Thursday, November 27, 2008 Black Friday sale

Bare Necessities' Black Friday Sale: Le Mystere 25% Off, Buy 2 Get 1 Free on Bras, Shapewear Up to 40% Off & 25% off Mens. Ends Monday, Dec. 1.

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Donna Karan private handbag sale

Donna Karan's luxury line of handbags is up to 40% off during the private sale.

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Update: a great comment to alert us of a new discount at having BLACK FRIDAY SALE! 45% OFF Regularly priced merchandise and 20% off all Sale.
not that many designers excluded this time!
We all know how I feel about Chickdowntown's unspecified and undocumented exclusions, but this deal is too good not to write about. Use code "PLUS30". End date unknown, does not apply to sale, all sales final.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Designer boutique pre-sales

Now might be the time to drop by your favorite boutique (not dept store) and get details on their holiday pre-sale. Discounts across the board are between 30-50%.

Prada (who finally has a functional website!)
Miu Miu

Jimmy Choo
3.1 Phillip Lim
Jil Sander
Alexander McQueen
Salvatore Ferragamo
Christian Louboutin
Bottega Veneta

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Black Friday websites

For the chain stores, these are better resources than I could put together!

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Bloomingdale's 30-40% off handbags

In case you can't find what you want at Saks, Bloomingdale's is offering 40% off a selection of handbags. Ends Sunday, Dec. 7 (if there's anything left by then!).

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Dooney & Bourke outlet free watch

As a doorbuster, Dooney & Bourke are giving away free watches to the first $200+ customers after they throw the doors open at midnight.

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Century 21 20% off coupon

This one has been making the rounds. Print out the coupon and get 20% off 1 item at Century 21 this Black Friday weekend.

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Max Studio super sale

Tons of stuff, hard to navigate, but there are some hidden jewels (it's up to 80% off, if you can't tell by the image) at the Max Studio Super Sale.

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Burberry outlet 30% off

Take an additional 30% off the sale goods at Burberry outlet stores this weekend!

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Anthropologie boot sale

Up to 50% off selected boot styles at Anthropologie!

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James Perse private sale, mens and womens

James Perse is having a private sale on mens and womens clothing. To see the sale, you'll need to sign in. (so just create a sign-in if you need to)

300 x 250 Logo Banner

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C.O.Bigelow Black Friday coupons

C.O.Bigelow has issued some coupons for Black Friday. Print and go.

Having learned this the hard way, I can tell you that coupons and promos are not accepted at the NYC location near 6th Ave/Greenwich. Apparently they just lease the name "C.O.Bigelow" and are not an official storefront.

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Hayden-Harnett thankful sale

Hayden-Hartnett is starting their Black Friday early. It started this morning, but ends Monday, Dec. 1.
Thanks to Michelle for sending this in!

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Dwell Studio warehouse sale

DwellStudio is having a warehouse sale of sheet sets, duvet covers, table linens, crib sets, and baby accessories. If you print out the invitation, you get an additional 10% off. Many thanks to Michelle who sent this over!

DwellStudio Warehouse Sale

Friday, Nov. 28 - Thursday, Dec 24; noon-8PM daily

54 Greene St (at Broome St)
Google Transit

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Flight001 20% off everything

Flight001's version of a Black Friday deal: use code "WINTER08" for 20% off. Not spectacular, and I would probably wait until post Xmas to see what they offer. Ends Tuesday, Dec. 2nd.

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Cole Haan factory store Black Friday

Cole Haan Factory stores are offering a doorbuster of 30% off all $200+ purchases. If you go after 8AM, you get 20% off $200+ purchases. You'll also get a free tote!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

J.Crew factory store Black Friday doorbuster

J.Crew Factory stores is having a doorbuster of an extra 50% off sale merchandise.

If you plan on hitting up Woodbury Common, see the complete list of special sales by store.

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Banana Republic outlet Black Friday 40% off

Get 40% off the entire Banana Republic Outlet between now and Sunday, Nov. 30th.Thanks Michelle!

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Kenneth Cole Black Friday 30% off

Kenneth Cole is doing a doorbuster. Take 30% off during the first 4 hours of store opening, or from 8AM-noon online. For the rest of the afternoon, you can get $50 off $200, $75 off $300, $100 off $400. All this doorbust-ing makes me think I should do the midnight shopping and go to bed at 10AM.

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Fav site is doing a semi-exciting promotion: an additional 40% off the F/W collection (it was previously 20% off). It's hard to compete with Saks right now, but for some labels like Valentino, Balanciaga, and Marni, it could be comparable to better.

