Sample sales and shopping events (May 12--18, 2011)

Grab great designer deals on Rachel Roy, Alexander Wang, Yigal Azroul, Lanvin and Chanel.

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  • Yigal Azroul jacquard dress with beaded embroidery, $372 (was $1,240)

    Yigal Azroul jacquard dress with beaded embroidery, $372 (was $1,240)

  • Rachel Roy bright-hued tank, $95 (was $225); long swing skirt, $150 (was $425)

    Rachel Roy bright-hued tank, $95 (was $225); long swing skirt, $150 (was $425)

  • Rachel Roy printed runway jacket, $165 (was $445)

    Rachel Roy printed runway jacket, $165 (was $445)

  • Twinkle by Wenlan printed dress, $138 (was $304)

    Twinkle by Wenlan printed dress, $138 (was $304)

  • Twinkle by Wenlan dress with zipper and cutout details, $179 (was $394)

    Twinkle by Wenlan dress with zipper and cutout details, $179 (was $394)

  • Butter neon pleated sandals, $100 (were $230)

    Butter neon pleated sandals, $100 (were $230)

  • Bettye Muller studded espadrille slides, $100 (were $185)

    Bettye Muller studded espadrille slides, $100 (were $185)

  • Nanette Lepore canvas floral-print dress, $145 (was $298)

    Nanette Lepore canvas floral-print dress, $145 (was $298)

  • Oonagh by Nanette Lepore cropped striped sweater, $95 (was $198)

    Oonagh by Nanette Lepore cropped striped sweater, $95 (was $198)

  • Gucci ivory tuxedo blazer with black satin peak lapels, $650 (was $2,195), at...

    Gucci ivory tuxedo blazer with black satin peak lapels, $650 (was $2,195), at I-Ella.com pop-up

  • Lanvin bronze platform heels with ankle straps, $270 (were $1,040), at...

    Lanvin bronze platform heels with ankle straps, $270 (were $1,040), at I-Ella.com pop-up

  • Herms tweed toggle coat, $1,650, at Posh at the Plaza

    Herms tweed toggle coat, $1,650, at Posh at the Plaza

  • Missoni printed tunic with floral embellishments, $300, at Posh at the Plaza

    Missoni printed tunic with floral embellishments, $300, at Posh at the Plaza

  • Peter Som abstract-print sheath dress, $298 (was $398), at Eva Gentry...

    Peter Som abstract-print sheath dress, $298 (was $398), at Eva Gentry Consignment

  • Alexander McQueen blue leather open-toed platform shoes, $262 (were $350), at...

    Alexander McQueen blue leather open-toed platform shoes, $262 (were $350), at Eva Gentry Consignment

  • Norma Kamali cat-eye sunglasses, $98 (were $250)

    Norma Kamali cat-eye sunglasses, $98 (were $250)

  • Norma Kamali swimsuit, $98 (was $375)

    Norma Kamali swimsuit, $98 (was $375)

  • Mackage sleeveless dress with studded shoulders, $360 (was $450)

    Mackage sleeveless dress with studded shoulders, $360 (was $450)

  • Mackage water-resistant trench, $496 (was $620)

    Mackage water-resistant trench, $496 (was $620)

  • Elizabeth Gillett printed scarf, $20 (was $45)

    Elizabeth Gillett printed scarf, $20 (was $45)

  • RA-RE cotton tee bearing hand-painted face graphic, $20 (was $120)

    RA-RE cotton tee bearing hand-painted face graphic, $20 (was $120)

  • Cecilia De Bucourt off-the-shoulder colorful minidress, $79 (was $198)

    Cecilia De Bucourt off-the-shoulder colorful minidress, $79 (was $198)

Yigal Azroul jacquard dress with beaded embroidery, $372 (was $1,240)

Yigal Azroul jacquard dress with beaded embroidery, $372 (was $1,240)

1 Yigal Azroul Sexy Israeli designer Yigal Azroul's threads are just as hot as he is. Yes, the clothing is still pretty pricey, but most of his downtown styles transcend seasons. Find jersey tops for $119 (usually $395), stretch cotton-and-denim pants for $108 (instead of $360) and jacquard dresses with beaded embroidery for $372 (normally $1,240). 225 W 39th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, fifth floor (212-302-1194, yigal-azrouel.com). Daily 9am--7pm. Tue 17--May 19.

