After a few weeks of sample sales under our belts, it's time to kind of pick and choose which of the rest to attend. We think there's a retail threshold quickly crossed during sample sale season, and by week three or four, it's just not as fun. Another happy cocktail moment this week; a Surface Magazine party. If there's anything easier to find than a sample sale in New York City, it's a Surface Magazine party!


Monday: Sponsored by Botox, Gen Art's event tonight will surely infuse the fashion industry with youth. It's the 2008 Styles and Fashion Awards Show and tickets for the event start at fifty bucks. If you look at it like you're going to the theatre, it makes sense.



Tuesday: There's a Surface Magazine party tonight. Somewhere. Finding it in our inbox is impossible, even when the "Surface Magazine Party" filter is put on. Oh wait! There it is. It's put on by Factory PR for Design Week and DDC Lab is 20% off. It's a closer to the Meatpacking extravaganza that we're covering today on Coutorture and it will probably be a really fun little happening. (see flyer)



Wednesday: Say what? Acne is having a sample sale today. Get your skinnies and other denim separates for half as much as you normally pay when you're hungover and shopping at Opening Ceremony. Come alone and early, this sale is still in tip-stage but by Wednesday, expect a line. This town 'aint small nor is there a shortage of young things with a penchant for trendy denim. Also at the sale, Filippa K and Nudie Jeans. Um, yeah. (see flyer)


Thursday: Speaking of sample sales. Today is the last day of the Suite Orchard sample sale (starts on 5/20) where Loeffler Randall, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, and Corpus are 75% off.

Friday: Annie Lansing, accessories designer, is holding a trunk show at Henri Bendel today. Grab some belts, some lunch, some tasti D and call it a week.