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DKNY buy 2 sale items get 3rd for $1

You have to give them points on creativity and really making you want to hit up a DKNY boutique! Their buy-2-sale-items-get-3rd-for-$1 promo is in-store only and ends Monday, Dec. 1. Incidentally if you sign up online, you can also be notified on when Donna Karan handbags go 40% off. I'm going in search of 2 (3?) of those crazy wrap things now.

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Just a friendly PSA that the Saks 70% madness is now online. GO.

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J.Crew 20-30% off

I will be posting info on Black Friday outlet sales later today (and J.Crew Factory looks to have a good one), but here is J.Crew's jumping-the-Thanksgiving-gun holiday sale. Use code "TURKEY" to get 20-30% off, depending on how much you spend, of course.

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David & Goliath holiday event

Update: 50% off everything online! Get your smart aleck t-shirts now ;)One early morning I was running late for a flight and feeling a bit bold, so I threw on my I Can Tell Your Purse Is Fake t-shirt. I've never gotten so much attention at the airport. Ever. The TSA, the people selling food, the airline stewardess, EVERYONE had something to say, and it totally made my 5AM day. I just love David & Goliath character tees, and they have other cute tongue-in-cheeky tees too.

Apparently we have something to look forward to on 12:00AM Nov. 25th? They claim it is their "Biggest internet event ever!"

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Equinox gym store 30% off for members

I have been a little bitter about my gym since they yanked my yoga instructor for their new premium all-yoga gym. Not because I disagree with the concept-- indeed I'd love to swap my all-access membership for a single proper facility with hot yoga classes. It's just that it is SO FAR AWAY from my house. I live in the West Village. PureYoga is seriously Upper East Side. There's no way I'm getting to Marco now. You suck, Equinox!

And maybe if I wasn't so bitter, and the retail world wasn't going bonkers with ridiculous sales, I'd be more excited about Equinox Fitness' member's only sale. Members can print the image below and use their IDs at any store to get 30% off everything until Wednesday, Nov. 26th.

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Platinum hair salon free blowouts

Fabulous reader Meg sent this one in for all the ladies who need to de-stress from sale shopping (she popped in for her blowout right before hitting the Tocca sale). For this week (and maybe only perhaps next) new customers to Platinum Salon get a free blowout and everyone awesome customer service and 15% off until Monday, Jan 5th. Details below.

What: Platinum Salon Free Blowout
When: This week, maybe next week; Mon - Wed; 10AM-2PM
Where: 134 W 23rd St (btw 6/7th Ave);
How: Google Transit

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Juicy Couture 30% off tracksuits

One time last summer we planned a big BBQ dinner, and my friend said he'd 'put on his eatin' pants'. I think we all know what he means by that, and Juicy Couture is here to help with a very timely 30% discount on comfy stretchy tracksuits for the whole family. Print it out to shop in-stores only starting Black Friday, Nov. 28th - Sunday, Nov. 30th.

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Vivienne Westwood sample sale

The scoop's on Starting tomorrow, get some Vivienne Westwood clothes, shoes, and accessories for up to 20% off. The invite will knock off another 15%. I'm not a subscriber, but this looks like a Billion Dollar Babes sale (BDB?).

What: Vivienne Westwood Sample Sale
When: Tuesday, Nov. 25 - Wednesday, Nov. 26; 9:30AM-8PM daily
Where: 6th Fl @ 544 W 27th St (btw 10/11th Ave)
How: Google Transit

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Imitation of Christ goes vintage

Going the way of the dodo bird, reports that Imitation of Christ will be no longer. Get it while you still can (20-30% off wholesale) at their last sample sale ever.

What: Imitation of Christ Final Sale Ever
When: Tuesday, Nov. 25, 10AM-7PM
Where: Suite 300 @ 336 W 37th St (btw 8/9th Ave); 212-600-9284
How: Google Transit
All sales final (obviously)

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Barney's 50% off

Update: reader Moya reports:

Most of the stock is 50% off--but some of the jeans upstairs are 70% off, both online and in the store. As the discounts aren't as high as Saks, it is relatively quiet.
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Shu Uemura, Smashbox friends & family

Shu Uemura, maker of the most highly touted makeup brushes and eyelash curlers, is having their online F&F event! Use code "SHUFRIENDS" and get 20% off and free shipping. Ends Monday, Dec. 1. (You must be a registered customer to use this code, so make sure you don't check out as 'guest').

