Sample sales and shopping events (August 26-September 8)

Holy vintage! Go wild at Marmalade, Amarcord, Fisch for the Hip and La Boutique.

  • '80s multi-colored vintage bag, $75, at Marmalade Vintage pop-up at TG-170

  • Jersey sculptural dress, $165, at Marmalade Vintage pop-up at TG-170

  • '70s deadstock stilleto boots, $205, at Marmalade Vintage pop-up at TG-170

  • Python pumps, $95, at Marmalade Vintage pop-up at TG-170

  • Seychelles leather sandals, $40 (were $80), at Shoe Market

  • Camper leather sandals with wooden heels, $84 (were $168), at Shoe Market

  • Jeffrey Campbell tribal-printed pumps, $70 (were $110), at Shoe Market

  • Bleached cutoff shorts, $25 (were $35), at Amarcord Vintage

  • Floral-printed suitcase, $32 (was $45), at Amarcord Vintage

  • Trovata bomber jacket, $149 (was $365), at Bird

  • Paul Smith linen scarf, $39 (was $155), at Bird

  • Givenchy croc-embossed heels, $600 (were $1,360), at Fisch for the Hip

  • Thakoon silk bubble dress, $280 (was $400), at Fisch for the Hip

  • Samantha Pleet vintage-inspired swimsuit, $102 (was $170), at Kaight

  • Melissa Shoes plastic Mary Janes, $90 (were $120), at Kaight

  • Rag & Bone canvas messenger bag with leather straps, $225 (was $450), at Hollander & Lexer

  • Shauntele bamboo jersey draped dress with detachable cape, $225 (normally $295), at Fashion Is Compassion

  • Charles Alexander printed silk ties, $75 each (were $95 each), at Fashion Is Compassion

  • Miss Chris sheer patchwork tunic, $245 (was $350), at Fashion Is Compassion

  • Viva Aviva cape made of 500 hand-rolled unfinished-silk roses, $1,350, at The Walking Exhibition

  • Louis Vuitton peasant dress, $260 (was $650), at La Boutique

  • Michael Kors frock with ruffles, $80 (was $200), at La Boutique

  • Matthew Williamson orchid-printed jersey dress, $678 (was $1,695)

'80s multi-colored vintage bag, $75, at Marmalade Vintage pop-up at TG-170

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1 Marmalade Vintage pop-up at TG-170 We can breathe a huge sigh of relief since our favorite Lower East Side vintage shop is back (well, through October 1). Marmalade Vintage, which closed in late July, is setting up a shop-within-a-shop at TG-170, a boutique that sells stock from designers like Mischen, Lauren Moffatt, and Sunshine and Shadow. In addition to these brand-new indie threads, you can score preloved duds sourced by Marmalade’s owner, Hannah Kurland. Snap up vintage pieces including leather boots ($115--$195), body-con dresses ($98--$125), a multicolored bag ($75) and leather belts from the ’80s ($48--$68). 170 Ludlow St between E Houston and Stanton Sts (212-995-8660, Daily noon--8pm. Thu 26--Oct 1.

2 Inven.tory This indie outlet, which caters to the ultrahip downtown set looking for cheap thrills, is plummeting its already-low prices. Keep an eye out for BB Dakota leather jackets trimmed from $162 to $97, Seventh Wonderland bathing suits with cutouts hammered from $242 to $145, Alex & Eli wool cuffed trousers for $145 (were $355), and Fairground rompers dipped from $99 to $70. 237 Lafayette St between Mercer and Spring Sts (212-226-5292, Thu 26--Sat 28 noon--8pm; Sun 29 11am--7pm; Mon 30, Tue 31 noon--8pm.

3 Shoe Market Summer closeouts at this Brooklyn shoe shop mean up to 70 percent off funky footwear. Sven clogs are chipped from $165 to $80, Sam Edelman beaded gladiator sandals are just $40 (formerly $110), Jeffrey Campbell printed-pumps, hacked from $110 to $70, and Rachel Comey wedges are snipped from $330 to $100. 160 North 6th St at Bedford Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-388-8495, Thu 26--Tue 31 11am--8pm.

4 Amarcord Vintage Fashion Vintage fiends flock to this mecca for preloved European labels. Hit up the Williamsburg locale, where the majority of stock is 30 percent off. Grab these weekend pieces before your Labor Day getaway: Bleached cutoff shorts are $25 (as opposed to $35), funky floral-printed suitcases are skewered from $45 to $32, and crocheted swimwear is discounted from $40 to $28. 233 Bedford Ave between North 4th and 5th Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-963-4001, Thu 26--Tue 31 noon--8pm.

