Deals of the Day: Elizabeth & James, Robert Clergerie, Rarechic, and More…

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Elizabeth & James Sample Sale
What: The Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen-designed line Elizabeth & James is now up to 90% off at their weekend sample sale. Pick up their stylish dresses, tops, jackets, and more—with prices starting at $20.
When: Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, from 11 to 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 17, from noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Elizabeth & James Sample Sale, 72 Wooster Street, (between Spring and Broome streets); no phone.
Robert Clergerie Sample Sale
What: For the first-time ever, Robert Clergerie is throwing a closet-clearing sample sale featuring styles from spring '08 to his current spring '09 line. Find unique styles, as well as sample boots, heels, and more (now $100 to $150).
When: Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, from 10:30 to 5:30 pm.
Where: Robert Clergerie, 19 East 62nd Street, (between 5th and Madison avenues); 212-207-8600.
Rarechic Pop-up Store
What: Online boutique Rarechic is setting up shop in NoLIta for a 1-day pop-up. Swing by and check out their gorgeous designer selections, including Erin Fetherston, Earnest Sew, Fremont, Society for Rational Dress, M.Carter, and many others--all at a special 20% off.
When: Saturday, May 16, from noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Rarechic Pop-up, 298 Mulberry Street, Suite 4D, (between Houston and Bleecker streets); for more info, check out
Archetype Showroom Sample Sale
What: The Archetype Showroom is clearing out discounted men's and women's stock from their all-star designer roster. Get there early for amazing buys from Corpus, Eskell, Quail, Digby & Iona, April 77, Hengst, Fremont, and so much more.
When: Thursday, May 14, from noon to 7 p.m.; Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, from 10 to 7 p.m.
Where: Archetype Showroom Sample Sale, 676 Broadway, 2nd Floor, (between Bond and Great Jones streets); 212-529-1407.
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. To commemorate the event, they're hosting an exclusive party this Thursday with free beer, food, and more! (Mention Refinery29 to get in)
When: Party on Thursday, May 14, from 6 to 9 p.m.; 10-day pop-up opens Thursday, May 14, through Sunday, May 24
Where: Billy Reid, 54 Bond Street, (between Bowery and Lafayette Street); 212-598-9355; to attend, please RSVP and mention Refinery29.
Steven Alan Sample Sale
What: Steven Alan's seasonal sample sale is here again with sales of up to 75% off his men's and women's merch. Stock up on goods from Demylee, Gryson, Sophomore, Gilded Age, Sunshine & Shadow, the Lake & Stars, as well as Steven Alan's own signature line.
When: Thursday, May 14, and Friday, May 15, from 8:30 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 16, from noon to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 17, from noon to 5 p.m.
Where: Steven Alan Sample Sale, 87 Franklin Street, (between Broadway and Church streets); 212-343-0692.
Inhabit Sample Sale
What: Inhabit's luxe knits and easy-to-wear basics are now deeply discounted at their 2-day sample sale. Pick up items for both guys and girls—including cotton tunics (now $40), cotton tanks (now $20), and cotton dresses (now $60).
When: Thursday May 14, and Friday, May 15, from 10 to 6 p.m.
Where: Inhabit Sample Sale, 1441 Broadway, 24th Floor, (between 40th and 41st streets); 212-575-8668.
Yigal Azrouël Sample Sale
What: Check out discounts of up to 80% off Yigal Azrouël's current spring line as well as past season items at his seasonal sample sale. Items include a Cobalt Blue Jersey Chiffon top (now $185), a Walnut Ruched dress (now $370), and a Stretch Denim trouser (now $180).
When: Thursday, May 14, from 9 to 7 p.m.; and Friday, May 15, from 9 to 3 p.m.
Where: Yigal Azrouël Sample Sale, 225 West 39th Street, 7th floor, (between 6th and 7th avenues); 212-302-1194.
Selima Optique Sale
What: Selima Optiques's uptown boutique is celebrating their yearly eyewear sale. Find discounts on their designer sunglasses and frames--including select Prada styles (now $75), Chloe frames (now $150), Ray-Ban (now 50% off), Selima frames (now $100), and more!
When: Thursday, May 14, through Saturday, May 16, from 10:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Selima Optique, 899 Madison Avenue, (between 72nd and 73rd streets); 212-988-6690.
