Cheap Gear Rundown

Kick Gear:Creative Recreation Sale @ Sportie LAToday-Sun at 7753 Melrose Ave; Mid-Wilshire; 323.651.1553 Take 70% off colorful shoes and sneakers (including one-of-a-kind samples and never released deadstock) at this parking lot sale, which also's got a DJ, who's obviously spinning sole. Get kicked at

Rocker Gear: Rock & Republic Warehouse Sale Fri-Sun at Sony Studios: 10202 W. Washington Blvd, Stage 14; Culver City Take 50-80% off everything from feather-embroidered, monogrammed jeans to basic white button-up workshirts, all at the studio where they once shot King Of Queens, and now sell clothes that would never, ever fit Kevin James. Take a look online at

Old Gear: Lost & Found VintageNoon-6pm Sat-Sun at 408 N Ave 65; Highland Park This blowout sale on vintage gear's got everything from concert tees to Hawaiian shirts to blazers, with every single piece only $5, or take five for $20, which is better than Five For Fighting because it doesn't include Five For Fighting. They're totally vintage: they're online at MySpace

Eye gear: LA Eyeworks Big Sale Fri-Sun at 7407 Melrose; Mid-Wilshire; 323.653.8255 This once-a-year blowout's got 30-80% off both metal and plastic sunglasses and prescription frames, with 20% off lenses 'til Halloween -- meaning you'll finally be able to see out over that oversized nose and mustache. All the info's at

Gift Gear:Alpha Pre-Holiday Blowout SaleFri-Sun at 8625 Melrose Ave; West Hollywood; 310.855.0775 This all-guy-gear store's looking out for the rare man who plans far, far ahead, with gifts like $200 TASCHEN books on sale for $60; Mini Dolmen radios marked down from $68 to $23; and a $50 bamboo Aquala bath caddy for $20, which your grandad continues to adamantly maintain is superior to a bath beemer. Spend $100 and get a $25 gift certificate for a future purchase; all the gear's at

European Gear: Faith Connexion Sample Sale Today and Tomorrow at 8248 Melrose Place, Suite A; West Hollywood This French brand's offering 50-80% off gear like wool and down jackets, vintage-looking tees that read "Faith" in the AC/DC font, and distressed black jeans, most likely upset that while there's Faith, they still have no Father Figure. The collection's at

Hipster Gear:Welcome HuntersToday and tomorrow at 451 Gin Ling Way; Chinatown; 213.687.9905 This cool-kids boutique's got 50-75% off hoodies, jackets, tees, and shorts from brands like KTZ, Skyward, and Another Boy, whose mom is currently being paged on the overhead. They're online at