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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.
· Luv Aj, Anine Bing, More: 45+ Black Friday E-Sales from LA Brands [Racked]
· 40+ Sales! Ditch the Malls at These Black Friday Sales in LA & OC [Racked]
· The Cool Kid's Guide to Surviving Black Friday at LA & OC Malls [Racked]