Where To Go In Los Angeles For Fashion District Sample Sales


June 10, 2013 by danisdecadentdeals

A shopping partner I met at the conference:)

A shopping partner I met at the conference:)

This past April I attended a Lifestyle Blogger conference located in downtown Los Angeles in the Cooper Design Space Center. This building is located in the famous Fashion District in Los Angeles.  I had never been to the Cooper Design Center before and did not know what to expect, but let me tell you…I was pleasantly surprised!!  For those of you that don’t know me, I LOVE to shop, but only when I know I can get a good deal and this place was phenomenal!!


Designer Sample Sale Sign

Designer Sample Sale Sign

Upon arriving at the Cooper Design Center , it looked like any other average building you would find in downtown Los Angeles, but once I entered, I could not escape the Clothing sample sales on every level of the building in every suite I passed by! So, what is a sample sale some of you may be wondering? They are awesome sales on brand new clothing designs fresh from the designers themselves.  These sample sales are to help designers get their name out into the public to grow in the fashion industry.

Multiple items for sale from top designers

Multiple items for sale from top designers

These sample sales also house some of the most contemporary designs from top designers that are big in fashion magazines and the film industry.  These sales happen the last Friday of every month and I cannot believe that I did not know about them until I happened to be attending an event in one of their buildings. The sales apparently are not only in the Cooper Design Space, but they also are in The California Market Center, Gerry Building & the New Mart.  All of these buildings are located at the intersection of Los Angeles & 9th Streets & the sales run from about 9am to 3pm and some of them are cash only, so make sure to hit up the atm before heading to the sales. 

The Designers for Sale at the Cedar Sinai and Fashion Industries Guild Sale

The Designers for Sale at the Cedar Sinai and Fashion Industries Guild Sale

I happened to be at the conference the weekend of April 26 & 27, which was also the only weekend in the year that has a special sale put on by the Fashion Industries Guild & Cedar Sinai Hospital.  This sale was really impressive in that there was such a large variety and so many styles of clothing in all sizes and colors to accommodate men, women, and children.  The sale that was going on as a charity to support the Cedar Sinai hospital was very impressive because they had the best prices and it was all for a good cause.  While at the sale, I purchased 7 different shirts all for under $40!!  What a steal!  I got everything from Disney t-shirts to work shirts to going out attire.  There was such a variety! Check out my pictures to see some of the items I purchased.  I definitely plan to hit up the last Fridays sale in Downtown Los Angeles sometime soon.  

Future sample sale advertisements on the walls of the Cooper Space Building

Future sample sale advertisements on the walls of the Cooper Space Building


Address: Intersection of Los Angeles & 9th Streets in Downtown Los Angeles in the buildings Cooper Design Space, California Market Center, Gerry Building, and New Mart

When:  Last Friday of every month

Hours:  9am to 3pm

My fun going out shirt - $10

My fun going out shirt – $10

Disney shirt - $2.50

Disney shirt – $2.50

Owl shirt by Delia's - $2.50

Owl shirt by Delia’s – $2.50

Cute Yoga Top - $10

Cute Yoga Top – $10

Ready for St. Patrick's Day with this one! $2.50

Ready for St. Patrick’s Day with this one! $2.50

Another Disney shirt - I love Mickey!! $2.50

Another Disney shirt – I love Mickey!! $2.50

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44 thoughts on “Where To Go In Los Angeles For Fashion District Sample Sales

  1. rmanea says:

    I am glad we are on the other side of the country or my wife would be there daily…

  2. alexandramc7 says:

    WOW! What a fun post! I love your pics and reading about your adventure! Thanks so much for sharing these super deals!

  3. You found some amazing deals on clothes. I love finding bargains like this for me and my family.

  4. Emom says:

    Way to go Danio!

  5. Love, love, love that owl t-shirt!! I am such a fan of owls! Those are amazing deals, wish I lived closer!

  6. Marie Leslie says:

    Love it! I am totally the bargain hunter–sounds like my kind of sale.

  7. Yvonne Brown says:

    The clothes look fun!

    Yvonne Brown

  8. Looks like fun was had by all! You love what you do and it shows 🙂

  9. symgirl says:

    I love to shop as well, Dani. After reading about these sales, seeing your treasures and their accompanying prices…I was blown away. Oh how I wish I were in the Los Angeles area for the fashion district sample sales.

  10. garyhyman1 says:

    Looks like you had fun. Perhaps when you get a chance, you can tell us a little more about the Lifestyle Blogger Conference. Sounds like a great event in itself?

  11. Very good to know Dani, I already know now were to go on the last Friday of every month! Loved your shirts, and the prices are awesome! Thank you for the tip!

  12. bestrealhealth says:

    You are certainly the bargain scout to follow.. thanks for sharing.

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  15. Looks like you had a great time Now if I ever get there I will know where to go 🙂

  16. I did not know they had this type of event. I shared it with my cali friends. Hope they get the opportunity to see this.

  17. LiveBetterDC says:

    It’s probably best that I live across the country — at least my husband would think so. We have some sample sale opportunities in DC but nothing like this. These deals are amazing! Thanks for sharing, Dani.

  18. virtualgurus says:

    Those were some SUPER deals in the fashion district! Where the heck do you find all these deals? I’m glad that you do all the hard work to find them for us 🙂

  19. Erin says:

    That place was a ton of fun to shop around at, and I LOVED the prices. You found some super cute stuff there as well. Will for sure have to return back here sometime. Roadtrip up to LA? 😉

  20. […] Have fun shopping and share your thoughts below about your experience! Don’t forget this sale is only from September 19-22, 2013, so head out to Downtown Los Angeles to dress to impress!!  Don’t forget to check out my past LA Fashion Sample Sale article here that goes on monthly here: LA Monthly Fashion Sample Sales in Downtown Los Angeles. […]

  21. The LA Fashion magazine is holding a PopUp Sample Sale Event on July 19th and 20th – – Everyone is invited!!!

  22. cary says:

    Please send me info.

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