Monday, December 13

Dec '10 NYC Sample Sales.

Finally get your holiday shopping done - quick, painless (hopefully there'll be nice people and no pushing and shoving, considering that this IS NYC and THIS IS A SAMPLE SALE) and insanely chic cheap.

What: Tucker

Why: Snag Gaby Basora’s covetable fall collection and a few vintage pieces at 50-80 percent off. 
When: Today, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 413 W. 14th St., b/t Ninth & Tenth Aves., ste. 403.
What: Vena Cava
Why: Printed dresses, shorts, and more holiday soiree musts from spring and fall are 40-70 percent off.
When: Today, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 457 Broome St., b/t Greene & Mercer Sts., ste. 2f.
What: Giles & Brother
Why: Crystal necklaces, enamel snake bracelets, and more from the lumberjack designer are up to 75 percent off.
When: Today, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: 147 W. 29th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves., 5th flr. Cash only.
What: Lela Rose
Why: Rummage through the $25 bin, scrounge for knitwear ($50-$250), and hand over a printout of this page to get an extra 20 percent off.
When: Today & Dec. 6. Today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mon., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 224 W. 30th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 13th flr.
What: W29 Showroom
Why: Killer jeans by Swedish brand The Local Firm, Iosselliani’s multimelted rings, Margarita Saplala’s awesome printed dresses, and more at up to 80 percent off.
When: Today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., noon-4 p.m.
Where: 208 W. 29th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., ste. 201.
What: Charlotte Ronson
Why: The ruffle dress is $120 (reg. $315), beaded silk top is $60 (reg. $185), velvet pleated miniskirt is $80 (reg. $235), and over-the-knee boots are $120 (reg. $350).
When: Today & Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 1071 Sixth Ave., b/t 40th & 41st Sts., ste. 301.
What: Botkier
Why: Prince satchel is $275 (reg. $575), Drea boot is $250 (reg. $595), and more leather goods are up to 75 percent off.
When: Today, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 421 W. Broadway, b/t Prince & Spring Sts.
What: Autumn Cashmere
Why: Up to 75 percent off cashmere clothing and accessories for men and women.
When: Today & Dec. 6-10. Today, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
231 W. 39th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., ste. 924.
What: Thread Social
Why: Flirty, fun, and deeply discounted (up to 80 percent off) frocks for your holiday needs. Plus, spring and summer clothing on the cheap.
When: Dec. 7 & 8. Tues. & Wed., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 26 W. 17th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves., ste. 301.
What: Diane von Furstenberg
Why: Signature printed wrap dresses are $150 (reg. $325), embellished cardigans are $80 (reg. $495), and coats are $350 (reg. $625).
When: Dec. 7-10. Tues., 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 260 Fifth Ave., b/t 28th & 29th Sts.
What: Natori
Why: Lingerie, sleepwear, ready-to-wear, and more nearly all ringing in under $50.
When: Dec. 8 & 9. Wed., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 102 Madison Ave., b/t 29th & 30th Sts., 3rd flr.
What: Mai Cashmere
Why: Swaddle yourself in a kaleidoscopic range of cashmere tees ($82; reg. $325), drawstring pants ($122; reg. $495), and V-neck cardigans ($96; reg. $385).
When: Dec. 8-10. Wed.-Fri., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 49 W. 38th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves., ste. 12a.
What: Brian Atwood
Why: The sick heels, like a mango leather platform pump with copper heel detail ($400; reg. $635), are 30-60 percent off.
When: Dec. 6. Mon., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Three Squares Studio, 444 W. 17th St., b/t Ninth & Tenth Aves.
What: Gar-de & Friends
Why: The avant-garde label gathers other locals we love, such as Rogan, Nomia, Sophomore, and 80%20 shoes, for a group sale (up to 85 percent off).
When: Dec. 8-15. Daily, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 135 W. 36th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves., 14th flr.
What: Made Her Think
Why: Take 20-60 percent off handbags and jewelry, such as spring 2011’s spike rhinestone bracelet ($200; reg. $250).
When: Dec. 10 & 11. Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 195 Chrystie St., b/t Rivington & Stanton Sts., ste. 301-7.
What: Helmut Lang
Why: Women’s clothing and accessories are up to 70 percent off. Blazers are $199, leather pants are $199, skirts are $79, etc.
When: Dec. 10-12. Fri., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 139 Fifth Ave., b/t 20th & 21st Sts., 2nd flr.
What: Lee Angel
Why: Deck the wrists (and necks, fingers, and lobes) of loved ones with gorgeous baubles. They’ll never know they were 30-75 percent off.
When: Dec. 8-10. Wed. & Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 524 Broadway, at Spring St., 6th flr.
What: Eugenia Kim
Why: Up to 75 percent off berets, headbands, and other cute toppers.
When: Dec. 14-18. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 347 W. 36th St., b/t Eighth & Ninth Aves., ste. 501.
What: Rachel Comey 
Why: The indie queen’s coveted boots, clothing, and other accessories are up to 60 percent off.
When: Dec. 15. Wed., noon-8 p.m.
Where: 335 W. 35th St., b/t Eighth & Ninth Aves., 11th flr.