Smashbox is also having their F&F event. If you forgot to get your foundation primer during the Sephora F&F, now's your chance. Use code "SBFF08" to get 20% your entire order through Sunday, Nov. 30th.

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Why wait til Friday? RevolveClothing certainly doesn't agree with that philosophy, hence they've started their Great Sale today! 30-85% off a TON of merchandise.

You can also use code "NOTCOTLOVESREVOLVE" which will get you 25% off most items through Dec. 31. And remember, if you're a
new customer, you can get a code for 30% off everything (some brands excluded).

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ShopBop 20-33% off (effectively)

This week I'll be posting on Black Friday specials I come across, in addition to the traditional sample sales and other goodies. If you know of a great deal, please share it with me!

Starting today at ShopBop, spend some, get some. Use code "THANKS2U". Ends Monday, Dec. 1.

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Saks 70% off (effectively) sale report

From Stephanie:

Just a quick update, I was at the Saks sale on Friday evening, and there were TONS of bags and wallets left. However, Gucci's walls were bare, but there were Marc Jacobs, Vanentino, Botkier, Chloe etc left. I went back this morning to see if they put anything new out, and there was NOTHING left!! They had already changed many of the walls to show the new bags for the spring, all full price!! I couldnt believe how people cleared the store out!!! Doesnt look like there will be much of anything for the Tuesday sale for the public.....

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saks 70% off (effectively) sale report

Much like Caroline said before, this sale is madness. It is also utterly confusing. There's signage for publicly available discounts (40%-50%) where you can take it home today, and there's signage for pre-sale items, which you can buy at the discount that will become public on Tuesday, but you can't take it home until Tuesday, and then there's the extra 'secret' discount given only to cardholders, essentially the discount which will become public on Tuesday, (usually an extra 50% off sale merch), but you also then cannot take that home until Tuesday.

I don't know whether all the people there today (NYC Saks) had Saks cards or not, but the basic 40% off seemed to generally be very popular. The entire store looked rather raped and pillaged. All the boutiques had little left (Gucci, Prada, Ferragamo, etc.). Louis Vuitton, which never goes on sale, was empty. The first floor designer bag section was ravaged-- no trace of Valentino or Chloe, only some mishandled Marc Jacobs and Botkier and other brands which are generally a lower price point.

The sale shoe selection is dwindling. The 8th floor looks like someone tied all the shoes up in a hot air balloon and exploded it. Total. Chaos. You can find select Gucci boots, Louboutins, Ferragamos, Choos, Manolos, Pradas, Stuart Weitzman, Taryn Rose, and even a bit of Chanel.

This sale is no joke. I went in today around 2:30 and plucked a black Burberry down coat (coats are on pre-sale for 30-40% off) from a fresh full rack of maybe 7-8 coats. Once I was done looking around and had it bagged and put in the back (maybe around 4:00PM), the entire rack was empty. I located 3 in various places, having been tried on and abandoned, but no more than that. Are you serious? Did the rest get purchased in 2+ hours!? Apparently. So if you want the best selection (and it goes to show stuff gets brought out because yesterday they only had that coat style in ivory), go early.

So how do you read the secret prices if you have a Saks card? There are only select full-priced items, of which you can get 40-50% off, and for all sale items, those ending in $XX.90, cardholders get an another 50% off (a kindly associate in mens explained this to me, as I find it all very confusing). The catch for the cardholder discount is that you can't take anything home until Tuesday (meaning you have to fight through the masses AGAIN to find your sales person to pick up your purchase) or you can pay $15 to have it mailed out.

I hope this helps for anyone who has questions about what this sale is all about. The phones at Saks are ringing off the hook and sales associates are so bombarded with people that I would not bother trying to get a response, unless you called a store in a smaller city.

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Saks 70% off (effectively)

Update: reader Caroline reports,

I did just decide to pop in. I figured, what do I have to lose, besides my sanity?! It was crazy (forget the 8th floor shoe dept - totally insane, people with piles and piles of shoe and boot boxes, very difficult to get someone to help you...). Same with 5th floor shoes and bags, and it seems they have a lot of inventory - when I left at around 12:30, an employee was bringing out dozens of Tory Burch tote bags and hand bags - canvas, patent, etc. All 50% off, plus another 50% presale. A Marc by Marc Jacobs leather bag I saw at Bloomingdales a couple of days ago at full price ($468) was 50% off, plus another 50% off presale. And there were lots of them. They were enforcing the Saks cardholder thing there, but definitely not everywhere else. First floor handbags was just completely nuts, so I didn't even bother to look. Overall, apparel was much less crazy - if you have the patience, you can get some great deals - some stuff is 60% off, with another 50% presale! And a lot is 40% off plus 50% presale. All in all, a fantastic sale, but frankly, it was a little unsettling - I kept thinking - THIS is Saks Fifth Avenue?? The atmosphere was a little weird, with employees and even some customers looking shell shocked.
I LOVE reader updates! Keep them coming (for anything)!!

