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August 2006

Must Haves

Fall is around the corner

Fall is around the corner, and that means the toes must go back into hiding as you put away your flip flops and sandals and take out your slingbacks and boots. Problem is, your feet don’t particularly like being cramped into a confining shoe after wiggling freely in open-toed heaven. Ease the transition for your tootsies with Earth Therapeutics’ “Cushies” line, which offers products such as gel foot covers and soft-gel toe spreaders to relieve pressure and protect your toes from the leather confining them. Free shipping on orders of $20 or more.

Thriftychick

Barneys Warehouse sale story

Marc Jacobs Barneys
Last year I went to a Barneys Warehouse sale because of an ad on TV. I ‘ve seen the ads running long enough so I figured why not go? Purchased these boots from Marc Jacobs and had the whole “buyers remorse” thing as I had to try to figure out how I was going to pay the rent post purchase. Then I realized the boots weren’t that expensive (it was a warehouse sale for petes sake), besides I was still relying on parents from time to time (more times than not). Long story short, this year, though extremely hard, I will be watching what I buy at this sale as they’ve taken a somewhat firm stance on funding this adventure I call living in New York.

Details:
Barneys Warehouse sale
Ends: 9/4/2006
Times: Mon-Fri 10am-9pm
Sat & Sun 10am-7pm
Location: 255 W. 17th St.
(btwn. 7th & 8th Aves.)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 450-8700

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Must Haves

Jewelry is supposed to be funky

Jewelry is supposed to be funky, eye-catching, modern and stylish—but most of all, it is supposed to be classic. you shouldn’t have to sacrifice personality for classic jewelry, or timelessness for jewelry that is hip and modern. Claudette Jewelry strikes the right balance between the two, for jewelry that is hand crafted to last forever, with just the right mixture of pizzazz and grace that will make you want to wear it forever. Use the code “Papierdoll” for 20% off your purchase.
─Ali

Sample Sales

Top Button Sample Sales Week Ending 9/1

Joolay- Applique/Lace Work Blouses & Tops
8/28/06-8/30/06 Joolay is having a sample sale on all hand embroidered apparel; they have a huge inventory of samples and production that is all priced to move. All dresses, tops, shawls and jackets will be $30 or less! For times and locations click here >>

Vivienne Tam – Spring/Summer Sample & Stock Sale
8/28/06-8/31/06 Vivienne Tam is having a end of summer sale featuring her designer apparel at up to 75% off retail. Price points include: silk charmeuse halters tops were $285, now $71.25 and pop garden print dresses were $425, now $106.25. For times and locations click here >>

Junko Yoshioka for Bonaparte NY Bridal Sample Sale
8/31/06-9/02/06 Junko Yoshioka is hosting a bridal gown sample sale at her SoHo atelier, featured garments will be selling for 50-75% off regular retail price. Junko Yoshioka is noted for utilizing silk organza, mikado, zimbeline. barathea and chantilly lace in her creations. By appointment only, 212-206-9302. For times and locations click here >>

Worldwide Dreams – Handbags, Wallets, Scarves, Etc
8/29/06-8/31/06 Shop ladies accessories, handbags, wallets, scarves and more. Price points include: belts priced at $3, retailing $20 and up, handbags in straw, leather, and fabric priced from $5-$15, wallets priced from $3-$6, designer Silk Scarves priced $10; retailing $65 and up, cosmetic Bags are $3 and up, retailing $8 and up, ladies computer bags and computer back packs are $15, retailing $40 and up. For times and locations click here >>

Zarin Fabric Warehouse-Home Furnishings Sale-Up To 70% Off
8/28/06-9/10/06 Zarin Fabrics and Home Furnishings is having a Labor Day floor sample clearance sale on selected designer fabrics, custom furniture, lighting and home accessories with savings up to 70% off. Insider Card Members: Bring in your card and get an additional 5% off total purchase. For times and locations click here >>

Barneys New York Warehouse Sale
8/28/06-9/04/06 The Barney’s Warehouse Sale is back. With savings of 50-75% off regular prices on a selection of designer clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women as well as gifts for the home. For times and locations click here >>

The Bridal Garden Sale – 50-75% Off Retail
8/28/06-9/30/06 The Bridal Garden is New York City’s only non-for-profit bridal boutique showcasing donated designer and couture wedding dresses at 50-75% off retail prices. Proceeds from the gown sales go to Sheltering Arms Childrens Service, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the children of New York City’s underprivileged neighborhoods. Designers include Vera Wang, Eugenia, Ulla Maija, Paula Varsalona, Lezu Atelier, Angel Sanchez, Marisa, Ramona Keveza, Anne Barge and more. For times and locations click here >>

Top Button LA’s Designer Shopping Event
9/21/06-9/21/06 Get in on the Hottest Designer Shopping Event in LA on September 21st at The Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA. We hand pick the hippest and trendiest upcoming designers to showcase their goods at incredible discounts. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. *Shop over 75 Vendors offering up to 50% off retail *Mini-spa treatments from Infinity Spa (VIP Ticket holders only) *Enjoy Complimentary Cocktails while you shop *Silent Auction benefiting BCRF (Breast Cancer Research Foundation) *First 1000 Advance Ticket buyers are guaranteed a gift bag filled with amazing products *A one-year subscription to Marie Claire magazine VIP Tickets $35, Regular Advance Tickets $20 ($30 at the door). To guarantee entry into the event and reserve your gift bag, click here to purchase tickets. For times and locations click here >>

