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    Our advice to today's shoppers: make a bee-line for Rachel Comey, Vena Cava, and the vintage section. In the vintage section especially, we spotted two girls who'd snapped up two Oscar de la Renta dresses for under $200, so there are incredible deals to be had there for those who have the patience to rummage while also being surrounded by booths packed with spectacular names. First Dibs Friday: Friday, 10AM-7PM ($35) Saturday Shop-a-Thon: Saturday, 10AM-5PM ($20)

    If you're looking for something special to spice up your nightlife, beginning Sunday you can find La Perla lingerie, sleepwear, swimwear and ready-to-wear items up to 80 percent off. You can grab bras at $40 to $60 (down from $119 to $289) and sleepwear at $50 to $60 (from $184 to $500). Head to 4 W. 58th St, Sunday (1PM-6PM) and Monday-Wednesday (10AM-6PM)
    Do you have some cash burning a hole in your pocket? Head to Soiffer Haskin for women's clothing, shoes, handbags and a limited selection of bridal gowns all by Valentino -- you may find something just decadent enough to brighten up this drab November weather. If you'd like to drag your man along, he'll find a limited selection of clothing and accessories. The sale runs through Sunday, so you have a few days to get over there.Soiffer Haskin is located at 317 W. 33rd St. Friday-Saturday (9AM-6:30PM) and Sunday (9AM-5PM).
    J. CREW
    Today's the last day for the J. Crew sample sale. On Tuesday, thecrowd -- which was actually pretty male-heavy -- arrived at the sale and most were a bit disappointed by the limited selection, though the prices are quite good. The shoes were handily wrapped in little plastic bags and included the label's signature Marjorie ballet flats for $45, tall boots for $149, and Hunter rain boots for a mere $70 (for those of you still in need of a good pair, this is the sale for you). Cashmere sweaters are $75, while wool-blend sweaters are just $40 -- and do come in a kaleidoscope of J. Crew colors. 261 West 36th Street, 2nd floor: 10AM - 7PM
    Temperley has invited some of New York’s top luxury bridal vendors (MAC Cosmetics, Visions Floral Design, Cake Alchemy, and more) to show off their wares to brides-to-be at this luxurious event in Temperley's plush 2nd floor Soho loft. Pamper yourself. Saturday and Sunday, 453 Broome Street, 2nd floor, 12-5PM. RSVP: 212-219-2929

    If you're a fan of Fred Perry's British street fashion and you haven't stopped by the label's sample sale, you should. Womenswear, menswear and accessories are up to 65 percent off. Head to the Avalon Group Showroom at 547 W. 27th St on the third floor. Friday (10AM-7PM) and Saturday-Sunday (12PM-5PM).
    If you can hold on to some cash until Tuesday, head to Soiffer Haskin for a Huge Boss warehouse sale. For the men out there, expect to find a wide range of looks ranging from tailored clothing to furnishings. Ladies, expect a limited selection of clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories. Soiffer Haskin is located at 317 W. 33rd St.Tuesday-Friday (9AM-7PM) and Saturday (9AM-5PM).
    If you don't mind grabbing looks from past seasons, head to the Lulu Guinness sample sale to pick up handbags, jewelry and accessories for up to 80 percent off. The small, black Pollyanna clutch is marked down from $230 to $60 and various sizes of the patterned Laminate makeup bags are now available for $15 to $40 (marked down from $35 to $140).