I miss LA for several reasons and despite never taking full advantage of the downtown LA baby sample sales, now that they're not longer an option, I miss 'em! You never know what you have until it's gone ...
Where: Los Angeles and 9th, California Mart on the 6th Floor, parking is $10 (cash only) but you can always bring coins and hope for some street parking around there.
When: Last Friday of every month (may be earlier in December)
Why: Because people in LA like to dress their babies in Diesel and other too expensive brands, but in all honesty you can find some nice designer diaper bags which have been labeled "sample" on the inside, may be missing some pieces (like a diaper mat or water bottles) but are all the same otherwise and over 50% off!
I am, however, extremely grateful for LA friends who always offer to get me some cheap stuff at the sales and then mail 'em to me. You're the best!!!