Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cheryl Shops...Seattle
The second stop on MW's and my Pacific Northwest vacation was Seattle--we took the Amtrak Cascades line down from Vancouver, and I would highly recommend it, especially if, like me, you hate driving. Of the three cities we visited, Seattle was my least favorite; this could be because the weather was craptastic on our first day, or because we spent the least amount of time there. I had also been told that Seattle had great shopping--which might be true, as I certainly didn't see as much of the city as I could have--but I feel like whenever people tell me this, I end up being let down (see Berlin). My other issue with Seattle is its public transportation, or lack thereof; yes, there are a lot of buses (which are free downtown on weekdays), and, yes, downtown is pretty walkable, but venturing beyond downtown can be a bit complicated. Kind of makes me with Campbell Scott's Singles character got the Supertrain built after all.

I'm going to bet that when a lot of people think "Seattle" and "shopping," they think of the Pike Place Market, which has levels and levels of stalls selling everything from food (including the famous Pike Place Fish Market, where they throw fish through the air) to vintage clothing. There are a lot of craft vendors here too, if that's your thing; I bought chocolate-covered cherries at Chukar Cherries for my coworkers. I also recommend First & Pike News, which has a ton of international magazines (I gleefully bought a copy of Grazia). Just east of the market, First Avenue has a lot of shops. A Mano is a small but focused shoe store, and the selection--mostly Italian, some clogs--reminded me a lot of Soula in Brooklyn. Nuvo Moda was having a great sale, but, being a black-wearing New Yorker, their racks were just a bit too colorful for me; I felt the same about The Finerie. One of my favorite stores was Parfumerie Nasreen, a tiny shop in the Alexis Hotel that sells all manner of perfumes, from Bond No. 9 and the hard-to-find Amouage line to rare fragrances that are hard to find in America, such as Balmain's Ambre Gris, which I totally fell in love with. Also right up the street from the Market is Alhambra, an earthy-bohemian store that can best be described as a more expensive, more sophisticated Anthropologie, with a lot of clothes from the likes of Rozae Nichols and a nice selection of jewelry. I felt like Alhambra, like many stores in downtown Seattle, was geared toward an older shopper with a lot of money to burn.

I had better luck on Fifth Avenue, the retail stretch in downtown Seattle with everything from American Apparel to Betsey Johnson. This is where the flagship Nordstrom resides; it's probably one of the biggest Nordstroms I've visited, and it is, as you'd expect, filled with the chain's famously courteous salespeople. Around the corner is Sway And Cake, a store that seems geared toward people more my age (or perhaps a bit younger), with lots of denim, fun dresses and tops, and a lot of great, affordable costume jewelry (I picked up a bunch of bracelets). There are also several mini-malls along the 5th Avenue stretch; the only one I'd recommend going into is Pacific Place, which houses a great jewelry store named Twist, which carries everything from reasonably-priced costume jewelry from lines like Tal to the good stuff from Cathy Waterman. Also in Pacific Place is a mini Barneys; I managed to score an A.P.C. trench coat on double markdown, but not with the help of the incredibly blasé salespeople, who were too busy retooling the store displays to help any customers. Now I see why Barneys has such a snobby reputation (although I find the NYC employees very friendly).

To the north of downtown is Belltown, a neighborhood that seems like where Seattle's moneyed dot-com millionaires go to feel trendy. I liked a shoe store called Shoefly, which had a great sale section in back, with brands like Seychelles and Jeffrey Campbell in front. I also liked a store called Endless Knot; the clothes are a bit nondescript, but they have great jewelry and gifts; MW was taken by a bunch of Tintin plaques.

Outside of downtown, we hit Pretty Parlor in Capitol Hill, not far from our hotel, which had a well edited selection of vintage and reworked vintage clothes. Otherwise, Pine Street and Broadway are the main drags in this neighborhood; the latter has, yes, an American Apparel and an Urban Outfitters, but it also has Red Light Vintage, a huge, two-floor store that seemed to go on forever. I found a vintage Bonnie Cashin for Coach leather jumper that, alas, would've been a bit too small in the hips; as with nearly all West Coast vintage shops, prices are quite reasonable. MW spent several hours (and some dough) at Everyday Music, a huge music store featuring both new and used CDs and records (and a breed of which we don't seem to have in NYC).

