Work gear: BCBG Max Azria Warehouse Sale
50-90% off, Nov 3 only
2761 Fruitland Ave, Vernon; 323.589.2224
Office-friendly button-downs and ties start at a mere $5, perfect for writers looking to impress the associate manager at their new strike-week job at Staples.
For-Charity Gear: DDCLAB Sample Sale
70-85% off from Nov 3-25
8906 Melrose, West Hollywood
15% of the money you spend on DDCLAB's jeans, jackets, and shirts goes to to secure clean drinking water in Africa, reducing your guilt over washing your stylish new clothes in Evian.
Here's the flier
Slightly out-of-date gear: Klasse LA
All sale items $25-$45 until Nov 3
2409 Main St, Santa Monica; 310.581.0520
This Santa Monica boutique's clearing out the last two years of inventory with deals like $20 APC shirts and $35 Stronghold Jeans -- apparently, "klasse" is German for "pauper".
Check them out on MySpace
Street gear: 3 P Jeans
40% off thru Nov
1311 Maple Ave, Downtown; 213.741.0708
Tees, shoes, and jackets are on sale from brands like Rocawear, Five Four Clothing, and Kangi, who needs the money desperately to wage trademark war against Kangol.
Beach gear: Insight Warehouse Sale
40 to 70% off on Nov 3
8940 Ellis Ave, Culver City
Get cash discounts on everything from hoodies to boardshorts to surfboards -- so basically, they're selling clothing and wall art.
Check out the brand at Insight51.com
Trendy gear: Body Clothing
30 percent off til Nov 4
210 S Beverly Blvd, Beverly Hills; 310.271.5454
T-shirts from Local Celebrity and button-ups from Howe are among the discounts at this tabloid mainstay -- great deals, but you'll run the risk of looking like Matthew Perry: jauntily unemployed.
Cold weather gear: Black Market
30-70% off through Nov 15
2023 Sawtelle Blvd, West LA; 310.966.1555
Jackets from streetwear designers like WESC, Triple 5 Soul, and LRG are all discounted enough to make them worthwhile purchases despite your only needing them for 3 days in February.
The website's at BlackMarketLA.com