NYC Sales: Elizabeth & James, Araks, Nicholas K, Melissa, Ashish, And More...

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Elizabeth & James Sample Sale
What: Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen's Elizabeth & James line is marking down select clothing for both men and women. Swing by the sale for deals on select spring '10 stock as well as past season items from holiday '09 and beyond.
When: Wednesday, May 19, through Friday, May 21, from 10 to 6 p.m.
Where: Elizabeth & James Sample Sale, 250 West 39th Street, Suite 1701, (between 7th and 8th avenues); 212-382-1780.
Araks Sample Sale
What: Araks' luxe delicates and ready-to-wear are up to 75% off at her seasonal sample sale. Pieces include her organic cotton lingerie, swimwear (now $40), and more—including $10 bargain bin bras, panties, and chemises.
When: Thursday, May 20, from 8:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 21, from 9:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Araks, 137 Grand Street, 5th floor, (between Crosby and Lafayette streets); 212-982-5652.
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Steven Alan Sample Sale
What: Steven Alan's much-anticipated sample sale is here again. Expect sales of up to 75% off his own Steven Alan collection for men, women, and kids—as well as annex brands LemLem, Olivia Harris, Sunshine & Shadow, Gryson, Loomstate, Sophomore, Rachel Nasvik, and more.
When: Thursday, May 20, and Friday, May 21, from 8:30 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 22, from noon to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 23, from noon to 5 p.m.
Where: Steven Alan Sample Sale, 87 Franklin Street (between Broadway and Church Street); 212-343-0692.
nOir Jewelry Sample Sale
What: nOir's edgy collection of jewels are up to 80% off at this 3-day sale. Examples include a set of stackable pyramid rings (now $40), a Cosmic Cluster bracelet (now $90), and a Black Cubic Zirconia Pave Octopus ting (now $95).
When: Wednesday, May 19, through Friday, May 21, from 10 to 7 p.m.
Where: nOir Jewelry Sample Sale, 350 West 38th Street, 5th floor, (between 8th and 9th avenues); 212-244-4846.
Eva Gentry Sale
What: Brooklyn consignment boutique Eva Gentry is hosting a special pre-summer celebration sale. For one night only, enjoy an additional 25% off their already reduced vintage and designer merch—including Yves Saint Laurent, Ann Demeulemeester, Pierre Cardin, Prada, Marni, and more.
When: Thursday, May 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Eva Gentry Consignment, 371 Atlantic Avenue, (between Hoyt and Bond streets); 718-522-3522.
VPL Sample Sale
What: Shop Victoria Bartlett's VPL collection at markdowns of up to 70% off during this 2-day sale. Sale merch includes her coveted bras, tanks, summer dresses, panties, lingerie, rare runway pieces, as well as select shoes and sandals from LD Tuttle.
When: Thursday, May 20, and Friday, May 21, from noon to 8 p.m.
Where: VPL Sample Sale, 39 West 38th Street, 6W, (between 5th and 6th avenues); 646-912-6142.
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Derek Lam Sample Sale
What: Amp up your spring/summer wardrobe with discounted merch from Derek Lam. His spring sample sale features select pieces from his resort '09 and current spring '10 line—including a star-printed silk blouse (now $295), a shell prink tank dress (now $695), and a stretch cotton trouser (now $295).
When: Thursday, May 20, and Friday, May 21, from 10 to 6 p.m.
Where: Derek Lam Sample Sale, 601 West 26th Street, 17th floor - Suite 1730, (between 11th and 12th avenues); 212-929-1338.
Castor & Pollux Aesa Trunk Show
What: The ladies of Castor & Pollux are hosting a special shopping party for Aesa's gorgeous necklaces and jewels. Meet designer Randi Mates, view her latest designs, and enjoy a 10% discount on your Aesa buys.
When: Thursday, May 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Castor & Pollux, 238 West 10th Street, (between Bleecker and Hudson streets); 212-645-6572.
J.Lindeberg and William Rast Sample Sale
What: Guys, spruce up your spring look with new duds from J.Lindeberg and William Rast. Their classic menswear, denim, and ready-to-wear will be deeply discounted at this joint sample sale.
When: Tuesday, May 18, through Thursday, May 20, from 10 to 7 p.m.
