Wednesday Sales: Housing Works, EMG vs. I Heart, FiftyTwo Showroom, Joey, Mackage, and Many More!

ksubi-sales-121008New York:
Housing Works Yves Saint Laurent Sale Vintage aficionados mark your calendar because this Thursday, December 11, from 6 to 9 p.m., Housing Works is selling off nearly 500 pieces of vintage Yves Saint Laurent pieces at incredibly low prices. Sale goods include a floral blouse and matching jacket set (now $65), a red leather pencil skirt (now $90), and a black evening dress (now $200). Housing Works YSL Event, 157 East 23rd Street, (between Lexington and 3rd avenues); 212-529-5955.
Ksubi Xmas Sample Sale
On Thursday, December 11, from noon to 8 p.m., check out Ksubi's one-day Xmas sale where the entire in-store stock is 40% off. In addition to discounted f/w '08 merch, shop new season unreleased samples for as low as $50. Ksubi Xmas Sample Sale. 219 Mulberry Street, (between Prince and Spring streets); 212-334-4690.
EMG vs. I Heart Sale NoLIta's I Heart boutique is bringing back their EMG vs. I Heart sale for a month long pop-up shop starting this Thursday, December 11. Plus, from 5 to 8 p.m., stop by their opening party where Samantha Pleet and DL by Dirty Librarian Chains will be bringing by discounted stock from their Rapscallion and DL collections. In addition, the boutique kicks off their 3-day massive blowout sale starting Friday, December 12, through Sunday, December 14, with 85% discounts throughout the store. I Heart, 262 Mott Street, (between Houston and Prince streets); 212-219-9265.
Los Angeles:
Gen Art Shop by Design LA Gen Art's annual Shop by Design event kicks off this Thursday, December 11, from 5 to 10 p.m. In collaboration with Dwell Magazine, the event features discounts of up to 70% off fashion and home goods, including items from Hayden-Harnett, Lewis Cho, Lauren Wimmer, Yumi Kim, and more. Gen Art Shop by Design at the California Market Center, 110 East 9th Street, (near South Main Street); for tickets and information, check out
More New York and Los Angeles sales below...
Charlotte Ronson Sample Sale
Stop by Charlotte Ronson's fall sample sale beginning this Wednesday, December 10, through Friday, December 12, from 10 to 7 p.m. Pick up flirty dresses, coats, and accessories from fall '08 and past seasons at discounts of up to 80% off, including a box weaved mini shift dress (now $80) and a leather riding boot (now $100). Charlotte Ronson Sample Sale, 1071 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 301, (between 40th and 41st streets); 212-616-1003.
Alexander Wang Sample Sale
CFDA winner Alexander Wang is offering his coveted pre-fall and fall '08 collections at discounts of up to 80% off starting this Thursday, December 11, through Saturday, December 13. Stop by his Tribeca studio for goods like. Thursday, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cash or $200 credit card minimum. Alexander Wang Sample Sale, 386 Broadway, 6th Floor, (between Walker and White streets); 212-532-3103.
Rachel Comey Sample Sale
Rachel Comey's stylish fall '08 looks are now up to 60% off at her seasonal sample sale this Thursday, December 11, through Saturday, December 13. Our favorites include a colorful Intarsia knit pullover (now $200), a Little jacket in cream (now $185), and a gray Cape coat (now $300). Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m.; Friday, from 10 to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m. Rachel Comey Sample Sale, 335 West 35th Street, (between 8th and 9th avenues); no phone.
FiftyTwo Showroom Sample Sale
Now through Friday, December 12, from 10 to 7 p.m., the FiftyTwo Showroom hosts their annual end-of-season sample sale. Shop discounts of up to 80% off current fall '08 collections and past season clothing from Rosa Cha, Maria Bonita Extra, Coven, and Kaylee Tankus. FiftyTwo Showroom Sample Sale, 52 Walker Street, (between Broadway and Church streets); 212-966-5110.