In full swing, the Saks' cardholders can pre-sale at prices effectively 70% off. It is true chaos, as some sales associates respect the Saks-card-only rule and some do not. Consistent with its inconsistency, some stores have Gucci on sale, some do not, but you can be sure to find Prada, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, etc and shoes from Louboutin, Ferrragamo, and Chloe.

The sale officially opens to the public on Tuesday, but from what I'm reading online, it sounds like there won't be much left!! Don't bother calling-- many stores aren't even taking calls, and those that do are hanging up on people left right and center. If you are feeling brave, throw yourself into the fray and don't be afraid to use your elbows.

Madison Avenue Spy has neatly written out the details of how it gets to 70%. In-stores only.

The online component is not as good but gives an indication of greater discounts to come (i.e. Tuesday)

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Bergdorf Goodman 50% off

Rolling it out slowly, Bergdorf Goodman's discounts have increased to 50% off.

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Friend & Family variety pack

I'm going to knock this out in one big post...


20% off everything. Print the image to shop in-store or shop online with code "FAMILY". Orders over $30+ ship for free as well. Ends Monday, Dec. 1
20% off everything. Online code "CLARINSFF"

Ends Friday, Nov. 28


Ralph Lauren and**
30% off everything. Online code "HOL2008"
Ends Monday, Dec. 8

* This offer does not include Gift Cards & Online Gift Certificates, Fragrance, Antiques / Vintage Product, Select women's black label product, Philanthropic product (including Pink Pony, Tom’s Shoes, Feed Bags and Match Rugby Shirts), Peace Treaty Scarves, Exotic handbags and luggage, or Special order programs (Home, tailored clothing and accessories)
** Thanks Michelle!

30% off everything. Online code "FRIENDS08"
Ends Sunday, Nov. 23

Land's End
20% off everything. Online code "SHARE" with PIN "00008692"
Ends Sunday, Nov. 23

Ann Taylor Loft
30% off everything. Online code "FRIENDS"
Ends Sunday, Nov. 23

Club Monaco
30% off everything.
Print the email to shop in-store.
Ends Monday, Nov. 24

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Anthropologie sale

Anthropologie has put TONS of stuff on sale. Check it out.

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Flight001 20-25% off (effectively)

Starting today, Flight 001 will give you $20 off a purchase of $100, $50 off $200, $75 off $300, and $100 off $400. Why is this a happy day? Because not only can you use this online with code "TAKEOFF", the stores are running the promo too! The stores carry a wider selection of luggage, travel books, and Mario Badescu skincare. Ends Monday, Nov. 24.

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Today only, is giving you an automatic discount on all your purchases. Rumor has it that it even includes giftcards, but this is to be confirmed.

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eLuxury 40% off

eLuxury has marked down a slew of new goodies. A lot of Pucci clothing, Dior accessories, and some Zac Posen dresses!

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Bloomingdale's extra 40% off sale

Bloomingdale's started offering an additional 40% off select sale merchandise. There are a couple of Kooba clutches and Botkier bags which are worth a look :) Ends Sunday, Nov. 23.

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Halston sample sale

Breaking news: Halston's first-ever sample sale. Get up to 75% off womens ready-to-wear, shoes, and handbags

What: Halston Sample Sale
When: Friday, Nov. 21; 8AM-9PM
Where: 96 Spring St by Mercer
How: Google Transit

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Barnes & Noble member appreciation

I actually find my B&N membership really useful. Between the GMAT and housewarmings, I've racked up a significant savings. From today until Monday, Nov. 24, use code "M4M8N4N" or print out the coupons and get the following discounts:
- 50% off one hardcover bestseller
- 30% off one (any) adult hardcover
- 20% off one thing (anything/everything else)
* You must be a B&N member to use this discount

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Ports 1961 sample sale ENDS TODAY

Thanks to Christine who has brought this to my attention. The Ports 1961 ends today, so the discounts are probably pretty good!


