The Shopaholic's Guide To Sizzling Summer Sales That Won't Break The Bank

by Dalya Benor · July 8, 2011

Attention shoppers: hold off on treatment for that compulsive spending habit because the best of the summer deals are upon us and we're here to help you shop without burning your pockets with this guide to L.A.'s best summer sales. When you get that Chloe bag you were considering taking out a second mortgage for at full price for half-off, you can thank us later. [Photo via]

CC Skye Sample Sale

Why: If you want to get a little more bling for your buck, then head over to the CC Skye Summer Sample Sale to save 40% - 70% on the line's signature bags and accessories. That means purses are $25 - $75 and jewelry is $10 - $50. When: Today, 10am - 5pm. Where: 5355 Cartwright Avenue (off Magnolia Boulevard), North Hollywood; Suite 104; 818.506.3235.

Lucca Couture/ Isabel Lu Sample Sale

Why: Head downtown to score some major discounts on breezy summer tops, dresses, shorts, skirts, jackets, and more where nothing is over $25. Make sure to head to the ATM beforehand-- it's cash only. When: Today - Saturday, June 9, 9am - 4pm Where: 629 E. 30th Ave., Los Angeles

Thomas Wylde Sample Sale

Why: Score goods from British line Thomas Wylde with its signature mix of rebellious prints and fabrics at a price you can actually afford. The Spring/Summer collection will be 70% - 80% off meaning you can finally get those luxe jackets, dresses, and accessories that you've been wanting. When: Saturday, June 9, 9:30am - 8pm Where: Smashbox Studios, 8538 Warner Drive, Culver City

Monique Lhuillier Bridal Sample Sale

Why: Yes, it's the infamous Monique sample sale. The one in which women start lining up at 3am to snag bridal wear at up to 90% off. Get there early if you want a piece of the action. When: Sunday, July 10, 10am - 4pm Where: 1201 S. Grand, Los Angeles

Opening Ceremony Summer Clearance Sale

Why: The notoriously hipster-chic boutique is cleaning house—and we get to reap the benefits. Save 35%-70% on a not-too-shabby selection of Alexander Wang, Acne, Rachel Comey, Rodarte, Suna, Proenza Schouler, Chloe Sevigny and more. When: Now - Friday, July 15 Where: Opening Ceremony, 451 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles

Milkmade Summer Sale

Why: Its the midst of the July heatwave, and there's no better way to beat the heat then to head to the beach. Venice Beach, that is, and we mean cooling off in Milkmade boutique. Get your indie-designer fix, where staples by Wood Wood, Whit, Creep, Harvey Faircloth, and Garbstore are up to 50% off. When: Ongoing WhereMilkmade, 1413 Abbot Kinney Boulevard (near California Avenue), Venice

Madison Summer Sale

Why: According to Racked, the selection at the Madison sale isn't bad, with deals up to 50% off YSL, Chloe, Helmut Lang, Vanessa Bruno, and more. With J.Brand skinnies at $45, I think I'll be heading there on my lunch break. When: Ongoing Where: All Madison locations

*BONUS*: Madison 4 (OH 5! Sale

Why: Don’t let the 405 Freeway closure AKA Carmageddon stop you from missing out on Madison’s Spring/Summer Sale. Buy 4 sale items and get the 5th sale item free! When: Saturday, July 16 - Sunday, July 17 Where: All Madison locations

Oliver Peoples Summer Sessions

Why: Yes, it's back. Oliver Peoples hosts an early evening soiree Saturday at their Malibu location, with more at their West Hollywood outpost later this month and through August, where you can sip drinks, and listen to sounds of a DJ spinning tracks. Maybe the booze will help lessen the pain of your paycheck going out the window, where you can score major deals on frames by Oliver Peoples, Mosley Tribes, and Paul Smith eyewear. When: Saturday July 9, 5pm - 8pm Where: Oliver Peoples, 3900 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu; 310.456.1333