Deals of the Day: Acne, Marais, Thistle & Clover, Phillip Lim, and More…

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Acne Studio Sale
What: Head downtown to Acne Studio as they start end-of-season markdowns on select spring stock. Stop by their SoHo boutique and find a Mayard Bardot skirt (now $298) or a St. Martin Fleece jacket (now $385).
When: Sale starts Friday, May 22
Where: Acne Studio, 10 Greene Street, (between Canal and Grand streets); 212-625-2828.
Marais Shoe Pop-up
What: Now is your chance to pick up colorful cheap shoes from up-and-coming label Marais. They're hosting a one-day pop-up in Billyburg and offering up their coveted sandals—including the Crosby, Mott, and Prince styles.
When: Friday, May 22, from noon to 9 p.m.
Where: Marais Shoe Pop-up, 55 Nassau Avenue, (on the corner of Guernsey street); 718-782-3075.
Araks Sample Sale
What: Araks' lovely lingerie, swimwear, and select ready-to-wear pieces are now deeply discounted at her spring sample sale. Find organic cotton camisoles, bralettes, panties, and more. Plus, receive a free gift with purchase over $100.
When: Thursday, May 21, from 8:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and Friday, May 22, from 9:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Araks Sample Sale, 137 Grand Street, (between Crosby and Lafayette streets); 212-982-5652.
Thistle & Clover Memorial Weekend Sale
What: The ladies of Thistle & Clover are treating shoppers to some early-summer savings this Memorial Day weekend. Shop discounts of up to 40% off select spring stock from Wren, Trovata, Jamison, Lorick, Demylee, and more!
When: Sale starts Friday, May 22, and is ongoing
Where: Thistle & Clover, 221 DeKalb Avenue, (between Adelphi Street and Claremont Avenue); 718-855-5577.
Gargyle Pre-Memorial Day Sale
What: Gargyle is kicking off this holiday weekend a little early with Pre-Memorial Day discounts at their showroom boutique and e-commerce site. With sales of up to 40% off, shop spring items for him and her from Acne, YMC, Wood Wood, Rachel Comey, Surface to Air, and more.
When: Thursday, May 21, and Friday, May 22, from 10 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Gargyle, 16A Orchard Street, (between Hester and Canal streets); 917-470-9367.
3.1 Phillip Lim Sample Sale
What: Be prepared to fall in line as Phillip Lim's ready-to-wear collections are now priced to move at his seasonal sample sale. Find samples and discounted back stock of his women's and men's clothing, accessories, Go Green collections, and Kid by Phillip Lim line.
When: Thursday, May 21, from 10 to 5 p.m.
Where: 3.1 Phillip Lim Sample Sale, 269 West 39th Street, 17th floor, (between 7th and 8th avenues); 212-354-6540.
Smith + Butler Artist Feature Event
What: The Smith + Butler is gathering their friends for drinks, snacks, a little mingling, and some fun shopping at their first-ever Artist Feature event. Enjoy a special 15% off store-wide discount as well as meet some of the designers they stock.
When: Thursday, May 21, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Smith + Butler, 225 Smith Street, (at the corner of Butler Street); Carroll Gardens; 718-855-4295.
Alter Love Brigade Launch Party
What: Brooklyn-based label Love Brigade spring/summer line launches at the Alter boutique with a fun-filled party. Check out music from DJ Tinypants, free champagne, and 10% off Love Brigade's colorful men's and women's clothing.
When: Thursday, May 21, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Alter, 140 Franklin Street, (near Greenpoint Avenue); 718-349-0203.
Petit Bateau Sample Sale
What: Petit Bateau's casual cotton staples are now yours for the taking at their spring sample sale. Find women's and children's clothing priced starting at $2! Cash only.
When: Thursday, May 21, from 10 to 4 p.m.; and Friday, May 22, from 10 to 2 p.m.
Where: Petit Bateau Sample Sale, 131 West 33rd Street, Room 807, (between 6th and 7th avenues); no phone.
Billy Reid One Trip Pass Pop-up Shop
What: The Billy Reid store is hosting a 10-day pop-up to showcase their One Trip Pass collection featuring an installation of vintage Americana ephemera and road-trip finds.
When: 10-day pop-up open through Sunday, May 24
Where: Billy Reid, 54 Bond Street, (between Bowery and Lafayette Street); 212-598-9355.
Den Sale
What: Den is turning their East Village boutique into a temporary sample sale spot with loads of past season merch for both him and her. Shop markdowns up to 80% off on Repetto, Alexander Wang, Trovata, Comme des Garçon, and more.
When: Open for the next few weeks—with new merch added each week
Where: Den, 330 East 11th Street, (between 1st and 2nd avenues); 212-475-0079.
Owl's Lab Spring Cleaning Sale
What: Greenwich Village boutique Owl's Lab is doing a bit of spring cleaning and marking down select goods by 30%. Check out sale goods from Vena Cava, Sass & Bide, Sonia Rykiel, Myne, and more.
When: Sale is ongoing
Where: Owl's Lab, 20 East 12th Street, (between 5th Avenue and University Place); 212-633-2672.
Loomstate + Jill Platner Pop-Up
What: Loomstate and Jill Platner are teaming up for a summer pop-up offering a limited-edition line of specially created Jill Platner handmade jewels and Loomstate organic men's and women's T-shirts. Plus, stop by the shop and check out Loomstate's full line of spring dresses, denim, and more.