Ravinstyle Closing Sale
What: Sadly, e-boutique Ravinstyle is closing up shop and having an in-studio goodbye sale. Grab goods at up to 80% off from their featured designers, including Daftbird, Cecilia de Bucourt, Leyendecker, and more.
When: Thursday, May 14, from 11 to 6 p.m.; and Friday, May 15, from 11 to 4 p.m.
Where: Ravinstyle, 466 Washington Street, Suite 1W, (between Watts and Canal streets); 212-965-9626.
W29 Showroom Sample Sale
What: With discounts of up to 75% off, be sure to swing by W29 Showroom's seasonal sample sale. Find great pieces from their current spring/summer '09 collections from Dagmar, Margarita Saplala, Masayuki Marukawa, De Couture handbags, and more.
When: Thursday, May 14, and Friday, May 15, from 10 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 16, from 11 to 4 p.m.
Where: W29 Showroom, 208 West 29th Street, Suite 201, (between 7th and 8th avenues); 212-563-0163.
Yeohlee Sample Sale
What: Yeohlee's beautifully draped separates, dresses, jackets, and more are now up for grabs her spring sample sale. Find jackets, (now $50), coats (now $250), dresses (now $50), and accessories (now $50). Cash only.
When: Thursday, May 14, through Friday, May 15, from 8 to 7 p.m.
Where: Yeohlee, 225 West 35th Street, 16th floor, (between 7th and 8th avenues); 212-631-8099.
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.
TG-170 Sale
What: Ludlow boutique TG-170 kicks off their spring sale this week with up to 50% off their designer collections. Get first dibs on discounted McQ dresses, Alice Ritter tops, Kerrigan jumpsuits, Valentine dresses, and more.
When: Sale starts this week and is ongoing
Where: TG-170, 170 Ludlow Street, (between Stanton and Houston streets); 212-995-8660.
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.
Alter Spring Sale
What: Brooklyn's Alter boutique is making way for new summer buys with a 30% off sale on their spring goods. Take advantage of discounts on select men's and women's merch from Preloved, Cheap Monday, and more.
When: Sale goes until it's gone
Where: Alter, 109 & 140 Franklin Street, (near Greenpoint Avenue); 718-349-0203.
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
Loomstate Pop-up at Apartment Number 9
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: Opening Thursday, May 14
Where: Loomstate Pop-up at Apartment Number 9, 9877 South Santa Monica Boulevard, (between Charleville Boulevard and South Lasky Drive); 310-785-9001.
Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale
What: Rebecca Minkoff's luxe leather handbags are now yours for the taking at her spring sample sale. Get there early and find deep discounts on colorful totes, clutches, and more.
When: Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, from 10 to 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 17, from 10 to 5 p.m.
Where: Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale, 8213 West 3rd Street, (between S. Harper and S. La Jolla avenues); no phone.
Only Hearts Sample Sale
What: Only Hearts' sample sale begins this week with cheap deals on their fabulous selection of ready-to-wear, lingerie, and more. Find sales of up to 80% off items from Madison Marcus, Harkham, Only Hearts, and more. Plus, be sure to swing by on Saturday as they join the annual Montana Avenue Sidewalk Sale.
When: Thursday, May 14, through Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 17, from 11 to 5 p.m.
Where: Only Hearts, 1407 Montana Avenue, (near 14th street): 310-393-3088.
Cool, Casual Pop-up
What: Mary Ping's Cool, Casual line for Urban Outfitters is setting up shop at Space 15 Twenty for a month-long pop-up. Stop by and check out her cool affordable pieces as well as her Slow & Steady Wins the Race line.
When: Now open
Where: Space 15 Twenty, 1520 North Cahuenga Boulevard, (between W. Sunset Boulevard and Selma Avenue); 323-465-1893
Creatures of Comfort Online Blowout Sale
What: This L.A. fave is bringing their amazing steals online for a end-of-season blowout sale. Browse items from Rachel Comey, Araks, Peter Jensen, and more—including a Society for Rational Dress Drape tank (now $94.50), Peter Jensen Fellini Blue Flower Dress (now $284), and an Antipodium Floral Ladyfiddle skirt (now $105).
When: Shop quickly—sale lasts until it's gone
Where: Creatures of Comfort, 7971 Melrose Avenue, (between N. Hayworth and N. Edinburgh avenues); 323-655-7855; and online at
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

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