DROP THE NEEDLE: Tailor-to-the-well-tailored Berardi has finally gone ready-to-wear with a line of frothy womenswear that looks bespoke but isn't -- and also looks like you got to raid the Gossip Girl wardrobe closet. Available at Orchard Street's Factoriem.
OUI OUI: French Connection sample sales are not mellow affairs: When such a fashtastic chain slashes its prices so that $228 dresses are a paltry $50, people pay attention. Mens- and womenswear will be on deck on W 36th Street today through Wednesday.
MAXED OUT: Unlike at the boutique, you'll actually find prices in the double digits at MaxMara's Met Pavilion sample sale: Scoop up the sharp little suits and muted, elegant separates the Italian clothier is known for at about ¼ of their original price (like raincoats that were $1,262 now going for $379). Through Wednesday.