When: Open through the summer
Where: Loomstate + Jill Platner Pop-Up, 113 Crosby Street, (between Prince and Houston streets); 212-324-1298.
Dunderdon Sale
What: NoHo store Dunderdon has just begun their spring sale. Find 30% markdowns on their stylish jackets, dresses, and work-wear inspired separates for both men and women.
When: Now through the end of May
Where: Dunderdon, 25 Howard Street, (between Broadway and Lafayette Street); 212-226-4040.
Los Angeles
Lake Boutique Birthday Event
What: In honor of their 3rd birthday, Silverlake's Lake boutique is celebrating with an in-store party and sale. For one-day only, buy any item and get a 50% discount on a cheaper item—including clothing, accessories, and home goods from Rag & Bone, Mike & Chris, John Robshaw, and more.
When: Thursday, May 21, from noon to 8 p.m.
Where: Lake, 2910 Rowena Avenue, (between Herkimer and Avenel streets); 323-664-6522.
Beckley Sale
What: The Beckley boutique is celebrating their anniversary and offering up to 50% off select items from their designer roster. Shop sale clothing, jewelry, and shoes from Zac Posen, Brian Reyes, Luella, and more.
When: Now through Monday, May 25
Where: Beckley, 8620 Melrose Avenue, (between Huntley and Westbourne drives); 310-652-3500.
Daniel Pallilo at Welcome Hunters
What: Avante-garde designer Daniel Pallilo is stopping by the Welcome Hunters store with his new installation—The Gardens of O.D.P. To kick off this in-store project, they're partying this Saturday and showcasing new limited-edition T-shirts for the project.
When: Opening party, Saturday, May 23, at 8 p.m.
Where: Welcome Hunters, 451 Gin Ling Way, (between N. Broadway and N. Hill Street); 213-687-9905.
Ron Herman Summer Sale
What: Ron Herman's popular So-Cal boutiques are prepping for their annual Summer Sale. Find men's and women's designer goods now at the half-mark—including items from Dries Van Noten, Lanvin, Maison Martin Margiela, Twenty8Twelve, Boy Band of Outsiders, Etoile Isabel Marant, and more.
When: Sale begins Friday, May 22
Where: Ron Herman, 326 North Beverly Drive, (between Brighton and Dayton ways); Beverly Hills; 310-550-0910; for other locations, check out
Creatures of Comfort Sale
What: Creatures of Comfort is taking 20% off three of our favorite spring collections—including Rachel Comey, Sunshine & Shadow, and A.P.C. Pick up discounted dresses, skirts, and sandals perfect for your summer holiday.
When: Sale begins this week and ongoing
Where: Creatures of Comfort, 7971 Melrose Avenue, (between N. Hayworth and N. Edinburgh avenues); 323-655-7855; and online at
Ooga Booga Spring Cleaning Sale
What: Enjoy 20% off select merch at Ooga Booga's spring cleaning sale. They're making room for new summer stock with select markdowns on their men's and women's clothing.
When: Sale runs until Sunday, May 24
Where: Ooga Booga, 943 North Broadway, #203, (near W. College St.); 213-617-1105.
Temperley London Event and Sale
What: Alice Temperley's West Hollywood boutique kicks off their seasonal sale with an amazing 50% sale on her cruise '09 and spring '09 collections.
When: Sale is ongoing
Where: Temperley London, 8452 Melrose Place, (between N. Alfred Street and N. Croft Avenue); 323-782-8000.
Apartment Number 9 Loomstate Pop-up
What: Fresh off the heels of their Trovata pop-up, Apartment Number 9 is converting their Beverly Hills outpost into a Loomstate pop-up. Designed like a classic surf shop, check out Loomstate's organic T-shirts, beach-ready apparel, and more.
When: Now open
Where: Loomstate Pop-up at Apartment Number 9, 9877 South Santa Monica Boulevard, (between Charleville Boulevard and South Lasky Drive); 310-785-9001.
Salt Boutique Sale
What: Abbot Kinney's Salt boutique is marking down their pretty spring goods by up to 50% off. Ladies, get early dibs on sale dresses, tops, pants, and accessories from Zero + Maria Cornejo, Hache, Beatriz, and more.
When: Ongoing sale
Where: Salt, 1138 1/2 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, (at San Juan Avenue); 310-452-1154.
Foley & Corinna Spring Sale
What: Melrose fave Foley & Corinna is taking up to 30% off select dresses and bags—including their coveted City totes, Jet-Setter bags, and more.
When: Now until it's gone
Where: Foley & Corinna, 8117 Melrose Avenue, (between N. Kilkea Drive and N. Crescent Heights Boulevard); 323-944-0169.
3.1 Phillip Lim Resort Sale
What: Swing by Phillip Lim's West Hollywood boutique for a special sale on his resort '08 collection. Ladies, shop up to 40% off his floral dresses, silk khaki trench coats, fitted skirts, and more.
When: Sale is ongoing
Where: 3.1 Phillip Lim, 631 North Robertson Boulevard, (between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard); West Hollywood; 310-358-1988.
Lutz & Patmos Online Sale
What: Lutz & Patmos are offering a 50% discount on their luxe basics at their e-boutique. Log on for cheap steals on their soft knits, dresses, blouses, and more. Promo code: FINALSALE50
When: Now through Sunday, July 5
Where: Shop online at