Country Club Gear: Built By Wendy
30 to 40% off 'til the end of the month
7938 W 3rd St, Mid-Wilshire; 323.651.1902
Hit this small boutique for marked-down golf shirts and button-downs; make a break for the XXXL rack if the brand isn't all that Wendy's built.
Denim Gear: The Warehouse Sale
40 to 80% off on 8/19, VIP sale ($15) on 8/18
Orange County Fair and Expo Center, 88 Fair Dr #12, Orange County
Enjoy deep discounts and a buy-5-get-1-free deal on Ts, hoodies, and denim from Seven For All Mankind and Citizens of Humanity (nomenclature that belies the fact that a full price pair could pay to vaccinate a Third World village).
To get in for free, RSVP at: TheWarehouseSale.com
New-Store Gear: Welcome Hunters
454B Jung Jing Rd, Downtown
Hit this new Chinatown emporium and get a 20% discount on jeans/shirts/bags; or step around back and negotiate for a crate of Bang-Snaps.
Agenty Gear: Ted Baker
50% off Spring and Summer collections 'til 8/24
131 N Robertson Blvd; Beverly Hills; 310.550.7855
If you only close one deal this year, let it be half-off everything Ted Baker -- from suit pants to button-ups. Because, lets face it, no one's ready for Jon Voight in a chef/zombie buddy flick.
Overexposed Gear: Kitson Men
Up to 70% off on 8/18 and 8/19
146 N Robertson Blvd, Beverly Hills; 310.358.9550
Pick up Stitches jeans, Duarte and Lacoste shirts, and items from China Wall, but take a deep breath before you do -- lest the cloying musk of Kitson's star f-ing level you with a fashionable case of bulimia.
Assorted Gear: California Market Center Fall Sale
Saturday at: 110 E 9th St, Downtown; 310.837.6788
85% off all kinds of merch from 100+ designers (cash money only, G).
Summer Gear: Blackmarket
'Til it's gone at
Blackmarket LA and Blu-82: 2023-2025 Sawtelle, Culver City
Blackmarket LB: 429 E 1st St, Long Beach
As fall approaches, snag 75% off Ts and other hot-weather gear you'll soon be forced to retire -- for the two seconds it takes you to remember that you live in LA.
Foot Gear: Barracuda
2-for-1 shoes 'til the end of the month
7600 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood; 323.852.7179
Adidas, Converse, and Puma are among the brands going 2-for-1 (read: 4-for-2, for the non-peg-legged gentleman).
Designer Gear: Barney's Warehouse Sale
50 to 75% off until 8/19
Barker Hangar, Santa Monica; 310.777.5700
Brave the mayhem for bargain upscale shirts, pants, etc, at this dressing room-less free-for-all. If you insist on struggling into the goods, take the opportunity to reflect back on the last time you stripped in a hangar full of strangers -- and vow to look less suspicious on your next flight home from Caracas.