11/29/2010 01:57 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sample Sales & Shopping Events This Week in New York City

Time to seriously get started on your holiday shopping. Hanukkah begins December 1st this year and you have less than one month to get Christmas presents. No one on your list needs to know that their fabulous new handbag came from the Botkier sample sale or that you scored your fabulous party dress for 75% off at Tracy Reese.

Here are our picks for sample sales and events happening this week:

Vera Wang One Day Sample Sale

When: 12/2 (9:30am - 6:30pm)
Where: 225 West 39 Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, 9 Floor

This is your chance to stock up on Wang's elegant ready-to-wear and evening collections for up to 80% off.

Tracy Reese Sample Sale

When: 12/1-12/2 (9am - 7:30pm)
Where: 260 Fifth Ave, 2nd Fl; (between 28th & 29th St)

Be perfectly outfitted in Tracy Reese party dresses this holiday with all womenswear up to 75% off and the first 50 customers get a free gift bag! If you RSVP on their Facebook, you will receive a 10% discount.

Vena Cava Sample Sale

When: 12/2-12/4
Where: 457 Broome Street, #2F

Grab this downtown duo's funky dresses and versatile separates at there winter sample sale. Last year, Racked reported that they charged $175 for dresses, $125 for tops, and $75 for shoes, plus early arrivals got a crack at $20 samples.

Botkier Semi-Annual Sale

When: 12/3-12/5
Where: 421 West Broadway

Get there early if you want a chance to score a coveted handbag from 50-75% off.


When: Ongoing until 12/5 (Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-8pm)
Where: 512 Broadway between Spring and Broome Streets; (646) 862-1832

Take 25% off everything online and in-store at this Brit brand's winter sale. Be sure and check out their sequined tanks with a hint of goth and gorgeous drapey leather jackets. Also, the sale applies online!

Kesner Sale

When: Ongoing until 12/5 ( Mon--Sat 11am--7pm, Sun noon--6pm)
Where: 524 Hudson Street at 10th Street; (212) 206-6330

Look out for brands like Elizabeth & James, Vena Cava, Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood at this West Village boutiques 75% off sale.

Theory Sample Sale

When: 11/30 - 12/5 (Tue-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm)
Where: 261 West 36th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues; 2nd Floor

Theory's modern, clean lines are beautifully represented by the Fall/Winter tee's, shirts, sweaters, cashmere, skirts, pants, outerwear and more at their impressive yearly sample sale.

Kaori's Closet Sale

When: 12/3-1/31
Where: 71 W.Houston Street. between Wooster Street and West Broadway; (212) 387-7788

Upgrade your lingerie drawer with unusual pieces from Japan like La Vie A Deux, Narue, Premier as well as European and domestic labels such as Stella McCartney, Elle Macpherson, Aubade and Myla. All lingerie and sleepwear will be as much as 70% off and merchandise will be constantly refreshed.

Minnie Rose Sample Sale

When: 11/29-12/10 (9am - 6pm)
Where: Minnie Rose Showroom, 264 W. 40th Street. Suite 702, between 7th and 8th Avenues; (212) 575-5766

This annual sample sale always has a ton a of classic cashmere and cotton samples ranging from $25-$200. For every $100 you spend you get $10 off!

W29 Showroom Sample Sale

When: 12/1 - 12/4 (Wed-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat noon-4)
Where: 208 W. 29th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues; Suite 201; (212) 563-0163

Ultra-hip W29 showroom is hosting a sample sale featuring labels like Fin Oslo, Ashish, The Local Firm, Alexander Koutny, Iosselliani, De/Couture, Rodebjer, Margarita Saplala and more from 50-80% off.

Carlos Falchi Sample/Moving Sale

When: 12/1 - 12/2 (10am-6pm)
Where: 80 West 40th Street, Floor 8; between 5th & 6th Avenues

Carlos Falchi is moving so take advantage of the deep discounts on handbags. We like the slouchy bags he has done in exotic skins.