At last year’s inaugural La Cienega Design Quarter sidewalk sale, shoppers could find beloved Dorothy Thorpe glassware — normally priced at $20 to $60 — on sale for $5 at Dragonette. Unframed Cocteau lithographs, once $1,250, went for under $250. At Hollywood at Home, lamps that cost thousands were down to hundreds.
By the end of the two-day event, vendors were accepting just about any offer.
Visitors to the upcoming sidewalk sale, scheduled for Oct. 5 and 6, can expect more of the same at the 31 participating venues, which are slashing prices of home decor items up to 80%.
“It’s going to run the gamut, from throws and pillows to sofas and dining chairs,” said Patrick Dragonette, founder of Dragonette and president of the La Cienega Design Quarter.
Pair of Italian “Airline” Lounge Chairs c. 1950s were $8,800, now $2,800.(Downtown)
An example of a Midcentury Modern piece by Dragonette.(Dragonette)
A Tibetan rug from Marc Phillips is discounted from $9,200 to $600.(Marc Phillips)
Seadrift Outdoor Pillow Cover is among a selection of home furnishings from Serena & Lily that will be up to 70% off.(Michael Valdez / Serena & Lily)
Riviera Outdoor Bucket Chair is among a selection of home furnishings from Serena & Lily that will be up to 70% off.(Serena & Lily)
Arteriors Bolton table lamp from the Jay Jeffers Collection. Antique black iron finish with brass accents and a microfiber drum shade with gold foil lining.(Agent485)
Pacific Outdoor Bar Cart is among a selection of home furnishings from Serena & Lily that will be up to 70% off.(Michael Valdez / Serena & Lily)
Starburst Pillow Cover is among a selection of home furnishings from Serena & Lily that will be up to 70% off.(Michael Valdez / Serena & Lily)
Rolls of handprinted and textured wallpaper from Gracie.(Gracie)
Small Grecian Pedestal in brown marble with Shell Knob Basin/Faucet set in Flemish Patina at Sherle Wagner International.(Sherle Wagner International)
Tall Back 19th Century English Regency Arm Chair, was $6,200, now $2,200.(Downtown)
Barakat Gallery Dan wooden mask, 20th century.(Barakat Gallery)
Inspired by artists like Diebenkorn and Giacometti, the Boto rug was designed to defy flat space and shape a room. Handspun hand-dyed wool. Designed by David Weeks for Christopher Farr and featured at Salone del Mobile 2013.(David Weeks for Christopher Farr)
Orli Ben-Dor, creative director at Hollywood at Home, said shoppers could expect to “get a deal, whether you want to spend $100 or $1,000,” adding that her inventory includes vintage ceramic pieces at $15 or a leather chair discounted from $3,950 to $1,580.
At Mecox Gardens, head buyer Dave Benbow says that navy-and-white Ikat end tables priced at $1,550 would be down to $310.
Dragonette said the sale illustrates that LCDQ showrooms are not just for high-end interior designers and their celebrity clients.
“The area is seen as place where things are precious and dear and overpriced,” he said. “But that’s not the case.”
Participating stores will be marked by air dancers given an artsy flourish. Many showrooms will have access to moving trucks to get bigger purchases home, or buyers can use an app like lugg.com.
LCDQ Sidewalk Sale
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6
Where: La Cienega Boulevard between Melrose Avenue and Melrose Place