Cheap Chic’s Going Out of Business Sale
8/28/06-8/31/06 Cheap Chic will close their doors at the end of August. They will have limited inventory and it is going to go quickly and everything must go. For times and locations click here >>

Must Haves

You haven’t even thought of the possibility of rain all week

You haven’t even thought of the possibility of rain all week, and now you look out your window with dread—looks like you’ve got to get your gear out and prepare to walk around with both a literal and metaphorical rain cloud over your head. Plueys Rainboots are an artful collage of vibrant prints and designs, applied to rubber, that will make your feel animated even in grey, dreary weather—so even if there is a rain cloud in the skies, it won’t be hanging over your mood.
─Ali

Must Haves

Headbands—we’re so happy they are back in style

Headbands—we’re so happy they are back in style, as they are a perfect fix for the two most pervasive hair dilemmas: they’ll give some depth to a ‘do that’s too flat, or tame an out-of-control fluffy poof. Besides their versatile functionality, they provide an opportunity to bring character and/or sophistication to a look (what the industry calls “accessorizing”). The Amici headband from Girlshop is 3” wide, silk, and irresistibly cute. Best of all, the thinner headband beneath the silk veneer holds a promise of no pinching. Beauty without the pain, that’s priceless. ─Ali

Thriftychick

Y tu Vivienne tambien

Vivienne Tam
If you don’t get the title just read about the sample sale. Vivienne Tam is having a sample sale that runs through the 21st. What’s on sale? Damn near a lot. =) Halter tops that were $285 are now selling for $71. You must attend this sale…or get someone in New York to attend the sale for you.

Details:

99 Greene St.
(btwn. Prince & Spring Sts.)
New York, NY 10012
Mon-Thu 12pm-7pm
Fri 11:30am-7pm
Sat 11:30am-7:30pm
Sun 12pm-6pm

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Sample Sales

Top Button Sample Sales Week Ending 8/26

The Bridal Garden Sale – 50-75% Off Retail
8/14/06-9/30/06 The Bridal Garden is New York City’s only non-for-profit bridal boutique showcasing donated designer and couture wedding dresses at 50-75% off retail prices. Proceeds from the gown sales go to Sheltering Arms Childrens Service, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the children of New York City’s underprivileged neighborhoods. Designers include Vera Wang, Eugenia, Ulla Maija, Paula Varsalona, Lezu Atelier, Angel Sanchez, Marisa, Ramona Keveza, Anne Barge and more. For times and locations click here >>

Anbar Shoes – Fall Season
8/21/06-8/26/06 At Anbar Shoes, shoes and boots have arrived in many colors and brands as BCBG, Beverly Feldman, Blay, Walter Steiger, Delman, Terre Peck, Sacha London and more. Shoes are priced up to $151 retailing up to $500 and boots are 40-50% off original retail prices of ($150-$900.) Also the summer sale is winding down– find sandals from $10-$26.  For times and locations click here >>

Shoe-Inn 10th Annual Warehouse Sale
8/21/06-8/24/06 Shoe-Inn’s 10th Annual Warehouse Sale — at the Amaganset and Westhampton Beach locations only — features designer shoes Stuart Weitzman, Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Michael Kors, Acquatilla, BCBG, Juicy Couture, Sperry Topsider, Ralph Lauren, Puma, Cynthia Rowley, Donald J. Pliner, Calvin Klein, Charles David, Moschino, Steve Maddan, Isabelle Fiore, Betsy Johnson, D&G, and more. All shoes are $20-$125. Plus great accessories.  For times and locations click here >>

Vivienne Tam – Spring/Summer Sample & Stock Sale
8/09/06-8/31/06 Vivienne Tam is having a end of summer sale featuring her designer apparel at up to 75% off retail. Price points include: silk charmeuse halters tops were $285, now $71.25 and pop garden print dresses were $425, now $106.25. For times and locations click here >>

Barneys New York Warehouse Sale
8/21/06-9/04/06 The Barney’s Warehouse Sale is back. With savings of 50-75% off regular prices on a selection of designer clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women as well as gifts for the home. For times and locations click here >>

Top Button LA’s Designer Shopping Event
9/21/06-9/21/06 Get in on the Hottest Designer Shopping Event in LA on September 21st at The Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA. We hand pick the hippest and trendiest upcoming designers to showcase their goods at incredible discounts. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. *Shop over 75 Vendors offering up to 50% off retail *Mini-spa treatments from Infinity Spa (VIP Ticket holders only) *Enjoy Complimentary Cocktails while you shop *Silent Auction benefiting BCRF (Breast Cancer Research Foundation) *First 1000 Advance Ticket buyers are guaranteed a gift bag filled with amazing products *A one-year subscription to Marie Claire magazine VIP Tickets $35, Regular Advance Tickets $20 ($30 at the door). To guarantee entry into the event and reserve your gift bag, click here to purchase tickets. For times and locations click here >>

Cheap Chic’s Going Out of Business Sale
8/21/06-8/31/06 Cheap Chic will close their doors at the end of August. They will have limited inventory and it is goin
g to go quickly and everything must go.  For times and locations click here >>

Exotic Furniture Warehouse Sale & Shopping Party
8/25/06-8/27/06 Sweet Smiling Home is opening their warehouse to the public for two weekends only for their exotic furniture sale and shopping party. They have everything for the home in Indonesian, Indian, Moroccan, Chinese, Tibetan and more at 30-90% off. Sip a glass of wine & dance while you shop.  For times and locations click here >>

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