Check Out These Four Great Local Holiday Shpping Events in L.A.


It’s no secret we’re fans of buying locally, or of great independent designers. While last weekend included Self Help Graphics & Art: Holiday Craft and Art Fair and the Echo Park Pottery Holiday Open House, as well as the mother of them all, Unique LA, it’s not too late to get into the holiday spirit with a few other pop-ups, markets and sales this weekend focused on local design.

Snake print origami balloon via 8 ½ by 11

Opening this Dec 9th, with various hours is 8 ½ by 11, an experimental community project based in an old Silver Lake storefront for the next two weeks. Organizers call it an opportunity to “experience the joy of paper and all things flat.” In addition to hosting workshops and events dedicated to the art of paper, 8 ½ by 11 will also be selling goods gifts created during the next two weeks.

Returning to L.A. this weekend is the Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market, celebrating DIY artisans and indie craft. Located at the Los Angeles State Park this Sat and Sun from 10am-5pm, the event features over 200 artists, multiple crafting workshops and of course plenty of food trucks. Expect jewelry, clothing, home and garden goods, artwork, bath and body products and more.

Also this weekend, one of our favorite renovation blogs Remodelista is hosting a one day pop-up in Los Angeles this Saturday at Big Daddy’s Antiques at 3334 S. La Cienega Place, Los Angeles, CA 90016. The market features a carefully curated selection of housewares, ceramics, linen, and furniture. Admission is free and they’ll be serving up coffee from Handsome Coffee Roasters, housemade udon from Peko-Peko, and ice cream treats from Coolhaus.


And down in the Arts District, Poketo is hosting its annual holiday sale on Saturday at its headquarters. And it seems that Handsome Coffee Roasters is the beverage of choice for discriminating shoppers, since they will once again be serving up their coffee and espresso at the sale. Poketo’s unique brand of fun and functional products (who have been commissioned by Nike, MTV and Target in the past) will be on sale including housewares, accessories, and apparel.


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