The week in shopping

It's time to get serious, ladies!

Expect long lines but major efficiency at the Hanky Panky sale, where my thongs of choicse are $10 (buy 12, get 1 free). 12/1-12/4; 8:30-8 Tues. & Wed., 8:30-7 Thurs., 9-1 Fri.; 260 5th Ave. (28th & 29th Sts.).

Coats are $500, pants are $195, blouses are $150, and cashmere cardigans are $350 at Derek Lam's sample sale. 12/3–12/4; 10-6; 601 W. 26th St. (at 11th Ave.), ste. 1730.

Giles & Brother, one of my favorite jewelry lines, designed by the excellent Philip Crangi, is up to 80% off. Cash only. 12/3-12/4; 11-7; 147 W. 29th St. (6th & 7th Aves.), 2nd fl.

Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. and Harajuku Lovers handbags are up to 70% off. 12/1-12/3; 8-8 Tues., 10-7 Wed. & Thurs.; 42 Greene St. (Grand & Broome Sts.), 2nd fl.

Always one of my must-hit sample sales, The News has Clu, Boy by Band of Outsiders, Cheap Monday, Vena Cava, Wayne, and other hot designers at below-wholesale prices. 12/3-12/5; 10-6; 495 Broadway (Broome & Spring Sts.), 5th fl.

Alexis Bittar makes some of my favorite jewelry, and you can score it for 50%-70% off at his sample sale. 12/3–12/5; 9-6:30; 30 W. 21st St. (5th & 6th Aves.).

Handbags, shoes, and wallets are 50%-75% off at Botkier's sample sale; if you come to the sale with a Botkier bag (or shoes), take an extra 10% off your purchase. 12/3–12/6; 11-7 Thurs. & Fri., 11-6 Sat., noon-5 Sun.; 195 Lafayette St. (at Broome St.).

Tocca clothing for women and children, plus beauty items, are 60%-85% off. 12/2–12/4; 11:30-7:30; 542 W. 22nd St. (10th & 11th Aves.).

Stock up on cashmere for men and women at Cullen and Whim's joint holiday sale. Prices are $10-$125. Through 12/4; 9-7; 231 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), ste. 1016.

Kidrobot's unique toys and clothes are available at sample sale prices. 12/4-12/6; 10-7; Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave. (15th & 16th Sts.).

Advance warning for the TSE Cashmere sale: prices are $50-$300 for sweaters (below wholesale). 12/5-12/10; 11-7, noon-6 Sun.; 421 W. Broadway (Prince & Spring Sts.).

Gussy up your tresses with baubles from Colette Malouf; prices are at least 50% off retail. 12/2–12/3; 9-7; 594 Broadway (Houston & Prince Sts.).

At the Warehouse Sale, find jeans by Rock & Republic, William Rast, and othere coveted brands for up to 80% off. Register here for entry. 12/4–12/5; 10-8; Metropolitan Pavilion, 124 W. 18th St. (6th & 7th Aves.).

Project Runway alum Kara Janx is still at it, and her colorful dresses are now 50%-80% off. 12/2–12/3; 11-6:30; 242 W. 36th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 8th fl.

Luxe Italian linens and home accessories are up to 80% off at Frette's warehouse sale. 12/6–12/10; 9-6:30 Sun.-Wed., 9-5 Thurs.; 317 W. 33rd St. (8th & 9th Aves.).

Fancy dresses are an impressive 90%-95% off at Pamella Roland's sample sale; expect mostly sample sizes (4 and 5). 12/2–12/4; 10-6; 501 7th Ave. (at 37th St.), ste. 300.

Cashmere scarves are $60-$150, hats are $45, and gloves are $35 at Meg Cohen Design. 12/1-12/5; 11-7; 920 Broadway (20th & 21st Sts.), ste. 905.

Select handbags are 40%-75% off at Sang A's sample sale. 12/3–12/4; 11-7; 524 Broadway (Spring & Broome Sts.).

Shalini's evening-friendly, well, eveningwear is $100 and up (that's up to 85% off) at their sample sale. 12/3–12/4; 11-8; 363B. W. 18th St. (8th & 9th Aves.).

Save up to 80% at Christopher Fischer's sample sale; men's & women's sweaters are $40-$150, accessories are $30-$95, and home accessories are $50-$95. 12/3–12/6; 10-7, 11-5 Sun.; 200 W. 39th St. (at 7th Ave.).

Clothing and accessories for men & women are up to 35% off at Burberry. 12/3–1/31, in stores and online.

Select merch is 40% off at Balenciaga (including shoes). 12/3–1/31; 11-7; 542 W. 22nd St. (10th & 11th Aves.).

Penfield has tees for $10, outerwear for $60, and accessories for $5 (that's up to 70% off). 12/4–12/6; 1-7 Fri., noon-7 Sat. & Sun.; Reed Annex, 151 Orchard St. (Stanton & Rivington Sts.).

Select fall items are 30% off at Built By Wendy. Through 12/30; noon-7, noon-6 Sun.; 7 Centre Market Pl. (Broome & Grand Sts.) and 46 N. 6th St. (at Kent St.), Wiliamsburg.

R. J. Graziano jewelry is available for way-below-retail prices. Through 12/2; 11-5:30; 389 5th Ave. (36th & 37th Sts.).

Miguel Ases jewelry is 70% off (and an extra 10% off if you pay cash). 12/2-12/4; 9-6; 150 W. 25th St. (6th & 7th Aves.), ste. 601.

One wouldn't think now is the best time to buy a bridal gown, but Paula Varsalona is having a blowout sale, with prices up to 75% off retail. Through 12/5; 10-6, 10-3 Sat.; 1375 Broadway (at 37th St.), 5th fl.

Earthy-luxe PONO jewelry is at sample sale prices. 12/1-12/11; 9-6 weekdays (closed weekends); 132 W 36th St. (Broadway & 7th Ave.), 8th fl.

If you can't make GenArt's SHOP NYC on Wednesday, use code GENART for 25% off at Graey until 12/31.

Until Lutz & Patmos' sample sale happens, save 50% on their fall collection online. Through 12/8.

Cyber Monday goes until Wednesday at Le Train Bleu, where the code CYBERMONDAY will get you an extra 30% off through 12/2.

Saks Fifth Avenue's Designer Sale begins Tuesday, with up to 40% off for men, women, and children.

Cool designers like Yigal Azrouel and Zero Maria Cornejo are 25%-40% off at Cheryl Shops fave Bird.

The fall/winter sale has begun at Kirna Zabete; save 40% on Balmain, Lanvin, Rick Owens, and other coveted designers.

Use code FF2009 for 30% off during Lierac's Friends & Family sale now through 12/6.

Spend $200 at and get a free gift through 12/2: Use code REDFOX for a faux fur throw, PILLOWS for 2 cloud pillows, or ROBE99 for a robe.

Now through 12/24, use code 25for25 for 25% off the entire site at

Net-A-Porter's end of season sale has begun! Find designers like Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Chloe, and more.

Shop Satya Jewelry's online sample sale through 12/1.

Select merch is up to 60% off at Cheryl Shops fave Eryn Brinie.

If you missed Steven Alan's sample sale a few weeks ago, you can now shop the fall sale on his website and score many of the same cool labels for 30%-60% off.

Mulberry bags and accessories are now on sale (in stores too).

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