Weekend Sales: July 25 – July 27

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New York
Funky Lala End-of-Season Sale
Swing by East Village boutique Funky Lala for their end-of-season sale now through the end of August. Expect discounts of up to 75% off items from Geren Ford, Grey Ant, Nicholas K, Dallin Chase (pictured), Rebecca Minkoff, Sissi Rossi, Vivienne Westwood, and more - including a Gryson Haylie Double Zip bag (now $295), a Rozae Nichols Ombre Parachute raincoat (now $315), and a Tashkent by Cheyenne Zidane shoe (now $395). Funky Lala, 422 East 9th Street, (between 1st Avenue and Avenue A); 212-260-2865.
Bird Closing Sale
Brooklynites, this weekend is your last chance to stop by Bird's 7th Avenue outpost before they fly the coop. Now through Sunday, July 27, Bird's wonderful selection of clothing and accessories is up to 75% off, including an Isabel Marant indigo toggle top (now $79), a Mayle black Vita pant (now $109), a Loeffler Randall red cinch pump (now $109), and ACNE jeans (now $39). Bird Closing Sale, 430 Seventh Avenue, (between 14th and 15th streets); Park Slope; 718-768-4940.
Oak Sample Sale
Oak's frenzy-inducing three-day sample sale begins today, July 25, through Sunday, July 27, from 11 to 8 p.m at their Bond Street locale. Sale merchandise includes deeply discounted stock from their three boutiques, samples from their in-house label Oak, as well as additional designer samples. Cash only. Oak Sample Sale, 28 Bond Sreet, (between Lafayette and Bowery streets); 212-677-1293.
Lyell Sample Sale
Our friends at Lyell are hosting a spring sample sale beginning this Saturday, July 26, through Monday, July 28, from noon to 7 p.m. Various samples, select vintage pieces, and spring '08 items are now up for grabs at discounts of up to 70% off— including the D Embroidered dress (now $155), the Zigzag camisole (now $115), and the 70's shorts (now $75). Cash only. Lyell Sample Sale, 173 Elizabeth Street, (between Spring and Kenmare streets); 212-966-8484.
Housing Works Travel Around the World Event
This Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27, Housing Works is taking you to exotic locales at their Travel Around the World Sale. Visit any of their seven N.Y.C. branches and shop for goods from the Far East at their Upper West Side store or goods from Latin America at their Brooklyn outpost. Housing Works Around the World Sale,122 Montague Street, (at Henry Street); Brooklyn; 718-237-0521; for locations and details, check out
Los Angeles
Opening Ceremony Sale
Opening Ceremony's summer sale is in final markdown mode with additional discounts of up to 30% off already reduced merchandise. Plus, be sure to scope out new fall arrivals from Alexander Wang, Fred Perry, Grai, Hussein Chayalan, Vena Cava, Katy Rodriguez, Lutz, Sabrina Dehoff, and Opening Ceremony. Opening Ceremony, 451 North La Cienega Boulevard, (between Rosewood and Oakwood avenues); 310-652-1120.
Rodan vs. Griffith Sample Sale
This Saturday, July 26, Rodan vs. Griffith is teaming up with Wren, Annie Costello Brown, and Magda Berliner for a one-day sample sale. From 9 to 4 p.m., pick up discounted clothing and accessories, including Annie Costello Brown's one-of-a-kind leather necklaces (now $30), Wren's Dip-dyed silk dresses (now $125), and Magda Berliner's handmade lace dresses (now $100). Cash only. Wren & Friends Sample Sale at Rodan vs. Griffith, 8207 West 3rd Street, (between La Jolla and Sweetzer avenues); 323-951-9220.
Wicati Shopping Event
Score deeply discounted goods at Wicati boutique's 'Stuff It' event this Saturday, July 26, from 11 to 7 p.m. For $250, stuff as much as you can into a Wicati shopping bag. Offerings include a Nanette Lepore Bohemian coat (originally $490), an Allegra Hicks black silk caftan (originally $480), a Milly navy blue fitted jacket (originally $436), and a Cynthia Steffe 3/4 sleeve jacket (originally $298). Plus, as an early bird incentive, the first 10 people in line will get a bigger shopping bag to fill to the brim. Wicati 'Stuff It' Event, 2318 Westwood Boulevard, (between Tennessee Avenue and West Pico Boulevard); 310-470-2651.
American Apparel Factory Flea Market
American Apparel is opening it's factory doors for a one-day flea market extravaganza this Sunday, July 27. For an affordable $5 entry fee, gain access to a day of cheap duds (clothes starting at $1), plenty of food, drinks, kiddie crafts, games, music, movies, slip n' slides, and more, as well as a live performance by Sebastien Tellier. Festivities start at 2 p.m. and goes until midnight. American Apparel Factory Flea Market, 747 Warehouse Street, (at Alameda and 7th streets - enter at Bay Street); 213-488-0226; for more info, check out
James Perse Sale
Now through Sunday, August 3, James Perse's California cool T-shirts, dresses, and separates are now up to 50% off at his Melrose, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica boutiques. Look for discounted goods for men and women from his NoCal inspired spring '08 collection as well as his resort '07 collection. James Perse Sale, 8914 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles; 310-276-7277; 357 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills; 310-776-7100; and 225 26th Street, Suite 8, Brentwood Country Mart; 310-394-9160.

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