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Above the Fray: Cheaper Does It, Jet Rag, Lisa Kline, Kitson

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1) Jet Rag: It was a scorcher this weekend, but it didn't keep people from coming out to paw through the piles (luckily under a big tarp) of $1 vintage at Jet Rag on La Brea Sunday morning. The $1 Jet Rag sale is an LA institution and definitely regularly busy; there's something very satisfying about purchasing a dozen things for $12! What was interesting about this weekend in sales was the discrepancy between them. The cheaper things got, the more successful the sale.

2) Kitson: The day before, you could've heard a pin drop at the Kitson sidewalk sale. Shop Diary confirms our experience: "It was a quiet event...Most of the items were priced at about 50% off...L.A.M.B. Darrel Pumps $185, Milly jackets $180, Goldenbleu and Michael Kors patent bags went for almost $300. I wasn’t dazzled by any of the items or prices and my enthusiasm dampened when security came by and asked me to stop taking photos."

3) Lisa Kline: Just down the way Lisa Kline, was having a sale as well—racks and bins lining the street—with steeper discounts and a lot more activity. Shop Diary was there, too: "It was busier down the road at Lisa Kline... Items on the racks were all $30...All jeans were $75 (including brands like William Rast, People’s Revolution, Citizens of Humanity), some bins were 50% off." Did someone say recession? [RackedWire]


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