Sample sales: Hanky Panky, Brian Reyes, Botkier
"Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively (Serena), left, carries a Botkier bag on set.
Check out these sample sales this week:
Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Dec. 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 180 Madison Ave., suite 1101, between 33rd and 34th streets. 212-696-5393.
Just because its cold outside doesnt mean you cant look hot underneath your layers with discounted Eberjey lingerie. Mesh and lace low-rise thongs that were $18 each are now $25 for three. Chemises that were $70 are now $25. Also on sale are printed and solid swimsuits, now $40 instead of $120.
Dec. 2 to 3, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Dec. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 260 Fifth Ave., between 28th and 29th streets
Hanky Pankys thongs couldnt be more comfortable. Now theyre only $10, down from $18. Camisoles, pajamas and slips from the brand are also on sale, at up 75 percent off.
Dec. 3 to 4, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 101 Fifth Ave., suite 10-A, between 17th and 18th streets. 212-488-3800
Formerly of Oscar de la Renta, Brian Reyes has been making a splash in the New York fashion scene for the last few seasons. Now, the young designers garments are a little more wallet-friendly. A cigarette pant that was $420 is now $100. A silk dress that was $695 is now $150.
Dec. 3, 1 to 7 p.m.; Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 85 Fifth Ave., 12th floor, between 16th and 17th streets.
Rafes well-made leather bags, accessories and shoes are up to 80 percent off. Available pieces, all from the fall/winter 08 collection, include clutches, shoulder bags, satchels, boots, flats, wristlets and wallets.Melissa
Dec. 4 to 6, 12 to 8 p.m. 520 W. 27th St., suite 601, between 10th and 11th avenues. 646 478-8967.
Ecofashionistas should flock to the Melissa sample sale, where adorable, comfortable shoes made from recycled material are discounted. Besides the brands signature label, shoes from designer collaborations with Vivienne Westwood, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Campana Brother and J. Maskrey are also on sale.
Dec. 4 to 5, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Dec. 6, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Dec. 7, 12 to 6 p.m. 117 Mercer St., between Prince and Spring streets. 212-343-2782
Botkier bags, boots, pumps and wallets favorites on the Gossip Girl set are 75 percent off. Popular items youll find at the sale include the Chrystie leather hobo, Sasha nylon duffel, Morgan leather satchel and Heather riding boots.