Melissa Joy Manning & Friends Sample Sale
Melissa Joy Manning's eco-friendly jewelry is now up to 70% off at her two-day sample sale starting this Wednesday, December 10, and Thursday, December 11, from 11 to 7 p.m. Sale goods include a Brazilian Flower Crystal ring (now $195) and a Mixed Gold and Oxidized Silver Chain Necklace (now $200). Plus, while you're there, check out discounted Christina Lehr T-shirts, Pollux handbags, and Tracy Watts hats. Melissa Joy Manning Sample Sale, 594 Broadway, Suite 612, (between Prince and Houston streets); no phone.
Mackage Sample Sale
Mackage's signature outerwear is up to 50% off at their Holiday sample sale this Wednesday, December 10, through Friday, December 12, from noon to 7:30 p.m. Find men's and women's wool coats, leather jackets, trench coats, and more. Cash only. Mackage Sample Sale, 275 West 39th Street, 7th floor, (between 7th and 8th avenues); 212-391-5287.
Giles & Brother Sample Sale
Philip Crangi's Giles & Brother line is now sweetly discounted at their 2-day sample sale starting this Thursday, December 11, and Friday, December 12, from noon to 7 p.m. Find sales of up to 75% their entire collection, including a Curbed Chain necklace (now $78), Curbed Chain Cuff (now $40), Studded Rhinestone Bangle (now $36). Cash only. Giles & Brother Sample Sale, 147 West 29th Street, 2nd floor, (between 6th and 7th avenues); no phone.
Showroom Seven
Now through Friday, December 19, from 10 to 7 p.m., clothing and accessories from Showroom Seven's stylish roster are now up for grabs at their Holiday sample sale. Check out sale goods from Orla Kiely, Charlotte Ronson, Erickson Beamon, Bloch London, Robin, A&G Cashmere and more -- including an Orla Kiely satin party dress (now $230) anda Bloch London Frill wedge shoe (now $110). Showroom Seven Sample Sale, 263 11th Avenue, 3rd floor, (between 27th and 28th streets); 212-643-4810.
Los Angeles:
Joey Showroom Sample Sale
The Joey Showroom is marking down their designer roster by up to 75% just in time for the gift-giving season. Now through Friday, December 12, from 10 to 7 p.m., shop sale clothing and accessories from Bensoni, Rhy Dwfen, matt & nat, Anne Leman, Jay Godfrey, and more -- including a Bensoni dress (now $150) and a Rhys Dwfen cashmere knit sweater (now $125). Joey Showroom Sample Sale at the Cooper Building, 860 South Los Angeles Street, Suite 215, (between E. 9th and E. 8th streets); 213-623-8703.
Showroom Seven Sample Sale
Not to feel left out, Showroom Seven's west coast office is also gearing up for the Holidays with a seasonal sample sale going on now through Tuesday, December 23, from 10 to 6 p.m. Find sale goods from Orla Kiely, Bloch London, Soundgirl, Tony Cohen, Charlotte Ronson, and much much more. Showroom Seven Sample Sale, 860 South Los Angeles Street, Mezz #3, (between E. 9th and E. 8th streets); 213-316-0112.
Built By Wendy Closing Sale
Built by Wendy is saying goodbye to their west coast locations and closing up shop on Sunday, December 28. Starting this Friday, December 12, expect major discounts on remaining merch, including a women's Herringbone Ruffle blouse (now $54), a selection of cashmere sweaters (now $81), and a men's Corduroy Hooded coat (now $125). Built by Wendy, 7938 West 3rd Street, (between S. Edinburgh and S. Fairfax avenues); 323-651-1902. 
Satine 50% off Sale
Satine has taken their sale merch down to the half mark on goods from Tsumori Chisato, Chloe, Mayle, Vanessa Bruno and more. Standouts include a Mayle Emiko Zip dress (now $260) and a 3.1 Phillip Lim Charcoal Study vest (now $162.50). Satine, 8117 West 3rd Street, (between South Crescent Heights Boulevard and South Kilkea Drive); 323-655-2142; and online at

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