The week in shopping
I will be stocking up on my favorite thongs at the Hanky Panky sale; thongs and boy shorts are a mere $10 each. 12/2-12/5; 8:30-8 Tue. & Wed., 8:30-7 Thurs., 9-1 Fri.; 260 5th Ave. (28th & 29th Sts.).

Always a Cheryl Shops favorite, Inhabit has cashmere sweaters for men & women at up to 80% off. 12/4-12/5; 10-6; 1441 Broadway (40th & 41st Sts.), 24th Fl.

Mulberry scarves, gloves, wallets, and, of course, handbags are 75% off. 12/4-12/5; 10-7; Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St. (6th & 7th Aves.), 5th fl.

Savvy showroom has LaROK and Elizabeth & James (!) for up to 70% off. 12/4-12/6; 8-8 Thurs., 10-8 Fri. & Sat.; 145 W. 18th St. (6th & 7th Aves.).

Boots, bags, and accessories are up to 75% off at Botkier. 12/4-12/7; 10-7 Thurs. & Fri., 11-6 Sat., noon-6 Sun.; 117 Mercer St. (Prince & Spring Sts.).

I will definitely be hitting Clothingline for Helmut Lang, Gryphon, and Rag & Bone (!) for 60% off. 12/2-12/5; 10-7 Tue. & Thurs., 10-6 Wed. & Fri.; 261 W. 36th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 2nd fl.

In case you missed the last Frette sale, you have another chance to score their famous linens for up to 80% off. Credit cards only; leave the strollers and kids under 12 at home. 12/7-12/11; 9-6:30, 9-5 Thurs.; 317 W. 33rd St. (8th & 9th Aves.).

Select fall items are now 30% off at A.P.C.

Head over to the Eileen Shields Footwear Annual Shooze & Booze Party, where shoes are $150-$300 (that's 50%-75% off) and the cocktails and chocolates are free. 12/5; 5-8 p.m.; O.G. Restaurant, 507 E. 6th St. (Aves. A & B).

Simon Showroom has Paul & Joe, C&C California, and Wren for 50%-70% off. 12/3-12/5; 11-7; 95 5th Ave. (at 17th St.), 3rd fl.

Dress like Posh Spice with a trip to the Giambattista Valli sale, where, even at 50% off, most items are four figures (but worth it). 12/3-12/4; 10-7; 2109 Broadway (at 73rd St.), ste. 9157.

I love Alexis Bittar's big Lucite jewelry; score it for $20-$200 at this cash-only sale. 12/5-12/6; 9:30-7; 153 E. 60th St. (3rd & Lexington Aves.).

Dwell's downtown-cool linens--duvets, sheets, crib sets, and more--are up to 80% off. Through 12/24; 11-8 daily; 54 Greene St. (at Broome St.).

Hanro's supersoft, supersimple loungewear, undies, robes & more for men and women are 75% off. Cash only. 12/2-12/3; 8-6 Tues., 8:30-4 Wed.; 40 E. 34th St. (at Madison Ave.), ste. 207.

Hit Archetype Showroom for men's & women's clothing from super-hip labels like Lorick, Shipley & Halmoss, Fremont, and more. 12/4-12/6; 10-7; 676 Broadway (at Great Jones St.), 2nd fl.

Buy yourself a new swimsuit for your holiday vacation at the Vix Swimwear and Lisa Curran sale; suits are $65-$125, jewelry is $10-$45. Cash only Through 12/12; 9-8; 250 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), ste. 510.

James Jeans has jeans for $50-$90 at this sample and stock sale. 12/2-12/5; 9-7, 9-2 Fri.; 500 Greenwich St. (at Spring St.), ste. 202.

Find swimsuits for $40, chemises for $25, and undies for 3 for $25 at the Eberjey sale. 12/2-12/3; 9-7 Tues., 9-5 Wed.; 180 Madison Ave. (33rd & 34th Sts.) ste. 1101.

Mint Jodi Arnold's sale is still going, and prices are now up to 70% off. Through 12/5; 9-6; 230 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 2nd fl.

