Weekend Sample Sales & Deals

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The grand opening of Target's holiday pop-up in the Meatpacking District boasts more than a few reasons to endure the early morning cold weather and lines -- namely, Rachel Bilson and Rodarte for Target. The pop-up itself will function as a walk-up gifting truck, allowing shoppers to walk up to the window and order what they want, getting a lovely pre-wrapped gift in return. All in all, yes it will be freezing, and yes, you'll have to line up just after the sun rises to get a prime spot in line, but from the sounds of it, the opening event will be well worth it. Friday-Sunday at the corner of Gansevoort and Washington streets; 10-8PM

This downtown emporium for only the coolest-of-cool labels (from Alexander Wang to Band of Outsiders) will host another of its epic sample sales all weekend, offering 60-90 percent off a variety of goods. It's hard to under-emphasize the amazing goods we've scored at O.C.'s past sample sales -- Alexandre Herchcovitch silk tops, Rachel Comey printed dresses -- and the prices are usually quite reasonable. This year, we're most interested in the wares on sale from the eponymous label, especially the killer shoes and simple mini-dresses. If that isn't enough to tempt you, the sale also promises Acne, Erin Wasson x RVCA, Tsumori Chisato, and Vena Cava. Basically, the crowds at the Steven Alan sale will be nothing compared to this. Friday-Sunday at 201 Mulberry St. between Spring & Kenmore; Friday-Saturday, 11-8PM; Sunday, 12-7PM
This sale opened to the public Wednesday, and there's quite a bit of merchandise packed into the Meatpacking location, including some of the brand's most sought-after fall items -- The plush shearling vest that was originally $1795 at Net-a-Porter and is now just $595 (still too rich for our blood, but for those with holiday savings to burn, we'd highly recommend). Head to the wall on the far right side for two racks packed with final-final sale items -- slouchy tops and skinny pants for a mere $25. Wednesday-Sunday at 819 Washington St.; 11-8PM

Proenza Schouler's studio sale -- which kicked off bright and early Thursday morning in Soho -- is an old-school sample sale, featuring limited quantities of spectacular goods, from $255 shoes to $400 bandage dresses. Not only are there no lines and no waiting, you'll be treated to a perfectly serene shopping experience with the chance at some truly unique finds. In addition to a rack or two of truly breathtaking runway dresses -- from beaded black cocktail dress for $800 to a colorful burn-out velvet piece for $1450 -- there are more than a few knit tops for just $110 and trousers that start around $100. Thursday-Sunday at 495 Broadway; 8:30-6:30PM
Snap up crisp denim for under $100 and Rag & Bone's signature menswear-inspired blazers for under $200 at this west village sale, which kicks off this morning in two locations on Bleecker Street -- one for the ladies and one for the gents (how civilized)! Rag & Bone's fall collection is pitch-perfect for right now -- tons of wool blazers, slim-cut pants, crisp button-downs and dark denim (dresses are $170 and under). Cashmere sweaters at the sale are just $100, and boots run $200. Thursday-Sunday at the Rag & Bone Men's and Women's Stores at 100 and 104 Christopher St.; Thursday-Saturday, 12-8PM; Sunday 12-6PM

The designer spent all week cleaning her studio to make room for this holiday sale. You can expect to find discounted good from Lena Corwin, Mocium, Sunshine & Shadow, Anna Gonick and more. Saturday at 218 Adelphi St. in Fort Greene; 1-5PM
Still deciding whether you've been naughty or nice this year? Head over to the Temperley London and friends pop-up holiday boutique. Not only will you find steals from Temperley London, Ceci New York and Fenton/Fallon Jewelry, but you'll have a chance to win some fab holiday treats. A few lucky winners could take home $250 gift cards from the designers, a card valued at $130 from the New York Shaving Company, or a cocktail party package valued at $5000 from Kiki de Montparnasse. RSVP to virginiar@temperleylondon.com. Saturday-Sunday at 453 Broome St., 2nd floor; 12-6PM

If you're still looking for a few pieces to accent your winter wardrobe, a few pieces from Catherine Malandrino's fall/winter 2009 collection may be the way to go. The sale, hosted by Savvy & Co., kicks off Monday and offers pieces from the collection marked down to 80 percent below retail. Expect to see bold designs with plunging backs, strong shoulders and asymmetrical designs. (Monday-Wednesday at Metropolitan Pavilion on 123 W. 18th St.; Monday, 10-9PM; Tuesday-Wednesday, 8-8PM

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