Sample sales and shopping events (May 20-26)

Score heaps of indie garb in Greenpoint, hip housewares or of-the-moment Lucite jewelry.

  • Lollibomb Beauty's soap, $5, at Bust Spring Craftacular

  • Squidfire racer-back tank, $20 (was $25), at Bust Spring Craftacular

  • Verameat vampire-teeth knuckle duster, $80 (was $110), at Bust Spring Craftacular

  • Steven Alan cotton poplin shirt, $68 (was $168)

  • Steven Alan button-front dress, $109 (was $225)

  • Sturiale Designs black cord necklace, $179 (was $229), at Fine Art and Designer Crafts on Bleecker

  • Ali Ro scoop-neck racerback silk jumper with rope belt, $80 (was $200)

  • Ali Ro long-sleeved V-neck ombre-striped cardigans, $50 (was $225)

  • Noir stackable pyramid rings with cubic zirconia stones, $40 for a set of three (were $60)

  • Noir octopus cocktail ring, $95 (was $150)

  • Nicholas K multifunctional nylon trench coat that converts into a shoulder bag, $140 (was $318)

  • Nicholas K pullover sweatshirt with oversize shawl collar, $110 (was $258)

  • R.J. Graziano two-row necklaces with chunky Lucite drops, $25 (was $55)

  • Door Knocker braided purse with whipstitch trim, $5 (was $24), at Fred Flare

  • Keepsake USB turntable, $20 (was $165), at Fred Flare

  • Araks cotton crepe bralett with silk inset, $50 (was $124)

  • Floral-and-lace frock, $93 (was $185), at Laurel Canyon Vintage

  • 1970s buckskin fringed jacket, $125 (was $250), at Laurel Canyon Vintage

  • Derek Lam star-printed silk blouse, $295 (was $490)

  • Nellie Partow silk blouse, $150 (was $370)

  • Giuseppe Zanotti round-toe pumps, $140 (were $190), at Eva Gentry Consignment

  • The Sak leather drawstring tote, $22 (was $49)

Lollibomb Beauty's soap, $5, at Bust Spring Craftacular

1 Bust Spring Craftacular The tag line for this famed indie market hosted by Bust magazine is “anything but your grandma’s craft fair,” and when more than 50 vendors (including the Hand of Fatima, Species by the Thousands and New York Couture) invade Greenpoint, it will once again live up to its rep. Fashion finds include Verameat vampire-teeth knuckle dusters, cut from $110 to $80; colorful Squidfire racer-back tanks, dropped from $25 to $20; and Made with Awesome screen-printed totes for $6 (normally $8). We’re also stoked about Lollibomb Beauty’s kitschy soaps with phrases like WASH THE HIPSTER OFF ($5) and STK Ceramics hand-painted porcelain cups ($35). Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave between Eckford and Leonard Sts, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (718-387-0505, Sun 23 11am--7pm.

2 Steven Alan Perfect plaids and breezy brunch-date attire will be offered at 30 to 75 percent off from one of our fave men’s and women’s labels. Dudes can snag cotton poplin shirts in solids and plaid prints for $68 (usually $168), as well as stone-washed pants for $79 (once $198). Ladies can pick up pleated skirts dipped from $168 to $69 and button-front dresses nicked from $225 to $109. Steven Alan showroom, 87 Franklin St between Broadway and Church St (212-343-0692, Thu 20, Fri 21 8:30am--8pm; Sat 22 noon--7pm; Sun 23 noon--5pm.

3 Fine Art and Designer Crafts on Bleecker It’s block-party time in the Village, when approximately 100 vendors will be setting up shop across five blocks, shilling art, accessories and clothing. This is the 16th year such an event has taken place, and proceeds will benefit the Greenwich Village Youth Council. You can pick up items including a Sturiale Designs black cord necklace, dropped from $229 to $179; a Selma Karaca dress created from one very long red ribbon, sheared from $320 to $260; and a high-quality replication of a John Dorish watercolor painting of Village Cigars (an NYC store located at 110 Seventh Ave), cut from $1,500 to $200. Bleecker St between Bank and Christopher Sts (718-855-8175, Sun 23 2--6pm.

