The week in shopping
Get ready to fight the hipster fashionistas: It's time for Steven Alan's semiannual sample sale. Find the namesake label, plus Sophomore, Rachel Nasvik, and Matt Bernson shoes at wholesale prices. 5/14-5/17; 8:30-8 Thurs. & Fri., noon-7 Sat., noon-5 Sun.; 87 Franklin St. (Church St. & Broadway).

Tibi swimwear is $55 and dresses are $99 at this promising-sounding sale. 5/13-5/15; 1-7 Wed., 10-7 Thurs., 10-6 Fri.; 409 W. 39th St. (9th & 10th Aves.).

Find dresses for $125, tops for $100, and pants for $75 at Cheryl Shops fave Yigal Azrouƫl. 5/13-5/15; 9-7 Wed. & Thurs., 9-3 Fri.; 225 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 7th fl.

Find LaRok for up to 90% off (and samples starting at $20), plus Elizabeth & James (!). 5/15–5/17; 11-7 Fri. & Sat., noon-6 Sun.; 72 Wooster St. (Spring & Broome Sts.)

Theory men: everything is under $200, with pants for $99, shirts for $49, and blazers for $179. 5/15–5/18; 8-8 Fri., 10-6 Sat.-Mon.; 139 5th Ave. (20th & 21st Sts.).

Theory women: Pants are $89, dresses are $99, shirts are $75, and blazers are $139. 5/16–5/21; 10-5 Sat., 11-5 Sun., 11-7 Mon.-Thurs.; 261 W. 36th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 2nd fl.

Buttery leather bags (including the awesome studded Garbo), plus shoes and belts, are 30%-75% off at Be & D. 5/13–5/14; 9-7; 35 W. 36th St. (5th & 6th Aves.), 10th fl.

Prices start at $20 for tanktops at Cheryl Shops fave Inhabit. 5/14-5/15; 10-6; 1441 Broadway (40th & 41st Sts.).

Memorial Day will be here before you know it, so hit J Rosen Showroom for Vix and Lisa Curran swimsuits for $65 and up, plus cover-ups for $30 and up and flip-flops for $10 and up. Cash only. Through 5/22; 10-8 weekdays only; 250 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), ste. 510.

Make a $10 donation and shop the POSH sale, which features clothes and accessories from everyone from Coach to DVF, and profits benefit Lighthouse International. 5/14–5/17; 11-7, 11-5 Sun.; 110 E. 60th St. (Park & Lex).

Shop for your man at the Hickey & Original Penguin sample sale, where prices are 60-85% off retail. 5/14-5/17; 10:30-7; Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave. (15th & 16th Sts.).

Showroom Seven's sample sale promises Erickson Beamon, Orla Kiely, Issa, Tony Cohen, and other hip labels at steeply discounted prices. Through 5/22; 10-7 daily (closed Sun.); 263 11th Ave. (27th & 28th Sts.).

Preppy British sportswear and activewear from Fred Perry is $40-ish. Through 5/17; 10-7 weekdays, noon-5 weekends; 547 W. 27th St. (10th & 11th Aves.).

Fancy party frocks and read-to-wear is 50%-75% off at Lela Rose. 5/13-5/15; 9-6; 224 W. 30th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 13th fl.

Find summer dresses, candles, and kids' clothes for up to 60% off at Tocca. 5/13–5/15; 11:30-7:30; 542 W. 22nd St. (10th & 11th Aves.), 3rd fl.

Favored by design snobs everywhere, John Robshaw's neo-bohemian linens are up to 75% off. 5/14-5/16; 10-8:30 Thurs. & Fri., 10-3 Sat.; 245 W. 29th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 6th fl.

Robert Clergerie's first-ever sample sale has actual samples (sizes 5.5-10) for $100-$150. 5/15-5/16; 10:30-5:30; 19 E. 62nd St. (5th & Madison Aves.).

Stock up on party dresses and other cute clothes at Thread Social's sample sale. 5/14–5/17; 9-8 Thurs. & Fri., noon-4 Sat. & Sun.; 26 W. 17th St. (5th & 6th Aves.), 3rd fl.

Get all preppied out at Gant, where clothes for men and women are cheap: $95 jackets, $35 sweaters, and $20 swimsuits. 5/13–5/15; 8:30-6:30 Wed. & Thurs., 8:30-5 Fri.; 20 W. 55th St. (5th & 6th Aves.), 11th fl.

Find buzzy labels like Shipley & Halmos, Lorick, and Digby & Iona for up to 50% off at Archetype Showroom's sample sale. 5/14–5/16; 10-7 Thurs. & Fri., noon-6 Sat.; 676 Broadway (at Great Jones St.), 2nd fl.

Missed Ted Rossi's last sample sale? You're in luck: Find jewelry and handbags for up to 75% off for one more day. 5/15; noon-7; 15 E. 30th St. (5th & Madison Aves.), ste. 300.

Temperley London is taking 50% off cruise and spring collections (note: still quite expensive!). Starts 5/16; 11-7, noon-6 Sun.; 453 Broome St. (at Mercer St.), 2nd fl.

Find all manner of gifts and clothing at Fred Flare's one-day blowout sale. 5/17; 11-5; 131 Meserole Ave. (at Leonard St.), Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Bangles are $8 at Anita Storr. Through 5/13; 10-6:30 Tues., 10-5 Wed.; 1359 Broadway (36th & 37th Sts.).

Dresses are $129 at Scatola Showroom. Through 5/15; 10-8; 544 W. 27th St. (10th & 11th Aves.).

Find everything form cocktail dresses to shoes and accessories at the Escada sample sale. No strollers or kids under 12, please. 5/15-5/17; 10-8 Fri., 10-6 Sat., 10-5 Sun.; the Altman Building, 135 W. 18th St. (6th & 7th Aves.).

Spring items from McQ, Kerrigan, Lauren Moffat, and more are 20%-50% off at Cheryl Shops fave TG-170. Ongoing; 170 Ludlow St. (Houston & Stanton Sts.).

Nolita menswear boutique SEW is hosting another sample sale, featuring 50% off select items and free booze. 5/13; 7-9 p.m.; 229A Mott St. (Prince & Spring Sts.).

Got a car? Head out to Seacaucus for DWR's Annex sale 5/16-5/17. Details here.

Or head to the Clarins Warehouse Sale for all manner of skincare. 5/15-5/16; 8-8 Fri., 9-6 Sat.; 15 Olympic Dr. Orangeburg, NY. (Here's a map.)

I have a swimsuit from Delia*s, and I get so many compliments on it. Swimwear is on sale for up to 40% off, so I might get another one for this year!

Already? Already! It's time for the First Call sale at Neiman Marcus, where prices are up to 50% off.

Not to be outdone, you can also save 30%-40% (these are permanent markdowns) at Saks.

Use code anothersale for 20% off everything at

Save up to 40% on new designer markdowns at

Use code finalsale50 for 50% off everything (except basic-color items) at Cheryl Shops fave Lutz and Patmos.

Save 40% on pre-spring markdowns at Cheryl Shops fave

Select (read: high-end) designers are 40% off online and in-store at Intermix; use code DE40 online through 5/15.

In honor of national melanoma month, take 20% off all Shady Day products at Ricky's NYC (online and in-store) with code SHADYLOVE through 5/31. Also get a free sunscreen stick with purchase.

Use code SPRINGSALE for 25% off your purchase at LeSportsac through 5/26.

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