2 Rachel Roy Sound the alarms! You can acquire New York designer Rachel Roy's coveted threads for $200 or less. Bright-hued tanks are $95 (were $225), on-trend long swing skirts are chopped from $425 to $150, printed runway jackets are $165 (formerly $445), and cargo pants are snipped from $375 to $150. 261 W 36th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, second floor (212-947-8748, clothingline.com). Thu 12 11am--7pm.

3 Twinkle by Wenlan TONY-editor favorite Twinkle by Wenlan is selling its designer threads for totally worth-it prices. Look effortless in bright silk rompers with ruffled sleeves, trimmed from $253 to $115; floral-print strapless dresses for $132 (usually $291); and colorblock frocks, lowered from $350 to $159. 545 Eighth Ave between 37th and 38th Sts, 17th floor (212-625-8710, twinklebywenlan.com). Thu 12, Fri 13 10am--6pm.

4 Butter, Bettye Muller and Something Bleu Both of these footwear brands are appropriately named: Butter's kicks are as comfy as can be (for stilettos!) and Something Bleu's heels make the perfect wedding-wear accents. Add Bettye Muller's festive, vivid styles into the mix, and this bargain bonanza becomes a shoe-lover's fantasy. Butter neon pleated sandals are nicked from $230 to $100, and glittery slingback kitten heels are whittled from $282 to $100. Also on deck are Bettye Muller studded espadrilles, pared down from $185 to $100. 307 Seventh Ave between 27th and 28th Sts, suite 2307 (212-366-1822, buttershoes.com). Fri 13 10am--7pm, Sat 14 11am--6pm, Mon 16--Wed 18 10am--7pm.

5 Nanette Lepore With summer approaching, you won't want to pass on adding Nanette Lepore's printed frocks, preppy tops and beaded sweaters to your wardrobe. Canvas floral-print dresses are $145 (were $298), tweed jackets are reduced from $498 to $195 and silk blouses are $95 (formerly $298). Also look for pieces from the designer's lower-priced line, Oonagh by Nanette Lepore, including cropped striped sweaters, chipped from $198 to $95. 225 W 35th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, fourth floor (212-594-0012, nanettelepore.com). Daily 9am--7pm. Tue 17--May 19.

6 I-Ella pop-up Forward-thinking fashion site i-ella.com allows its users to buy, sell, swap and lend designer goods from famous folks and tastemakers' electronic closets (past participants include Whitney Port and stylist Mary Alice Stephenson). At its first-ever pop-up, you can actually try on, and then take home, the name-brand duds, which are up to 90 percent off. It will be difficult to pass up an Alexander Wang silk dress with mesh straps, tagged $89 (usually $425); a Gucci ivory tuxedo blazer with black satin peak lapels, marked $650 (normally $2,195); Lanvin bronze platform heels with ankle straps, cut from $1,040 to $270; and an Yves Saint Laurent crocodile-embossed leather flap bag, clipped from $1,596 to $599. Make sure you R.S.V.P. to concierge@i-ella.com, since the event is by appointment only. 401 Broadway between Canal and Walker Sts, suite 700 (212-219-8545, i-ella.com). Fri 13, Sat 14 10:30am--6:30pm.

7 Posh at the Plaza New York fund-raiser Posh takes new, vintage and gently worn clothing and accessories and sells them to benefit good causes. Get involved and score amazing deals on high-end brands when the organization sets up shop at the swank Plaza hotel. One hundred percent of the proceeds go toward Lighthouse International (lighthouse.org), a nonprofit dedicated to helping people with vision loss. Nab classy donated duds like an Herms tweed toggle coat ($1,650), a Chanel blazer with detailed rose buttons ($650), a Bill Blass red leather jacket ($175) and a Missoni printed tunic with floral embellishments ($300). 1 W 59th St at Central Park South (212-821-9445, poshsale.org). Thu 12--Sat 14 9am--6pm, Sun 15 11am--5pm. One day $10, all four days $30.

