FASHION DISTRICT—Attention vintage lovers! If you've not already downloaded Whurl, well then what the hell are you doing? The app is like Ebay in reverse; shoppers looking for something specific can post a pic of their desired item and vendors shoot back with similar stuff they've got in stock. But for those of you whose e-commerce skepticism keeps them from buying online, you're in luck! For Black Friday, Whurl's founder Samantha Kuntz has organized an IRL vintage marketplace at the Upstairs Lounge inside the Ace Hotel (929 S Broadway) so instead of braving the terrifying mob scene inevitable at any mall that day, why not enjoy food an drink deals, tunes by DJ Julian of A Casual Affair, and—duh—the amazing vintage selection with goodies from Fair Season, Black Lodge, and Tawas Trading Co.? And did we mention all the merch will be 20-40% off? So, yeah, we'll see ya there between 11am and 7pm.
SANTA MONICA—Sometimes we really wish Santa did exist (spoiler alert) so that he could friggin' help take some of our financial load off when it comes to shopping for all these dang presents. Which is exactly why we'll be heading to the Third Street Promenade on Black Friday when "Santa" and his entourage will be surprising random spenders and offering to pay for their gifts (up to $100). The merry crew starts its generosity spree around 1pm, so aim to head to this shopping strip around then if you could use a little help this season—and who couldn't?
HOLLYWOOD—This Sunday feast your eyes on an embarrassment of vintage riches (and more!) when a crew of antique vendors set up shop at WAX LTD Studio (1441 N McCadden Place). Baubles from Mary Ann-tiques, Pass It On Ltd, and DuVenay will be among the spectacular sparklers at the 12-6pm pop-up, which also features fragrances by Sanae Intoxicants.
MELROSE—K Kane is already known for its monogram jewelry pieces, but now they're offering another sweetly personalized gift idea for that extra special someone (even if that's you!). During the brand's trunk show at Ron Robinson in Fred Segal (8118 Melrose Avenue) this Friday and Saturday from 12-6pm, shoppers can add a custom message to a necklace, bracelet, or tie clip—in their own handwriting. Both the monogram and "graffiti" pieces come in the finest materials like yellow, white, or rose gold and sterling silver.