11/19–11/20 Ports 1961 has samples from all seasons in sizes 0 through 14 for up to 80 percent off. 601 W. 26th St., nr. Eleventh Ave., Ste. 875 (212-414-1050); Wed. (11–5), Thurs. (10–5).

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Information request!

I know this is a reversal of roles, but I know that there was a secret Christian Louboutin sample sale yesterday, and I was unable to get any information whatsoever. If you are in the know, I would *love* to hear from you! Please email me!

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Catherine Malandrino 40% off

Catherine Malandrino has bulked up their sale section with some new additions - dresses, tops, skirts, and pants.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bebe sales

Currently all dress at Bebe are 30% off. But wait, there's more!
* Spend $300, get $100 off - online code "BBGET100" or print to shop in-store
* Spend $125, get $20 off - online code "BBSAVE20" or print to shop in-store
Won't work on bebe Sport, but it sure will at the outlets! Ends Sunday, Nov. 30.

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Jill Stuart sale


Label: Jill Stuart
Deal: 30 to 60% off pretty chiffon cocktail dresses, fur coats and vests, boots and bags
When/Where: Thursday, November 20th through Saturday, December 6th. Mon—Sat 11am—7pm; Sun noon—6pm. 100 Greene St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-343-2300).

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Theory mens sample sale

For the boys! Now that the women have gotten theirs, Theory is presenting the mens sample sale. Get 60% off outerwear, suits, sport coats, pants, dress shirts, sweaters, and ties.

What: Theory Mens Sample Sale
When: Thursday, Nov. 20 - Monday, Nov. 24; Th/F 8AM-8PM, Sat-Mon 10AM-6PM
Where: 2nd Fl @ 139 Fifth Ave by 20th St; 212-398-2777
How: Google Transit

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Auto friends & family

Auto is having their F&F for two days only, Thursday Nov. 20 and Friday, Nov. 21. Get 30% off in-store or online with code "FF2008". You'll find artisan jewelry, Paul Smith accessories for men, housing decor, DL & Co. candles, and a good selection of Missoni of the home. You can also phone-in orders to 1-866-568-AUTO.

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Ralph Lauren Black, Purple Label 15% off mens

Another Luxe Club One goodie for the men - take 15% off the entire collection of Ralph Lauren mens Purple Label and Black Label, both sale and retail. Use code "LCLUB" through Friday, Nov. 21.

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Andrew Marc 30% off leather coats

Luxe Club One has finally kicked off. One of their first discounts: 30% off Andrew Marc leather coats. Use code "LCLEATHER30" through Friday, Nov. 21.

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Dooney & Bourke tent sale

If you love Dooney & Bourke, you won't want to miss their annual tent sale. With better prices than the outlets', pick up some goodies for yourself or your beloved, just in time for holiday season!

What: Dooney & Bourke Tent Sale
When: Thursday, Dec. 11 - Sunday, Dec. 14; Th 12-9PM, F 10AM-9PM, Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun 11AM-3PM
Where: see the map; 800-347-5000
How: Zipcar to Norwalk, CT or take the Metro North to East Norwalk

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cesare Paciotti sample sale

If you're looking for crazy edgy sexy shoes, plan on visiting the Cesare Paciotti sample sale. Mens and womens shoes and accessories are up to 85% off, with prices starting at $30.

What: Cesare Paciotti Sample Sale
When: Tuesday, Nov. 18 - Thursday, Nov. 20; 10AM-6PM daily
Where: Suite 901 @ 12 W 57th St; 212-245-3785
How: Google Transit
Cash only. All sales final.

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Me & Ro 15% off

For the entire rest of the year, all purchase made online from Me & Ro will be discounted 15% with code "MRHOLIDAY08". Happy holidays indeed!

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Frette sample sale report

This afternoon I took an extended off-campus lunch and ventured to the Frette Sample Sale. This is probably the 3rd time I've been -- I always stock up on my towels during this fabulous semi-annual sale.

Today was the 2nd day of the sale, and already certain things are starting to get sparse. If you are looking for bedding, you better hurry. I saw women piling massive amounts of sheets and pillowcases into shopping bags. One woman filled 8 bags with purchases! She couldn't even take it all in one car-load. Blankets and throws are $450 (from ~$1000), sheets can be found for $100 (hotel collection w/ black line emboidery), sheet sets for $190. The sheet sets were of this awesome check pattern on smooth white cotton, but it's "European fashion", which means 2 flat sheets + 2 pillowcases. In the end I had to walk away because I need a fitted sheet. There is a good selection of Euro and boudoir pillowcases and shams, a few for King pillows, but none for your standard size pillow.

