Monday, December 14, 2009

Recessionista files: Sample Sales.

STARTING TOMORROW • Fall and winter coats are up to 50 percent off at the Mackage sample sale. The Isa wool-and-cashmere coat with a pleated hem and leather trim is $275 (originally $550), the hooded Nev leather bomber is $325 (originally $649), and the cropped Bunny puffy jacket with a fur-trimmed hood is $275 (originally $550). Through 12/17. 275 W. 39th St., nr. Eighth Ave., seventh fl.; T–Th (11–7). • Merchandise is up to 75 percent off at the Betsey Johnson sample sale. The Ginger Snap wool jumper is $35 (originally $275), the evening pleated-organza strapless dress is $75 (originally $395), and the polka-dot printed canvas tote is $40 (originally $110). Through 12/17. Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 W. 44th St., nr. Sixth Ave., sixth fl. (212-993-9251); T–Th (10–8). • Long- and short-sleeve TrioFit shirts, coats, dresses, and skirts are $100 or less at the Rebecca & Drew sample sale. The wool-silk pleated pencil skirt is $60 (originally $400), the slim-fit TrioFit shirt is $55 (originally $195), and the tiered-neck velvet dress is $80 (originally $400). Through 12/17. 342 W. 13th St., nr. Eighth Ave. (212-647-8901); T–Th (8–7). • Ben-Amun jewelry is marked down to wholesale prices or below at the annual sample sale. Through 12/17. 246 W. 38th St., nr. Eighth Ave., Ste. 12 (212-944-6480); T–Th (noon–7). • Women's ready-to-wear, accessories, home accents, candles, and fragrances are up to 80 percent off at the Calypso St. Barth sample sale. Through 12/18. 260 Fifth Ave., nr. 28th St. (212-725-5400); T–Th (10–7), F (10–2). • Save 25 to 40 percent on the current selection of Melissa plastic shoes at Kaight. Browse the pre-spring line and enjoy refreshments by 44 North Vodka. Through 12/15. 83 Orchard St., nr. Broome St. (212-680-5630); 6–9. ENDING TOMORROW • Dresses are $175 and leather jackets are $375 at the Elise Øverland sample sale. The selection includes one-of-a-kind items. Elise Øverland Studio, 601 W. 26th St., nr. Eleventh Ave., Ste. 1515 (212-239-4004); 9–7. Love, Kelie

Just a thought...

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in other; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."

- Audrey Hepburn