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NYC sample sale season in full swing
December 10, 2009, 1:45 pm
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Sorry. I’m a terrible and unreliable blogger. But here is a quick rundown of some sample sales going on (and coming up) that I think will be worthwhile (mostly via While I do not have the budget to blow this holiday season (cursed economy), my willpower may break down when it comes to the following sales:

Label: Alice + Olivia
Deal: Party dresses for $179 (down from $440), fall pants for $99 (down from $297), and tops for $89 (down from $242) My guess is that they’ve started to mark down since they’re in the last two days of the sale. A&O is great for holiday dress shopping.
When/Where: Through Friday, December 9. 8am—8pm. 80 W. 40th St at Sixth Ave (212-840-0887)

Label: Diane von Furstenberg
Deal: Up to 75% off tops, sweaters, and of course DVF’s signature printed dresses – now marked down 10-30% from original prices – through Friday. (Stock replensished on Wednesday.) I think wrap dresses were $150 or so, which means they’re probably around $100 now in the last couple days of the sale. Expect further discounts on Friday, but less selection, of course.
When/Where: Thurs 10am—7pm, Fri 9am—3pm. 260 Fifth Ave between 28th and 29th Sts (no phone)

Label: James Jeans
Deal: Denim for between $15 and $90 – I’ve been meaning to get into jeans more. I just hate wearing things that don’t have any give in the waist. Mama likes to eat, and tight jeans don’t assist in that endeavor.

When/Where: Through Friday, December 11. Thurs 9:30am—7:30pm, Fri 9:30am—2pm. 500 Greenwich St between Spring and Canal Sts, #202 (212-221-4603)Label: eM Productions
Deal: 70% to 90% off collections from Grey Ant, Spring & Clifton, Veda, and more. I’m not familiar with the two latter brands, but I love me some Grey Ant. Edgy, sexy, hip. My guess is this is very Oak NYC-ey.
When/Where: Thursday, December 10th through Friday, December 11th. Daily 11am—7pm. 1 Bond St between Broadway and Lafayette, #5C (212-228-2428)

Label: Walter
Deal: Up to 75% off retail prices on dresses, tops, jackets and more. Last day of the sale! Call to see if there are any further discounts. Pretty, graphic-print skirts and on-trend leather vests.
When/Where:Through Thursday, December 10. Wed 9:30am—7pm, Thurs 9:30am—6pm. 265 West 37th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, fifth floor (212-391-9400)

Label: Opening Ceremony
Deal: 60% to 90% off merchandise from brands such as Alexander Wang, Band of Outsiders, Prozena Schouler, Vena Cava, and more. Payment with credit cards requires a minimum purchase of $100. Hip, edgy NYC dressers rejoice.
When/Where: Friday, December 11 through Sunday, December 13. Fri—Sat 11am—8pm, Sun 12pm—7pm. 201 Mulberry St between Spring and Kenmare Sts

Label: Ports 1961
Deal: Prices start at 85% off, meaning coats are $75, jackets are $40, tops are $20, and shoes are $75. Highly tailored, form-fitting pieces. Perfect for the office.
When/Where: Friday, December 11, 11am—7pm. 601 West 26th St between Eleventh and Twelfth Aves, suite 875

Label: Szeki
Deal: This isn’t a sample sale, but it’s just as critical that you get here. Szeki is having a sale on holiday party dresses this weekend, 10-20% off. It doesn’t seem like a lot, but her stuff flies off the racks. This boutique is my best-kept secret. Szeki imports interesting, on-trend pieces from Hong Kong, where many high-end designer pieces are manufactured (and copied). Lots of oversized sweaters, embellishments, interesting cuts. She only imports one of each piece, so it’s nice to feel like no one else is going to be wearing the same thing. No labels, no bullshit. Just beautiful clothes. She also makes her own jewelry and carries some beautiful, earthy leather bags. And she’s blogging again! Finally.
When/Where: Saturday, December 10 to Sunday, December 11. 11am—7:30pm. 16 Clinton St. (between Houston & Stanton – near Clinton St. Baking Co.)


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