We didn't have time to make it to Fremont, which, after the fact, I heard has the best shopping in the city--since we had to make a train to Portland, we ended up with only slightly more than two and a half days in Seattle. But there's always next time...

Monday, July 27, 2009

The week in shopping
Samples and stock from spring and resort collections are $50 and up at the Proenza Schouler sale. 7/29-7/31; 9-6; 495 Broadway (Spring & Broome Sts.), 8th fl.

Daryl K's current and past collections are dropping to sample-sale prices, plus she's serving wine after 3 p.m. on the sale's opening day. 7/30-8/2; 11-8 Thurs., 11-7 Fri. & Sat., noon-6 Sun.; 21 Bond St. (Bowery & Lafayette).

One of my favorite vintage boutiques in the city, Marmalade Vintage, has select shoes for 20% off and summer clothes for up to 70% off. Through 7/31; noon-9; 172 Ludlow St. (Houston & Stanton Sts.).

Sunner's jumpers and dresses are up to 90% off. 7/28-7/29; 8:30-7; 265 W. 37th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 9th fl.

Women's samples and irregulars are chiefly under $60 at the Theory sample sale, hosted by Clothingline. Through 7/30; 11-7; 261 W. 36th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 2nd fl.

Charm & Chain has a promising-sounding selection of costume jewelry from Fallon, Tuleste, Erickson Beamon, and more, starting at $15. 7/29; 6-10 p.m.; 245 E. 40th St. (at 2nd Ave.), 35th fl.

Giles Montezin's line is $50 and up (that's up to 90% off) at his sample sale. 7/28–7/30; noon-7; 325 W. 38th St. (8th & 9th Aves.), 5th fl.

Calypso is hosting a shopping event on Wednesday; take 20% off regular-priced items (an extra 10% off sale) and enjoy free cocktails. Click here to RSVP to a store near you. 7/29; 6-8 p.m.

Men's and women's spring 2009 clothing is up to 80% off at Carlos Campos; shirts are $80, jeans are $90, blazers are $250, and coats are $300. 7/28–7/31; 10-6; 248 W. 35th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 9th fl.

Amarcord's Williamsburg Location is participating in Shop Brooklyn, with a two-night event featuring late hours, free drinks, and a raffle. 7/29-7/30; 6-10 p.m.; 223 Bedford Ave. (N. 4th & N. 5th Sts.).

Public School has tees ($20), sweaters ($100), outerwear ($200), and more for up to 80% off. 7/28–7/31; noon-8; 29 Greene St. (at Canal St.).

TG-170 is hosting a gallery opening for Christian Joy, the artist best known for creating Karen O's state costumes. While you're there, check out the store's sale racks, featuring merch at below-wholesale prices. 7/30; 7-9 p.m.; 170 Ludlow St. (Houston & Stanton Sts.).

Use code 20off for 20% off and free shipping on final sale items at shopjake.com through 7/28.

Use code CITRUS for a free gift with your $95 L'Occitane purchase.

Get 15% off bliss and Remède products at blissworld.com with promo code 079904 at checkout through 7/31.

Save up to 80% on the 70 styles at Satya's online-only sample sale, now through Tuesday.

Spring styles are 25%-75% off at Cheryl Shops fave Shopbird.com, the online home of Brooklyn's Bird.

Use code dogdays for 40% off everything at Portland's Le Train Bleu through 8/3.

Use code specialdeals09 for an extra 10% off everything in the Special Deals section at American Apparel through 7/31.

Use code 20PLUS for an extra 20% off sale items at Singer22 through 8/2.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

TheFind Guest Post: Sophisticated Playwear - Short Romper Jumpsuits

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The short romper jumpsuit has grown up. No longer just for playdates at the playground. Now available in sophisticated styles and sizes for grown ups, the summer romper is one way to keep cool and maintain your style credibility. Honed in fabrics like silk, knit and linen these delicate little short jumpsuits look very pretty dressed up with a pair of ankle tie wedge espadrilles.

