Summer Steals + Deals: L.A's Upcoming Sample Sales

What: Shop the avant-garde prespring pieces and deconstructed T's of Raquel Allegra at her upcoming sample sale. All items will be up to 60% off for just two days so don't miss out!

When: Thursday, June 7th- Friday, June 8th

Thursday 10 AM-3 PM; Friday 10 AM-2 PM

Where: 834 S. Broadway, 4th FL (see map)

L,A. Designer Sale Central

Stock up on end of the season goods at upcoming sample sales online and near you! Be sure to check out the Labor Day sale at Em & Co. quick because today is that last day, and while you’ve got your credit cards in hand, here’s a few more deals we’d like to bring to your attention.

Who: Em & Co. Labor Day Sale
What: Designer apparel and accessories orange tagged for $25 and additional discounts on multiple item purchases.
Where: 7940 W. 3rd St. (323-782-8155)
When: Through August 31st

Mark Your Calendars: Even More Summer Sample Sales!
What could possibly be better than Proenza Schouler handbags, Pamella Roland dresses or jewelry from Made Her Think? All that stuff on sale, of course! We here at Joonbug did some snooping around and it turns out that sample sale season is just getting into gear this month. Be sure to jot down the dates below for sales on Splendid, Ella Moss, T by Alexander Wang, Current/Elliot jeans and more!
Suburban Glam

You may forget that you are on the quaint country back roads of Bucks County when strolling around these very hip boutiques in Newtown, PA.

Jac's Urbanwear
124 N Sycamore St.
Newtown, PA

Jac's Urbanwear on North Sycamore St. carries the latest styles straight off the New York show room floors from Free People, Tulle, Gentle Fawn, Tommy Bahama, Maruca and more. The small boutique opened in 2007 and has been carrying denim, dresses, sweaters, jackets, gifts and accessories for those that want something a bit different from the everyday items on the department store racks. Owner Carol McCune sells pashminas for $30, Tulle sweater dresses for $65 and Free People jeans for $68. She carries jewelry from local designers including "Bird on a Wire" creations made by Newtown Borough resident Amy Lusty. Several necklaces and earrings were made by former Anthroplogie designer Gabrielle Hoffman of Wycombe, PA. Hoffman brings the trendy and yet hippy look made famous by the Anthropologie brand straight to the displays at Jac's.

Chic Children Trend

The apparel industry is having a rough time right now, as we were all further reminded by the dismal holiday shopping season. However, there is one market at least that seems to be continuing its growth in spite of the economy: designer children’s wear. It is outperforming even women’s wear divisions.

Reasons cited for its success include plateauing birthrates combined with an increase in career moms with more money to spend as well as an increased desire in women for their children to reflect their own personal style. Philip Lim Kids, Little Ella Moss, John Galliano and Little Marc Jacobs are all top-selling kid’s lines at Barney’s New York. Jean Paul Gaultier plans to develop a kid's line next fall and Burberry will be opening up free-standing children's clothing stores in New York, Hong Kong and Palo Alto, California.

Designer Children's Wear Proliferates, Economy Be Damned [NY Mag]