5 Bird Clear your calendar to check out this Brooklyn chain’s summer warehouse clearance, held at the Park Slope destination only. Brand-name men’s and women’s clothing, jewelry, shoes and accessories are dropped by up to 75 percent. Ladies can score Steven Alan for Keds ikat slip-on sneakers, clipped from $72 to $29, and Isabel Marant linen toile pants for $99 (formerly $260). Gents can go home with Trovata bomber jackets, diced from $365 to $149. 316 Fifth Ave between 2nd and 3rd Sts, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-768-4940, Fri 27 noon--8pm; Sat 28 noon--7pm; Sun 29 noon--6pm.

6 Fisch for the Hip Terriann Fischer’s consignment shop is a hot spot for unisex high-end designer duds. We’re whipping out our plastics to nab pricey pieces normally seen at Barneys New York and Bergdorf Goodman, up to 60 percent off. Lanvin satin clutches are chopped from $590 to $300, Paul Smith men’s floral-printed shirts are razored from $120 to $84, Givenchy red croc-embossed heels are halved from $600 to $360, and Thakoon silk bubble dresses are carved from $400 to $280. 153 W 18th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (212-633-9053, Mon--Sat noon--7pm; Sun noon--6pm. Thu 26--Sept 15.

7 Kaight Kate McGregor’s eco-friendly boutique is a must-stop for vegan-chic wares, accessories, shoes and beauty products, especially when prices are smashed up to 40 percent. Samantha Pleet vintage-inspired swimsuits are cleaved from $170 to $102, Erin Templeton recycled leather totes are hacked to $189 (from $315), and Melissa Shoes plastic Mary Janes are $90 (were $120). 83 Orchard St between Broome and Grand Sts (212-680-5630, Thu 26--Tue 31 11:30am--7:30pm.

8 Hollander & Lexer Owners Brian Cousins and Hicham Benmira, who also run the vintage furnishings store Darr, have perfectly edited threads for the sartorially inclined male at both locations of this men’s boutique. Highlights of this markdownfest include Rag & Bone mod canvas messenger bags with leather straps gashed from $450 to $225, Mason cotton-and-linen slim-fit trousers for just $95 (originally $190), and Hollander & Lexer striped blazers with buffalo-bone buttons reduced from $390 to $195. 103 Metropolitan Ave between Wythe Ave and Berry St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-797-9117). Thu 26--Sat 28 noon--8pm, Sun 29 noon--7pm * 358 Atlantic Ave between Bond and Hoyt Sts, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn (718-797-9190) * Thu 26--Sat 28 11am--7pm; Sun 29 noon--6pm; Mon 30, Tue 31 11am--7pm.

9 Huminska Janice Huminska’s locally made ladylike frocks, inspired by glamour gals like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, are up to 70 percent off. Pin-striped seersucker dresses are sheared from $385 to $193, and styles with keyholes and gingham prints are both cropped from $345 to $173. Mention TONY to receive an additional 10 percent off purchases through September 15. 315 E 9th St between First and Second Aves (212-677-3458, Mon, Tue by appointment only, Wed--Sat 1--7pm; Sun 1--6pm. Wed 1--Sept 15.

10 Fashion Is Compassion Wispy frocks and country-club-ready ties will be available at this chichi trunk show, held at the usually velvet-roped Nikki Midtown lounge. The fete is hosted by resort wear designer and event planner Imani Alexander and, a luxury online boutique, and will donate 5 percent of all proceeds to the National Kidney Foundation. Now you can feel super good about picking up a Shauntele bamboo jersey draped dress with a detachable cape for $225 (normally $295); Charles Alexander made-in-England dapper printed silk ties, pared down from $95 to $75; Kastle Designs shift dresses with jeweled necklines, whittled from $250 to $195; and Miss Chris sheer patchwork tunics for $245 (rather than $350). 151 E 50th St between Lexington and Third Aves (212-753-1144, Thu 26 6--9pm.

