We’re always down for a little bargain shopping, but occasionally even our favorite second-hand store feels picked over. When all you can find at the thrift store is garb for next season’s ugly sweater party, we recommend heading to the Runway Outlet in Silver Lake for your discount fashion fix. The Runway Outlet specializes in samples from local fashion designers (close to 90 percent are L.A.-based), and sells them for up to 80 percent off the retail price, every day. Its style is kitschy, and includes funky dresses for weekend clubbing as well as eye-catching pieces you can mix and match for work, and much in between. You won’t find a $5 bin here, but items that typically would set you back a few hundred bucks are found in the two-digit price range, meaning your budget for fashion-forward clothing can stretch much farther. On top of that, they occasionally even have sales, so consider signing up for their email blast so you know the best times to scour. 2395 Glendale Blvd., Silver Lake. (323) 522-6192. —Ali Trachta

LA Weekly