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Yes, there is a light at the end of the post-Thanksgiving shopping tunnel—but the coast won't be clear anytime soon at LA's big-box malls. (Happy December 1st!) If you've already marked your cal for Unique LA's upcoming marketplace and prefer a back-to-back itinerary of one-stop indie shopping, this weekend's a particularly opportune time to conquer your gifty retail therapy IRL.

Whether you're shopping for indie cool kids, American-made-everything advocates, or artisanal-obsessed foodies, there are a host of happenings here offering giftables for all the handcrafted-loving folks on your Chanukah/Christmas/Festivus list. From Remodelista's takeover at T. Swift-faved treasure trove Big Daddy's Antiques, Eastside Handmade's pop-up at Shopclass, Self-Help Graphics & Art's printastic show and more, check out 8+ holiday markets and pop-ups taking place this month (we'll be updating this list as more events roll in).

Update 12/10: Check out the revised map for new additions, including Echo Park Craft Fair, a slew of holiday shopping block parties, and more pop-ups.


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1. Ban.Do Holiday Pop-Up

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1483 Havenhurst Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(310) 600-0702
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Sunday from 12 to 6pm, shop clothing from Clashist, stationery from Sugar Paper and Knot & Bow, pottery from the Object Enthusiast, and others at charming accessory brand Ban.Do's Girls Pop-Up. The shop will also be open select days now through December 22nd. [Flyer: Ban.Do]

2. CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles

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112 E 22nd St
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 732-1270
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Happening every Friday through Saturday, shop handmade merch from over 100 local artisans and enjoy hands-on workshops through the month of December as part of Crafted's "12 Days of Craftsmas." This weekend, make holiday hair bows and votive holders ($5 each) and sun catchers ($6), plus enjoy live entertainment; click here for more details. [Flyer: Crafted]

3. District La Brea Holiday Shop+Walk

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181 South La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
On Saturday, enjoy discounts and gratis refreshments at a host of La Brea boutiques, including Dr. Collectors's Trading Post (up to 70% off sample sale), Kelly Cole (discounts on KC-branded merch), A+R (free gift wrapping for all purchases, Bonobos Guideshop (score $50 to spend in January for every $500 purchase), Garret Leight California Optical (free gift with purchase), What Goes Around Comes Around (discounts on select Chanel pieces), Steven Alan, Gant Rugger, and more. Plus, get free parking at the 2nd Street structure when you mention the event. [Flyer: District La Brea]

4. Echo Park Craft Fair: Mack Sennett Studios

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1215 Bates Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 660-8466
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Saturday and Sunday, shop clothing, apparel, home goods, beauty products, accessories, art, and much more from over 70 local designers and artisans at the two-day indie marketplace. [Flyer via]

5. Hemingway & Pickett: Indiana Colony

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59 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
Silver Lake gift boutique Hemingway & Pickett is bringing its hipster-approved inventory to Pasadena's Indiana Colony, where it'll be popping up for the holidays Tuesday through Saturday from 12 to 8pm and Sunday through Monday from 12 to 6pm. [Photo: H&P]

6. Market West

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800 Main Street
Venice, CA 90291
On Saturday, score Cali-cool apparel from LACAUSA, luxe leather convertible bike bags from Vere Verto, footwear form Palatine, and more during Market West's holiday sample sale. [Flyer: Market West]

7. Pop Shop LA: Pop Physique

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3501 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 665-7777
On Saturday, the stylish fitness studio is hosting a one-day pop-up, where shoppers can expect designer vintage from A Current Affair regulars New/Found, The Goods, Collection, and Just Say Native; minimalist-luxe accoutrements from LZZR Jewelry; retro-boho apparel from Lykke Wullf, and accessories from Darner Socks. [Flyer: Pop Physique]

8. Renegade Craft Fair: Grand Park

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200 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-8080
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Saturday and Sunday, shop over 250 indie designers, artists, and makers during the DIY marketplace's takeover of Grand Park in DTLA. [Image via]

9. Sherman Oaks Holiday Block Party

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Ventura Boulevard & Woodman Avenue
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
On Sunday, enjoy a slew of activities, discounts, entertainment, and more during the family-friendly holiday block party in Sherman Oaks. In addition, No Roses Jewelry will be hosting a trunk show for Beverly Hills-based accoutrements line Sabile Jewelry. [Flyer: No Roses Jewelry]