We spotted a few short romper jumpsuits and are coveting them as our go-to summer uniform. Haven's 'Amy' silk print romper embraces a subtle ethnic tonal print with a blouse effect and tie waist. Pair it with an eye-catching pair of beaded wedge espadrilles. Emblazoned with the signature zigzag pattern the Missoni Fortaleza woven jumpsuit indulges our search for "La Dolce Vita" with a spaghetti strap tank and flowing shorts. The Missoni jumpsuit is perfect for a bikini cover up or night on the town. Twin the Missoni jumpsuit is a pair of Louboutin light blue ankle tie espadrilles. Elizabeth and James' black silk summer romper will be the urban girl's best friend. A decidedly daring jumper for the perfect downtown look. Don a pair of black caged sandals or beach-ify the look with a pair of black ankle tie espadrilles. Alexander Wang's edgy zipper-embellished silk short romper is made even cooler with a graphic marble print. Pair the oversized short jumpsuit with a pair of pretty lavender hued Louboutin espadrilles.

Our picks for short romper jumpsuits (top left clockwise):

Haven 'Amy' Print Silk Romper, $118 at Nordstrom.com
Report Kemba Espadrille, $31.63 at 6pm.com

Missoni Fortaleza woven jumpsuit $715, at Net-a-Porter
Christian Louboutin slate blue moire 'Moirismo' ankle-tie espadrilles, $240.00 at Bluefly.com

Elizabeth and James Summer Romper, $325.00 at IvyBlue.com
Women's Jersey Ankle-Tie Wedges, $19.99 at OldNavy.com

Alexander Wang silk marble oversized romper, $339 at ShopBird.com
Christian Louboutin purple twill 'Brigitte' ankle-tie espadrilles, $196 at Bluefly.com

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When I received a press release last week about Maybelline becoming the new cosmetics sponsor of Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, I didn't give it a second thought, probably because I was on vacation. But on hearing the news that MAC is sponsoring an alternate venue at Milk Studios, everything began to make sense. MAC has long been the cosmetics sponsor of Fashion Week, but considering how much of a three-ring circus the Bryant Park tents are, what with the barrage of corporate sponsors, it's no wonder they'd want to move away from that--and into a venue where they'd have a much higher profile. Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang have already signed on, and I think it can be safely said that Milk Studios will be Fashion Week's cool-kids alternative to the more mainstream Bryant Park tents. (And by extension, I'm guessing I'll be invited to very few shows at Milk. But I'm okay with not being a cool kid.) Of course, IMG, which produces the Bryant Park shows, has, in response, written a gushing story about their lineup, touting Derek Lam and Isaac Mizrahi at their venue. It's the Jets versus the Sharks all over again.

For those of you who've been following Tatiana the Anonymous Model on Jezebel, she finally revealed herself as Jenna Sauers in this beautifully written reflection on her career (you can also see some shots from her portfolio here). She will continue to write for the site as a contributor, under her real name, now that she's left the modeling industry. In a site filled with great, engaging writers, Jenna is one of the best, and I'm glad she'll continue to be a part of it.

In shopping news, Racked broke the news that Nordstrom Rack is coming to Union Square! It's taking over the old Virgin Megastore and is set to open in early 2010; Best Buy will open in the former Circuit City space later this year. I have no opinion on Best Buy, but I am pretty psyched about the Nordstrom Rack and its mega-awesome shoe selection. And until we get a real Nordstrom in Manhattan, it's the next best thing.

The Wall Street Journal used to have some of the best fashion reporting around; after Rupert Murdoch took over the paper, he fired most of the department, including the exceptional Teri Agins and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan. And now? They run stories on cankles. Seriously. One would think that if one wanted to read a sensationalistic, ridiculous story such as this, that one could read it in the New York Post. Apparently not.

Finally, a bunch of fashion bloggers banded together to create this tongue-in-chic video, called Don't Shop. It's a bit on the long side, but it's cute, the intent is great (to support the fashion industry), and it's a fun way to see some of your favorite bloggers in the flesh.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cheryl Shops...Vancouver
After two years in a row of vacationing in Europe, MW and I decided to cash in my frequent flier miles and head to the Pacific Northwest, a region of the country to which I'd never been. Our first stop was Vancouver, B.C., where I wasn't expecting to do a lot of shopping, but managed to find a few great stores nonetheless.

