'Tis the season for sample sales. Get in the spirit all over town, from Fred Flare to Ksubi to ABC Carpet & Home this weekend.
ELIZABETH & JAMES
Perennial Thread favorite are clearing house, offering prime deals on spring 2010 and past season merch - perhaps to clear room for the yummy new denim?
250 W. 39th Street, Suite 1701: Friday, 10AM-6PM.
Now's your chance to snag the designer's ethereal lingerie and swimwear up to 75% off their regular prices, with bras starting at a mere $10 and swimwear sporting the pretty sexy pricetag of $40.
137 Grand Street, Fifth Floor: Today, 9:30AM-6:30PM
It's a special occasion when such high-end designer duds swoop down into the affordable sphere, so get there early for spring 2010 and resort 2009 pieces that include blouses and trousers around $300 and dresses near $700.
601 W. 26th Street, Suite 1730: Today, 10AM-6PM.
Get ready to potentially (but politely, of course) throw some elbows at the VPL sale starting tomorrow. Deals abound on lingerie and summer dresses, as well as rare RTW gems and shoes from LD Tuttle.
39 W. 38th Street, 6W: Today, 12-8PM.
Sassy bauble brand nOir is slashing prices up to 80 percent for its spring sale. Think prices well under $100 on lots of pieces sporting out-there statement motifs from octupus to geometric pyramids.
350 West 38th Street, Fifth Floor: Today, 10AM-7PM.
Men's and women's spring 2010 lines, as well as sample sale exclusives, are on offer at the edgy designer's Garment District shop.
248 West 35th Street, Ninth Floor: Today, 10AM-7PM.
Check it out - The News promises unbelievable deals on their vast selection of good designer merch, including Cheap Monday jeans living up to their name with $5 starting price tags, cotton and silk separates from Clu between $10-$40 and 85 percent off all Band of Outsiders. Hopefully the insanity extends to the others like Shipley & Halmos, Wayne and more.
495 Broadway: May 20-22, 10AM-6PM.
Through tomorrow, stealthy sample sailors can snap up the designer's signature plastic summer shoes - including those made in conjunction with Vivienne Westwood, Alexandre Herchcovitch and Karim Rashid - at up to 70 percent off the regular prices.
520 West 27th Street, Suite 601: Through tomorrow, May 22, 12-8PM.
ABC CARPET & HOME
NYC's biggest design crush is hosting the highly anticipated warehouse sale up in the Bronx. The oft prohibitively expensive merch is marked down up to 75 percent off, from signature rugs to decor, furniture, lighting and more.
1055 Bronx River Avenue: May 20-23; Today and Saturday, 10AM-7PM; Sunday, 11AM-6PM.
Another hall-of-famer kicks off tomorrow and goes through the weekend, with the eponymous collection discounted up to 75 percent, with sweet deals to be found on other stellar designers from Sunshine & Shadow to Sophomore.
87 Franklin Street: May 20-23; Thursday and Friday, 8:30AM-8PM; Saturday, 12-7PM; Sunday, 12-5PM.
NICHOLAS K, CARDIGAN BY LYNNE HIRIAK AND FRIENDS
It's a group affair with this collaborative sample sale boastin 80 percent discounts on clothes and accessories. In addition to Nicholas K and Cardigan, Nellie Partow and Candace Ang have gotten in on the action as well.
2 Great Jones Street: May 20-23; Today, 10AM-8PM; Saturday, 11AM-6PM; Sunday, 11AM-4PM.
Call it spring cleaning of the best kind - Aussie brand Ksubi is clearing out the basement to make room for new stuff, getting rid of everything for $75 or less. That goes for leather jackets, jeans, sunglasses and more, with discounts reaching the 85 percent mark.
219 Mulberry Street: May 21-23, 12-8PM.
Build a wardrobe fit for a princess at an all-inclusive resort or simply summer in the city at up to 80 percent off the resort and spring collections.
60 Mercer Street: May 21-23; Friday and Saturday, 10AM-7PM; Sunday, 11AM-6PM.
HONEY IN THE ROUGH IVANAHELSINKI TRUNK SHOW
Lower East Side standby Honey in the Rough will welcome Finnish designer IVANAHelsinki (cute name) via a three-day trunk show wherein guests enjoy music and cocktails with the designers while shopping spring dresses at half the price.
161 Rivington Street: May 21-23, 12-8PM.
W29 SHOWROOM SAMPLE SALE
Get your hands on a smashing variety of goods from Ashish, FIn, Alexander Koutny, Dagmar, Rodebjer, Margarita Saplala and The Local Firm through the weekend at the blowout sale.
208 West 29th Street, Suite 201: May 21-24; Today, 10AM-6PM; Saturday and Sunday, 12-4PM; Monday, 10AM-6PM.
SUITE ORCHARD AT HESTER STREET FAIR
Street style takes on a whole new meaning at the Suite Orchard one-day sale tomorrow. Instead of the requisite corn on a stick, this booth will be hawking duds from Alexander Wang, Karen Walker and more for less than $200.
Hester Street Fair at Essex & Hester: May 22, 10AM-6PM.
PLUM POP-UP AT A. TUREN
Having recently closed its brick-and-mortar business, LES boutique is getting one last chance to sell stuff in the flesh at friendly neighbor, A. Turen. All the Grace Sun, Agapantha and killer designer clothing and jewelry will be up for grabs for $99 or less, so take the economical opportunity to say goodbye before Plum moves completely online.
124 Ludlow Street: May 22-23, 1-7PM.
The Brooklyn boutique will take to the street to showcase clothing and more for less than $20 at their fun summer sidewalk sale. The perfect cheap-n-chic stop on the weekend constitutional.
219 Bedford Avenue: May 22-23, 12-6PM.
The Greenpoint cheeky-chic emporium is hosting a bonanza of deals, including sample sale prices of $10 on clothing, $5 on books, toys and sunglasses and their oh-so-popular $2 boxes (holla!). At the same time, new arrivals will be discounted for that day only and all full-price items in the store will be marked down 25 percent.
131 Meserole Ave: Sunday, May 23, 11AM-5PM.