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Friday, December 11, 2009

Recessionista files: Sample Sales.

• Select merchandise is 85 percent off at the Ports 1961 sample sale. Coats are $75, jackets are $40, tops are $20, and shoes are $75. Through 12/11. 601 W. 26th St., nr. Eleventh Ave., Ste. 875; 11–7. • Various clothing and accessories are 50 percent off at First Among Equals during the holiday sale. Through 12/31. 177 Orchard St., nr. Stanton St. (212-253-2202); M–F (1–9), S–Su (noon–8). ENDING TODAY • Merchandise from Diane Von Furstenberg is up to 75 percent off at the sample sale. New merchandise will be arriving throughout the week. 260 Fifth Ave., nr. 28th St.; T (9–6:30), W (10–8), Th (10–7), F (9–3). • Cashmere, cashmere-blend, and cotton apparel is up to 75 percent off at the Autumn Cashmere sample sale. 231 W. 39th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 924 (212-398-2244); M–F (9–6). • Find deals on denim at the James Jeans sample sale. Jeggings are $80 (originally $180), straight- and skinny-leg styles are $80 (originally $180), boot-cut styles are $70 to $80, and one-of-a-kind samples are $15 to $50. 500 Greenwich St., nr. Spring St., Ste. 202 (212-221-4603); T–Th (9:30–7:30), F (9:30–2). • Alice + Olivia is hosting a sample sale. Party dresses are $179 (originally $440), fall pants are $99 (originally $297), and tops are $89 (originally $242). 80 W. 40th St., at Sixth Ave. (212-840-0887); T–F (8–8). • Prices range from $25 to $195 at the Miguelina sample sale. Blouses are $55 to $195, dresses are $150 to $300, and bags and accessories are $10 to $50. 20 W. 36th St., nr. Sixth Ave. (212-290-2996, ext. 301); W–F (8–8). • Women's ready-to-wear from the current and past seasons is discounted at the Proenza Schouler fall 2009 sample sale. Prices range from $100 to $1,450 (originally $435 to $5,800). 495 Broadway, nr. Broome St.; Th–F (8:30–6:30). • Cashmere, wool, silk, and alpaca sweaters and accessories for women are $150 and less at the Lutz & Patmos sale. The cashmere Cocoon cardigan is $125 (originally $495), the double-knit coat is $150 (originally $650), and cashmere scarves are $50 (originally $195). 425 W. 13th St., nr. Ninth Ave., Ste. 401 (212-463-9110); Th–F (11–7). • Select womenswear, menswear, and accessories from fall/winter 2009 are 30 to 50 percent off at Opening Ceremony. The men's Opening Ceremony suede cardigan is $476 (originally $680), the women's Boy by Band of Outsiders cropped-sleeve trench is $900 (originally $1,285), and the Jeremy Scott for Adidas JS3 Tongue sneakers are $154 (originally $220). 35 Howard St., nr. Broadway (212-219-2688); M–S (11–8), Su (noon–7). Love, Kelie

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