Cheap Gear Rundown

Wallet-saving Gear:Cash Only Sample SaleSat-Sun at Cinespace: 6356 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood; 323.817.3456 Save on over two dozen brands at this once-a-year blowout, with $10 graphic tees from Obey and FreshJive, and not-even-dropped-yet summer Crooks & Castles hoodies for $20. There's also a party on Saturday night with DJs and a cash bar -- a thoroughly enjoyable experience, so long as your new hoodie hasn't mugged you by then. More details and the flier are on

International-y Gear: Mohawk General Store Through 3/27 at 1102 Mohawk St, Echo Park; 213.484.8162 This new-ish Echo Park hole in the wall's ripping 70% off super-soft graphic tees from Japan-via-LA designer Alex B, as well as 50% off Euro-style shoes from Generic Man, because your crappy medical plan won't cover the copay on kicks from Pfizer Man.

Vintage Gear: ResurrectionThrough 3/22 at 8006 Melrose, Mid-Wilshire; 323.651.5516 Take up to half off vintage designer clothes from the 60s-80s, like Burberry trench coats, Gucci sweaters and vests, YSL suits, and Adidas track suits -- use it for its intended athletic purpose, and become a charter member of Wheezingly Jog DMC. Get all old-school at

Trendy Gear:Apartment Number 9Through 3/22 at 225 26th St, Santa Monica; 310.394.9440 Snag savings on pants from Mason and jeans from Earnest Sewn (up to 60%), and 20% off the current season/60% on earlier button-ups and ties from Band of Outsiders, which you'll join when you excitedly explain to friends how you "saved big-time on this tie". Slightly more info on their brands is at

Green Gear:VieThrough the end of March at 8032 W 3rd St, Mid-Wilshire; 323.944.0530 This eco-friendly boutique's slashed prices on its entire stock in half, including tees from Zooey, jeans from Good Society, and boxer briefs from GreenKnickers, made from 30% organic cotton and 70% bamboo, which you probably shouldn't wear around your panda with benefits, Ling Ling. They're online at

Sleepy Gear:Peter AlexanderThrough the weekend at Americana At Brand, Glendale; 818.242.6797 This Aussie transplant's offering tons of sleepwear for $5-10: everything from comfy, simple grey cotton shirts to pants with cartoon prints of cars, finally giving you the ammo to deliver the line, "Get out of my dreams, and into my colorful printed pajama pants". Peruse your dream clothes at

Last-Season Gear:J. RansomThrough the end of March at 151 S La Brea, Mid-Wilshire; 323.936.1675 This megaboutique's clearing out their winter stuff, with 30-80% off denim, shirts, cashmere, and jackets from Kings of Glory, True Religion, and Morphine Generation, who'll someday realize that methadone is just another addiction, and not a real solution to its problem. Check it all out at