Cheap Gear Rundown (Melrose Edition)

Across The Pond Gear:English Laundry'Til next Fri at 7519 Melrose; 323.782.9429This Brit designer's boutique's knocking 10-70% off their own buttondowns, jackets, and jeans, as well as a collection of tees blessed with images of Jimi Hendrix, not quite Stone Free, but close.The gear's at EnglishLaundry.comTrendy Gear:AlphaThrough 1/18 at 8625 Melrose; 310.855.0775This tiny shop's got 50-75% off tees, jeans, and button-ups from Paige, AG, and Trovata, as well as a melange of random stuff nobody bought during the holidays, like candles, coffee mugs, and calculators. Ah, the humiliating fall of the Christmas calculator.Get all beta at

Denim Gear:G-StarThrough 1/25 at 7966 Melrose; 323.658.6028Take 30-40% off cords, tees, and sweaters, as well as a slew of jeans from G-Star, who deem their style "military-influenced urban utilitarian" -- so, yeah, they're jeans.All the gear's at

Work Gear:Paul SmithThrough 1/18 at 8221 Melrose; 323.951.480030% savings on "classic London gentleman" suits, shoes, ties, blazers, as well as cufflinks, in case you're a schmuck.Get all 007 at PaulSmith.Co.Uk

Even-more Discounted Gear: Original PenguinThrough the end of the month at 8215 Melrose; 323.655.0401Take an additional 40% off already-marked-down hats, knits, shoes, and more, with an extra one percent knocked off if the sale price ends in .99 or .97. On the downside, you also sacrifice 100% of your dignity if you actually call them on it.It's arctic at

Wanna-be Gear:PosersThrough next Fri at 7417 Melrose; 323.653.4393Polos from, um, Polo, and buttondowns from Ben Sherman are slashed 30-50%, leaving you to wonder how much more the discount would be if there was a store next door called "Authentic Thing"

Designer-y Gear:Ron Herman"For three weekends" at 8100 Melrose; 323.651.4129The tabloid-favorite one-stop-shop's got 50% off damn near the whole store, including buttondowns from Steven Alan, jackets from Opening Ceremony, and jeans from Acme, which is totally blowing up right now, and no hilariously small umbrella can stop it.More stuff's on sale at