Vancouver was all abuzz over the opening of its first Sephora store, which is located in the Pacific Centre, the ritziest of the city's several malls. Inside the mall are your typical stores--Bebe, Gap, H&M--as well as the excellent Canadian shoe store Browns, which was having a great sale on everything from their in-house line to Manolo Blahnik and D&G shoes. You can also find the famed Canadian department store Holt Renfrew in the Pacific Centre; I was really excited because I got to see all of the blogger windows (I think Sea of Shoes, at right, had the best one). Nearby is The Bay, Canada's answer to Macy's, and if you walk south on Granville Street, there are a bunch of shops, from Canadian stalwart Aldo to Vancouver's own John Fluevog, and the further south you go, the edgier it gets--MW and I particularly liked the Rock Shop, where he got a Wilco T-shirt and I got a badass studded cuff bracelet. In the same general area, Robson is the main shopping street, from Granville up to Jervis or so, and the shop filter over to the surrounding cross-streets, like Thurlow and Burrard. Robson has a lot of chain stores--Club Monaco, Zara, and, yes, Aldo--but there are some independent boutiques sprinkled throughout, and one of my favorites was Plenty, which has a great mix of casual, contemporary designers like Current Elliott and Fluxus. I also really liked Blubird, a block over on Alberni Street, which favors brightly colored, feminine dresses by Blugirl and Single, mixed in with Mike & Chris leather jackets, J Brand jeans, and CC Skye jewelry (there's also a free computer, upon which your boyfriend can surf the Internet while you shop). A few doors down is M0851, the Montreal-based leather shop, which makes beautifully buttery bags and jackets. If you're in the area and need a break, I suggest stopping by the Cupcakes shop (yes, the cupcake craze has spread to Vancouver), where you can sample several flavors in mini sizes.

Another highly touted shopping area is Yaletown, which bills itself as the Soho of Vancouver--it was once a run-down former warehouse district--but actually reminded me of the Bucktown neighborhood in Chicago, as I found it a bit yuppie-fied. There are a lot of bars and restaurants in the area, as well as hair and nail salons. I wasn't particularly taken with any of the clothing boutiques, but I loved the home store Designhouse, the self-explanatory Book Warehouse, and the always wonderful (if a bit pricey) Marimekko store.

My absolute favorite store (or stores, actually) were in the Gastown neighborhood, a pretty touristy area whose shops are a baffling mix of souvenirs and high-end furniture. The first, One of a Few, has a highly edited selection of cool, coveted labels like Manoush and Slow and Steady Wins the Race, and also carries menswear. Its sister, next-door boutique, Two of a Few, carries a slightly dressier selection. The stores reminded me of something you'd see in Brooklyn, and alhough both were having a pretty good sale (50% off) when I was there, I sadly couldn't find anything I absolutely had to have. At the time, at least--I find myself still thinking about a faux-vintage Francoise Hardy tank top and kicking myself for not buying it. Well, maybe next time...

However, the pinnacle of my Vancouver shopping experience was a visit to the Lululemon Athletica outlet store. It is a bit of a haul--from downtown, it requires a trip on the SkyTrain, followed by a walk through some dodgy industrial blocks, but it is well worth it. MW and I spent $325 (Canadian) in a matter of minutes, and I easily could've spent more, but I was quite happy with my three pairs of pants and two tops (MW got two workout tees and is already a happy convert to the brand). Everything is well organized by size, there are ample fitting rooms, and as with any Lululemon store, they will hem your pants for you (I'm taking mine to the Soho location). Be advised, however, that the outlet location is moving to the far more remote Burnaby neighborhood in late August; still, I think it would be worth the trip, especially if you are a Lululemon devotee and/or balk at the retail price of their clothes.

So, those are my tips for Vancouver. I'm sure I missed a lot--I was only there for three days--but the good news is that I also spent three days each in Seattle and Portland. My shopping reports on those cities are coming later this week!

Monday, July 20, 2009

TheFind Guest Post: Outfit Inspired by Laudree French Macaroons

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In honor of Bastille Day which takes place on July 14th we take inspiration from one of our favorite Parisian destinations, Ladurée the patisserie made famous by its delectable macaroons. The luscious crisp little cakes are filled with smooth creamy centers with flavors like jasmin mango, bergamot, caramel with salted butter, red fruits and orange blossom just to name a few. The colors of these little treats are worthy of a trend story touting summer's pastel infused fashions, many of which are marked down to make room for fall arrivals. So indulge in a sweet treat whether it be a macaroon or pastel Elizabeth and James blouse which you can pair with white jeans. Or how about these pretty Maloles flats, they'll look charming with a flittery silk summer dress. Even everyday basics like skinny jeans or classic aviators will look perfectly lovely for a quick jaunt to the patisserie for a box of what else? Pastel colored macaroons!

