Top 5 Sample Sales of the Week

As Racked noted today, there are already 40 sample sales on the roster for the rest of May, and while I'm not going to list all of them when Racked has so kindly and conveniently done so already, I will tell you which ones I think are worth hitting this week. And they are:

M. Patmos (formerly of Lutz & Patmos fame) is teaming up with a bunch of friends to host a sample sale to benefit Japan disaster relief; M.Patmos knits are $30-$400, Leroy & Perry knits are $25-$100, KBL eyewear is $40, Acme tees for kids are $18, and vintage clothes and accessories are $10-$100. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the Japan Society's Earthquare Relief Fund. 5/11; 11-7; 425 W. 13th St. (9th Ave. & Washington St.), ste. 406.

Madeline Weinrib was doing ikat prints before, well, everyone else was, and her cotton dhurrie rugs have been knocked off by everyone from West Elm to cb2. Get the real deal for 40%-70% off at her sample sale. 5/12-5/16; 11-7, 11-6 Sun.; ABC Carpet & Home, 881 Broadway (at 19th St.), lower level.

I routinely sing the praises of Twinkle by Wenlan, which makes awesome knits and cute, feminine, yet thoughtful dresses. Silk dresses are $176, silk sweaters are $115, silk blouses are $139, silk pants are $128, and jersey dresses are $118. 5/12-5/13; 10-6; 545 8th Ave. (36th & 37th Sts.), 17th fl.

If you need a new bag--and who doesn't?--Rebecca Minkoff's epic sample sale is pretty much a sure thing. Prices hover around 40% off retail and often get marked down toward the end of the sale. 5/11-5/15; 10-7, 11-5 Sun.; 155 5th Ave. (21st & 22nd Sts.).

Finally, fashionistas are falling all over Suno's unique prints; score a statement-making piece at their sale for up to 70% off. 5/11-5/13; noon-8; 242 W. 38th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 3rd fl.

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