The week in shopping
It's a jam-packed one. Pace yourselves.

The Most Important Sale of the Week: Recent CFDA winner Alexander Wang is taking up to 80% off fall merchandise; sweaters are a mere $80. Bring cash; you can only charge purchases over $200. 12/11-12/13; 3-7 p.m. Thurs., 10-7 Fri. & Sat.; 386 Broadway (Walker & White Sts.), 6th fl.

Expect a fashionista mob scene at Proenza Schouler; samples and stock are $85-$1,385 (originally $330-$5,525). 12/11-12/12; 9-6; 120 Walker St. (Centre & Baxter Sts.), 6th fl.

Yay, the Mike & Chris sample sale has been rescheduled! Men's & women's clothes (please, leather hoodies, please!) are up to 75% off. 12/11–12/13; 10-6; 80 W. 40th St. (at 6th Ave.), ste. 53.

Prepare for long lines and big crowds at the DVF sale, where party dresses are $200, blouses are $80, and jackets are $150. 12/9-12/13; 9-6:30 Tues., 9-8 Wed., 9-7 Thurs., 9-5:30 Fri., 9-3 Sat.; 260 5th Ave. (28th & 29th Sts.).

Mackage's well-loved coats and jackets are up to 50% off. 12/10-12/12; noon-7:30; 275 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.).

Take 70% off knits of all kinds at Iisli's pop-up shop. 12/11-12/13; 11-8; 25 Bond St. (Bowery & Lafayette Sts.).

Two of my favorite labels, Julie Haus and VPL, have teamed up for a joint sale, where prices are 50%-80% off (or $15 and up). 12/11-12/13; 11-7; 39 W. 38th St. (5th & 6th Aves.).

Stock up on holiday party frocks--plus trendy separates like skinny pants and boyfriend blazers--at the Alice + Olivia sale at Clothingline. Prices are up to 75% off retail; all sizes available. Through 12/11; 10-7, 10-6 Wed.; 261 W. 36th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 2nd fl.

LeSportsac bags of all colors and sizes are 60%-80% off. Through 12/10; 8-7; Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St. (6th & 7th Aves.), 4th fl.

Stock up on Tse (and Tsesay) sweaters for men & women at up to 80% off retail. Leave the strollers at home. 12/13-12/17; 9-7; 317 W. 33rd St. (8th & 9th Aves.).

Cheryl Shops fave Satya is having a jewelry sample sale this weekend with prices up to 80% off; you can also shop the sale online through tomorrow. 12/12-12/14; 10-6; 253 Centre St. (Broome & Grand Sts.).

Cashmere sweaters and accessories start at 60% off, then go to 70% off, then end up at 80% off at Cheryl Shops fave Lutz & Patmos. 12/10-12/12; 11-7; 425 W. 13th St. (9th Ave. & Washington St.), ste. 406.

Indie heaven: Tashkent shoes for 80% off, Uluru cashmere for 60% off, and more great deals await. 12/11–12/13; noon-7 Thurs. & Fri., 11-4 Sat.; 939 8th Ave. (at 56th St.), ste 501.

Fragments is taking 70% off their fine and costume jewelry. 12/11-12/13; noon-7 Thurs., 10-7 Fri., 10-4 Sat.; 110 Greene St. (at Prince St.), ste. 1105.

Find Vivienne Westwood dresses for $348, plus Ilaria Nistri, Iodice, Eairth, and Le Full at the Scatola Sartoriale Showroom (try saying that 10 times fast). Through 12/12; 10-8; 544 W. 26th St. (10th & 11th Aves), 6th fl.

Prairie New York has cute tops and dresses for $40, party dresses for $50. Cash only. Through 12/12; 11-7; 250 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), ste. 404.

Eugenia Kim's colorful chapeaux, favored by celebs, plus belts and headbands are 50%-70% off. 12/9-12/12; 10-7; 347 W. 36th St. (8th & 9th Aves.), ste. 502.

Olive & Bette's famed one-day sale has cashmere sweaters for $70, Tibi dresses for $70, Splendid dresses for $35, and other amazign deals at up to 75% off. 12/9; 8-7; 384 Bleecker St. (at Perry St.).

Find under-the-radar clothes and accessories from Your Slip Is Showing, Tagua, and Caroline Hedaya at the Édité Showroom. Through 12/10; 10-7; 134 W. 29th St. (6th & 7th Aves.), ste. 709.

