Deals of the Day: Vena Cava, Yoko Devereaux, Built by Wendy, Aloha Rag, and More…

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The News Sample Sale
What: Score some great deals for him and her at The News seasonal sample sale. Shop clothing, shoes, and accessories from Vena Cava (pictured), Band of Outsiders, Lyell, KZO, Cheap Monday, Boy by Band of Outsiders, Clu, Common Projects, Sea, Shipley & Halmos, and more.
When: Thursday, May 28, through Saturday, May 30, from 10 to 6 p.m.
Where: The News Sample Sale, 495 Broadway, 5th Floor, (at Broome Street); 212-925-9700.
Aloha Rag 1-Day Sale
What: The Aloha Rag boutique is throwing a 1-day sale at their West Village outpost. Get there early for amazing discounts of up to 70% off their coveted designers—including Phillip Lim, Lanvin, Jil Sander, Martin Margiela, Tim Hamilton, Rogan, and more.
When: Saturday, May 30, from noon to 8 p.m.
Where: Aloha Rag, 505 Greenwich Street, (between Spring and Canal streets); 212-925-0882.
Suite Orchard and Gargyle Sample Sale
What: Two of our favorite boutiques, Gargyle and Suite Orchard, are teaming up for a huge sample/stock sale. Check out sale goods for both men and women from their designer stock—including Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, as well as featured stock from Bliss Lau, H Fredriksson, Andrea Brueckner, and more.
When: Thursday, May 28, through Saturday, May 30, from noon to 7 p.m.
Where: Suite Orchard/Gargyle Sale, 145a Orchard Street, Lower Level, (at the corner of Rivington Street); 212-533-4115.
Nicholas K Sample Sale
What: Samples and overstock from Nicholas K's spring/summer '09 collection are up to 75% off at his 3-day sample sale. Shop discounted dresses, jackets, shirts, and more for both guys and girls.
When: Friday, May 29, from 10 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 30, from 11 to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 31, from noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Nicholas K Sample Sale, 208 West 29th Street, Suite 309, (between 7th and 8th avenues); 212-532-8988.
Yoko Devereaux Sample Sale
What: Guys cross on over to Brooklyn this weekend for super cheap duds from Yoko Devereaux's s/s '09 line and beyond. This 3-day sample sale features super discounted T-shirts (now $20), jackets (now $80), shorts (now $25), woven shirts (now $40), and much much more.
When: Friday, May 29, and Saturday, May 30, from noon to 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 31, from noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Yoko Devereaux Sample Sale, 338 Broadway, (between Keap and Rodney streets); Brooklyn; 718-302-1480.
Charlotte Ronson Sample Sale
What: Find discounts of up to 80% off Charlotte Ronson's clothing and shoes at her spring sample sale. Shop from her current spring '09 line and past season stock, including a spring '09 Space-Dye Button-Down dress (now $70), a Kai Beaded Leather espadrille (now $30), and a Stone-Washed Linen skirt (now $50).
When: Now through Friday, May 29, from 10 to 7 p.m.
Where: Charlotte Ronson Sample Sale, 1071 6th Avenue, Suite 301, (between 40th and 41st streets); 212-616-1003.
Owl's Lab Member's Only Party
What: Greenwich Village boutique Owl's Lab is hosting a Member's Only spring trunk show with designer Kelli Delaney and artist Jane Gang. They'll be showcasing the Member's Only spring line and early-birds receive a special 15% discount on their signature jackets, leggings, and T-shirts.
When: Thursday, May 28, from 5 to 8 p.m.; discount available until 6:30 p.m.
Where: Owl's Lab, 20 East 12th Street, (between 5th Avenue and University Place); 212-633-2672; be sure to rsvp.
VPL Sample Sale
What: Pick up pretty pieces from Victoria Bartlett's VPL line at her seasonal sample sale. With discounts of up to 75% off, check out summer-ready beachwear, swimwear, lingerie, and more—including the Beckham Bra tank (now $43) and their signature Breaker tank (now $80).
When: Thursday, May 28, and Friday, May 29, from 11 to 6 p.m.
Where: VPL Sample Sale, 39 West 38th Street, 6th floor (between 5th and 6th avenues); 646-912-6142.
Parlor Showroom Sample Sale
What: SoHo's Parlor Showroom is opening their doors for their first-ever sample sale. Check out discounts up to 70% off their designer offerings for men and women—including Samantha Pleet, Dirty Librarian Chains, Timo Weiland, Patrick Pleet, Rachel Antonoff, Conference of Birds, and more.
