Mansur Gavriel's Sample Sale, Curio's Cool Founders, & More of Our Fave Stories of 2018

This past year's best sample sales, interviews, and more.

Now that we've rounded up our biggest traffic grabbers of 2018, we're gathering some of our favorite features that helped to make our year a memorable one. From picking the brains of the fashionable founders of stylish app Curio and shopping the first-ever LA sample sales of Mansur Gavriel and Isabel Marant to spotlighting a slew of new local labels, there were plenty of stories that reminded us why we love living in the City of Angels. See 'em below, and feel free to let us know which stories struck a chord with you this past year.

Our Favorite LA Launches of 2018

Photo: Courtesy of Selkie
  1. Curio, Fashion App: Meet the Genius Founders Behind Curio, The New LA App That's The Postmates for Fashion
  2. Italic, Shopping Platform: This LA Startup's Offering Insanely Affordable Luxury Bags Made By Prada & Celine's Fave Factories
  3. Anine Bing & Janessa Leoné, Fashion Collab: Two of LA's Coolest Designers Have Teamed Up For An Off-Duty Hat Collection
  4. Chris Stamp & Ikea, Home & Lifestyle Collab: LA Designer Chris Stamp's Monochrome-Cool IKEA Collection Lands in Burbank Today
  5. MisterMrs, Fashion Brand: How A Charitable Fashion Experiment Inspired This New LA Line of All-Black Staples
  6. Jean Franklin, Fashion Brand: Slow Fashion Label Jean Franklin Is The Next Best Thing to Wearing Vintage
  7. Selkie, Fashion Brand: Meet Selkie, The New Unapologetically Feminist Label From Wildfox's Former Founder
  8. Clashish, Fashion Brand Relaunch: Clashist's Pop Culture-Obsessed Collage Tees Are Coming Back In A New Way
  9. Donni, Fashion Expansion: This Cool Girl-Faved Scarf Brand Just Launched Its First Clothing Line

The Coolest LA People We Got to Know in 2018

Photos: Courtesy of Curio
  1. Lena Khouri and Christine Outram, Curio App Founders: Meet the Genius Founders Behind Curio, The New LA App That's The Postmates for Fashion
  2. Sonja Rasula, Unique Markets Founder: Unique Markets' Inspiring Founder On A Decade of Pop-Up Fairs & What She Looks For In Vendors
  3. Jen Bilik, Author and Knock Knock Founder: How A Former SoCal Naysayer Fell In Love with LA and Wrote A Book to Shut Down Haters
  4. David Fishbein, Runyon Group Developer: One of LA's Coolest Developers on His Fave Store and the Design Icon Who Inspires Him Most
  5. Veronica Tolentino, Dude.Be Nice Co-Founder: This Positivity-Promoting LA Brand Is The Good News Everyone Needs Right Now

The Top LA Sample Sales of 2018

  1. Mansur Gavriel: Bucket Bags, Free Valet, More: What to Expect at Mansur Gavriel's First LA Sample Sale
  2. Isabel Marant: Isabel Marant's First LA Sample Sale Starts Thursday — Here's What to Know Before You Go
  3. Reformation: Photos: Scoop Up Denim, Dresses, and Bags for $50 at Reformation's Sample Sale Starting Today
  4. Good American: Good American's First Sample Sale Promises $50 Jeans For All And More
  5. For Love & Lemons: For Love & Lemons' Biggest Sale Is Coming to DTLA This Month
  6. Proenza Schouler: Proenza Schouler's First-Ever Sample Sale in LA Arrives Next Month
  7. Matteo: Score Matteo's Luxe Linen Bedding and More at This Month's Epic Sample Sale in Boyle Heights
  8. Jonathan Simkhai: Jonathan Simkhai's First LA Sample Sale Is Coming to Melrose This Month
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