The week in shopping
Sale of the week: If you're a working girl (which I'm assuming most of us are), you can't beat Chaiken for sophisticated, stylish basics. Here, get 'em for up to 70% off. 4/26-4/27; 8-8 Tue., 8-11:30 a.m. Wed.; Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St. (6th & 7th Aves.), 4th fl.

While you're in the neighborhood, you might as well stop by the Kate Spade sale, however do so at your own risk--i once spent three hours waiting in line to get in. Still, prices are an enticing wholesale and below. 4/26-4/28; 9-6, 9-6 Thurs.; Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St. (6th & 7th Aves.), ground floor.

When you've outgrown your Hanes Her Way, upgrade to Araks' lovely cotton underthings; at this sale, they're up to 90% off ($5 and up). 4/27-4/29; 9-7; 121 E. 12th St. (2nd & 3rd Aves.), buzzer 6I.

Because my lovely washing machine shredded my beloved 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets last weekend, I'll be hitting Dwell for a new set of sheets in a fun graphic print. Hey, they're 60% off! 4/28-5/8; 11-7; 60 Grand St. (at Wooster St.).

Shelly Steffee is one of those intimidating-looking stores that has a total of, like, four dresses hanging in it, but her clothes are gorgeous and at this sale, they're up to 90% off. Through 4/26; noon-9; 34 Gansevoort St. (9th Ave. & Hudson St.).

'Cause we all need a huge-ass tote to haul our junk around in, there's Tote Le Monde where all manner of bags are $20-$130. Cash only. 4/27-4/29; 11-7, 9-3 Fri.; 251 W. 30th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), ste 11 FW.

Under-the-radar label Abaeté has glamorously feminine clothes (think sexed-up Mayle); at the sale, they're 50% off. 4/28-4/30; 11-5:30; 560 Broadway (Prince & Houston Sts.), ste. 306.

Malia Mills' excellent-fitting (and pricey) swimwear is a much more doable $20-$80. 4/27-4/29; noon-7; 253 W. 38th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 16th fl.

Need new glasses? Union Square Optical, preferred optitian of my boss TC, has frames by Gucci, Cutler & Gross, and more for 50% off. Through 5/7; 10-7, 10-6 Sat., noon-6 Sun.; 9 W. 14th St. (5th & 6th Aves.).

Get a new bag at Perlina for $49-$190 (that's up to 70% off). Through 4/29; 9-6; 10 W. 33rd St. (5th & 6th Aves.), ste. 210.

Enter code APRSAVE at checkout at Victoria's Secret through 4/27 for $15 off a $100 order, $30 off a $150 order, or $75 off a $250 order.

Enter code momsday at checkout through 5/1 for free shipping at Stila, and get a free sample of major lash mascara or Midnight Bloom fragrance!

Save up to 25% at's pre-spring sale.

Save up to 50% at Pottery Barn's Online Sale.

Get free shipping at Benefit when you enter code FSMD through 4/26.

Save 10% at Target when you enter code TCSPRNGPRVWS through 4/27.

Save 10% on your order at when you enter code LOVE through 5/2.

Through Tuesday, has a lovely offer, wherein you receive a free clutch and 5 samples with a $75 purchase, plus get free shipping when you enter code BESTSP.

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