Pennies from Heaven: More NYC Sales Than You Can Shake a Stick at!

super_weekend_sales_1121If there was ever a time to go for broke—but wait! You don't have to!—it's this weekend. With the recession in full swing, we've never seen such a tidal wave of sample sales coming our way. So New Yorkers, get ready to empty your wallets this weekend. Uptown, downtown, and across the borough, we're planning our sample sale routes well. Although Black Friday isn't for another week, this weekend marks a winter sale showdown among some of our favorite boutiques and designers. We'll be sure to hit Steven Alan's much-talked about blow-out as well as pick up a few gifts for the guys in our life at Surface to Air and Obedient Sons & Daughters… and, who are we kidding? A few items for ourselves, too. After this weekend, we may need a bailout of our own.
18 ways to save on the best styles below.
Surface to Air Sample Sale
Surface to Air's 2-day sample sale starts this Friday, November 21, and Saturday, November 22, from noon to 7 p.m. Pick up men's and women's clothing and jewelry from the Parisian label at deep markdowns. Cash only. Surface to Air Sample Sale, 5 Crosby Street, (between Howard and Grand streets), 6th floor, 917-450-5440.
Obedient Sons & Daughters 16-Hour Store
Obedient Sons & Daughters are launching a 16-hour sample sale pop-up shop this Saturday, November 22, and Sunday, November 23, from 10 to 6 p.m. Shop discounted coats, pants, tops, and more from their autumn/winter '08 collections from both their sons and daughters lines. Obedient Sons & Daughters Sample Sale, 237 Lafayette Street, (between Prince and Spring streets); no phone.
Thistle & Clover Trunk Show
The ladies at Thistle & Clover are hosting an evening trunk show featuring the collections of two up-and-comers Chulette and 2fer on Saturday, November 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. Preview their never before seen spring '09 collections and enjoy a 15% discount on Thistle & Clover's sweet selection of clothing and accessories. thistle & clover, 221 DeKalb Avenue, (between Adelphi Street and Claremont Avenue); 718-855-5577. RSVP to
Steven Alan Sample Sale
Bundle up and head down to Tribeca for Steven Alan's annual sample sale now through Sunday, November 23. Get early dibs on discounted merch from Steven Alan, Rag & Bone, Geren Ford, The Generic Man, Demy Lee, Sunshine & Shadow, Mayle, Gryson, Laloo, and much much more. Thursday and Friday, from 8:30 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, from noon to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. Steven Alan Sample Sale, 87 Franklin Street, (between Broadway and Church streets); 212-219-3305.
Odin Sale and pop-up outlet at Den
Odin has begun winter markdowns of up to 30% on select men's items from Surface to Air, Woolrich, Comme des Garçons, and Rittenhouse. Plus, stop by there East Village outpost and pop on over to Den next door for a clearance sale featuring men's and women's items from Pas de Deux and Odin. Odin, 328 East 11th Street, (between First and Second avenues); 212-475-0666; and 199 Lafayette Street, (between Broome and Kenmare streets); 212-966-0026; and Den, 330 East 11th Street, (between 1st and 2nd avenues); 212-475-0079.
What Comes Around Goes Around Sample Sale
SoHo's vintage go-to What Comes Around Goes Around begins their end-of-season sample sale now through Sunday, November 23, from 11 to 8 p.m. Scoop up vintage classics for both men and women, including boots (now $30), tops (now $10), jackets (now $30), as well as WCAGA collection dresses (now $75). What Comes Around Goes Around, 351 West Broadway, (between Broome and Grand streets); 212-343-9303.
Philip Crangi's Giles & Brother Sample Sale
Philip Crangi's Giles & Brother is throwing a Holiday sample sale this Friday, November 21, from noon to 7 p.m. Finds discounts of up to 75% off their complete collection, including the Academie and Tinies line. Items include the Triple Heavy Curb Chain necklace (now $78), Rigid Chain Matte Hematite Cuff (now $40), Square Stude Matte Hematite & Citrine Rhinestone Bangle (now $36). Cash only. Giles & Brother Sample Sale, 147 West 29th Street, 2nd floor, (between 6th and 7th avenues); no phone.
