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While it's not the same kind of retail juggernaut we saw this past weekend, this weekend's slate of sample sales provide a host of good shopportunities: everything from workout gear to wedding dresses.
LAX-AREA—You'll have three days to shop the WeSC sample sale: Thursday and Friday, 10am to 7pm; Saturday, 9 am to 1pm. It's at the Action Freight Distribution Warehouse, 11099 S. La Cienega Blvd.
VERNON—Get up to 70% off at the Joie/Current Elliott sale, which includes jeans from CE; and women's dresses, tops, bottoms, jackets, Soft Joie, childrens, and shoes from Joie. Friday, 12pm to 8pm; Saturday, 9am to 4pm. 4599 District
DOWNTOWN—More deals at the Chic Little Devil sample sale. 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.
Big shopping event with Heidi Merrick: get there early (2pm to 4pm) and be the firs to take a crack at the $50 rack. Also champagne and treats; 2pm tp 8pm RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. 850 S. Broadway, Suite 903
SANTA ANA—Better bring a book if you're planning on going to the OBEY sample sale: lines get crazy-long, unless you camp out overnight or go at the end of the day. Don't be that jackass who wears an OBEY shirt to the sale: bad bad things will happen to you. Friday, 8am to 7pm; Saturday, 8am to 2pm. 3500 W. Carriage Dr.
Same deep discounts, different day at the Rachel Pally warehouse sale. Up to 85% off. **UPDATE** They'll also have $24, $35, and $45 racks. Friday, 10am to 6pm; Saturday, 10am to 5pm; Sunday, 11am to 4pm. 2301 E. 7th St., C100.
WEST LA—There's a fun twist on the Linea Pelle sample sale: if you want to get in to shop before everyone else, bring in a new, unwrapped toy or some gently worn winter clothing, for Toys for Tots. It's Friday, 10am to 5pm. 2222 Barry Ave.
LOS ALAMITOS—Someone say cute shoes? How about a sample sale with Seychelles, BC Footwear and MOR Cosmetics. Up to 75% off retail. Saturday, 10am to 6pm, Sunday, 10am to 4pm. 10718 Reagen St.
ECHO PARK/SILVERLAKE—The Stila Cosmetics Warehouse sale is back. New location, same deep discounts?and rules. No backpacks, strollers or big bags, $600 max purchase. It's 8am to 3:30 pm, 1910 West Temple St.
DOWNTOWN—The Monique Lhuillier sample sale is no place for the wimpy -- gals usually show up around 5am to get a chance to bridal and RTW at deals of 50% to 90% off. It's Sunday, 10am to 4pm. 1201 S. Grand Ave.
· All Sample Sale Coverage [Racked LA]