The week in shopping
...and this is the week I go broke.

Cashmere sweaters and accessories are $10-$350 at Lutz & Patmos, my other favorite sweater-maker. Everything is 50% off on Tuesday, 60% off on Wednesday, and 70%-80% off on Thursday. 12/5-12/7; 11-7:30; 425 W. 13th St. (9th Ave. & Washington St.), ste. 406.

Frenchy Catherine Malandrino dresses, coats and separates are at least 60% off at this sale. Through 12/6; 8-8; Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St. (6th & 7th Aves.), 4th fl.

I'm not going to lie: Prices at Derek Lam's sale are still quite high (mid to high three figures), but fashion genius doesn't come cheap. 12/7-12/8; 10-6; 601 W. 26th St. (11th & 12th Aves.), ste. 1730.

I think I'm going to be late to work on Wednesday, because Sigerson Morrison's sale starts nice and early, and features shoes and boots for $45-$100 and handbags for $20-$150. Good god! 12/6-12/7; 8:30-7:30; 180 Lafayette St. (Broome & Grand Sts.), ground floor.

Metropolitan Design Group's sample sale used to be right down the street from my office, but unfortunately it moved to bufu Chelsea; nevertheless, it features Giles & Brother jewelry (ahem, MW), Tocca bags, stationery, home accessories, and other giftable items for 50% off. Cash only. 12/7-12/8; 9-7; 504 W. 22nd St. (10th & 11th Aves.), 3rd fl.

James Jeans are pretty darn flattering; score them for men and women, for a mere $25-$90. 12/6-12/8; 10-7, 10-3 Fri.; 500 Greenwich St. (Spring & Canal Sts.), ste. 202.

Fragments' lovely jewelry is 50%-60% off. 12/8-12/10; 1-6 Fri., 10-6 Sat., 10-5 Sun.; 110 Greene St. (at Prince St.), 8th fl.

Calypso's overstock--think boho clothing and accessories--are up to 80% off at this sale, running every weekend through January. Fridays through Sundays, 10-6; 405 Broome St.

Eberjey's pretty mesh undergarments are up to 75% off. 12/5-12/6; 9-7 Tues., 9-5 Wed.; 40 E. 34th St. (Park & Madison Aves.), ste. 610.

Lorelei (which happens to be my mom's name, by the way) makes pretty party bags for the downtown gal; here, they're up to 70% off. 12/5-12/6; noon-8; 53 W. 36th St. (5th & 6th Aves.), ste. 1102.

Lauren Moffatt's sweet, slightly retro dresses, coats, and separates are 50% off and more. 12/5-12/7; 10-7; 214 W. 29th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), ste. 1503.

12/6–12/8 Stock up on party frocks at Betsey Johnson's sale--everything is up to 80% off. 12/6-12/8; 10-8; 263 W. 38th St. (7th & 8th Aves.).

Who doesn't love cashmere? Get all kinds of sweaters and accessories for up to 75% off at Autumn Cashmere. 12/6-12/8; 9-7, 9-6 Fri.; 231 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), ste. 924.

Paper Denim & Cloth jeans for men and women are a mere $55. 12/8-12/10; 8-9 Fri., 10-9 Sat., noon-8 Sun.; 72 Greene St. (at Spring St.).

Hit three great designers in one fell swoop: children's clothes from Lucy Sykes, contemporary clothing from Alex Gaines, and baby knits from Egg by Susan Lazar for roughly 60% off. 12/6-12/8; 10-6; 230 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 9th fl.

Lauren Merkin's supercute bags are 40%-70% off. 12/5-12/7; 11-7; 231 W. 29th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), ste. 201.

Alvin Valley's awesome-fitting pants are $129 and $189 (that's 60%-80% off) at this sale, also featuring clothing for the rest of your body. Through 12/9; noon-6; 555 7th Ave. (39th & 40th Sts.), ste. 304.

Prices on exotic-skin handbags and accessories are wholesale and below at LAI's sale, so go get your society lady on. 12/5-12/7; 10-6; 12 W. 57th St. (5th & 6th Aves.), ste. 403.

Super-hip designers like Orla Kiely and Issa are 60% off at Showroom Seven's sale. Through 12/15; 10-7 (closed Sun.); 498 7th Ave. (36th & 37th Aves.), 24th fl.

Outfit yourself for your next tropical vacation at the J Rosen sample sale, featuring swimwear and accessories from Vix, Lisa Curran, Bella Brazil, Havaianas, and more. Through 12/15; 8-8 (closed weekends), 250 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), ste. 510.

For that instantly artsy look, hit Issey Miyake, where select items are 40% off. 12/7-1/31; 802 Madison Ave. (at 67th St.), 119 Hudson St. (at N. Moore St.).

For the fur lovers out there, Adrienne Landau has scarves, jackets, and more for 50%-75% off. 12/6-12/9; 10-7, 11-3 Sat.; 519 8th Ave. (at 35th St.), 21st fl.

I prefer Cosabella, but many swear by Hanky Panky's thongs; those, plus camis, loungewear, and robes are $10-$30. Through 12/6; 9-6 Tues., 9-4 Wed.; 381 Park Avenue South (26th & 27th Sts.), ste. 920.

Is it me or is there a Frette sale every other week? This one features bedding, towels, loungewear, and home accessories for up to 70% off. Through 12/7; 9-6:30, 9-5 Thurs.; 317 W. 33rd St. (8th & 9th Aves.).

Sequin's fun costume jewelry is up to 70% off. Through 12/7; 9-6; 234 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 10th fl.

Happy shopping!

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