Shopping: Save bucks at trunk and sample sales this week in L.A.
Multi-designer retailer ShopExpressBaggage.com and jewelry seller RequiredFlare.com are having a joint trunk sale in Studio City on Saturday. Current season merchandise from labels including BB Dakota, Blank NYC, M2F Denim and For Love & Lemons will be marked down up to 40%, and RequiredFlare will have jewelry that is not yet available on its website. Personal stylists will be on hand to help put looks together, and champagne and hors d'oeuvres will be served. For free admission, RSVP to http://excessbaggage.eventbrite.com. The event is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Excess Baggage showroom, 12044 Hoffman St., Studio City. (818) 760-4465
Colorfast Apparel sample sale, with items priced $5 to $45, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 2301 E. Seventh St., Suite E-102, Los Angeles.
Crybaby Presents' first ever sample sale, featuring clothing, jewelry, home items, books and more with prices 25% to 75% off. The sale is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 9123 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. RSVP required at firstname.lastname@example.org
Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M has opened a new store at South Bay Galleria, 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach. Center hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. (310) 370-3490
New York-based Leonard Opticians has opened its first Los Angeles eyewear boutique at 11696 San Vicente Blvd. The store offers designer brands including Chanel, Christian Dior, L.A. Eyeworks, Oliver Peoples, Prada and Tag Heuer. It's open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. (310) 442-1092
Meet budding fashion designers when South L.A. Heritage College-Ready Academy students present their third annual creative arts showcase, including a boutique where students involved in the After-School All-Stars fashion and visual arts programs will show off their works. The event is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the academy, 10101 S. Broadway, Los Angeles.
Photo: Some looks from ShopExpressBaggage, courtesy of the retailer.