The week in shopping
Sale of the week: Sharpen your claws for the Dolce & Gabbana and D&G sample sale. Clothing and accessories for men, women, and children are an affordable 80% off. 5/13-5/15; 9-6 Fri., 10-6 Sat., 11-5 Sun.; 85 Spring St. (Bway & Crosby), 2nd fl.

The Aeffe sale is kind of hit or miss, but for the expert hunters, they have Moschino, Alberta Ferretti, Gaultier, and more for men and women, for 60% off. 5/11-5/14; 10-6, 10-5 Sat.; 30 W. 56th St., (5th & 6th Aves.).

Sounds promising: the Multidesigner Sample Sale features See by Chloe, Rebecca Taylor, Tracy Reese, Theory, Rogan, and more for up to 85% off. Cash only for purchases less than $150. 5/10-5/11; 11-6; Soho Dance, 598 Broadway (at Houston), 6th fl.

Chic, sexy separates by often-overlooked French designer Barbara Bui are up to 90% off. 5/10-5/12; 115-117 Wooster St. (Prince & Spring Sts.).

I absolutely love Satya's yoga-inspired jewelry (really, it's not as cheesy as it sounds), which is sold at Anthropologie and at their store on Bleecker. At this sale, everything is up to 80% off. Cash only. 5/13-5/15; 10-7. 95 Christopher St. (at Bleecker).

Lovely Alice Roi clothes are $50-$250; get lucky and Alice herself will help you out (it happened to me once). 5/11-5/14; 9-7; The Inn at Irving Place, 56 Irving Pl. (at 17th St.).

Hey, downtown gals: Showroom Seven has Luella bags, Erickson Beamon jewelry, and more for wholesale and below. Through 5/20; 10-7 (closed Sun.); 498 7th Ave. (36th & 37th Sts.), 24th fl.

Susana Monaco's excellent knitwear is below wholesale. 5/10-5/12; 9:30-7; 263 W. 38th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 5th fl.
When: 5/10-5/12; Tues.-Thurs. 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Bond 07--always an excellent place to find offbeat accessories--has goodies by YSL, Prada ($100 sunglasses!), and Selima on sale. 5/15-5/16; 10-7; 7 Bond St. (Lafayette & Broadway).

Ohhh, yes: Bras and undies by Chantelle (my everyday bra of choice), Simone Perele, Panache and Huit (all fancy French lingerie lines) are $5-$25. Cash only. 5/11-5/13; 10-6 Wed., 10-7 Thurs., 10-4 Fri.; 40 E. 34th St. (Park & Madison Aves.), stes. 707, 710, and 1107.

It's bargain central for sexy, slinky gowns and jersey separates by Yigal Azrouel: dreses are $125-$250 while separates are a bargain $40. 5/10-5/12; 9-7, 9-6 Thurs.; 225 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 7th fl.

Aspire to ghetto fabulousness? Rachel Roy's luxe line (she's Damon Dash's wife) of beaded tops, cashmere hoodies, trenchcoats, and more is at least 50% off (think mostly below $200). 5/11-5/12; 10-7; 463 7th Ave. (35th & 36th Sts.), ste. 1600.

Score some chic French basics from Philippe Adec for $36-$182. Cash only. 5/12-5/14; 9-7, 11-5 Sat.; 213 W. 35th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 7th fl.

Love you some Italian denim? GF Ferre, Just Cavalli & D&G are up to 80% off at this sale. Credit cards only. 5/13-5/16; 9-6, 9-5 Mon.; Metropolitan Pavilion; 123 W. 18th St. (6th & 7th Aves.).

Fancy a chapeau? Tracy Watts' hats are at least 50% off (now $35-$95). 5/12-5/13; 11-7; 305 W. 20th St. (8th & 9th Aves.).

Find fancy sportswear by David Rodriguez for 50-90% off. 5/12-5/14; 11-7, 10-5 Sat.; 252 W. 38th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), ste. 904.

MaxMara's high-end Italian suits, accessories, and sportswear are up to 70% off. 5/10-5/12; 9-6:30, 9-5 Thurs.; Parsons School of Design, 560 7th Avenue (at 40th St.), 2nd fl.

Take 15% off online exclusives (that includes the designer collections) at one of my faves, La Redoute when you enter coupon 1651-36985-1003 at checkout through 5/12.

Another one of my faves, Container Store is having a spring organization sale through 5/15.

Get free shipping at Benefit when you enter code FSWB at checkout through 5/10.

Get 20% off your order at when you enter code HH3PAF through 5/11.

Enter code TCTENMASDAYS at for 10% off your order though 5/11.

Lord & Taylor coupons, of course.

Starting 5/10, Loehmann's has all manner of designer arrivals, from Catherine Malandrino to Marni. I'm so there. 7th Avenue at 16th St.

Save up to 30% at's semi-annual sale.

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