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