Acne Studio Sale
The Acne Studio in SoHo is taking 30% markdowns on their fall/winter '08 collections starting Friday, November 21. Standouts include the Beryl cardigan (now $210), the Panache trouser (now $200), and a selection of cashmere hats (now $123). Acne Studio, 10 Greene Street, (between Canal and Grand streets); 212-625-2828.
Cardigan Sample Sale
Lynne Hiriak's Cardigan is throwing a 2-day sample sale from 11 to 7 p.m. Pick up colorful cozy knits for her at discounts of up to 30% off below wholesale, including a French Stripe sweater (now $88). Cardigan Sample Sale, 594 Broadway, Suite 305, (between Houston and Prince streets); 212-431-8900.
Form Sample Sale
Form's structured blouses and minimalist separates are now 25% off at their A/W '08. Form Sample Sale, 510 Broome Street, Suite 7E, (between West Broadway and Thompson Street); r.s.v.p. to
Yigal Azrouël Sample Sale
Yigal Azrouël's seasonal sample sale ends today. Expect deep discounts on his signature clothing and accessories, including select knits and tops (now $100), dresses (now $125), and scarves (now $50). Wednesday and Thursday, from 9 to 7 p.m.; Friday, from 9 to 4 p.m. Yigal Azrouël Sample Sale, 225 West 39th Street, 7th floor, (between 7th and 8th avenues); 212-302-1194.
Qi Sample Sale
Qi's comfy cashmere knits are now up to 75% off at their seasonal sample sale from 11 to 7 p.m. Highlights include a women's Zip Funnel jacket (now $30), a cashmere Duster Cardigan (now $50), and a cashmere Fringed scarf (now $30). Qi Sample Sale, 260 West 39th Street, Suite 200, (between 7th and 8th avenues ); 212-239-8880.
ThreeAsFour Sample Sale
Score great deals at ThreeAsFour's sample sale now through Monday, November 24, from noon to 8 p.m. Sale includes current fall/winter '08 clothing as well as past season collections priced from $4.44 to $666.66. ThreeAsFour Sample Sale, 77 Delancey Street, (between Allen and Orchard streets); 212-343-9777x2.
Stuart & Wright Outerwear Sale
Stuart & Wright is gearing up for the winter chill with a 15% off outerwear sale. Shop men's and women's coats from Phillip Lim, A.P.C., Engineered Garments, Isabel Marant, Jeffrey Monteiro, Moncler, Unis, Vanessa Bruno and more. stuart & wright, 85 Lafayette Avenue, (between South Portland Avenue and South Elliot Place); Fort Greene; 718-797-0011.
TG-170 Super Sale
Ludlow Street boutique TG-170's on-going Super Sale features 25% off markdowns on their fall/winter '08 stock. Now through Sunday, November 23, get discounted goods from Karen Walker, Stretsis, Grey Ant, Jill Stuart, and more. TG-170, 170 Ludlow Street, (between Houston and Stanton streets); 212-995-8660.
Mayle Last Days of Paradiso Sale
Beginning today, through Sunday, November 30, Mayle is celebrating the Last Days of Paradiso with 40% off discounts on their fall collections. Now before it's gone, grab Jane Mayle's colorful frocks, including the Mitsuko top (now $255) and the Ludovine coat (now $535). Mayle, 242 Elizabeth Street, (between Prince and Houston streets); 212-921-7633.
Woodley & Bunny Sale
Our friends at Woodley & Bunny are getting a jump on the pre-Holiday discounts and kicking off their Black Tuesday Sale. Now through the holiday season, take up to 40% off select men's and women's collections and an additional 10% off apothecary and salon services. Woodley & Bunny, 490 Driggs Avenue, (N. 9th and N. 10th streets); 718-218-6449.
Buffalo Exchange Opening
Just in time for our winter wardrobe overhaul, Buffalo Exchange is coming to Manhattan with a new East Village outpost opening this Saturday, November 22. Trade in your old favorites for cash or exchange it for other clothing—a better way to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Buffalo Exchange, 332 East 11th Street, (between 1st and 2nd avenues); 212-260-9340.

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