AUTO-SHOPPING:

The Meatpacking District's Next Boutique Is From... Lexus?

SUMMER SUN:

Your New Shades for This Summer
Are By Matsuda X ODIN New York

SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

A Random Mix Of Sales Starring Ralph Lauren Collection + Joie, Equipment, Kiki de Montparnasse & Mara Hoffman

This week's sale schedule is front loaded, with RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION and ERNEST ALEXANDER already under way. Ralph is clearly the week's main attraction running through Thursday the 7th at Soiffer Haskin in Midtown. markdowns are up to 70% off, but discounts on individual categories will vary. This sale, as in seasons past, features the designer's highest level brands for men and women including Black and Purple, so prices are still high even at a discount, though some further reductions can be expected in the final days. See below for some more of the week's highlights:

A trio of popular contemporary labels, JOIE, EQUIPMENT and CURRENT/ELLIOTT hits 260 Fifth Avenue today the 3rd and will take up residence through Saturday. Offering sportswear and denim, it promises to be a reliable resource for sprucing up the summer wardrobe.

Is it hard to think about cashmere sweaters just as the weather has finally warmed up? Maybe, but AUTUMN CASHMERE, also starting today, can be relied upon to make it all more appealing. Look for Men's, Women's and children's items as well as samples from the latest collections.

Wednesday the 4th brings racy luxury with up to 80% off at KIKI de MONTPARNASSE. The upscale erotica brand is known for its opulent take on items we can't really describe in detail here on our genteel blog, but they are promising "one-of-a-kind" items, which really could mean anything.

Also on Wednesday, restock your supply of glassware and other tableware at REIDEL's sale at Chelsea Market through the weekend. Everybody should have at least a few good wine glasses, and this would be the place to pick up a set.

And lastly, it's not technically a sample sale, but DOVER STREET MARKET is holding its first clearance sale since it opened last winter. Markdowns of 30% to 40% off most of the store's collections are promised. Expect some crowds down in Kips Bay starting on Wednesday at 11 AM.

Be sure to check the SALE ROLL at left for details and the inevitable last-minute, late breaking sales.
Next week, save up for more bedroom shopping from LA PERLA and second rounds from SFERRA (this time in a new venue) and Onward Kashiyama's ICB and J.PRESS YORK STREET. Also, look for ALICE + OLIVIA, SHOSHANNA, NANETTE LEPORE and TORY BURCH.

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