10. Shop 'Til You Pop: W Hollywood

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6250 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 798-1300
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Saturday and Sunday, shop clothing and accessories from mobile boutique JD Luxe, playful knitwear from All Things Fabulous, and more local brands; mingle with local style bloggers; and more during the two-day pop-up shop at the W Hollywood. Update: Sophie Simmons will also be on hand on Sat to preview her NYE clothing collection with The Style Club. RSVP is required; shoot your deets to rsvp@popyourshop.com or sign up here. [Flyer: Shop 'Til You Pop]

11. Sumi's

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1812 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 660-0869
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Friday from 6 to 10pm, the handmade gifts boutique will host a holiday trunk show for LA jewelry designers Carla De La Cruz, ARIVKA Jewelry, and Jivita Jewelry; shoppers also enjoy free wine and snacks. Then on Friday, December 12th from 6 to 10pm, the shop will host "Gent's Night Out," a charity shopping event benefitting local animal rescue and adoption organization, Luxe Paws. Shop men's grooming goods, accessories, and more alongside giftables for animal lovers, plus enjoy an open bar courtesy of Bowen's Whiskey. [Image via]

12. Of A Kind: TENOVERSIX

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8425 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 330-9355
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Addictive limited edition e-shop Of A Kind is popping up at the cult-cool boutique until the end of the year; pick up one-of-a-kind jewelry, bags, and more from indie designers. [Photo via]

13. West 3rd Street Holiday Street Fair

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La Cienega Boulevard & West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Thursday, December 11th, enjoy deals, free booze, live entertainment, and more from over 70 boutiques, salons, and restaurants during the stylish shopping stretch's holiday street fair. [Flyer: West 3rd St]

14. Artisanal LA Holiday Pop-Up Market

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North Raymond Avenue & East Holly Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
Saturday from 11am to 9pm, spend the day in Old Pasadena and stock up on artisanal foods, handmade clothing, jewelry, and more during the European-inspired indie pop-up market. [Flyer via]

15. Dilettante Arts Pop-Up

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120 North Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Shop a host of local labels, including stylish fanny pack brand Hipsters for Sisters and eco-friendly label Kristinit, US-made merch curated by the MiA Project, and more. [Photo: Dilettante Arts]

16. Eastside Handmade: Shopclass

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5215 York Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Saturday from 3pm to 9pm, shop locally-made clothing, jewelry, home goods, and more from over 20 LA designers at vintage furniture fave Shopclass's holiday edition of its indie market. Plus, enjoy 20% off everything at the shop. [Flyer: Shopclass]

17. Remodelista: Big Daddy's Antiques

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3334 La Cienega Place
Los Angeles, CA 90016
The stylish interior design site takes over celeb-faved treasure trove Big Daddy's Antiques, where over 30 vendors will be hawking locally-made clothing, accessories, garden gear, home decor, and more. A few names include LA mini-department boutique Lost & Found, cool lifestyle e-shop Chay, DTLA-based textile brand Noon Design Studio, handmade candle company Le Feu De L'eau and others. [Flyer via]

18. Self-Help Graphics & Art's Market: City Labs

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1645 East 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Support local makers and artists at the non-profit visual arts organization's holiday marketplace in Boyle Heights. In addition to shopping Self Help's prints, expect a host of vendors offering vintage and handmade clothing, jewelry, fine art, artisanal foods, and more. [Flyer: @shg1970]

19. Show & Sell Holiday Pop-Up

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2315 West Burbank Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91506
Sunday from noon to 5pm, pick up clothing from LAFC-faved designer Bri Seeley, luxe leather goods from Daniel Scott Schiffer, accessories from Sour Girls, plus stationery, books, skincare and body products, home decor, and more. Plus, the first 50 shoppers score a chance to win a grab bag filled with $250 worth of merch. [Flyer via]

20. South Lake Avenue Holiday Celebration

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345 South Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
The Pasadena shopping stretch kicks off December with a family-friendly holiday party featuring deals at over 50 boutiques, salons, and eateries, plus live music, appearances by Santa, and more. Participants include DryBar, SoulCycle, Real Food Daily, B. Luu boutique, Yuan Lyu boutique, and others; see the full line-up here. [Flyer via]

