{GBF Life + Video} LA Sample Sales and 10 Tips On How to Survive Them

It's simple. Paying retail is bad. Sample sales are fab. Before you embark on the journey to your chaotic, crowded, and heavily discounted destination, watch my latest Youtube video, "10 Tips On How To Survive Sample Sales." My tips will take you from sample sale rookie to veteran in under five minutes!

Okay, now you're ready for the real deal (s). Feast your eyes on all the fabulous November and December sample sales taking place in LA! The list will be updated regularly so check back often! And don't forget to follow me on twitter for the latest sale updates.

Only at sample sales will you shop long and prosper.

 70 percent off graphic shift dresses, leather skirts, and strappy heels.
Nov. 21 & 22, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cooper Building, 860 S. Los Angeles St., at Ninth St., ste. 4, Downtown.

{Karen Kane}
 Take 40-75 percent off color-block dresses, moto jackets, and wear-everywhere silk blouses from the designer’s fall 2013 collection.
Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
 110 E. Ninth St., at S. Main St., ste. c540, Downtown

 {Clover Canyon}
Print dresses and blazers at up to 50 percent off wholesale.
Nov. 21, noon-6 p.m.; Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
 834 S. Broadway, b/t W. Eighth & W. Ninth Sts., 3rd flr., Downtown.

Get up to 70 percent off effortless essentials for men and women from the line’s fall and holiday ’13 collections.
Nov. 21, 5-9 p.m.; Nov. 22, 5-8 p.m.
 5400 Wilshire Blvd, Hancock Park.

{Brian Lichtenberg} 
 Up to 80 percent off the L.A. label’s tanks and sweatshirts. Score a free beanie when you spend $250.
Nov. 22, noon-6 p.m.; Nov. 23., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
1538 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood

Up to 75 percent off on women’s signature apparel. 
Nov. 21, 22 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov 23 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 
 2812 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90007. Cash/ CC. 

 {City Color Cosmetics}
Up to ninety percent off on gift sets, lipsticks, eye shadow palettes and more. 
Nov. 21-22 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Beauty Plus Global, 4861 E. Airport Dr., Ontario, 91761. 
Cash only!

{BB Dakota and Jack}
 Fifty to seventy percent off on women’s dresses, jackets, tops, bottoms, skirts, shorts, handbags and more priced at $5-$50. 
 Nov. 22, 10 am-4 pm.; Nov 23. 12-6 p.m.
1638 Pomona Ave., Costa Mesa 92627.

{Gilt City Warehouse Sale}
This spectacular event features Gilt’s top brands as well as one-of-a-kind Infiniti Q50s tailored by Thom Browne and Zac Posen.
 Dec 7. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
 Siren Studios 6063 W Sunset Blvd
HollywoodCA 90028
Ticket required!

{Raquel Allegra & Xirena}
Save up to seventy percent off retail
Dec 5. 10-3 p.m.; Dec 6 . 10-1 p.m.
834 S. Broadway 4th Floor, Los Angeles.
Cash only!

Multi-designer sample sale
Dec. 12 to Dec. 15.10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
1206 Maple Ave., 11th floor, LA.

Take 60-70% off women's jewelry, handbags, and accessories (Rosary Horn bracelet only $24!)
Dec. 7th 10am-7pm

9400 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90212.

Save 75% on women's clothing, dresses, tops, tanks, skirts, lingerie, jewelry, and more! Bring a new toy for the chance to win $1000 in merch.
Dec. 8th 10am-5pm
2140 E. 7th Place, Los Angeles 90021

Score discounts of 65-80% off statement making cocktail dresses, day dresses, pants, skirts, tops, and more! 
Dec. 6th 12-5pm, Dec. 7th 9am-3pm
648 South Mateo St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

Save 40-65% off women's clothing, jewelry, and accessories! 
Every Friday in December (12/6,13,20,27) 10am-4pm
910 S. Broadway, Los Angeles 90014

Score 40-60% off leather handbags, wallets, belts and more!
Dec. 6th 8am-2pm
2222 Barry Ave., Los Angeles 90064

Forty to seventy-five percent off women's clothing, tops, tees, blouses, jersey and knit dresses, sweats, cashmere, and more!
Dec. 6th-8th 9am-5pm Complimentary coffee served from 9am-12pm!
584 Mateo Street, Los Angeles, 90013

Save 40-70% on women's clothing samples and overproduction tops, blouses, skirts, shorts, bottoms, jackets, sweaters, and dresses.
Dec. 7th 10am-4pm
2807 S. Santa Fe Ave., Vernon, 90058

Forty to eighty percent off Undrest, LNA, Nightcap, Bordelle, Jen's Pirate Booty, Vintage Gucci lingerie, swimwear, and clothing. 100% of proceeds go straight to relief efforts in the Philippines!
Dec. 2nd-6th 10am-4pm
3627 E. 8th St., Los Angeles, 90023

Save 55-85% on women's apparel (including the White Label and plus sizes!)
Dec. 5-7th 10am-6pmDec. 8th 10am-5pm
2301 E 7th St # C100, Los Angeles 90023

Fifty to seventy-five percent off women's tops, dresses, pants, jackets, and more!
Dec. 5th-6th 10am-4pm

Cooper Bldg., 860 S. Los Angeles St., #422, Los Angeles 90014

Forty to ninety (yes ninety!) percent off bridal gowns and women's RTW apparel
Dec. 8th 10am-4pm
201 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90015

{live fabulously}