PRADA & MIU MIU
The most whispered-about and anticipated sale of the past few weeks ends TODAY -- snap of a selection of the coveted Italian labels' shoes, clothing, and yes, even handbags at incredible discounts. Head over to 609 W. 51st Street before the sale ends Friday (Oct. 23), 10AM-7PM.
For the menfolk, save up to 75 percent off menswear, shoes, and accessories from the classy downtown label. Initial word is the sale isn't even that crowded, though it is full of more overstock than many folks might like. 260 Fifth Avenue, Friday 8AM-7:30PM, Saturday 10AM-5PM
Also for the gents, on Saturday only you will find Duckie Brown apparel for up to 80 percent off. Trousers are down from $450 to $120, jackets from $1,100 to $300 and shirts from $350 to $100. So head on over to the Morgan Hotel, 237 Madison Ave in the penthouse with cash in hand. (12-5PM)
Today is the last day of the Betsey Johnson sample sale. From what we hear, shoppers aren't finding a lot of variation in size, but the deals may be worth it. Prices top out at $75 for cocktail dresses; everything else -- tops, sundresses -- is less. Find it at the Millennium Broadway Hotel at 145 W 44th. (10AM-8PM).
FREE PEOPLE AND WALTER
Thursday through Sunday you can find Fall merchandise from Free People and Walter from 60 to 80 percent off at Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave. (10:30AM-7PM).
Have you been eyeing those perfectly round frames? Head to Oliver Peoples where you'll find select sunglasses and glasses for $79 to $99, with an additional 30 percent off prescription lenses. Check online for the various hours and locations from Friday until Sunday.
If you're still looking for the perfect autumn look, head over to the Eli Tahari fall sample sale for womenswear, menswear, shoes and handbags for 70 to 80 percent off. The sale lasts until Saturday so if you're lucky you'll still have time to grab a sleeveless sequined cocktail dresses for only $99 or men's navy trousers for only $49. If you're still missing the staple in every New Yorkers wardrobe -- the tall, flat leather boot, you can grab a pair for $119 (down from $598). 510 Fifth Ave. Friday (8:30AM-7:30PM) or Saturday (10AM-5PM).
This hip London brand is offering 20 percent off their latest fall collection for a special shopping event to celebrate the weather finally starting to turn. Now through Saturday, stop by their SoHo store to take advantage of the discount. 453 Broome Street, 2nd floor.
This gem of an LES boutique is celebrating its 5th birthday this weekend the best way any boutique can -- with discounts! Save 15 percent on fall wares and shoes, including labels like Wren, Nicholas K, Darling, and Grace Sun. 124 Ludlow Street.
If you've been coveting some warm fur pieces for fall, you may want to head over to the Guiliana Teso sample sale. Starting Sunday you'll find furs and other Fall 2009 items marked down by up to 70 percent, like a cashmere coat with mink trim for $900 marked down from $2,400. 135 W. 52nd St. in suite 5A. Sunday through Tuesday (10AM-8PM).
SAVVY & CO.
If you are lucky enough to fit into a size 7 or 8 size shoe, Savvy & Co. is offering up to 80 percent off brands like Miss Sixty, Ash, luxury Rebel, and United Nude. This is another great opportunity to pick up that pair of boots, you'll find them here for $75. 307 W. 38th St. Ends Friday (10AM-7PM).
Attention shoppers, J. Crew will host its sixth sample sale November 3-6, with teasers promising sizes galore, plus footwear, bags, outerwear & cashmere. J. Crew Aficionada seems to be wishing for more clearance than sample, but either way, it's worth a lunch hour perusal at the venue on 261 W 36th Street, 2nd Floor, between 7th & 8th Avenues.