21. Unique LA: CA Market Center

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110 E 9th St
Los Angeles, CA 90079
(213) 630-3600
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The mother of all indie marketplaces invades the California Market Center this Saturday and Sunday, bringing together over 350 vendors. Find handmade apparel, jewelry, stationery, children's toys, home decor, artisanal foods, and much more; plus, Fred 62, Juice Served Here, and G&B Coffee Lounge will be in the house to keep shoppers fueled. Tickets are $10 at the door (cash only) or online and include free drinks, snacks, unlimited re-entry on both days, and more; buy in advance here. [Flyer via]

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1. Ban.Do Holiday Pop-Up

1483 Havenhurst Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Sunday from 12 to 6pm, shop clothing from Clashist, stationery from Sugar Paper and Knot & Bow, pottery from the Object Enthusiast, and others at charming accessory brand Ban.Do's Girls Pop-Up. The shop will also be open select days now through December 22nd. [Flyer: Ban.Do]
1483 Havenhurst Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90046

2. CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles

112 E 22nd St, San Pedro, CA 90731
Happening every Friday through Saturday, shop handmade merch from over 100 local artisans and enjoy hands-on workshops through the month of December as part of Crafted's "12 Days of Craftsmas." This weekend, make holiday hair bows and votive holders ($5 each) and sun catchers ($6), plus enjoy live entertainment; click here for more details. [Flyer: Crafted]
112 E 22nd St
San Pedro, CA 90731

3. District La Brea Holiday Shop+Walk

181 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
On Saturday, enjoy discounts and gratis refreshments at a host of La Brea boutiques, including Dr. Collectors's Trading Post (up to 70% off sample sale), Kelly Cole (discounts on KC-branded merch), A+R (free gift wrapping for all purchases, Bonobos Guideshop (score $50 to spend in January for every $500 purchase), Garret Leight California Optical (free gift with purchase), What Goes Around Comes Around (discounts on select Chanel pieces), Steven Alan, Gant Rugger, and more. Plus, get free parking at the 2nd Street structure when you mention the event. [Flyer: District La Brea]
181 South La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

4. Echo Park Craft Fair: Mack Sennett Studios

1215 Bates Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029
Saturday and Sunday, shop clothing, apparel, home goods, beauty products, accessories, art, and much more from over 70 local designers and artisans at the two-day indie marketplace. [Flyer via]
1215 Bates Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029

5. Hemingway & Pickett: Indiana Colony

59 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
Silver Lake gift boutique Hemingway & Pickett is bringing its hipster-approved inventory to Pasadena's Indiana Colony, where it'll be popping up for the holidays Tuesday through Saturday from 12 to 8pm and Sunday through Monday from 12 to 6pm. [Photo: H&P]
59 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105

6. Market West

800 Main Street, Venice, CA 90291
On Saturday, score Cali-cool apparel from LACAUSA, luxe leather convertible bike bags from Vere Verto, footwear form Palatine, and more during Market West's holiday sample sale. [Flyer: Market West]
800 Main Street
Venice, CA 90291

7. Pop Shop LA: Pop Physique

3501 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
On Saturday, the stylish fitness studio is hosting a one-day pop-up, where shoppers can expect designer vintage from A Current Affair regulars New/Found, The Goods, Collection, and Just Say Native; minimalist-luxe accoutrements from LZZR Jewelry; retro-boho apparel from Lykke Wullf, and accessories from Darner Socks. [Flyer: Pop Physique]
3501 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

8. Renegade Craft Fair: Grand Park

200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Saturday and Sunday, shop over 250 indie designers, artists, and makers during the DIY marketplace's takeover of Grand Park in DTLA. [Image via]
200 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

9. Sherman Oaks Holiday Block Party

Ventura Boulevard & Woodman Avenue, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
On Sunday, enjoy a slew of activities, discounts, entertainment, and more during the family-friendly holiday block party in Sherman Oaks. In addition, No Roses Jewelry will be hosting a trunk show for Beverly Hills-based accoutrements line Sabile Jewelry. [Flyer: No Roses Jewelry]
Ventura Boulevard & Woodman Avenue
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

10. Shop 'Til You Pop: W Hollywood

6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Saturday and Sunday, shop clothing and accessories from mobile boutique JD Luxe, playful knitwear from All Things Fabulous, and more local brands; mingle with local style bloggers; and more during the two-day pop-up shop at the W Hollywood. Update: Sophie Simmons will also be on hand on Sat to preview her NYE clothing collection with The Style Club. RSVP is required; shoot your deets to rsvp@popyourshop.com or sign up here. [Flyer: Shop 'Til You Pop]
6250 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

