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Weekend Shopping: Joe's Jeans and Tom's Shoes sample sales; gr.dano and Hermes trunk shows

November 5, 2010 | 11:00 am


A few notable happenings for a more stylish weekend...


Joe’s Jeans annual sample sale Friday through Sunday: The premium denim staple is hosting its Big Annual Sample Sale at company headquarters in Commerce, Calif. Expect discounts up to 90% off on denim jeans, shorts, tees, shirts, jackets and leggings.

2340 S. Eastern Ave., Commerce. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday (VIP/presale); 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday.

Toms Shoes warehouse sample sale Saturday: Charitable shoe company Toms hosts a warehouse sale featuring recent styles and prototypes that never made it to production.

AMS Fullfillment, 29120 Commerce Center Drive, Valencia. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Hermes trunk show Friday: Check out rare, limited-edition Hermes time pieces at Pacific Palisades boutique Elyse Walker, including the Medor (there are only two in the country), the Harnias pocket watch, the Dressage and Cherche Midi wrist watches.

15306 Antioch St., Pacific Palisades. (310) 230-888. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

gr.dano trunk show Friday: Venice Beach-based design, home wares and fashion boutique A+R hosts a trunk show for San Francisco-based collection gr.dano.

1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. 310-392-9128. 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Matthew Campbell Laurenza appearance Friday: Jeweler Matthew Campbell Laurenza of the M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza collection greets his fans and shows off his latest collection at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills.

9700 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, Designer Jewelry. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Weleda's "Honestly Natural, Truly Beautiful” tour Friday through Sunday: Natural beauty products company Weleda is touring the country, trying to educate people about gnarly cosmetics ingredients (and there are many). Stop by Weleda’s biodiesel truck at one of two locations in Los Angeles to take a natural beauty ingredient quiz, learn about Weleda's natural products and receive a mini-spa treatment courtesy of the company.

Friday at Hollywood & Highland (6801 Hollywood Blvd.) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

"Desperate Housewifes" costume designer Cate Adair: Saturday  Adair will give bracelet-making and style tips for Chamilia, which makes elegant beads for jewelry, with 10% of sales from the event going to benefit Be the Match, a national registry that matches patients who need bone marrow with donors.

Saturday at Bungalow Bay, 6457 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with Adair in attendance until 2 p.m.


--Emili Vesilind

Photo: A current-season look from Joe's Jeans. Credit: Joe's Jeans.