The sample-sale calendar is packed in the run-up to gift-giving and holiday parties. Here, some highlights in chronological order. Call for dates and payment options (some don’t take cash, others don’t take plastic).
Fashiony cashmeres (think cocoon cardigans, $125) as well as wool and silk basics are under $150 at the Lutz & Patmos sale (425 W. 13th St., Suite 401, nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-463-9110).
Daniel Levy’s porcelain platters and dinner plates go for $170 to $350, but now they’re marked down to $20 to $85 (155 W. 29th St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-268-0878).
Prep for holiday parties (or pending nuptials) at Carolina Herrera bridal and clothing sale; a silk-satin dress was $2,790 and is now $697.50 (317 W. 33rd St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 718-747-1656).
Outfit yourself and the home at the Nicole Farhi sale. Men’s and women’s ties ($25), scarves ($45), and hand-knitted throw pillows ($85) are marked down by 65 to 90 percent (512 Seventh Ave., nr. 37th St., 25th fl.; 212-221-3157).
Estella’s sweet kids’ clothes and accessories are 20 to 80 percent off; animal pillows that were $40 to $60 are now $29 to $39 (493 Sixth Ave., nr. 12th St.; 212-255-3553).
Wendy Mink’s easy-to- wear jewelry is normally affordable, starting at $42, but now pearl-agate earrings ($20), chunky bead necklaces ($50), and cluster earrings ($15) are a steal at the sale (72 Orchard St., nr. Broome St.; 212-260-5298).
Men’s and women’s cozy cashmere travel items, sweaters, and home accessories are discounted by 60 percent at Armand Diradourian; scarves are $80 to $180 (normally $245 to $395) (19 W. 21st St., nr. Fifth Ave., Ste. 1001; 212-924-5587).
Hit the Be & D sale for 30 to 75 percent off deals on shoes, belts, and bags; a blue studded shoulder bag is now $400 (usually $995) (35 W. 36th St., nr. Fifth Ave., tenth fl.; 212-629-3242).
Prices on giftable home décor, books, and jewelry are slashed by up to 50 percent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Store; red-and-gold-painted picture frames are $37.50 (1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd St.; 212-570-3894).
The highly anticipated (arrive early!) Vera Wang bridal and bridesmaids sale has gowns and dresses marked down 35 to 75 percent (New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave., at 34th St.; 800-839-8372).