The week in shopping
Sorry for not having reported it sooner, but this year's Prada sample sale is now open to the public; the best stuff is probably long gone, but the discounts tend to get steeper as time progresses. Good luck and godspeed. Through 10/24; 9-8; 609 W. 51st St. (11th & 12th Aves.).

Work-friendly clothes and accessories by Elie Tahari are 70%-80% off for men and women. 10/21-10/25; 8:30-7:30, 10-5 Sat.; 510 5th Ave. (at 43rd St.), ground floor.

Make like JLo (or Sienna Miller, or Anne Hathaway) and score a Marchesa dress for 50%-80% off. For those without Hollywood budgets, their lower-priced line, Notte by Marchesa, will also be available. 10/22-10/23; 8-7 Wed., 8-6 Thurs.; Warwick Hotel, 65 W. 54th St. (5th & 6th Aves.), Essex Suite, 2nd fl.

Skagen's signature watches--plus sunglasses, bags, jewelry, and sweaters--are on sale, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. 10/23; 8:30-7; 339 5th Ave. (at 33rd St.), 5th fl.

Sadly, Johnson is closing up shop, and her downtown-girly looks are now up to 80% off. Through 10/26; 1-7 weekdays, 12:30-8 Sat., noon-6 Sun.; 179 Orchard St. (Houston & Stanton Sts.).

Dress your kid like Suri Cruise in fancy French clothes from Bonpoint at 50%-75% off; beware, a blouse will still set you back $58. 10/22-10/24; 9-6:30 Wed. & Thurs., 9-5 Fri.; 317 W. 33rd St. (8th & 9th Aves.).

Castle Starr dresses are $290 (were $600), tops for $180 (were $400), and other items for 40%-60% off. Hey, every little bit helps. 10/23-10/24; 9-9; 494 8th Ave. (at 35th St.), 3rd fl.

For the natty dresser in your life, menswear from Hickey Freeman and Bobby Jones is up to 75% off (that means suits are mid to high three figures). 10/26-10/30; 9-6 Sun., 9-6:30 Mon.-Wed., 9-5 Thurs.; 317 W. 33rd St. (8th & 9th Aves.).

You know the economy is bad when even Oliver Peoples has a sale, but now you can score fancy designer eyeglass frames for $121 and less. 10/24-10/26; 755 Madison Ave. (at 65th St.), 366 W. Broadway (at Broome St.).

The New York City Opera Thrift Store is having its annual Fall Vintage Event this week; make a $10 donation at the door and score creme de la creme vintage clothes and accessories for up to 70% off (most items are under $100). See details here. 10/23; 5-8 p.m.; 222 E. 23rd St. (2nd & 3rd Aves.).

This week, Clothingline has Hickey, Canterbury, and Free People; see website for details. 10/21-10/24; 10-6 Wed. & Fri., 10-7 Tues. & Thurs.; 261 W. 36th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 2nd fl.

Evisu denim, tees, hoodies, outerwear, accessories, and more for men and women are 50%-90% off. 10/23-10/26; 11-7; 440 Broadway (Grand & Howard Sts.).

Alessandro dell'Acqua and other Italian clothing and accessories are up to 75% off retail, with portion of proceeds benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 10/26-10/28; 11-5 Sun., 10-5 Mon., 10-6 Tues.; 30 W. 57th St. (5th & 6th Aves.).

Score Robert Marc eyewear for 50%-90% off at their warehouse sale; prices start at $39. 10/23-10/25; 10-7; Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St. (6th & 7th Aves.), 4th fl.

For Wasps and those who just want to look like them, Gant's fall/winter clothes for men & women are on major sale: tops are under $30, sweaters are $35 and under, bottoms are $25 and under, blazers are $95, outerwear is $45-$195, and accessories are under $20. 10/22-10/2; 8:30-6:30 Wed. & Thurs., Fri. 8:30-5:30; 20 W. 55th St. (5th & 6th Aves.).

Fan-cee John Hardy jewelry--silver, gold, enamel, semiprecious stones, and diamonds--is 60% off retail. Limit 8 pieces per person. 10/22-10/23; 8-7 Wed., 8-6 Thurs.; Westin Times Square, 270 W. 43rd St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 9th fl.

Ohhh yes: Shopbop is having a one-day sale. Use code TREATS2008 for 20% off everything on the site Tuesday only! Code expires at 11:59pm PST on 10/21.

At Piperlime's Sweet Deal Event, save 20% on select styles through 10/26.

Take 30% off new arrivals at Cheryl Shops fave Active Endeavors when you enter code 30for48 at checkout through 10/22.

Save 20% at Queen Bee when you enter code FF1017 through 10/21.

Spend $75 and get 15% off, or spend $100 and get 20% off at when you use code GETMORE at checkout. At, get 15% off a $100 order or 20% off a $150 order when you use promo code GETSAVE. And at Banana Republic, get 20% off a $125 order or 25% off a $200 order with promo code SAVEMORE. All offers valid now through 10/22.

Take 20% off all denim at Cheryl Shops fave Bird (the website, not the store) when you enter code DENIM08 at checkout through 10/31.

Starting Tuesday, get a gift card worth up to $450 at Saks with code OCTOBER8 through 10/23.

Get Free Shipping at Lucky Brand Jeans through 10/29.

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1 comment

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the discount codes - but unfortunately, many of them are outdated as of today, 10/30...