Sample sales and shopping events

Score vintage loot-from droolworthy Louis Vuitton bags to 1970s fur-trimmed jackets and even free secondhand home goods.

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  • Oscar de la Renta silk jersey minidress with rhinestone-embellished shoulders, $87 (was $145), at Amarcord Vintage

  • Emanuel Ungaro satin blazer with a diamonded-studded clasp, $219 (was $365), at Amarcord Vintage

  • 1970s fur-trimmed corduroy jacket, $135 (was $225), at Amarcord Vintage

  • Marmalade Vintage

  • Italian lace-up granny boots, $105 (were $135), at Marmalade VIntage

  • leather clutch, $40 (was $105), at Marmalade Vintage

  • 1980s linen dress, $65 (was $145), at Marmalade Vintage

  • Chanel totes and chain-strap purses, $2,999--$3,375 (was $3,250--$3,900), multibrand vintage and new designer handbags

  • Louis Vuitton bag, $600 (was $1,280), at multibrand vintage and new designer

  • Paro handwoven Rugs, $123 (were $245), at The Conran Shop

Oscar de la Renta silk jersey minidress with rhinestone-embellished shoulders, $87 (was $145), at Amarcord Vintage

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1. Free Stop 'N’ Swap Do your part to keep unwanted belongings out of landfills by participating in this massive exchange of reusable goods. Bring your own totes and any household items or apparel that you can carry (i.e., the mint-condition blender you never use or that hippie-chic maxi dress from two summers ago). There’s no pressure to give anything if you take something or vice versa (yes, you can show up empty handed), and the best part is that nothing has a price tag. Leftovers will be donated. Jackson Heights United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave, Jackson Heights, Queens (212-788-7913, cenyc.org/swap). Sat 27 11am--3pm.

2 Amarcord Vintage Trendy, well-edited European wares from the 1940s through 1980s are currently discounted at this vintage staple. An Oscar de la Renta silk jersey minidress with rhinestone-embellished shoulders is $87 (once $145), an Emanuel Ungaro satin blazer with a diamonded-studded clasp is nicked from $365 to $219, and a 1970s fur-trimmed corduroy jacket and skirt ensemble is cut from $225 to $135. 252 Lafayette St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-431-4161, amarcordvintagefashion.com). Thu 25--Sat 27 noon--7:30pm; Sun 28 noon--7pm.

3 Still Life Milliner Frenel Morris’s LES shop is brimming (pun intended) with discounted hats. Made-to-order fedoras are snipped from $325 to $275, plaid caps with fold-down ear flaps are dropped from $125 to $100, and herringbone hats are lowered from $150 to $120. Paratrooper canvas jackets with leather details will also be offered for $188 (as opposed to $375). 77 Orchard St between Broome and Grand Sts (212-575-9704, stilllifenyc.com). Daily noon--7pm. Through March 31.

4 Marmalade Vintage Since the late ’80s this cheerfully colored boutique has been supplying thrifty New Yorkers with chic secondhand wares. Score duds for as low as $25 and deals of up to 70 percent off. As you sift through racks of floral dresses, cozy capes and animal-print skirts, keep your eye out for a 1960s embroidered shift dress for $45 (was $145) and a 1980s linen dress, chopped from $145 to $65. Accessory steals include Italian lace-up granny boots for $105 (once $135) and leather clutches, sheared from $105 to $40. 172 Ludlow St between E Houston and Stanton Sts (212-473-8070, marmaladevintage.com). Thu 25--Sun 28 12:30--8:30pm.

5 Multibrand vintage and new designer handbags Label lovers will want to get their well-manicured paws on purses made by the likes of Fendi, Christian Dior, Chlo and Prada, all up to 70 percent off. Splurge guilt-free by convincing yourself that a secondhand bag is an environmentally conscious purchase. Classic Chanel totes and chain-strap purses are whittled from $3,250--$3,900 to $2,999--$3,375 and Louis Vuitton bags are trimmed from $1,280 to $600. The Flatotel, 135 W 52nd St between Sixth and Seventh Aves. Thu 25, Fri 26 10am--7pm; Sat 27 10am--4pm.

6 Plum The elegant LES boutique is packed with designer femme threads, now up to 70 percent off. Thayer velvet V-back dresses are snipped from $298 to $110, Sally Tseng silk tops are dropped from $238 to $110, Nicholas K cashmere knee-length sweaters with leather buckles are sliced from $398 to $150, and Wren cropped plaid motorcycle jackets are $150 (once $388). plumstyle.com). Thu 25--Sat 27 1--8pm; Sun 28 1--7pm. .124>

7 The Conran Shop Moving and redecorating? So is this furniture and home-goods store. But before it heads to its new downtown location, it’ll be clearing out the current stock, offering an additional 15 percent off already discounted items. Add a splash of color to your living room with a vibrant handwoven Paro rug, chopped from $245 to $123, or funk up your desk with a bendable, waterproof Retro keyboard, slashed from $45 to $23. 407 E 59th St at First Ave (212-755-9079, conranusa.com). Mon--Fri 11am--7pm; Sat 10am--7pm; Sun 11am--6pm. Thu 25--Mar 15.

8 Edith Machinist Load up on vintage winter wear—organized on $50, $75 and $100-plus sale racks. We’re crushing on the fur-lined boots, whittled from $255 to $100--$125; and 1960s-style Bill Blass, Pierre Cardin and Harris Tweed tailored wool coats, cut from $255--$325 to $100--$155. 104 Rivington St between Essex and Ludlow Sts (212-979-9992). Thu 25--Sat 27 1--8pm; Sun 28 noon--8pm.

9 Amanda Uprichard There will be ruffled threads and boyfriend tunics galore at this markdownfest. Silk day-to-night frocks are slashed from $196 to $15, and breezy jersey dresses are knocked from $180 to $10--$30. TWNZ Showroom, 226 W 37th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, third floor (212-719-0320). Thu 25, Fri 26 10am--6pm. * Cutie Room, 5 Rivington St between Bowery and Chrystie St (212-925-2557). Sat 27, Sun 28 noon--8pm.

10 Laurel Canyon Vintage This vintage haven is having a wild, wild Western blowout, offering men’s boots and clothing for up to 50 percent off. Yee-haw! A pair of 1940s cowboy boots is sheared from $700 to $350, a custom-made leather vest is nicked from $350 to $175, and a 1980s hand-painted Grateful Dead Levi’s denim jacket is now $275 (formerly $550). 63 Thompson St between Broome and Spring Sts (212-343-1658, laurelcanyonvintage.com). Thu 25--Mon 1 noon--7pm.

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