The week in shopping

Yves Saint Laurent is having a "friends and family" sale; hopefully you don't technically have to be either to enter. 10/28–10/30; 8-8 Wed. & Thurs., 8-2 Fri.; Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St. (6th & 7th Aves.).

Swedish labels Acne, Filippa K, and Nudie Jeans are teaming up for a group sample sale, where fall/winter 2009 clothes and accessories for men and women are 50%-75% off. Cash only. 10/28-10/29; 11-8; 267 Elizabeth St. (Houston & Prince Sts.). - Sample Sale - Up To 75% Off Retail

Select clothing it up to 25% off at Kidrobot through 10/28; from 10/26-10/30, the sale continues online with $30 hoodies and sweaters and $15 tees and hats. 11-8; 118 Prince St. (at Greene St.).

Max Mara's younger MAX&Co. line is up to 85% off. 10/28-11/1; 10:30-7; Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave. (15th & 16th Sts.).

Clothingline has added Chilewich mats, floor coverings, and more to its sample sale offerings for the week; prices range from $4 for placemats to $45 for small rugs. Free People is still available too. 10/27-10/29; 10-7 (10-6 Wed.); 261 W. 36th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 2nd fl.

Fine Italian linens from Pratesi--sheets, towels, robes, etc.--are up to 75% off at Soffier Haskin. Credit cards only; leave strollers and children under 12 at home. 10/31-11/3; 9-6:30; 317 W. 33rd St. (8th & 9th Aves.).

Who needs Target when you can get a real Carlos Falchi bag for up to 70% off at his sample sale? 10/28–10/29; 10-7; 260 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 7th fl.

For kids who dress better than you do, the Bonpoint sample sale features clothing and accessories for boys and girls for up to 75% off. Leave the strollers at home. 10/28–10/29; 8-7 Wed., 8-3 Thurs.; Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St. (6th & 7th Aves.), 5th fl.

Find fall 2009 ready-to-wear, furs, and other fancy things for up to 70% off at Giuliana Teso. Through 10/27; 10-8; 135 W. 52nd St. (6th & 7th Aves.), ste. 5A.

All lighting is 15% off at Kartell. Through 11/15; 11-7, noon-6 Sun.; 39 Greene St. (at Grand St.).

Treat yourself to a new coat for up to 65% off retail at Andrew Marc's annual sample sale. Coats and accessories for men, women, and children will be available. 10/31-11/8; 10-6 weekends, 8-7 weekdays; 401 7th Ave. (32nd & 33rd Sts.).

Luxe John Hardy jewelry is available at 60% off retail; limit 10 pieces per person. 10/28; 8:30-7; Westin Times Square, 270 W. 43rd St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 9th fl. Pearl Room.

Preppy clothes are up to 80% off at Gant. 10/27-10/30; noon-6:30 Tues., 8:30-6:30 Wed. & Thurs., 8:30-5 Fri.; 20 W. 55th St. (5th & 6th Aves.).

Celebrate the launch of Genetic Denim's “The Gabrielle” jeans, sales of which benefit Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research. Cocktails will be served and all Genetic Denim (except The Gabrielle) will be 20% off. Email if you want to attend. 10/28; 6-8:30 p.m.; Searle, 680 Madison Ave. (61st & 62nd Sts.).

Ever wanted to be styled by a Marie Claire editor? Head over to French Connection for a night of cocktails, music, gift bags, and fashion tips from Marie Claire staffers. 10/29; 7-9 p.m.; French Connection Soho, 435 W. Broadway (at Prince St.).

Get ready for Halloween in style with TG-170, which is hosting a special night of shopping with designer Samantha Pleet. 10/28; 6-9 p.m.; 170 Ludlow St. (Houston & Stanton Sts.).

Make an order during Piperlime's 3rd birthday celebration (now through midnight 10/27) and get a $25 gift certificate towards your next purchase.

Hundreds of items by high-end designers like Rag & Bone and Alexander Wang are now 40%-80% off at Forward by Revolve.

If you've ever wanted to try Avelle (aka Bag Borrow or Steal), but have been afraid to try, new users can take 15% off a first-time rental with code Shop15.

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