The Globe Showroom has James Coviello, Luba J, Whistle & Flute, and a bunch of other labels I've never heard of, mostly for under $100. 12/10-12/11; noon-7; 263 W. 38th St. (7th & 8th Aves.).

Taking a winter vacation? Lucky for you, Malia Mills's flattering swimsuits are $50 and up at this sale. 12/10-12/12; 10-6; 263 W. 38th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 16th fl.

Score Nanette Lepore's fall and holiday lines for $40-$195. 12/11-12/12; 9-7; 225 W. 35th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 4th fl.

Furla's first-ever sample sale (really?) has handbags for 50% off and shoes for $100. 12/10-12/12; 10-6:30; 552 7th Ave. (39th & 40th Sts.), 5th fl.

Ready-to-wear and select vintage merch is up to 75% off at Catherine Malandrino. 12/10-12/12; 8-8 Wed., 10-8 Thurs. & Fri.; 145 W. 18th St. (6th & 7th Aves).

Bohemian-chic jewelry from Ben-Amun is up to 75% off retail. 12/9-12/11; 9-7; 246 W. 38th St. (7th & 8th Aves.).

By Francine's feminine dresses and separates from spring, fall, and holiday are up to 60% off. 12/10-12/12; 10-6 Wed. & Thurs., 10-7 Fri.; 231 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), rm. 602.

Lauren Merkin handbags are roughly 50% off. 12/9-12/11; 11-7; 231 W. 29th St. (7th & 8th Aves.).

Find Bensoni, Black Halo, Anne Leman, Matt & Nat, and more newish designers at 50%-75% off wholesale. That's right, wholesale. Prices start at $20. 12/10-12/13; 10-7; Joey Showroom, 263 11th Ave. (at 27th St.), 5th fl.

Find Tracy Reese dresses, shoes, other clothes, and home items for 50% off. 12/9-12/11; 8-7 Tues. & Wed., 8-2 Thurs.; 250 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.).

Lyn Devon's fall collection is 50%-80% off. 12/12-12/14; 10-5; 525 Broadway (Spring & Broome Sts.), ste. 202.

A Vera Wang Bridal sale during a recession: With samples and overstock at 35%-75% off, proceed with caution. 12/13; 9-5; New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Ave. (at 34th St.).

Floor models and overstock furniture is 10-70% off at Ligne Roset's Gramercy location. 12/11-12/14; 10-6, noon-5 Fri.; 250 Park Avenue South (at 20th St.).

Find cashmere accessories (great gifts!) for up to 80% off retail at Minnie Rose. Through 12/12; 10-6; 264 W. 40th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 15th fl.

Shop for your nieces, nephews, or even your own kids at the Kidini sale, featuring savings of up to 80% on 3,000 designer kids pieces. 12/10-12/12; 9:30-6:45; 620 Broadway (Bleecker & Houston), ste. 2R.

Find all manner of gifts for up to 65% off at the Daniel Levy Porcelain Studio holiday sale. Cash only. 12/11-12/14; 11-7, noon-6 Sun.; 155 W. 29th St. (6th & 7th Aves.).

Find handbags by The Sak, Elliott Lucca, and sakroots for a mere $5-$60. 12/11-12/12; 9-6; 339 5th Ave. (33rd & 34th Sts.), 2nd fl.

Alice & Trixie samples are $10 and up (up to 80% off retail). Through 12/12; 10-7; 265 W. 37th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 11th fl.

Take an additional 25% off sale items for one day only, only at Scoop's Upper East Side store. 12/9; 9-9; 1273 3rd Ave. (73rd & 74th Sts.).

Great gifts and holiday-entertaining home accessories are 50%-90% off at Kim Seybert's sample sale. 12/9-12/10; 9:30-7; 37 W. 37th St. (5th & 6th Aves.), 9th fl.

Find clothes for kids and accessories for moms at Nest's sale; prices are up to 75% off. Cash only. 12/9–12/10; 11-7 Tues., 9-4 Wed.; 325 W. 38th St. (8th & 9th Aves.).

For one day only, find Lia Kes's detailed dresses, coats, and separates for 60% off. 12/10; 11-9; 325 W. 38th St. (8th & 9th Aves), ste. 701.