If you are looking for table linen, the selection is slim: some ivory or mint green table cloths, mint napkins ($5/each), and white hotel-ish placemats ($10/each).

Bath sheets are $40 (as usual), but styles were a bit sparser this time around. There were ivory and white fluffy towels, and, for reasons unknown to me, bright pink. They also had 'couture' towels of light blue and a nice mocha. Very few hand towels, though.

Robes seemed cheaper than in the past. The basic white terry or velour robe is $50, the velour with black piping is $70, and they had men's 'spa' robes for $150. They are SO luxurious, and I stared at them longingly, temporarily wishing I was a man.

Snag a pink silk nightie or nightgowns on fire-sale at $100, or a mens cotton PJ set for $75 (sizes S and XL left). A small assortment of leather house slippers and house moccasins line the North wall for $100 each. Unfortunately the sizes were fairly limited to 37/38 for women and 42 for men.

Overall this is a fabulous place to shop for holiday and housewarming gifts. Everyone appreciates a luxurious set of towels or a fluffy robe. I even got my sister a terry cloth hair turban for $10. I'm all set.

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Nanette Lepore sample sale


Frocks are $140 to $150 (from $335 to $595), skirts are $100 (from $195 to $295), and jackets are $190 (from $285 to $495) at Nanette Lepore's sample sale.
When: 11/18–11/21; Tues.–Fri. (9–7).
Where: 225 W. 35th St., nr. Seventh Ave., fourth fl. (212-594-0012).

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Kenzo friends & family

Some perfume lines have a following, and Kenzo is definitely among the Chanels and Marc Jacobs. Beloved for their nature-inspired scents and unique packaging (I have a travel bottle that looks like a bouncy ball), fans should be excited about their current F&F promotion. Until Monday, Nov. 24th, take 20% off your online purchase with code "08FAMILY". That "Under $50" section will be just perfect for friends and stocking stuffers.Many thanks to Han for sending this to me!

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Owl's Lab 50% off

I'm not really sure what is included/excluded (besides sale), but Daily Candy has organized a fabulous promo with Owl's Lab. Use code "CANDY" to get 50% off select full-priced items online and in-store. To shop at the boutique, print out the Daily Candy ad. Ends Sunday, Nov. 23rd.
* Register your Amex for this Daily Candy Deal to get an extra 10% off too!

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Home Event at City Opera Thrift Shop

I often miss out on the seemingly disassociated fundraiser sale (like the recent one at Housing Works) because my brain doesn't associate non-clothing stores with 'sample sale'. I promise I will try to be better.

My first attempt: The Home Event at City Opera Thrift Shop. Find home furnishings and clothing from Alice + Olivia, Marc Jacobs, and Armani (and more) for 50-75% off. Womens coats and suits are $45-$350, dresses range between $35-$250, and shoes $25-$150. Mens suits and jackets are $35 to $125.

What: The Home Event at City Opera Thrift Shop
When: Wednesday, Nov. 19; 5–8PM
Where: 222 E 23rd St (btw 2/3rd Ave); 212-684-5344
How: Google Transit

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Be&D sample sale

If you need a fetching new bag, be sure to check out the Be&D sample sale, where you can pick one up at 30-75% off.

If you're not in NYC, there will be a Be&D sale on on Wednesday, Nov. 19th.

What: Be&D Sample Sale
When: Wednesday, Nov. 19 - Thursday, Nov 20; 9AM-7PM daily
Where: Be&D Showroom, 10th Fl @ 35 W 36th St
How: Google Transit

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Until midnight Wednesday, Nov. 19th, take 30% off everything non-handbag on with code "GIVEGOODGIFT".

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The Shoebox holiday sale

Per Top Button:

The Shoe Box announces their pre-holiday sale weekend with 30% off their entire store. Find a vast selection of new fall and winter 2008 shoes, boots, and handbags. Brands include KORS, Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Frye, Sergio Rossi, Guiseppe Zanotti, Cynthia Vincent, D&G, Rebecca Minkoff, Lauren Merkin, Botkier, Foley + Corinna, and many more. This sale is a can't miss. The Shoe Box has four different locations, so feel free to visit each one for a different selection.
*Mention "TOP BUTTON" for an extra $20 off your purchase.
What: The Shoebox Holiday Sale
When: Friday, Nov. 21 - Sunday, Nov. 23; Fri-Sat 10AM-8PM, Sun 11AM-7PM
Where: 4 locations
- 537 3rd Ave (btw 35/36th St); 212-937-5750
- 1349 3rd Ave (@ 77th St); 212-535-9615
- 1222 Madison Ave (btw 87/88th St); 212-426-7296
- 2151 Broadway (btw 76/77th St); 212-877-2846

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Delman warehouse sale

Need new boots? Check out these sales coming your way. First up, Delman's warehouse sale features shoes and boots 60-70% off.

