Weekend Sales: October 17 – October 19

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Patrik Ervell Sample Sale
Beginning this Saturday, October 18, and Sunday, October 19, from noon to 6 p.m., Patrik Ervell's collection of clever menswear is now up to 75% off at his weekend sample sale. Sale items include a selection of hand-tailored blazers (now $250), button-down shirts (now $80), and Alpaca sweaters (now $100). Cash only. Patrik Ervell Sample Sale, 35 Howard Street, #4B, (between Broadway and Crosby Street); 646-912-9083.
VPL Sample Sale
Victoria Bartlett's VPL line is now up to 75% off at her fall sample sale this Friday, October 17, and Saturday, October 18, from 10 to 7 p.m. Find current stock and past season collections all marked down, including her signature Breaker tanks (now $80), Tri-unity T-shirts (now $89), and gray sweater dresses (now $134). VPL Sample Sale, 39 West 38th Street, (between 5th and 6th avenues); 646-912-6142.
BBlessing Sample Sale
Our friends at BBlessing are holding their annual off-site sample sale this Friday, October 17, and Saturday, October 18, from noon to 7 p.m. Guys, expect discounts of up to 80% off their designer roster, including a Rag & Bone black straight leg jean (now $100), a Patrik Ervell Checkerboard sweater (now $150), and a Preen black stretch-cotton drainpipe pant (now $150). BBlessing Sample Sale, 5 Crosby Street, Suite 6D, (between Howard & Grand streets); 212-378-8005.
Duckie Brown Sample Sale
New York-based menswear line Duckie Brown is hosting their first-ever sample sale this Saturday, October 18, from noon to 5 p.m. Take advantage of deep discounts on their selection of hand-tailored menswear, including a gray shinny washed cotton button-down shirt (now $80), select cashmere knits (now $80), classic trousers (now $120), as well as select one of kind pieces and jackets (now as low as $300). Cash only. Duckie Brown Sample Sale at the Royalton Hotel, 44 West 44th Street, Penthouse Suite, (between 5th and 6th avenues); 212-675-8627.
Mayle Pre-Fall Sale
Now through Sunday, October 19, Jane Mayle is marking down select items from her pre-fall collection by up to 40% at her Elizabeth Street boutique and online. Snap up styles from Mayle's last collection including the Claudie top (now $235), the Tati Tote Grand (now $90), and the Lucienne dress (now $365). Mayle, 242 Elizabeth Street, (between Prince and Houston streets); 212-921-7633.
Los Angeles
Vintage Fashion Expo
Santa Monica's annual Vintage Fashion Expo takes place this Saturday, October 18, and Sunday, October 19. Vintage lovers can take advantage of over 80 vendors selling pristine designer clothing and accessories from the 1850s to the 1980s. Saturday, from 10:30 to 6 p.m.; Sunday, from 11 to 5 p.m. Admission $10. Vintage Fashion Expo at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, (between Pico Boulevard & Olympic Drive); 707-793-0773; check out www.vintageexpo.com for ticket discounts and additional information.
Cassette Sample Sale
Starting this Saturday, October 18, and Sunday October 19, from 10 to 5 p.m., Cassette's line of urban-inspired apparel for guys and girls is now up to 80% off at their friends and family warehouse sale. Browse through their impressive selection of discounted denim, jackets, shirts, sweaters, and more—including select T-shirts (now $15) and Navajo denim (now $55). Cassette Sample Sale, 701 East 3rd Street, #120, (near S. Alameda Street); 213-687-3333.
Elaine Kim Sample Sale
Designer Elaine Kim (pictured) is hosting an evening of cocktails and shopping this Friday, October 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. at her West Hollywood studio. Preview her new resort and spring '09 line and check out an exclusive selection of dresses and knits from her current fall/winter '08 collection. Elaine Kim, 5971 West Third Street, (between S. Martel and S. Fuller avenues); 323-937-0355.
Choose Chinatown Event
Head downtown this Friday, October 17, from 7 to midnight, and check out the Choose Chinatown party as Welcome Hunters, Lions Den, Ooga Booga, and Flock Shop welcome their newest retail neighbor with special in-store events, live music, drinks, and more. Standouts include a special House of Bare fashion presentation at Welcome Hunters and a Slow and Steady Wins the Race pop-up shop at Ooga Booga. Choose Chinatown Event at Welcome Hunters, 454B Jung Jing Road, (near N. Broadway); 213-687-9905; and Ooga Booga, 943 North Broadway, #203, (near W. College St.); 213-617-1105.
Saint Grace Sample Sale
Saint Grace's easy-to-wear dresses and separates are now on sale at their two-weekend sample sale starting this Friday, October 17, and continuing next weekend, October 24. Expect discounts of up to 90% off their selection of current fall/winter samples and past season stock. Friday, Oct. 17 and Oct. 24, from 10 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 18 and Oct. 25, from 11 to 3 p.m. Saint Grace Sample Sale, 2222 East Washington Boulevard, Unit C, (near S. Santa Fe Avenue); 323-587-2788.

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