The week in shopping
I am so bummed I'm going to be out of town this weekend, because I'll be missing the Daryl K and Kerrigan sale, with prices starting at $50. Bah. 8/2-8/3; 10-7 Sat., 11-6 Sun.; 21 Bond St. (Lafayette & Bowery).

Hello, lunch hour: Diptyque Paris's first-ever sample sale features their delicious-smelling candles, perfumes, soaps, and other perfumed items for a nice 50%-90% off. 7/30-8/1; 10-5, 10-3 Fri.; 11 E. 26th St. (5th & Madison Aves.).

Supersoft knits from James Perse are 50% off through this weekend. Through 8/3; noon-8, noon-6 Sun.; 361 Bleecker St. (Bank & Charles Sts.).

Totally unique, well-designed separates from Zero + Maria Cornejo are $65 and up at this must-see sale. Through 7/30; 9-7:30; 225 Mott St. (Prince & Spring Sts.).

Bring cash to the Proenza Schouler sale, because stock from spring/summer 2008 is $80-$1,125 (regularly $325-$4,500), and they're not taking plastic. 7/30-7/31; 9-6; 120 Walker St. (Centre & Baxter Sts.).

Canadian import M0851 has buttery leathers and sleek clothing for up to 70% off. The sale lasts until everything is gone; 11-7, noon-6 Sun.; 106 Wooster St. (Prince & Spring Sts.).

Box sets are just $10 and correspondence cards are up to 75% off at Dempsey & Carroll, the famed papery favored by First Ladies and socialites. Through 8/1; 9-6, 9-4 Fri.; 136 E. 57th St. (Park & Lex), ste. 401.

One of the more upscale stores on Court Street, Diane T has clothes & accessories from designers like DVF, Catherine Malandrino, an dmore for $30-$200. Through 8/20; 11-7:30, 11-6:30 Sat., 1-5:30 Sun., closed Mon.; 174 Court St. (at Bergen St.), Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

Fancy Italian lingerie, swimwear, and even ready-to-wear is 75% off at La Perla. 7/29-7/31. 10-8; 93 Greene St. (Prince & Spring Sts.), 803 Madison Ave. (67th & 68th Sts.), 425 W. 14th St. (9th & 10th Aves.).

Rebecca & Drew is having a sample sale this week online; it starts next Tuesday at their Meatpacking District store. Through 8/3 online.

Designer shoes are on final markdown at Chuckies. 7/29-7/31; 10:45-7:45; 1073 3rd Ave. (63rd & 64th Sts.).

Christopher Deane and Sophia Eugene's ladylike wares are up to 80% off, and Melanie Dizon clutches are 75% off. Through 8/4; noon-8; 37 Cornelia St. (Bleecker & W. 4th Sts.).

Suits, sportswear, shoes, and more for men--think everything from BCBG to Hugo Boss--are up to 40% off at Rothman's warehouse sale. Through 8/7; 10-7, noon-6 Sun.; 200 Park Ave. South (at 17th St.).

Katy Rodriguez' spring-summer 2008 collection is up to 90% off at Resurrection. Through 8/8; 11-7, noon-7 Sun.; 217 Mott St. (Prince & Spring Sts.).

I am generally not a huge fan of pay-to-shop events, but Shop NYC benefits Gen Art, features savings of up to 70% on up-and-coming designers, and includes an open bar and freebies. VIP tickets are $40 and regular tickets are $15, online only at 7/30; 5-10; Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St. (6th & 7th Aves.).

Sale items are now 70% off at Cheryl Shops fave

Discontinued MBT sneakers are on sale at Bliss.

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