11. Sumi's

1812 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Friday from 6 to 10pm, the handmade gifts boutique will host a holiday trunk show for LA jewelry designers Carla De La Cruz, ARIVKA Jewelry, and Jivita Jewelry; shoppers also enjoy free wine and snacks. Then on Friday, December 12th from 6 to 10pm, the shop will host "Gent's Night Out," a charity shopping event benefitting local animal rescue and adoption organization, Luxe Paws. Shop men's grooming goods, accessories, and more alongside giftables for animal lovers, plus enjoy an open bar courtesy of Bowen's Whiskey. [Image via]
1812 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

12. Of A Kind: TENOVERSIX

8425 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Addictive limited edition e-shop Of A Kind is popping up at the cult-cool boutique until the end of the year; pick up one-of-a-kind jewelry, bags, and more from indie designers. [Photo via]
8425 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

13. West 3rd Street Holiday Street Fair

La Cienega Boulevard & West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Thursday, December 11th, enjoy deals, free booze, live entertainment, and more from over 70 boutiques, salons, and restaurants during the stylish shopping stretch's holiday street fair. [Flyer: West 3rd St]
La Cienega Boulevard & West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

14. Artisanal LA Holiday Pop-Up Market

North Raymond Avenue & East Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
Saturday from 11am to 9pm, spend the day in Old Pasadena and stock up on artisanal foods, handmade clothing, jewelry, and more during the European-inspired indie pop-up market. [Flyer via]
North Raymond Avenue & East Holly Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

15. Dilettante Arts Pop-Up

120 North Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Shop a host of local labels, including stylish fanny pack brand Hipsters for Sisters and eco-friendly label Kristinit, US-made merch curated by the MiA Project, and more. [Photo: Dilettante Arts]
120 North Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

16. Eastside Handmade: Shopclass

5215 York Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Saturday from 3pm to 9pm, shop locally-made clothing, jewelry, home goods, and more from over 20 LA designers at vintage furniture fave Shopclass's holiday edition of its indie market. Plus, enjoy 20% off everything at the shop. [Flyer: Shopclass]
5215 York Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90042

17. Remodelista: Big Daddy's Antiques

3334 La Cienega Place, Los Angeles, CA 90016
The stylish interior design site takes over celeb-faved treasure trove Big Daddy's Antiques, where over 30 vendors will be hawking locally-made clothing, accessories, garden gear, home decor, and more. A few names include LA mini-department boutique Lost & Found, cool lifestyle e-shop Chay, DTLA-based textile brand Noon Design Studio, handmade candle company Le Feu De L'eau and others. [Flyer via]
3334 La Cienega Place
Los Angeles, CA 90016

18. Self-Help Graphics & Art's Market: City Labs

1645 East 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023
Support local makers and artists at the non-profit visual arts organization's holiday marketplace in Boyle Heights. In addition to shopping Self Help's prints, expect a host of vendors offering vintage and handmade clothing, jewelry, fine art, artisanal foods, and more. [Flyer: @shg1970]
1645 East 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023

19. Show & Sell Holiday Pop-Up

2315 West Burbank Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91506
Sunday from noon to 5pm, pick up clothing from LAFC-faved designer Bri Seeley, luxe leather goods from Daniel Scott Schiffer, accessories from Sour Girls, plus stationery, books, skincare and body products, home decor, and more. Plus, the first 50 shoppers score a chance to win a grab bag filled with $250 worth of merch. [Flyer via]
2315 West Burbank Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91506

20. South Lake Avenue Holiday Celebration

345 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
The Pasadena shopping stretch kicks off December with a family-friendly holiday party featuring deals at over 50 boutiques, salons, and eateries, plus live music, appearances by Santa, and more. Participants include DryBar, SoulCycle, Real Food Daily, B. Luu boutique, Yuan Lyu boutique, and others; see the full line-up here. [Flyer via]
345 South Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

21. Unique LA: CA Market Center

110 E 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90079
The mother of all indie marketplaces invades the California Market Center this Saturday and Sunday, bringing together over 350 vendors. Find handmade apparel, jewelry, stationery, children's toys, home decor, artisanal foods, and much more; plus, Fred 62, Juice Served Here, and G&B Coffee Lounge will be in the house to keep shoppers fueled. Tickets are $10 at the door (cash only) or online and include free drinks, snacks, unlimited re-entry on both days, and more; buy in advance here. [Flyer via]
110 E 9th St
Los Angeles, CA 90079