Turns out this is a great week to be a baller on a budget in L.A.: you can eat at places generally reserved only for special occasions (see our guide to DineLA Restaurant Week), and shop clothes by designers north of your price point to step up your fashion game for way less damage. Tomorrow the fashion district downtown is host to a myriad of sample sales where you can score some on-point pieces to update your wardrobe, if you know what you're doing as this is a different breed of retail than what happens at The Grove. But we're here to help you work that system with some tips and handy info to make the most of your shopping adventure downtown. So take advantage of this rare opportunity to dine and shop like you're in a higher tax bracket tomorrow by hitting the sample sales and then heading over to Bouchon.

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