11 Multidesigner sample sale Don’t miss the deals at this warehouse blowout, where samples and overstock from six different designers (like John Bartlett for Liz Claiborne) are sliced up to 95 percent. Kenneth Cole patent-leather pumps are cut from $160 to $20, Energie striped tees are chiseled from $89 to $20, and Organic cotton pants are collapsed from $160 to $25. 260 Fifth Ave between 28th and 29th Sts (212-725-5400). Thu 26, Fri 27 9am--7pm; Sat 28, Sun 29 11am--7pm.

12 The Walking Exhibition You might spot the next crop of It fashion designers at the Walking Exhibition, a runway event hosted by nonprofit organization You Live and You Learn. For $40, you can see the creations of five under-the-radar designers from San Francisco, New York and Paris. Expect a catwalk featuring Aviva Falk’s showstopping cape made of 500 hand-rolled unfinished-silk roses ($1,350), Kitty Andrews’s fur-and-felt miniature pillbox hat with studs ($215), and Daniel Sudar’s ’60s-inspired retro top ($70). The night will also include a live performance from JoSunJari, a sibling classical string trio from Harlem, cupcakes courtesy of Sprinkle Splash Bakery and Indian appetizers from Basera. 71 W 23rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (415-335-9773, Fri 27 7--10pm.

13 W Showroom This showroom is granting the public access to merchandise from the hip brands it represents, including Tee Library and Civil Society. Every Thursday through September 24, grab steals, such as 2K by Gingham graphic cotton tees (designed by artists and celebs like Yoko Ono), shaved from $35 to $10, and Gold Mark Denim straight-leg jeans for men and women, gutted from $180 to $40. 552 Seventh Ave between 40th and 41st Sts (646-546-5553, Thu 26, Thu 2, Sept 9, Sept 16 noon--5pm.

14 La Boutique The premiere of Gossip Girl is right around the corner (September 13), and you can shop like a Madison Avenue--loving Upper East Sider on a budget at this chainlet consignment shop. Peruse names like Dries Van Noten, Maison Martin Margiela and Christian Dior lowered up to 70 percent off. A Louis Vuitton peasant dress is $260 (once $650), a Michael Kors frock with ruffles is nicked from $200 to $80, and Azzedine Alaa woven-straw sandals with bows are gouged from $225 to $113. 803 Lexington Ave at 62nd St (212-588-8898). Thu 26, Fri 27 11am--7pm; Sat 28 10:30am--6:30pm; Mon 30, Tue 31 11am--7pm * 227 E 81st St between Second and Third Aves (212-988-8188). Thu 26--Sat 28 11am--7pm; Sun 29 noon--7pm; Mon 30, Tue 31 11am--7pm * 1045 Madison Ave between 79th and 80th Sts, second floor (212-517-8099). Thu 26--Sat 28 10:30am--7pm; Sun 29 noon--7pm; Mon 30, Tue 31 10:30am--7pm. *

15 Matthew Williamson Ladies who lunch should head to this British designer and print master’s end-of-season blowout (women’s apparel and accessories are up to 60 percent off). On the chopping block: Bright peep-toe shoes for $486 (were $810), orchid-printed jersey dresses nipped from $1,695 to $678, and evening clutches with gold tassels and jeweled beading accents for $358 (once $895). 415 W 14th St between Ninth Ave and Washington St (212-255-9065, Thu 26--Sat 28 11am--7pm; Sun 29 12:30--6pm; Mon 30, Tue 31 11am--7pm.

16 Spa Merge La Mode Skip the half-off happy-hour margaritas this week and stop by Spa Merge for cocktails, appetizers and mini spa treatments. A $25 ticket grants you access to your choice of a 25- to 30-minute minifacial, a massage, an eyebrow-shaping session or a manicure. You can also indulge in complimentary champagne drinks from the bar and tasty hors d’oeuvres while ogling select shoes from Jimmy Choo’s fall collection—unfortunately not for sale. The value of your $25 ticket can also be applied toward a future Spa Merge purchase of $75 or more. 102--108 W 57th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (646-484-4104, Thu 26 6--10pm.

17 Custo Barcelona When we’re in the market for some crazy-colored garb, we head straight to this Spanish brand’s store. With items starting at $19 and discounted up to 70 percent off, you’re bound to find something to brighten up your wardrobe. Empire-waist velvet dresses with glitter details are just $49 (were $148), sequin leggings are marked down from $150 to $19, and lace-trimmed floral silk skirts are cut from $148 to $49. 474 Broome St between Greene and Wooster Sts (212-274-9700, Thu 26--Mon 6 11am--8pm.

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