What: Delman Sample Sale
When: Wednesday, Nov. 19 - Friday, Nov. 21; W-Th 10AM-7PM, Fri 10AM-6AM
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 4th Fl @ 123 W 18th St (by Sixth Ave); 212-399-2323
How: Google Transit

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Jill Stuart, Kidrobot, L.A.M.B., Harajuku Lovers handbag sample sale

Savvy & Co. is hosting a multi-brand sample sale of bags! Get Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. and Harajuku Lovers lines, Jill Stuart, and Kidrobot bags up to 70% off retail.

What: Jill Stuart, Kidrobot, L.A.M.B., Harajuku Lovers Handbag Sample Sale
When: Tuesday, Nov. 18 - Wednesday, Nov. 19 ; Tue 1-8PM, Wed 8AM-8PM
Where: Savvy & Co., 145 W 18th St (btw 6/7th Ave)
How: Google Transit

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Paul & Shark sample sale

I didn't learn of Paul & Shark until my Greek coworker ranted and raved about it. Now I know better! For the first time ever, Paul & Shark, an Italian mens sportswear brand, is opening their sample sale to the public. Get wool and cashmere outerwear, wool/cotton/cashmere sweaters, short sleeve polos, jeans, trousers, scarves, belts, hats, gloves, ties, and 100% cotton woven shirts. You might even see my coworker there.

What: Paul & Shark Sample Sale
When: Wednesday, Nov. 19 - Friday, Nov. 21; W-Th 8:30AM-6PM, Fri 9AM-5PM
Where: Suite 1206 @ 79 Madison Ave (at 28th St)
How: Google Transit
Cash only. All must have ID to enter the building.

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Portolano sample sale, part 2

Play it again, Sam.

What: Portolano Sample Sale
When: Monday, Nov. 17 - Friday, Nov. 21; 10AM-6PM
Where: 11th Fl @ 15 W 37th St (btw 5/6th Ave); 212-719-4403
How: Google Transit
Cash or CC only. All sales are final, no refunds, no exchanges.

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Alessandro D'ell Acqua sample sale

I am not a girly girl, but something about Alessandro D'ell Acqua resonates with me. Unlike most blushing brides who opt for white satin Blahnik, I went with a pair of his gorgeous nude strappy heels with hand-made leather rosettes. I think for me that will always be the cornerstone of how I feel about his creations.

I might look to acquire a few more pairs of shoes at the upcoming sample sale which will include current mens and womens collections, up to 75% off. Men: jersey sweaters, pants, and shoes. Women: the requisite romantic chiffon dresses, knitwear, and shoes. Hosted by Savvy & Co.

Camel colored coat with tangerine buttons now $953, orig. $3,810
White swing dress with yellow trim now $455, orig. $1,925
Japanese Obi-style belts now $81, orig. $325
Men's charcoal jersey sweaters now $159, orig. $635
Men's blue lace-up sneakers now $78, orig. $310
What: Alessandro D'ell Acqua Sample Sale
When: Thursday, Nov. 20 - Friday, Nov. 21; 10AM-8PM
Where: 4th Fl @ 30 W 57th St (btw 5th/6th Ave); 212-388-0339
How: Google Transit
CC only.

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BCBG factory store winter sale

BCBG factory stores are going for broke. And it didn't start today (it actually started last Thursday), I was merely negligent in posting this. Oops.

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Daily Candy sample sale rundown, II

Good golly, Miss Molly. I was planning on posting a couple of these already, but Daily Candy has released an onslaught of sample sale details!

Below, in all their glory: Aloha Rag, Bindya New York, Cardigan by Lynne Hiriak, Filippa K, Frette, Gucci Group Watches, Heikejarick, John Robshaw Textiles, La Perla, Noir (nOir), Obedient Sons & Daughters, Rebecca Minkoff and Nicholas K, Rogan and Loomstate, Sari Gueron, Steven Alan, Té Casan, Three as Four, Tocca, Yigal Azrouël.

And drop by later because I have even more!

