Across The Pond Gear: English Laundry
'Til next Fri at 7519 Melrose; 323.782.9429
This 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.com
Trendy Gear: Alpha
Through 1/18 at 8625 Melrose; 310.855.0775
This 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 Alpha-Man.com
Denim Gear: G-Star
Through 1/25 at 7966 Melrose; 323.658.6028
Take 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 GStar.com
Work Gear: Paul Smith
Through 1/18 at 8221 Melrose; 323.951.4800
30% 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 Penguin
Through the end of the month at 8215 Melrose; 323.655.0401
Take 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 OriginalPenguin.com
Wanna-be Gear: Posers
Through next Fri at 7417 Melrose; 323.653.4393
Polos 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; 323.651.4129
The 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 RonHerman.com