4 Ali Ro Known for her flattering day-to-night transitional pieces, Ali Ro will knock her hip wares down 65 percent and more. Long-sleeved V-neck ombre-striped cardigans will be nipped from $225 to $50, and brushstroke-print sweetheart-neck babydoll dresses will be cropped from $275 to $80, scoop-neck racerback silk jumpers with rope belts are just $80 (as opposed to $200), and strapless flowy jumpers with faux-suede belts are whittled from $245 to $80. Ali Ro showroom, 530 Seventh Ave at 39th St, 14th floor (212-575-2550, Wed 26, May 27 8:30am--6:30pm.

5 Noir Leeora Catalan’s cheeky-yet-posh baubles and gems—coveted by celebs including Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani and Madonna—will be lowered by as much as 80 percent. We’re already fantasizing about stackable pyramid rings with cubic zirconia stones, reduced from $60 to $40 (for a set of three); crystal-accented brass chain-and-mesh bracelets, chipped from $175 to $90; and octopus cocktail rings, knocked down from $150 to $95. 350 W 38th St between Eighth and Ninth Aves, fifth floor (212-244-4846, Thu 20, Fri 21 10am--7pm.

6 Nicholas K Kelly Cutrone supports this up-and-coming label for cool casual basics, and so do we. Multifunctional nylon trench coats that convert into shoulder bags are slimmed down from $318 to $140, and plaid cotton dresses with crisscross necklines are whittled from $304 to $130. Bring your beau along, and he can invest in lightweight cotton jackets with detachable hoods for $220 (instead of $497), and pullover sweatshirts with oversize shawl collars for $110 (were $258). 2 Great Jones St between Broadway and Lafayette St (212-532-8988, Thu 20, Fri 21 10am--8pm; Sat 22 11am--6pm; Sun 23 11am--4pm.

7 R.J. Graziano Grab two of the season’s top jewelry trends—Lucite pieces and bib necklaces—at nice prices (50 percent off). Two-row pendants with chunky Lucite drops are now $25 (formerly $55), mesh bib necklaces made of Lucite beads are hacked from $65 to $30, and stretch bracelets with clear baubles are pared from $55 to $25. 389 Fifth Ave between 36th and 37th Sts, suite 310 (212-685-3737). Mon 24--Wed 26 11am--5:30pm.

8 Fred Flare The king of kitsch in hipster town will be offering men’s and women’s garb and accessories for lunch-money prices. Some of the confirmed steals include Door Knocker braided purses with whipstitch trim for just $5 (originally $24), crepe de chine leopard-print frocks pared down from $65 to $10, Warrior slip-on sneakers for $10 (formerly $42), and Keepsake USB turntables cut from $165 to $20. 131 Meserole Ave at Leonard St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (718-349-1257, Sun 23 11am--5pm.

9 Araks Reward your Physique 57--toned body with some luxe lingerie made by Parsons the New School for Design grad and former freelance J.Crew designer Araks Yeramyan. We’ll definitely be raiding the $10 bins and keeping our eyes out for organic tanks dropped from $148 to $40, cotton crepe bras with silk cups smashed from $177 to $80 and matching bottoms sliced from $120 to $60. 137 Grand St between Crosby and Lafayette Sts, fifth floor (212-982-5652, Thu 20, Fri 21 9:30am--6:30pm.

10 New York City Opera’s Diva’s Shop for Opera To raise moolah for New York City Opera costumes, more than 25 designers (such as Jason Wu, Carolina Herrera and Narciso Rodriguez) are selling sketches inspired by NYCO characters (including Salome, by Stephen Burrows; Aida, by Zandra Rhodes; and the Queen of the Night, by threeasfour). In addition to these drawings, which can be bid on during a silent auction (prices start at $500), there will be complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, plus exclusive designer and vintage home accessories, jewelry and clothing for sale. Already confirmed: a Miu Miu leather handbag with gold hardware for $150, a pair of Stella McCartney menswear-inspired pants with ankle zippers for $50, and a Pauline Trigre bright vintage wool coat for $495. To purchase tickets ($75 for a single ticket; $125 for two tickets), call 212-870-5622 or e-mail 82Mercer, 82 Mercer St between Broome and Spring Sts (212-870-5622). Thu 20 6--8pm.

