LA Sample Sales: Paige and Frankie B.

I just found listings for two sample sales happening today in Los Angeles!

Paige Premium Denim size 24 jeans generally run small in the thigh, and even make a petite length in some styles.

Label: Paige Premium Denim
Deal: Sample sale, featuring variety of styles, washes and sizes at $50
When/Where: Friday, December 12, 9am-3pm, 127 East 9th Street, Suite 209, Downtown

Frankie B. Jeans make size 23 (very rare!) and I’ve also heard this jean runs about 1 size small!

Label: Frankie B
Deal: Holiday sale, featuring merch at $50 or under
When/Where: Friday, December 12 though Saturday, December 13, 10am-4pm, 850 South Broadway, Suite 500, Downtown

Too bad Paige is only going on during work hours today…I wonder if i can make it Downtown on my lunch break…hhmmmm…

Sample sale information courtesy of


Jeans that Run Small: Paige Premium Denim

Ahh…the search for the perfect pair of jeans. Living in Southern California, jeans are a necessity. We seriously wear them EVERYWHERE here. So it is important to have jeans that not just fit, but also look expensive and dressy. In a designer denim-less crisis, I desperately tried all the heavy hitters, like Seven for All Mankind, Joes, and Citizens of Humanity. Being as petite as I am, I couldn’t find anything that fit slim enough in the thigh, or had a low enough rise. That is, until I found Paige Premium Denim.

Paige Premium Denim in size 24 (the smallest available) runs pretty small. I’ve had good luck with the fit of the thigh (very slim!) and the rise, which fits low on me, even though I’m short waisted. The fits I’ve had luck with so far are Hollywood Hills and Laurel Canyon, which have a lower rise than some of the other fits. Paige also comes in a petite size, but I found the petite size 24 to run a tad bigger in the leg and thigh than the regular size (weird!). The fit also depends on the wash, so it’s worth it to check out a few washes and fits to find the ones that run small. I’ve found the McKinley wash to run small.

Even though Paige Premium Denim runs small, I have still had to take in the waist and get the length hemmed, but this is not costly, and completely worth it.

Some of my Paige PD Collection – all size 24 regular length after alterations.