Fashion Week shows offer the rare opportunity to see what you and others of your well-dressed ilk will be rocking a calendar year from now. It’s like stepping into a time machine where everyone’s taking photos all the time. The king-hell bummer of it all is that you’re not wearing any of this wonderful stuff until next year. Uncool.
*'Tis the season of balanced consumerism in Los Angeles. A gift for others, a gift for yourself. And so on:*
Parke & Ronen: The winter collection of classic-with-a-twist menswear is going for 50% off this weekend. Mention our brother UrbanDaddy to get the discount now. 8012 1/2 Melrose Ave, 323-852-1635
Apartment 3: New and vintage pieces are marked down by 30-50% to celebrate yet another residence for this wandering store. Also, open vodka bar tonight. 1855 Industrial St. #103, 8-11pm tonight, 323-939-3853
Kiki de Montparnasse: Okay, one for the "gift for others" category. If you ask a salesgirl to take you to the boudoir, she'll show you the secret stash of 30%-off underthings—instead of slapping you. 8280 Melrose Ave, 323-951-9545
Lisa Kline: If you can brave the celebutantes shopping for the benefit of the Robertson Boulevard paparazzi posse, this mega-sale continues. Brands like Ever and Modern Amusement are cut by up to 70%. 140 Robertson Blvd, 310-246-0907