11 Laurel Canyon Vintage This rockin’ cowboy-themed vintage shop, which co-owner David Munk opened in 2009 “to pay homage to the music, spirit and fashion of the late ’60s and early ’70s,” will sadly close its doors on June 15. But dry your eyes, vintage devotees, since Munk and Elisa Casas will still be running sister store Chelsea Girl (186 Spring St at Thompson St), and you get to take advantage of Laurel Canyon’s closeout deals. Up for grabs: 1940s three-tone wing-tip cowboy boots dropped from $700 to $350, a 1970s floral-and-lace frock sheared from $185 to $93, a 1970s buckskin fringed jacket pared down from $250 to $125 and 1960s Frye boots lowered from $225 to $128. 63 Thompson St between Broome and Spring Sts (212-343-1658, Mon--Sat noon--7pm. Thu 20--June 15.

12 Derek Lam Those with big-ass budgets can look runway-ready for less. Star-printed silk blouses are nicked from $490 to $295, sleeveless silk frocks are dropped from $1,190 to $695, colorful double-seam dresses are now $950 (were $1,590) and stretch cotton trousers are clipped from $490 to $295. 601 W 26th St between Eleventh and Twelfth Aves, 17th floor (212-929-1338, Thu 20, Fri 21 10am--6pm.

13 Nellie Partow Given her experience working for Donna Karan, Nicholas K, Calvin Klein and John Varvatos, it’s no wonder Nellie Partow’s fashion-forward line (which launched in Spring 2008) is highly coveted by downtown gals (think Tribeca-chic). On the chopping block: Silk dresses with deep V-neck backs are slashed from $620 to $299, jewel-tone silk frocks are tagged at $255 (as opposed to $510), and silk blouses are knocked down from $370 to $150. 891 Fifth Ave at 82nd Street (646-290-7366, Thu 20, Fri 21 10am--8pm; Sat 22 11am--6pm; Sun 23 11am--4pm.

14 Clio Daniel and Michelle Lehmann’s modern home-design and tableware shop is a staple for bridal registries and gifts; even if you’re not about to attend a shower, you can always find a rad new accessory (now up to 75 percent off) for your own pad. Bodo Sperlein porcelain forest vases are snipped from $195 to $98, earthy Golden Mirage dinner plates are just $30 each (were $62), and Tse & Tse cloudy glass carafes are hacked from $92 to $46. 92 Thompson St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-966-8991, Mon--Sat 11am--6:30pm; Sun noon--7pm. Thu 20--May 31.

15 Eva Gentry Consignment For one night only, everything in this schmancy-brand consignment shop will be 25 percent off (i.e., you’re getting discounts on top of already lowered prices). Vogue-ettes can snag these pieces for their next lunch date in the Cond Nast cafeteria: a Yigal Azroul leather blazer, clipped from $500 to $370; a Dries Van Noten silk abstract floral-print dress, hacked from $600 to $450; Yves Saint Laurent peep-toe heels, smashed from $500 to $370; and Giuseppe Zanotti round-toe pumps, clipped from $190 to $140. 371 Atlantic Ave between Bond and Hoyt Sts, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn (718-522-3522, Thu 20 6--8pm

16 The Sak After destroying so many of our purses commuting on the subways or getting them spilled on at crowded midtown happy hours, we’re always in the market for a cute new one. At this handbag fest, you can grab a foldover-flap style in pebble leather for only $40 (once $179), a leather saddle bag with metallic piping reduced from $198 to $45, a leather drawstring tote for just $22 (was $49) and a crocheted sack for $20 (originally $89). 339 Fifth Ave between 33rd and 34th Sts, second floor (212-329-4500, Thu 20 9am--7pm.

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