Classic woolly clothes and coats for men, women, and children are 50%-75% off at Canterbury of New Zealand. 12/11–12/14; noon-7; 2 Great Jones St. (Bowery & Lafayette Sts.).

Find trendy sweaters for $110-$165 and dresses for $175 and up, plus other items for 70% off at Emma & Posh; 12/11–12/12; 10-5; 1400 Broadway (at 38th St.), ste. 305.

Halston ready-to-wear and accessories are up to 75% off. 12/12–12/14; 9-7 Fri., 10-6 Sat., 11-5 Sun.; 96 Spring St. (at Broadway).

Select fall items are 30%-50% off at Cheryl Shops fave (and new Soho arrival) Comptoir des Cotonniers. 12/12-12/21; 11-8, noon-6 Sun.; 155 Spring St. (at Wooster St.).

White + Warren's cashmere accessories are gift=friendly and mostly under $100. 12/11-12/12; 8-6 Thurs., 8-3 Fri.; 80 W. 40th St. (at 6th Ave.), 3rd fl.

Wendy Mink's semiprecious jewelry is $5-$50. 12/11–12/14; 4-8 p.m. Thurs. & Fri., noon-7 Sat. & Sun.; 72 Orchard St. (at Broome St.).

Find mom-friendly gifts like scarves, gloves, and handbags at the Echo sample sale. 12/12-12/15; noon-8 Fri., 10-8 Sat. & Sun., 8-4 Mon.; Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St. (6th & 7th Aves.), 4th fl.

Pono's bold jewelry is on sale; get a free gift when you spend $100. Through 12/12; 9-7; 132 W. 36th St. (Broadway & 7th Ave.), 8th fl.

Asmar Group has clothes from Generra, Covet, Case Study, and a bunch of other brands for women, men, and children. Through 12/22; 10-7 weekdays only; 275 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 5th fl.

Don't forget your four-legged friend! Hit Kwigy-bo for a Howl-iday Blowout Bonanza (their words, not mine). Most items are $5; dog carriers are $20-$40. 12/9-12/12; 9:30-6:30; 501 7th Ave. (37th & 38th Sts.), ste. 506-508.

LAI's exotic-skin accessories, normally found at swank department stores, are on major sale. 12/9-12/12; 10-6, 10-4 Fri.; 12 W. 57th St. (5th & 6th Aves.), ste. 403.

Maxx New York handbags are 40%-60% off retail; prices are primarily under $100. 12/9-12/13; 10-6 Tues. & Wed., 10-7:30 Thurs., 10-6 Fri., 10-5 Sat.; 385 5th Ave. (at 36th St.), 10th fl.

Armand Diradourian's cashmere sweaters and accessories are about $200 and under (except cashmere throws--those are $200 and up) at this sale for men and women. 12/10-12/22; noon-6 (closed Sun.); 19 W. 21st St. (5th & 6th Aves.), ste. 1001.

Hit Owl's Lab for a trunk show on Genetic Denim; you'll save 15% on your purchase. 12/13; 1-6; 20 E. 12th St. (5th Ave. & University Pl.). RSVP to

Save 40% storewide at 12/12-12/14; visit website for store locations.

Take 25% off regular-priced items with code gift25 or 20% off sale items with code 20offsale at Pink Mascara.

Take 20% off all regular-priced items at with code SNOWDAY through 12/9.

Take 30% off orders of $50 or more at through 12/10.

Take $10 off a $75 order at dELiA*s with code XMAS75 through 12/24.

Save 40% off everything at when you enter code 8DFFM through 12/14.

Take 40% off a $125 purchase at Banana Republic with code BRHOLIDAY through 12/15.

Take an extra 25% off sale items with code 5T3V2 at through 12/11.

Tops are now 25% off at the quirky-cool site Locher's.

Use promo code DECEMBER8 for a gift card of up to $2,000 with your Saks purchase 12/9-12/11.

Take 30% off reglar-priced items at through 12/25 with code HOLIDAYTIME.

Take $10 off your order of $75 or more with code XMAS10 through 12/24.

Finally, if you can't make it to LeSportsac's sale at the Metropolitan Pavilion this week, you can still take 25% off everything on the website (except Stella McCartney) with code THANKU through 12/24.

1 comment

MissJess said...

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