Cheap New York: Sample sales and shopping events this week

Looking for a bargain on stylish wares? Discover cheap New York City deals at some of our favorite shops.



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  • Calypso St. Barth beaded tunic, $59 (was $395)

  • MTNG leather sandals, $60 (were $75), at Violet Pepper

  • MYKITA Crosby sunglasses, $333 (were $442)

  • In God We Trust sunglass-print shirt-dress, $145 (was $500)

  • Ernest Alexander chambray work shirt, $58 (was $155)

  • Saturdays NYC polka-dot board shorts, $56 (were $75)

  • OAK muscle tee, $48 (was $60)

  • Erin Fetherston cocktail dress, $135–$165 (was $295–$525)

  • Huminska silk charmeuse butterfly-print dress, $398 (was $595)

  • Suno embroidered shirt-dress, $199 (was $395), at Bird

  • Zandra Rhodes printed silk kimono dress, $650 (was $850), at Resurrection


    Vivienne Tam contrast print dress, $180 (was $385)

  • By Robert James floral button-down, $88 (was $195)

Calypso St. Barth beaded tunic, $59 (was $395)

Fashion-forward penny-pinchers, rejoice! Each week, our Shopping & Style team sifts through a gaggle of cheap New York sales to bring you the very best of the bunch. So whether you’re into vintage, high-end, seasonal or limited-run threads, make sure you check into this page often. 

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High Discounts on Chic Hats: Eugenia Kim
Chic women’s hats for up to 90 percent off. Enjoy unique headpieces for major discounts, such as a coral paisley print baseball cap trimmed from $200 to $75, and a camel straw fedora with a blue feather trim now offered at $60 (originally $215). 347 W 36th St at 9th Ave, suite 501 (212-993-6491, Tue 22–Fri 25 10am–7pm.

Online sale on Home Décor: Jonathan Adler
This annual online warehouse sale is back again to offer discounts on home décor and fashion accessories up to 70 percent off. Treat yourself to throw pillows with blue geometric prints cut from $78 to $23, and nautical-themed passport cases, trimmed from $38 to $19. Visit Thu 17–Tue 22.

Warm-weather looks for less: Calypso St. Barth
Whimsical resort wear is up to 80 percent off. Ladies will find beaded tunics trimmed from $395 to $59 and floor-length linen dresses tagged $59 (formerly $275). 260 Fifth Ave between 28th and 29th Sts ( Thu 17 10am–8pm, Fri 18 10am–7pm, Sat 19 11am–7pm, Sun 20 11am–4pm.

Price drops on designer labels: Helmut Lang & Theory
These brands are teaming up to offer deep discounts on men’s and women’s apparel. Helmet Lang women’s raw-edge maxiskirts are dipped from $210 to $40, and Theory structured blazers for ladies are cut from $415 to $85. 261 W 36th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, second floor (212-947-8748, Mon 21–Thu 24 11am–7pm.

Boozy birthday discounts: Violet Pepper
Celebrate the first birthday of this Greenpoint boutique with 20 percent off the entire store. Browse MTNG leather sandals nipped from $75 to $60 and Cooper & Ella tropical print tops going for $100 (normally $125). Swing by on Saturday 26 for complimentary beers—provided by Brooklyn Brewery—while you shop. 688 Manhattan Ave between Nassau and Norman Aves, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (718-383-0869, Fri 25, Sat 26 noon–8pm; Sun 27 noon–7pm.

Low prices on sunglasses: MYKITA
Celebrate the one-year anniversary of this German eyewear brand’s Crosby Street location with 23 percent off the Crosby style—a hip, round frame with gold mirrored lens ($333, typically $442). Enjoy beats and cocktails, plus take a selfie in the on-site photo booth. 109 Crosby St at Prince St (212-343-9100, Wed 23 6–8pm.

Markdowns on trendy womenswear: In God We Trust
Shop this indie brand for up to 70 percent off original prices. We adore the playful sunglass-print shirt-dresses ($145, marked down from $500) and pinstripe oxford frocks trimmed from $210 to $147. 129 Bedford Ave at North 10th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-384-0700) • 265 Lafayette St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-966-9010) • 70 Greenpoint Ave at Franklin St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (718-389-3545) • Mon–Fri noon–8pm, Sun noon–7pm. Thu 17–Aug 15.

Sharp styles for men: Ernest Alexander
This polished menswear brand is offering up to 75 percent off past-season merch. Look for chambray work shirts ($58, originally $155), canvas-and-leather briefcases ($115, from $355) and camouflage shave kits (now $30, instead of $95). 15 W 28th St between Broadway and Fifth Ave, eighth floor (800-770-6658, Tue 22–Thu 24 9am–6pm.

DIY natural makeup: Sephora and BITE Beauty
Head to this beauty mecca’s Times Square location for exclusive lip color and professional tips from BITE Beauty. The brand—known for using food-grade ingredients—is allowing shoppers to craft a custom hue ($36) with choice of shade, finish and scent. Appointments aren’t necessary, but it’s best to secure your spot as supplies are limited. 1500 Broadway between 43rd and 44th Sts (212-944-6789, Fri 25, Sat 26 noon–6pm.

Summertime sale: Saturdays NYC
Guys should check out this on-trend surf shop for items marked 25 percent off. On our wish list: cotton short-sleeve button-downs pared from $108 to $81 and polka-dot board shorts for $56 (retail $75). 31 Crosby St between Broome and Grand Sts (212-966-7875) • 17 Perry St at Waverly St (212-966-7875) • Daily 10am–7pm. Thu 17–Aug 31.