Where: J.Lindeberg and William Rast Sample Sale, 57 East 11th Street, 8th floor, (between Broadway and University Place); no phone.
Carlos Campos Sample Sale
What: Designer Carlos Campos is having a spring sample sale on his men's and women's line. Shop exclusive items only available at the sale, select items from his women's spring '10 line, and more.
When: Wednesday, May 19, through Friday, May 21, from 10 to 7 p.m.
Where: Carlos Campos Sample Sale, 248 West 35th Street, 9th floor, (between 7th and 8th avenues); 212-244-2377.
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Melissa Summer Sample Sale
What: Find a fun array of summer shoes at Melissa's seasonal sample sale. Melissa's popular plastic shoes will be up to 70% off—including collab merch from Vivienne Westwood, Alexandre Herchcovitch, and Karim Rashid.
When: Wednesday, May 19, through Saturday, May 22, from noon to 8 p.m.
Where: Melissa Summer Sample Sale, 520 West 27th Street, Suite 601, (between 10th and 11th avenues); no phone.
Nicholas K, Cardigan by Lynne Hiriak, and Friends Sample Sale
What: Designers Nicholas K, Cardigan by Lynne Hiriak, Nellie Partow, and Candace Ang are teaming up for a huge sample sale. Find markdowns of up to 80% off a selection of clothing, jewelry, accessories, and more.
When: Thursday, May 20, and Friday, May 21, from 10 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 22, from 11 to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, May 23, from 11 to 4 p.m.
Where: Nicholas K and Friends Sample Sale, 2 Great Jones Street (between Broadway and Lafayette Street); no phone.
W29 Showroom Sample Sale
What: W29 Showroom is opening their doors for a huge designer sale. Shop goods from Ashish, Rodebjer, Dagmar, Margarita Saplala, The Local Firm, Fin, and Alexander Koutny.
When: Friday, May 21, from 10 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, May 22, and Sunday, May 23, from noon to 4 p.m.; and Monday, May 24, from 10 to 6 p.m.
Where: W29 Showroom Sample Sale, 208 West 29th Street, Suite 201, (between 7th and 8th avenues); 212-563-0163.
Bird Whit Fall Trunk Show
What: Up-and-coming designer Whitney Pozgay is teaming up with Bird for a 1-day trunk show featuring her new line Whit. Check out her drool-worthy fall collection in person, get styling tips from the designer, enjoy drinks, and more.
When: Saturday, May 22, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Bird, 203 Grand Street (between Bedford and Driggs avenues); 718-388-1655.
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Alter Women's Sale
What: Greenpoint store Alter is making room for new merch with fresh discounts of up to 40% off Cheap Monday, Jeffrey Campbell, Rojas, Preloved, Kill City, and more.
When: Ongoing sale
Where: Alter, 140 Franklin Street (between Greenpoint Avenue and Milton Street); 718-349-0203.
Mick Margo Sale
What: West Village fave Mick Margo is doing some spring cleaning with sweet deals on her past season stock. Score a Isabel Marant cotton dress (now $115), an Opening Ceremony mini-skirt (now $75) or an Alexander Wang Superfine short (now $85). Plus, for those of you who can't make it, R29 readers get an additional 30% off on Mick Margo's online sale. Promo code: Refinery29
When: Through Tuesday, May 18; online promo code runs through Tuesday, June 1
Where: Mick Margo, 19 Commerce Street, (between Seventh Avenue and Bedford Street); 212-463-0515
Lyell Closing Sale
What: R29 favorite Lyell is ending its run with a goodbye sale. The Nolita boutique and vintage-inspired line is closing up shop with clearance markdowns on remaining stock. Head over early to grab Lyell mementos from spring '10—now up to 60% off.
When: Sale will run until stock is sold through the end of the month
Where: Lyell, 173 Elizabeth Street (at Spring Street); 212-966-8484.
Kaight's Pulp Lab Pop-Up
What: Eco-conscious boutique Kaight is hosting a fun summer pop-up for the next six weeks with Pulp Lab. Shop for all your summer essentials—including T-shirts, organic beachwear, sunglasses, and more.
When: Open for six weeks
Where: Kaight, 83 Orchard Street (between Grand and Broome streets); 212-680-5630.
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