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Your Handy Guide to This Week's Sample Sales-apalooza: Elizabeth & James, Cynthia Vincent, Rachel Pally, Michael Stars, MORE!

We hope none of the sales listed below reach these kind of proportions. Image via NY Times
We hope none of the sales listed below reach these kind of proportions. Image via NY Times

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You could probably bankrupt yourself if you tried to hit every single sample sale this weekend. Which would totally suck. But still, we're providing this fairly comprehensive, frequently updated rundown of all the sales happening this weekend. Happy spending!

DOWNTOWN—We hope you saved some cash for this one: the Elizabeth and James sample sale. It's Thursday and Friday, from 10am to 4pm. 860 S. Los Angeles St., #415

And while you're there, say hi to the neighbors: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Mike & Chris, Patterson J. Kincaid, La Rok. Big multibrand sample sale is also Thursday and Friday, slightly different hours: 11am to 5pm, just a door down at #422.

Kain is also having a blowout sample sale, with prices starting at $5. Spring and summer tees, tanks, dresses up to 80% off retail; Fall styles including cashmere sweaters and jackets 50% off retail. It's Thursday and Friday, from 9am to 6pm. 860 Los Angeles St, #505

Yet one more sale at the Cooper Building: Funktional Clothing. We're fans, and we hear the prices will be great. Cash only. Thursday and Friday, 10am to 6pm. 860 Los Angeles St, #413

The Dolan/Left Coast sale features samples and overstock priced at up to 75% off. It's Thursday (9am to 5pm) and Friday (9am to 7pm) at 2860 E. Pico Blvd.

The Chic Little Devil Style House is having two weekends of blowout sales. Prices start at $5, up to 90% off on pieces from Katy Rodriguez, Black Halo, Chloe, Jenny Han, Alexander McQueen, Giambattista Valli, and more. Thursday through Sunday, 10am to 6pm. 1206 Maple Ave., 11th Floor. Also next weekend.

DOWNTOWN—It's hard to argue with a $10 bin, especially when it's Corey Lynn Calter. Sample sale this Friday (9am to 6pm) and Saturday (10am to 4pm). 719 S. Los Angeles St., #807

Stock up on cute staples and basics at the Daftbird/MYNE sample sale. Prices starting at $5; 50% - 90% off of retail. Friday, 9am to 3pm; Saturday, 9am to 2pm. 112 West 9th St., #720 and #726.

Rachel Pally is doing two weekends' worth of sample sales. This Friday (10am to 6pm), Saturday (10am to 5pm) and Sunday (11am to 4pm), you can save from 55% to 85% off on a wide variety of merchandise. And Rachel herself usually shows up at these, so you can ask her for tips. On just about anything (she's really personable and friendly). 2301 E. 7th St, C100. Also next weekend.

We are keeping our fingers crossed that that one gremlins skirt will be available at the Brian Lichtenberg sample sale, which also features Alex & Chloe, Lazy Bones Vintage, and the Battalion. Friday and Saturday, 11am to 5pm. 819 Maple Ave, Floor 3 Suite A. Cash only.

The California Market Center is hosting a whole slew of sales on Friday: Poleci (Suite A561), Voom by Joy Han (B1213), Cosabella (B1071) and Kensie, Mac & Jac, Kensie Girl (B388). Hit them all between the hours of 9am and 3pm. Sales are next weekend, too. 110 East 9th St

WEST 3RD STREET—The Tt Collection sample sale happens this weekend: Friday and Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sunday 12pm to 4pm. 8474 West 3rd

CHINATOWN—Now in progress: the Keep sample sale, supposedly the shoemaker's biggest ever. Friday and Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday, 10am to 3pm. 418A Bamboo Lane

Calling all Minkettes: grab deals starting at 45% off retail prices on Rebecca Minkoff bags. The sale is Friday and Saturday, 10am to 8pm, and Sunday, 11am to 5pm. 8211 W. 3rd

SANTA MONICAKing Baby's sample sale offers up to 75% off. Friday only, 11am to 5pm. 1621 12th St.

HAWTHORNE—It's time for another mega-Michael Stars/Paige Premium Denim sale. Michael Stars regular tees start at $14 (remember, there's a blem area in back with crazy cheap $5 deals), and Paige Jeans start at $30. 7:30am to 2:30pm. 12955 S. Chadron Ave.

DOWNTOWN—Cute overload alert: Poketo warehouse sale promises tons of well-designed merch at up to 75% off. It's 10am to 2pm, 510 Hewitt St., #506.
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