Back-to-school meets Endless Summer at Irvine Spectrum Center

To ease the pain of going back to schoolIrvine Spectrum Center is hosting its Endless Summer Festival, showcasing fall fashion trends from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

YouTube vloggers Maddi Bragg and Suede Brooks are scheduled to present style closets filled with back-to-school looks during the event, and local rock band the Brevet is slated to perform from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Other activities include complimentary rides on the giant Ferris wheel; a braid bar and lulu dk flash tattoos station; make-it-yourself dreamcatcher and potted succulent decoration stations; a photo booth for selfies and Nordstrom Beauty Lounge seminars throughout the day. Irvine Spectrum Center is at 670 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine.

In other shopping news:

Openings

Michael Stars celebrates the grand opening of its new store at the Point in El Segundo from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Customers can shop the fall 2016 collection at 20% off, have hair touch ups from Hush Hush Salon and enjoy sweet treats from Hannah’s Bananas. In addition, 20% of proceeds from sales during the event will benefit Sandpipers, a South Bay women's philanthropic organization. The store is at 860 S. Sepulveda Blvd.

Sample sales

Elkin is having a sample sale from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Friday at 763 1/2 S. Plymouth Blvd., in Hancock Park. 

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For the Record:

Aug. 13, 11:35 a.m.: An earlier version of this post said Elkin's sample sale was by-appointment only. No appointments are necessary.

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Sydney Brown plans to host a sample sale from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at 2558 N. San Feranando Road, No. B45, Los Angeles. Items will be offered at up to 90% off.

Select Esquivel shoe styles will be marked 50% to 80% off in a sample sale this weekend at the brand's Los Angeles showroom, 8309 W. 3rd St. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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