Shown above from top right clockwise:

- Elizabeth and James "Lillian" Blouse, $206.50 at Bloomingdales.com
- Ray-Ban Classic aviator sunglasses silvertone with brown graduated lenses, $135 at Net-a-Porter
- Marc by Marc Jacobs Magazine leather clutch, $168 at Net-a-Porter
- Maloles Zoe pastel pink ballet flat, $159.99 at Piperlime.com
- Pastel Blue Skinny Jean, $9.99 at Wetseal.com

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The week in shopping
Prices start at under $100 for shoes and knits, and go up to $1000 for gowns at the Doo.Ri sample sale; most items are in the $125-$450 range. 7/23–7/24; 9-6; 39 W. 38th St. (5th & 6th Aves.).

Jeans of all shapes are $70-$90 (and samples are $50) at the James Jeans sample sale. 7/21–7/23; 9:30-7:30; 500 Greenwich St. (at Spring St.).), ste. 202.

Clothingline is having a two-day blowout sale, with Gryphon, Free People, Tocca, Milly, and other coveted designers for up to 95% off. 7/21-7/22; 11-7; 261 W. 36th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 2nd fl.

Maven Collective's sale features current-season Mike & Chris, Rebecca Beeson, Henry Duarte, and other L.A. designers for 70-90% off. 7/24-7/26; 10-8, 10-5 Sun.; 41 Wooster St. (Watts & Grand Sts.).

Find earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and more for 60% off at Kendra Scott's jewelry sale. 7/22-7/24; 11-6 Wed., 11-7 Thurs., 11-5 Fri.; 231 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.).

Find all manner of indie designers for 35%-75% off at Eva. 7/24–7/26; noon-9; 355A Bowery (at 4th St.).

Designer bridal gowns are 50%-75% off at Bergdorf Goodman. Through 7/25; 10-8; 754 5th Ave. (57th & 58th Sts.), 7th floor.

Clothes and accessories for men and women are on mega-sale at Domenico Vacca. 7/21-7/23; 10-7; 14 E. 60th St. (5th & Madison Aves.), ste. 900.

Sunglasses are on sale at Robert Marc through 8/15; click here for store hours & locations.

Shirts & dresses are 30% off at Rebecca & Drew's summer sale.

Hit Lord & Taylor's flagship for a LeVian Jewelry trunk show on Thursday. 7/23; 11-7; 424 5th Ave. (38th & 39th Sts.).

Get free shipping at Net-A-Porter.com through 7/29! (U.S. orders only.)

Rag & Bone, Rachel Comey, and other hot designers are 30%-80% off at Forward by Revolve.

Finally, I highly recommend checking out shopbop.com. Not only is their excellent end-of-season sale still in effect, but they just launched a new redesign, and the site looks awesome. I highly recommend checking it out!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

North by Northwest
I am leaving tomorrow for a long-overdue vacation, so I'll be taking the rest of this week--and all of next week--off. But I'll be back with sales and a shopping report on Monday, July 20th.

In the meantime, anyone have any shopping suggestions for Vancouver, Seattle, and/or Portland? If so, leave 'em in the comments!
TheFind guest post: Live a Charmed Life with Embellished Necklaces

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Haven't the inclination or time to create a charm bracelet of your own? Not to worry, look to one of your favorite designers for some instant gratification as many have curated a collection of bits and baubles into embellished charm necklaces. Charm necklaces add an interesting element of an eclectic accessory yet won't get in the way of texting or driving the way a charm bracelet would. There are plenty of charm necklaces out there and there's something for every personality.

