Nothing feels better (not even cashmere) than finding a good deal on kids clothes. Little ones play hard and grow fast, which can make for some pretty cringe-worthy moments at the register. But bargain shoppers can rejoice: we found the best deals on kids clothes tucked away in showrooms located in the Fashion District. Scroll down and discover these awesome spots for super savings!
California Market Center
California Market Center (CMC) is considered the epicenter of fashion business in LA. The showrooms housed in the CMC are open year-round to industry buyers. But on the last Friday of every month and every Friday in December, there is a sample sale which is open to the public. With hundreds of kids brands housed in over 40 showrooms, this is a (wallet-friendly) fashion lover’s dream. All merchandise is marked below retail and for a busy parent’s convenience, kids clothes are all located on the LA Kids Market Floor: 6A. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the kid’s brands participating in the upcoming sample sales: EGG By Susan Lazar, Native Shoes, Chaser, Tiny Whales, Appaman, Zutano, Petit Lem, Biscotti, See Kai Run, Ella Moss, Mayoral and Petunia Picklebottom.
Parking is located at the CMC for a special $9 Sample Sale rate. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m., though individual showroom hours vary. Individual showrooms are open at their discretion, so please call ahead of time to see if they’re participating on the date you wish to shop. For a complete list of showrooms, check their website. Most showrooms are cash-only, though some do accept credit cards. (Bring enough cash with you just in case.)
Upcoming Sample Sale Dates:
November 17, and December 1, 8, 15 & 22
Arrive no later than 11 a.m. to ensure you get first dibs on all the good stuff!
110 E 9th St.
photo: Violet T. via Yelp
The New Mart Building features hundreds of apparel and accessory collections, with many manufactured in Los Angeles. In showrooms here, you’ll find kids brands like Lacoste, Jolie, “Love, Peace, and Lipgloss” and UGG. So, you can definitely stock up for the kids, but you may find that the best part of this shopping excursion is the options available for parents: Three Dots, People’s Project LA, Paige and Vince, to name just a few. Before your visit, refer to the following showroom list on their website for an updated list of participants. Parking is located at 9th and Main Street and the hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Upcoming Sample Sale Dates:
November 24 and December 1, 8, 15 & 22
There’s no admittance to the building before 7 a.m., so no need to line up early.
127 E 9th St.
photo: Nijole T. via Yelp
Cooper Design Space
The Cooper Design Space is a beautiful and modern building home to some of the best contemporary labels in fashion. With brands like Alice and Olivia, Halston Heritage, AG jeans, and Bella Dahl, parents make out like gangbusters shopping the sales. What these showrooms lack in kids merchandise, they more than make up for in adult apparel. Check out their complete showroom directory on their website.
However, we wouldn’t feature them if they only ever sold clothes for parents. (Ok, for a steal on AG Jeans, we would…) We dug deep and discovered one fantastic deal that is sure to please the whole family this holiday season. Miki Miette and Fleur’t are hosting a joint sale with items starting as low as $5! So stocking stuffers for kids, a new Alice & Olivia coat for mom, and Santa found something for everyone.
Upcoming Sample Sale Dates for Miki Miette and Fleur’t:
November 16, 17, 30 and December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 & 23. The sale is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and will be located at 719 S. Los Angeles St.
Cooper Design Space sample sales are held the last Friday of every month. Showrooms here offer discounted past season items, one-off samples, and overstock. Many showrooms are cash only.
860 S Los Angeles St.
Do you know of any ongoing and amazing sample sales? We’d love to hear your fashionable, cash saving tips in the comment section!