shopping 11.14.06


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.

Starts today
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.

Starts today
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.

Starts today
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.

Starts 11/15
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.

Starts 11/15
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.

Starts 11/16
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. 

Starts 11/30
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.

Starts 12/2
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.

Starts 12/4
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.

Starts 12/5
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.

Starts 12/6
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.

Starts 12/13
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.

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