For the pop culture princess. Marc Jacobs has combined logo tags, a mini zipper pull and a mini cube onto a chunky chain for the urban girl who lives for Marc Jacobs's quirky downtown style. Marc by Marc Jacobs Multi Charm Necklace, $198.00 at Nordstrom.com (top left)

For the girly girl from Betsy Johnson this charm necklace features a ribbon woven into the chain. A LBD (little black dress), pearls, hearts and flowers adorn this over the top necklace from the queen of girly drama. Betsy Johnson Patent Dream Charm Necklace, $52.50 at BetsyJohnson.com

For the rocker chick, this silver-tone charm necklace from Lucky Jeans is multi-layered and embellished with sparkly crystals, hearts, charms and even an electric guitar. Lucky Brand "Rock and Roll Baby" Charm Necklace, $75 at Dillards.com

For the fabulous fashionista Roberto Cavalli's multi-charm necklace is adorned with fanciful amulets, include horns and closed fists beaded with Swarovski crystals, both symbols of good luck. Multi-Charm Necklace by Roberto Cavalli, $665.00 at Vivre.com

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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

The swimsuit question: to two-piece or not to two-piece
I have four beach trips scheduled this summer; one has come and gone, and the remaining three take place in August. Due to this high volume of beach-related activity, I've decided I need another swimsuit to add to my collection. I own a butterfly-print Shoshanna halter bikini, which is one of my absolute favorites; I own a basic black Calvin Klein tankini for active days (i.e. snorkeling, etc.); and I own a bikini I bought last year at Delia*s, which got severely faded on my trip to Roatan back in March, so that one's going in the rag pile. Now that swimwear is going on sale, I definitely think it's time to buy a new suit, but I'm wondering, now that I'm safely into my 30s, should I give up on bikinis?

I am okay with my body--it's not perfect, but I'm fairly happy with it, and while my abs are not rock-hard, they're at least flat. I also tend to get really tan on my stomach, which is why I prefer bikinis. I've also always associated one-piece swimsuits with my mom, who, although she doesn't need the camouflage at all, tends to favor ruched, skirted versions. (Although, come to think of it, she did rock some sexy ruffled one-shouldered numbers back in the late '70s and early '80s when I was a child.) Usually, I tend to go for cute, colorful, flirty styles, particularly those at Delia*s; I like the mix-and-match concept, I like the fact that they have a selection of tops in D-cup sizes, and I really like the prices (which are, yes, marked down at the moment).

But, like I said, I am getting up there in age, and, well, things are not as firm as they used to be. I wonder if it's time to start, simply put, covering that stuff up. There's also the question of support; finding bikini tops in which my boobs actually fit is a challenging endeavor, and based on my experience with tankinis, more coverage generally translates to better support. Also, there are some really hot retro one-pieces out there! I love the ruching on this J.Crew Jersey Lomellina suit, this Jets by Jessika Allen suit reminds me of my mom's cool '70s suits, and I am absolutely in love with Rachel Pally's Barbados Maillot (note to ER: I think this might be the one you sent me!).

So, I think it might be time to take the plunge--into a pool, into the ocean, in a one-piece. Sure, I will keep my bikini and tankini in the rotation, but it's always good to diversify, right?

Monday, July 06, 2009

The week in shopping
I am out of town next week and thus will include select next week sales in this week's listings.

You've been waiting for it all season: Alexander Wang's motorcycle jackets, boyfriend blazers, fleece shorts, silk dresses, and other coveted pieces are 50%-80% off. 7/9-7/11; 2-8 Thurs., 9-8 Fri., 10-7 Sat.; 83 Wooster (Spring & Broome Sts.).

With sandals for $179, dresses for $139, and jeans for just $59, I'm quite upset that I'll be missing the Stella McCartney sale next week! 7/14-7/15; 9-7 Tues., 9-6 Wed., Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St. (6th & 7th Aves.).

Sandals are $175 and gowns go up to $1,000 or so (but they're so worth it!) at the Halston sample sale. 7/7-7/9; 9-7; 96 Spring St. (Broadway & Mercer St.), 2nd fl.

Giuseppe Zanotti shoes are up to 75% off at this one-day sale. 7/8; 10-6; 730 5th Ave. (at 57th St.), 18th fl.

Cult-favorite Rachel Comey has clog sandals for $150 and silk dresses for $165. 7/8-7/11; 5-9 Wed. & Thurs., 11-7 Fri., noon-5 Sat.; 335 W. 35th St. (8th & 9th Aves.), 7th fl.