When: Thursday, May 28, and Friday, May 29, from 9 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, from 11 to 6 p.m.
Where: Parlor Showroom Sample Sale, 7 Mercer Street, (at the corner of Howard Street); 212-226-8777.
Brendan Donnelly Sample Sale at Court
What: Pick up some fun graphic T-shirts at Brendan Donnelly's weekend sample sale. Held at NoLIta boutique Court, the sale features T-shirts for guys, girls, and kids too (now $15-$25)
When: Friday, May 29, through Sunday, May 31, from noon to 8 p.m.
Where: Brendan Donnelly Sample Sale at Court, 178 Mulberry Street, (at Broome Street); 212-925-1022.
Shop Pre-Summer Sale
What: L.E.S. boutique Shop is welcoming the warm weather with a pre-summer sale. Get up to 40% off select bags and clothing—including a Cheap Monday High-waisted short (now $51), a Trovata Plaid Button-down shirt (now $91), and more.
When: Starting this week
Where: Shop, 94 Orchard Street, 94 Orchard Street, (between Broome and Delancey streets); 212-375-0304.
Opening Ceremony Sale
What: Opening Ceremony has started their early-summer clearance sale with new markdowns on their spring/summer '09 stock. Get up to 40% off merch from Vena Cava, Opening Ceremony, Boy by Band of Outsiders, and more.
When: Sale lasts until it's gone
Where: Opening Ceremony, 35 Howard Street, (between Broadway and Crosby streets); 212-219-2688.
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 is ongoing
Where: Acne Studio, 10 Greene Street, (between Canal and Grand streets); 212-625-2828.
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.
Los Angeles
Creatures of Comfort Arielle de Pinto Event
What: The Creatures of Comfort boutique opens a special exhibition of Arielle de Pinto's beautiful hand-crocheted jewelry and new collaboration with Anntian. Stop by for a first look at her new collections as well as free drinks, music, and more. Plus, this Thursday marks their first day of their summer sale!
When: Opening party, Thursday, May 28, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Creatures of Comfort, 7971 Melrose Avenue, (between N. Hayworth and N. Edinburgh avenues); 323-655-7855; and online at
Built by Wendy Pop-up at Sigerson Morrison
What: Designer Wendy Mullin is bringing her colorful Built by Wendy spring collections to the Sigerson Morrison boutique for a 1-day pop-up. Drop by for 20% discounts on both the Built by Wendy and Belle by Sigerson Morrison lines, free champs, and more.
When: Saturday, May 30, from 1 to 6 p.m.
Where: Built by Wendy Pop-up at Sigerson Morrison, 8307 West 3rd Street, (between S. Flores Street and S. Sweetzer Avenue) 323-655-6133.
South Willard Summer Sale
What: Third Street boutique South Willard has just started end-of-season markdowns on their awesome men's goods. Pick up items from Dries Van Noten, Raf Simons, Patrik Ervell, Band of Outsiders, and more—now at up to 40% off.
When: Goes until it's gone
Where: South Willard, 8038 West 3rd Street, (between South Crescent Heights Boulevard and South Laurel Avenue); 323-653-6153.
Welcome Hunters Summer Sale
What: Score up to 40% off Welcome Hunters current spring/summer stock from Cheap Monday, KTZ, Marjan Pejoski, and more. and up to 80% off already-marked down merch for both guys and girls.
When: Ongoing sale
Where: Welcome Hunters, 451 Gin Ling Way, (between N. Broadway and N. Hill Street); 213-687-9905.
Satine Sale
What: Satine's ongoing sale has just hit the half-mark. Find sweet sales of up to 50% off Alexander Wang, Tsumori Chisato, Phillip Lim, and more.
When: Ongoing sale
Where: Satine, 8117 West 3rd Street, (between South Crescent Heights Boulevard and South Kilkea Drive); 323-655-2142; and online at
Ron Herman Summer Sale
What: Ron Herman's popular So-Cal boutiques are hosting 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: Now until it's gone
Where: Ron Herman, 326 North Beverly Drive, (between Brighton and Dayton ways); Beverly Hills; 310-550-0910; for other locations, check out
Opening Ceremony Sale
What: Get up to 40% off spring/summer '09 stock at Opening Ceremony's end-of-season sale. They've just begun first markdowns on designer goods from Vena Cava, Alexander Wang, Band of Outsiders, as well as their own Opening Ceremony line.
When: Sale goes until it's gone
Where: Opening Ceremony, Opening Ceremony, 451 North La Cienega Boulevard, (between Rosewood and Oakwood avenues); 310-652-1120.
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.

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