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    The sheer volume of sales this weekend is incredible, including Lyell's closing sale, Botkier's continuing sample sale, a vintage throw-down at Santos Party House and hot deals at Araks, Vivienne Tam, and more. 


    Swimwear normally priced at $220 will go for a mere $40, while everything else - lingerie and clothing - can be grabbed for up to 75% off. 137 Grand Street, 5th Floor: Friday, May 7 9:30am-6:30pm


    Play the part of an effortless Italian sophisticate at 50-80 percent off retail - think prices between $25-$100 - before the sample sale ends today. 542 W. 22nd Street, 3rd Floor: Friday, May 7 10am-7pm


    Santos Party House will host this cash-onlyvintage bash on Saturday with music, haircuts and a chill roof deck party setting.  Oh, and there'll be an abundance of solid vintage clothing and home goods up for sale.  Santos Party House is located at 90 Ludlow Street, 5th Floor.  Saturday, May 8, 1-9pm.


    All weekend, stock up on Gilded Age jeans, jackets, shirts, and shorts for up to 80 percent off.  580 Broadway, 9th Floor Suite 912: Friday, May 7, 10am-7pm; Saturday, May 8, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sunday, May 9, 10am-7pm.


    Botkier's Nolita boutique is hosting a sale boasting 50-70 percent discounts on samples, exclusives and one-of-a-kinds and will be hosting a raffle for three $1,000 gift cards to the shop. As the event falls over Mother's Day weekend, Botkier is offering an extra 10 percent off purchases -- and you don't even have to be a mom to get it.  All you have to do is present a picture of themselves with your mom, either by sending a Twitpic to @botkierbags or uploading it to Botkier's Facebook page. 60 Mercer Street: May 6-7, 11am-7pm; May 8, 11am-6pm; May 9, 12-5pm.


    The silver lining to one heartbreaking dark cloud of Lyell boutique's closing is the closeout sale.  Goods are discounted 40-60 percent off until the store runs out of stock. So at the very least, we'll be able to wear more Lyell this summer.  Lyell is located at 173 Elizabeth Street.


    Scoop up samples from seasons past and the current spring 2010 selection at prices of up to 75 percent off retail.  Everything from dresses, skirts, tops, pants and outerwear to handbags, belts and shoes will be up for grabs, as well as a free gift with minimum purchase.  260 W. 29th Street: May 5-7; Wednesday, 9am-8pm; Thursday, 10am-7pm; Friday, 10am-6pm.


    The aptly named Pulp Lab opened yesterday for the next six weeks, presented as a fun, green pop-up for t-shirts, beachwear and accessories. 83 Orchard Street until June 17.

    Next week, get read for big sales from Opening Ceremony. Rebecca Minkoff, Tibi, Lela Rose, MaxMara, Nanette Lepore, Twinkle by Wenlan, Tocca, and Showroom Seven.