Acne is taking up to 50% off all its collections, including the Acne x Lanvin collaboration. 7/9–8/9; 11-7, noon-7 Sun.; 10 Greene St. (Canal & Grand Sts.).

Hit the Elie Tahari warehouse sale and save 60%-80% on men's and women's samples and overstock. 7/15-7/19; 10-7; Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave. (15th & 16th Sts.).

Find April May's spring and fall collections for up to 80% off. Beauty products too. 7/14-7/17; 10-6; D2 Publicity, 611 Broadway (at Houston St.), ste. 613b.

Built by Wendy's totally wearable dresses and separates oare on sale; find a cute smocked sundress for $80 and a denim jacket for $120. Through 8/31; noon-7, noon-6 Sun.; 7 Centre Market Pl. (Broome & Grand Sts.), 46 N. 6th St. (at Wythe St.), Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Hit Temperley London for deals on spring/summer clothes (note: still quite expensive). Through 7/20; 11-7, noon-6 Sun.; 433 Broome St. (at Mercer St.). Also at 53 the Circle, East Hampton.

Find 15 styles of Lela Rose wedding gowns for $500-$3,000 (up to 80% off). 7/15-7/17; 10-5; 224 W. 30th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 13th fl.

Thistle & Clover has Lorick, Geren Ford, and other contemporary lines for up to 60% off. Through 7/20; noon-8 weekdays, 11-7 weekends; 221 DeKalb Ave. (at Clermont Ave.), Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Shoes and bags from Sergio Rossi, Casadei, Rebecca Minkoff, Botkier, and others are up to 50% off at The Shoebox's four=day sale. 7/9-7/12; 11-9 Thurs., 11-8 Fri., 11-7 Sat. & Sun.; see website for locations.

Ilus dresses are $150 (up to 90% off), shawls are $25, and handbags are 50% off. Through 7/13; noon-7 weekdays, noon-6 Sat., noon-5 Sun.; 248 Elizabeth St. (at Prince St.).

Prices are now up to 60% off at Scoop. Click here for store hours and locations.

Find designer jeans from J Brand, Paige, PRPS, Current/Elliott, and other trendy brands for 40%-90% off, for men and women. 7/9-7/12; 11-7, noon-7 Sun.; 440 Broadway (Grand & Howard Sts.).

Clothingline has added kids' clothes like Rachel Riley and Jacadi to the mix. 7/7–7/9; 10-7 Tues., 10-6 Wed. & Thurs.; 261 W. 36th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 2nd fl.

Cynthia Rowley is hosting a party for Gypset Style author Julia Chapin; you get 20% off the night's purchases. RSVP to contact@cynthiarowley.com. 7/13; 6-9 p.m.; 376 Bleecker St. (W. 11th & Perry Sts.).

Check out new markdowns for hipsters at Pixie Market.

Ten percent of all purchases from Be&D will be donated to Avaaz.org, plus you get free shipping through 7/14.

Get 25% off and free shipping at WHotelstheStore.com with code JULY4 through 7/12.

Calypso's "wear now" sale is now in effect.

The super-sexy lingerie line Made by Niki is having its first-ever sample sale online.

Take an extra 20% off clearance items at Express through 7/12.

Take 15% off your order at Alloy.com with code DEAL15 through 7/16.

Take an extra 20% off sale items at Armani Exchange.

Get 20% off at Gap.com
with code FRIEND through 7/9.

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TheFind Guest Post: J Brand Tie Dye Skinny Jeans

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Taking a cue from the summer of love with a bit of '80s grunge tossed in for good measure, the J Brand Tie-dye skinny jeans are on the mark for fall denim trends. There are many varieties of either destroyed, skinny or tie-dyed jeans available and there will be even more to choose from as fall arrives. These J Brand jeans combine all of the top denim trends into one style. The J brand tie dye skinny style comes in three shades (shown above from left to right): , "Thrasher" light blue/white, Black which has shades of indigo and white and "Zombie" in light grey/white .

These statement making jeans are a major trend this fall. Whether you choose a 'destroyed' style or one without rips and tears, pair your tie-dye jeans with a simple white tee and dramatic ankle boots or cage sandals. Top off this look with a edgy blazer or fringed scarf.

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