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Best 2014 Summer Fashion Events In Los Angeles

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Spring fever is in the air, which means the summer solstice is right around the corner. Gearing up for the new fashion season is easy when you live in Southern California as Los Angeles is a focal point for finding the hottest and most sought-after trends.

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Transit LA Shoe Show
California Market Center
110 E. 9th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90079
(213) 630-3683
Dates: June 8-10, 2014

Beginning on Sunday, June 8, you will get a bird's eye view of the trends that keep your feet looking snazzy all year long. Coinciding with LA Fashion Market, the Transit LA Shoe Show features contemporary styles from drool-worthy designer brands. Look out for shoes from Seychelles, Chinese Laundry, Frye Company, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Donald J Pliner, Vince Camuto, Steve Madden, Franco Sarto and Nomad. If you miss it, shop at your favorite stores such as Zappos, Barneys and Urban Outfitters to see the styles. Registration is required to attend the show and can be done on the first day at the California Market Center in the main lobby.

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Sample Sales
California Market Center
110 E. 9th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90079
(213) 630-3669
Dates: Apr. 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, Aug. 29, 2014

Free to the public on the last Friday of each month, you will be whisked away into the world of fashion at the California Market Center Sample Sales. Like a candy store for fashionistas, the designer showrooms will showcase sample sizes from the current or upcoming season. There are literally hundreds of designers and showrooms to choose from - so start your shopping day early. The samples sales features Los Angeles' collection of menswear, women's apparel and children at super-deep discounted prices.

Related: Best Upcoming Fashion Events in Los Angeles

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LA Kids Market
California Market Center
110 E. 9th St.
Los Angeles. CA. 90079
(213) 630-3600​
Dates: June 8-11 and Aug. 3-6, 2014

Buying kids clothes can be challenging because of their rapid rate of growth. Spend a few hours and shop at the LA Kids Market to find the best quality brands and prices. Featuring more than 800 favorite European and American designers and brands including Scoop, Ciao Marco and Isabella & Chloe, your precious one can be outfitted in all of the hottest trends of the season. In addition, the 50 showrooms showcasing kids wear also include a tremendous selection of year-round clothing, gift items and seasonal products. The showrooms are open daily all year long for your to peruse, but the LA Kids Market summer dates are June 8-11 and August 3-6. Registration to attend is required and can be done at the California Market Center during show hours.

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Monique Lhuillier Bridal Trunk Show
8485 Melrose Place
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 655-1088
Dates: May 1-3, 2014

With the big bridal season coming up, you may want to check out the Monique Lhuillier Bridal Trunk Show to find your perfect dress. On May 1-3 at the designer's Melrose Place shop, become enveloped in the beautiful and sophisticated styles that have become Lhuillier's signature style in the fashion industry. Feel glamorous is the Dee Dress and Dee Coat. The dress and coat both feature an exquisite ivory jacquard fabric. The Dee Dress has cap sleeves and a simple, yet sexy open back, while the Dee Coat is the perfect A-line.

Related: Best Bridal Shops in Los Angeles

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F.a.c.e. Runway Fashion Show 2014
333 S. Boylston St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 403-1626
Date: May 17, 2014On May 17

This red carpet catwalk features a variety of trendy designers and clothing brands that you will not want to miss. Set as a true runway fashion show, F.a.c.e. will also feature an after party, live DJ and performances as well as an entourage of celebrities to toast the new fashion season. Pre-sale tickets can be bought beginning April 30 and are $15, runway seats are $50 and special VIP Booth (drink service for up to seven people) is $200.

Jennifer Geisman is a freelance writer and faithful beauty junkie living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at

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