|It's that time of year — great samples sales on all kinds of merch in the next few weeks. One reminder: leave your checkbook at home. Almost all of the vendors want cash or credit cards.
Chaiken's fall 2006 stock is on sale at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th [6th/7th] 212.334.3501, starting today, 8-8, and tomorrow from 9am-noon. Camel stretch velvet and silk dress with lace inset, was $476, now $238.
All prices are at least 50% off retail. Try-ons OK, but no dressing rooms.
Sample sale of undergarments, gowns, and sleepwear from Donna Karan from 11/14-16, 10-6, at 136 Mad [31st/32nd] 10th flr. No strollers or carts.
Ollypop sale of kids clothing up to 30% off wholesale from 11/14-11/17, 10am-4pm, at 241 W. 37th [7th/8th] Suite 1003. Look for emerging European kids clothing designers. Cash, CC accepted but a 3% fee added.
nOir, 350 W. 39th [8th/9th] 5th flr. 212.244.4846, accessories at up to 75% below retail. Handbags were $120, now $45, bangles were $55, now $10. 11/15 and 11/16 from 11-7, 11/17 from 11-6.
White + Warren, 80 W. 40th [5th/6th] 212.398.3295 3rd Flr.
Classic cashmere crewnecks and turtlenecks,
chunky cable-knit cardigans, scarves and signature travel wraps all at 55% off retail. 11/15, noon-6pm, 11/16, 8am-6pm, 11/17, 8am-noon.
Up to 75% off Steven Alan men and women, Inhabit, Myth and Ritual and more. 87 Franklin [W. Bway/Church] 212.343.0692, 11/16 and 11/17, 8:30am-8pm, 11/18, noon-7, and 11/19, noon-5.
Daniel Levy Porcelain Studio, 155 W. 29th [6th/7th] is having a big sale (up to 65% off wholesale) of handmade porcelain samples, one-offs, 'sketches in clay,' and twenty-five years of slightly imperfect and discontinued pieces, in addition to current designs at wholesale. 11/30-12/2 11am-7pm, and 12/3 from noon-6pm. Cash only.
Frette linens, plus bath, table, home accessories andFrette To Wear on sale at 317 W. 33rd [8th/9th] 718.747.1656, 12/2-12/6, 9am-6:30pm, 12/7, 9am-5pm. CC only, no strollers, no kids under 12.
Wholesale and below for the fall collection from Catherine Malandrino at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th [6th/7th] from 12/4-12/6, 8am-8pm.
Cool eyewear from Alain Mikli, 260 5th [28th/29th] Suite 201, is at wholesale and below, 12/5-12/7, 9am-5:45pm, 12/8 from 9-5. Frames were $200-$700, now $45-$95.
Up to 70% off dresses, blouses, and sweaters from MarieMarie, 257 West 39th [7th/8th] Suite 1002. Silk 'Icon' retails for $486, now $175. 12/6, noon-6pm, 12/7, noon-9pm.
The holiday sample sale at Rafe New York, 85 5th [16th] 12th flr. 212.609.1195, is scheduled this year from 12/13-12/15, 10-7, and 12/16, 10-5. Women's and men's items from fall/winter as well as spring/summer collections at up to 80% off retail.