Lulu DK's luxe linens are favored by high-end interior decorators; score them here for 50% off (and up). 12/2-12/5; 10-6; 675 Madison Ave. (at 61st St.), 4th fl.

Melissa Shoes makes jelly shoes for Vivienne Westwood and Alexandre Herchcovitch; get them for at least 50% off at this sale. 12/4-12/6; noon-8; 520 W. 27th St. (10th & 11th Aves.), 6th fl.

Made Her Think, the thinking woman's jewelry line, has select items for up to 80% off retail. Cash only. 12/6-12/7; noon-6; 195 Chrystie St. (at Stanton St.), ste. 301-7.

Brian Reyes's fall line is now at sample-sale prices. 12/3-12/4; 9-7; 101 5th Ave. (17th & 18th Sts.).

Men's and women's Autumn Cashmere clothes & accessories are up to 75% off. 12/2-12/5, 12/8-12/12; 9-7 this week, 9:30-6 next week; 231 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), ste. 924.

Find indie labels like Grey Ant, Iro, Spring & Clifton, Richard Ruiz, and more for up to 75% off at eM Productions Showroom. Prices are $5-$100 at this cash-only sale. 12/3-12/5; 10-7; 1 Bond St. (Broadway & Lafayette Sts.), no. 5C.

Ted Rossi's exotic-skinned and leather jewelry is up to 75% off (think bracelets for $20 and bags for $40). 12/3-12/5; 10-6; 15 E. 30th St. (5th & Madison Aves.), ste. 300.

Hawaiian import Aloha Rag is now taking up to 60% off Golden Goose, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Thomas Wylde, and other designers you wouldn't expect Hawaiians to wear. Through 12/26; 505 Greenwich St. (Spring & Canal Sts.).

Maternity wear is up to 70% off at Cadeau Maternity's sample sale. 12/4; 10-7; 254 Elizabeth St. (Houston & Prince Sts.).

Butter by Nadia's wraps and dresses are now up to 80% off. 12/6-12/7; 11-6 Sat., noon-7 Sun.; 405 Van Brunt St. (at Van Dyke St.), Red Hook, Brooklyn.

The Deggie Carma: Weird name, cool stuff (French Connection, Diesel, Free People) for up to 90% off. 12/1-12/9; 10-7 weekdays, 10-5 weekends; 212 W. 35th St. (7th & 8th Aves.).

Jill Platner's earthy silver jewelry is 15%-30% off. 12/3; 11-7; 113 Crosby St. (Houston & Prince Sts.).

Shop for the children in your life at Kit+lili; prices are 40%-80% off. 12/4-12/5; 11-7; 55 Washington St. (at Front St.), ste. 728., Dumbo, Brooklyn.

Good enough for Oprah, good enough for you: Charles Chang-Lima's first-ever sample sale has sizes 0-20 available at 80% off retail. 12/3-12/4; 1-7; 330 W. 38th St. (8th & 9th Aves.), ste. 511.

Stock up on holiday gifts at the Cullen and Whim sample sale, where sweaters for men and women are $20-$125. Through 12/5; 9-7; 231 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), ste. 1016.

Shop Cynthia Rowley's fall collection and take 10% off everything; likewise, 10% of the evening's proceeds will go to benefit Planned Parenthood of America. 12/2; 7-9 p.m.; 376 Bleecker St. (at Elizabeth St.). RSVP to or call 212-261-4766.

Check out new arrivals at shopjake's sale department; prices are now up to 60% off.

Take 20% off all purchases at with code WINTER08 through 12/2.

Shop Gucci's fall/winter sale here.

Select fall/winter items are 25%-50% off at

Select items are now 30% off at Oak.

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Moya said...

Did you go to Inhabit? I went and got two sweaters and a cardigan but thought there was less variety--and less stock--than in previous years. I'm interested to read your thoughts.

Cheryl said...

You know, I went to Inhabit, and I was so completely underwhelmed, I forgot to write about it! I ended up getting a few sweaters as presents, but nothing for myself. The prices were pretty good, but selection-wise, this was not their best sale.