For-a-cause shopping: Housing Works Art for Action
The popular thrift shop will be transformed into a one-day art gallery during its next sale. Check out works from more than 20 local artists, including Girls star Jemima Kirke plus fashion by David Dalrymple and Christopher Lee Sauvé. All proceeds from the art sales will benefit the store’s fight to end AIDS and homelessness. 130 Crosby St between E Houston and Prince Sts (646-786-1200, Thu 17 6–8pm.

Boutique bargains: Oak
Select styles are up to 50 percent off. Pick up designer duds for men and women, including OAK muscle tees nicked from $60 to $48 and Rick Owens drop-crotch oversize pants ($518, regularly $740). 28 Bond St between Bowery and Lafayette St (212-677-1293) • 55 Nassau Ave between Guernsey and Lorimer Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-782-0521) • Mon–Sat 11am–9pm, Sun 11am–8pm. Thu 17–Aug 30.

Party-ready styles: Erin Fetherston
Got a romantic date or formal summer soiree planned? You’re going to want to pick up these event-appropriate frocks at up to 75 percent off. Gowns are now $145–$275 (usually $395–$695), and cocktail dresses are $135–$165 (from $295–$525). 225 West Broadway between Franklin and White Sts (212-643-7537, ext 20; Thu 17 11am–8pm.

Designer goods for all ages: Fivestory
Drop by the Bowery Hotel to snag designer items for the entire family. Merch is priced 60 to 80 percent off, including women’s Gianvito Rossi PVC-and-leather pumps knocked down from $720 to $288 and Sergio Rossi studded loafers clipped from $795 to $159. 355 Bowery at 3rd St, basement (212-288-1338, Fri 18 10am–7pm; Sat 19, Sun 20 11am–6pm; Mon 21–Wed 23 10am–6pm.

Frocks for all occasions: Huminska pop-up
Treat this temporary dress shop as your go-to for current-season styles, or check out past-season looks discounted up to 50 percent off. Our pick: the silk charmeuse butterfly-print dress (now $398, originally $595). 90 W Houston St at La Guardia Pl (888-908-0245, Daily noon–7pm. Thu 17–Sun 27.

Deals on designer brands: Bird
Okay, the sale at this Brooklyn minichain has been going on for a while, but now’s really the time to shop the deals on high-end labels. New items and further markdowns have been announced, now up to 50 percent off in-store and online. A recent example includes Suno embroidered shirt-dresses dropped from $395 to $199. 220 Smith St at Butler St, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (718-797-3774). Mon–Fri noon–8pm, Sat noon–7pm, Sun noon–6pm. • 316 Fifth Ave between 2nd and 3rd Sts, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-768-4940). Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm. • 203 Grand St between Bedford and Driggs Aves, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-388-1655). Mon–Fri noon–8pm, Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–7pm. • • Thu 17–July 31.

New-store alert: Michaels
DIY-ers rejoice! This craft-store chain is opening a new location in Chelsea. Stop by on the opening day for craft demos and hourly giveaways, including gift cards totaling $2,000. 675 Sixth Ave at W 22nd St (646-259-3911, Sun 20 10am–7pm.

One-of-a-kind finds: Resurrection
Save up to 70 percent on vintage clothing, plus accessories and baubles for men and women. Check out the Zandra Rhodes printed silk kimono dress priced at $650 (was $850). 217 Mott St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-625-1374, Mon–Sat 11am–7pm. Thu 17–Aug 31.

Indie-brand blowout: Spiritual America
Refresh your closet with goods from independent designers tagged 50 percent off. Ladies should stop by for Morgan Carper floral-print frocks (now $175, instead of $348) and Suzanne Rae lightweight shirt-dresses ($349, reduced from $459). 5 Rivington St between Bowery and Chrystie St (212-960-8564, Mon–Fri noon–8pm; Sat, Sun 11am–7pm. Thu 17–July 31.

Straight from the catwalk: Vivienne Tam
Get your hands on runway-ready apparel at up to 75 percent off retail prices. Women will find dresses—tagged around $180—in contrast prints (formerly $385), pleated shifts (were $485) and dropped-waist styles (from $380). 260 W 39th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, 11th floor (212-840-6470, Wed 23 9am–8pm, Thu 24 10am–7pm, Fri 25 10am–6pm.

Gifts from a cult favorite: Diptyque
Shop this popular candle and fragrance brand through August 19 to score a gift with any purchase of $150 or more. Customers will receive a custom-designed tote filled with a Philosykos eau de toilette sample and a 35g Figuier candle. 242 Mott St between E Houston and Prince Sts (646-861-2961). Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun 11am–6pm. • 377 Bleecker St between Charles and Perry Sts (212-242-2333). Mon–Fri 11am–8pm; Sat, Sun 11am–7pm. • 971 Madison Ave between 75th and 76th Sts (212-879-3330). Mon–Sat 10am–7pm, Sun 11am–5pm. • • Thu 17–Aug 19.

By Robert James
No one does floral menswear quite like this local designer. Browse his daring prints in person at this biannual sale where you’ll find items up to 60 percent off. Think cotton board shorts ($68, formerly $128) and button-downs ($88, from $195). 74 Orchard St between Broome and Grand Sts (212-253-2121). Mon–Sat noon–8pm, Sun noon–6pm. • 193 Grand St between Bedford and Driggs Aves, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (347-529-6392). Mon–Sat noon–8pm, Sun noon–6pm. • 416 Atlantic Ave between Bond and Nevins Sts, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn (347-457-5811). Tue–Sat noon–8pm, Sun noon–6pm • • Thu 17–July 31.

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