8 Eva Gentry Consignment On Thursday evening, get your bum to this Brooklyn shop to score 25 percent off gently worn (and already discounted!) voguish wares. Enjoy complimentary prosecco and a DJ's jams while uncovering deals like an Alexander Wang pebbled leather bag with a studded bottom, chopped from $450 to $337; a vibrant Peter Som abstract-print sheath dress, pared down from $398 to $298; and a pair of Alexander McQueen blue leather open-toed platform shoes marked $262 (previously $350). 371 Atlantic Ave between Bond and Hoyt Sts, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn (718-522-3522, evagentryconsignment.com). Thu 12 6--8pm.

9 Norma Kamali For one night only, Norma Kamali items that normally retail for more than $1,000 will be $100 or less (yes, you read that right!). You won't need much convincing to pick up jersey jumpsuits, whittled from $1,500 to $98; cat-eye sunglasses, dipped from $250 to $98; and swimsuits (one-pieces, monokinis and bikinis), clipped from $375 to $98. 11 W 56th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-957-9797, normakamali.com). Thu 12 5--9pm.

10 Mackage Just because you're ditching your winter tights and boots doesn't mean you won't want to wear a cute jacket when the temperature dips at night. Namecheck TONY and you can grab a topper for 20 percent off at this Soho store. Ladies' leather tuxedo jackets with asymmetrical shoulders and zippers are $632 (were $790), and guys' cropped leather jackets with studded lapels are $704 (instead of $880). Gals can also score cap-sleeve cotton dresses with lace details, cut from $395 to $316 and sleeveless frocks with studded shoulders, whittled from $450 to $360. 123 Mercer St at Prince St (212-925-1455, mackage.com). Mon--Sat 11am--7pm, Sun noon--7pm. Thu 12--May 25.

11 Elizabeth Gillett Local scarf designer Elizabeth Gillett is known for her pretty, cozy wraps. And when the workplace AC starts pumping, you're going to want a stylish extra layer. Tribal-print scarves with contrasting borders are knocked down from $68 to $30, woven styles with fringe details are trimmed from $68 to $30, and ombre shrugs with beaded borders are $40 (were $70). 242 W 38th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, ninth floor (212-629-7993, ext 30; elizabethgillett.com). Daily 10am--5pm. Wed 18--May 20.

12 Nolita and RA-RE Two edgy labels will be discounted up to 80 percent, making the easy-to-wear clothing $50 or less. Girls can score RA-RE vintage-wash denim jackets with frayed edges and pearl accents for $50 (instead of $300) and floral crepe spaghetti-strap dresses for $40 (were $190), as well as Nolita lace jumpers for $40 (retail for $220). Men can walk away with RA-RE cotton tees bearing hand-painted face graphics for $20 (once $120). 199 Lafayette St between Broome and Kenmare Sts, suite 4A-1 (212-979-1735, flashandpartners.it/en). Mon--Fri 10am--7pm. Fri 13--May 27.

13 Madeline Weinrib Bohemian decor fiends who can't resist eye-catching tribal prints will be drawn to this carpet, furniture and accessories blowout. Give your pad some exotic touches with ikat throw pillows, lowered from $450 to $299; striped cotton carpets, cut from $325 to $199; and ikat-patterned French chairs, tagged $1,699 (instead of $3,000). 881 Broadway at 19th St (212-473-3000, madelineweinrib.com). Thu 12 11am--8pm; Fri 13, Sat 14 11am--7pm; Sun 15 11am--6pm; Mon 16 11am--7pm.

14 Cecilia De Bucourt Party like a rock star in funky threads made by Argentine model-turned-designer Cecilia De Bucourt. You won't want to wear these sassy pieces to the office: Tie-dyed strapless jumpsuits cost $39 (once $198), off-the-shoulder colorful minidresses are tagged $79 (normally $198) and chiffon printed one-shoulder goddesslike frocks are marked $69 (usually $238). Complete your Boom Boom Room--ready outfit with a gold-and-black beaded cuff, dipped from $189 to $69. 694 Tenth Ave between 48th and 49th Sts (212-380-1615, ceciliadebucourt.com). Sat 14, Sun 15 11am--7pm.

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