What: Aloha Rag
Why: Celebrate Hawaiians in the White House with 40 percent off Balenciaga, Chloé, Linda Farrow, and Tom Ford.
When: Nov. 18. Tues., noon-9 p.m.
Where: 505 Greenwich St., at Spring St. (212-925-0882).

What: Bindya New York
Why: Scarves, handbags, and tunics are 65 percent off. Free gift with every $50 spent.
When: Nov. 19-21. Wed.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: 49 W. 38th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Ave., 9th flr. (212-730-8852).

What: Cardigan by Lynne Hiriak
Why: French stripe sweaters are $88. Other layers start at 50 percent off retail.
When: Nov. 20 & 21. Thurs. & Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 594 Broadway, b/t Houston & Prince Sts., ste. 305 (212-431-8900).

What: Filippa K
Why: Modern Swedish coats for men and women at $250 or $300.
When: Nov. 19 & 20. Wed. & Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 33 W. 26th St., b/t Broadway & Sixth Ave., 5th flr. Cash only.

What: Frette
Why: Italian linens good enough for The Ritz are 70 percent off.
When: Nov. 17-20. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 4 W. 58th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves., 4th flr.

What: Gucci Group Watches
Why: Comb out that Gucci mane and save 90 percent. Save 70 percent on Bedat & Co. bling.
When: Nov. 20 & 21. Thurs. & Fri., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 125 W. 18th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves.

What: Heikejarick
Why: Voluminous and tailored coats in cashmere and alpaca. Diffusion line is 30 percent off wholesale.
When: Nov. 19-26. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 262 W. 38th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 5th flr. (212-764-0878).

What: John Robshaw Textiles
Why: Sheets, duvets, curtain panels, kaftans, and decorative pillows marked down at least 60 percent.
When: Nov. 20-22. Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (cocktails, 6-8 p.m.); Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 245 W. 29th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Ave., 11th flr. (212-594-6006).

What: La Perla
Why: Naughty bras were $268, now $67. Satin slips were $346, now $85. Men’s tees were $65, now $16.
When: Nov. 24-28. Mon.-Wed., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thanksgiving Thurs., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 260 Fifth Ave., b/t 28th & 29th Sts. (212-725-5400).

What: Noir
Why: Giant cocktail rings are $20-$60; bracelets and bangles are $5-$45.
When: Nov. 19-21. Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 350 W. 38th St., b/t Eighth & Ninth Aves. (212-244-4846).

What: Obedient Sons & Daughters
Why: Get into woodsy mode for autumn/winter duds at sample sale prices.
When: Nov. 22 & 23. Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 237 Lafayette St., b/t Prince & Spring Sts.

What: Rebecca Minkoff and Nicholas K
Why: Get your hands on Morning After bags and other cult favorites. Dresses, tops, pants, and accessories are 50 percent off.
When: Nov. 20-23. Thurs. & Fri., 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 33 W. 17th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves.

What: Rogan and Loomstate
Why: Past-season overstock, rare samples, and one-offs are up to 75 percent off.
When: Nov. 29-Dec. 7. Mon.-Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 91 Franklin St., b/t Broadway & Church St., behind the Rogan shop (646-827-7554).

What: Sari Gueron
Why: Ridiculously priced cocktail attire ($2,950) now somewhat less obscene ($590).
When: Nov. 19 & 20. Wed. & Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 133 W. 25th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves., 4th flr. west.

What: Steven Alan
Why: Eponymous label at up to 75 percent off. Some Odd Rubies, The Generic Man, Demy Lee, and more for cheap.
When: Nov. 20-23. Thurs. & Fri., 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 87 Franklin St., b/t Church & Broadway (212-219-3305).

What: Té Casan
Why: Fancy flats for $75, pumps for $95, booties for $125, and boots for $175.
When: Nov. 18-22. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 260 Fifth Ave., at 28th St.

What: Three as Four
Why: Denim from the past three seasons ranges $4.44-$44.44. Very special archival pieces range $77-$666. Really.
When: Nov. 20-24. Thurs.-Mon., noon-8 p.m.
Where: 77 Delancey St., at Allen St.

What: Tocca
Why: Take at least 45 percent off candles, fragrances, and other treats from the Italian beauty brand.
When: Nov. 19-21. Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 542 W. 22nd St., b/t Tenth & Eleventh Aves.

What: Yigal Azrouël
Why: Merch from past and current seasons is 60-80 percent off.
When: Nov. 19-21. Wed. & Thurs., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 225 W. 39th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 7th flr. (212-302-1194).

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