at Tortoise General Store

Pair your Sunday afternoon shopping fare with a frosty summertime scoop from LA’s beloved Sweet Rose Creamery—a sugary pick-me-up that’s dishing out seasonal favorites and Japanese-inspired flavors from now to Sept 27 every fourth Sunday.

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Tortoise General Store, Venice Sunday August 9 2015 - Sunday September 27 2015

Rose Bowl Flea Market

Critics' pick

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?

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Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena Sunday August 9 2015 - Sunday December 13 2015

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.

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LA Mart, Downtown Wednesday August 26 2015 - Thursday December 31 2015

Odd Nights at the Autry

Critics' pick

Think of it as dance party meets happy hour meets shopping extravaganza. With live music, beer gardens, cocktail lounges, 18 gourmet food trucks, 200+ vendors, and more, you might want to start reserving third Fridays in your calendar.

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Autry National Center, Griffith Park Friday August 21 2015 - Friday December 18 2015

Melrose Trading Post at Taft Charter High

If you're a diehard Fairfax Flea Market fan, then give the Melrose Trading Post's Taft Charter High Flea Market in Woodland Hills a go. This flea market only happens on the first Saturday of the month, but includes vendors from the Fairfax Flea Market and more (think of this like Melrose's hotter step sister).

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Location T.B.A., Los Angeles Saturday September 5 2015 - Saturday December 26 2015

Venice Art & Collectibles Flea Market

Venice high school is hosting a flea market on the second and fourth Saturday of every month and there's free parking—yeah, we're admittedly excited about this.

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Location T.B.A., Los Angeles Saturday August 8 2015 - Saturday December 26 2015

Santa Monica Airport Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market

Here's a Flea Market that knows its stuff. With ardent collectors, the treasure hunting comes easily. Shop for authentic vintage clothing, vinyl records, clocks, watches, furniture, exotic plants, china, jewelry, paintings—the list keeps going...

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Santa Monica Airport, Santa Monica Sunday August 23 2015 - Sunday December 27 2015

Melrose Trading Post

Critics' pick

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.

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Clover Canyon's sample sale continues tomorrow from 9am-6pm on the 12th floor of our DTLA office!

Sara Fay
Sara Fay moderator

@CloverCanyon Can you please email this information (and for future sales) to ramona.saviss@timeout.com?