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SANTA MONICA PLACE—The new Nordstrom is almost ready for prime time, and they want to get you ready for your closeup, with a beauty event. It's an early one: 8am to 10am. We hear when the Fashion Island Nordstrom did this event on their opening day, it was nuts. Better leave now and camp out! [Racked Inbox]
DOWNTOWN—Part sample sale, part party: 213 Industry & Mk2k are throwing a blowout, with up to 80% off retail prices, beverages & sweets. Friday and Saturday, 10am to 6pm; rvsp to Emily@Redlightpr.com 2301 E. 7th Street [Racked Inbox]
MELROSE—Celebrate five years of Creatures of Comfort goodness with an anniversary party at the store, co-hosted by Refinery 29. 25% off fall arrivals, raffles, drinks?and if you would be so kind as to bring some gently worn merchandise, CoC will get it to Goodwill. Friday night, 6pm to 9pm. 7974 Melrose [Racked Inbox]