The Deal: Dosa L.A. warehouse sale starts today
Los Angeles clothing and homestuffs designer Christina Kim, above, creates simple pieces that emphasize recycled textiles (look at those pillows!) and handmade details for her line, Dosa. A curtain fashioned from recycled pieces of clothing, below, illustrates her patchwork savvy.
So when she opens her downtown studio for a warehouse sale this weekend, savvy shoppers can score eco-chic gifts (or self-gifts, as sometimes happens this time of year), including cashmere and pashmina shawls, hand-painted boxes and perfume bottles and festive garlands of heart milagros made from fabric scraps.
Want to make your own gifts? Colorful grab bags of fabrics recycled from Dosa's cutting room will be available for $10.
For the fashionistas: Italian wool cashmere skirts, pants and jackets that originally sold for $680 to $900 will be marked down to $100. Silk sateen, silk georgette and silk crepe de chine from her 2008 Traveler line will be discounted 30% below wholesale price. This year's spring and summer collections will be offered for the first time in L.A. at wholesale prices. Also wholesale: Chinese blouses, kurtas, p.j. pants, camisoles, slips and chemise slips.Even if you don't feel like shopping, it's worth the trip just to check out Kim's studio. For a look, click here.
Dosa studio, 850 S. Broadway, 6th floor, downtown Los Angeles. Sale Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-- Lisa Boone
Photo credit: Jay Clendenin / Los Angeles Times