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Where to Score Loot in NYC this Holiday Season

A Holiday Guide to Sample Sales, Flea Markets and Fairs

So the holiday season is almost over, but there are still plenty of places to get some cool stuff at sweet prices. Perusing different websites, emails, fliers, etc.,  it gets pretty overwhelming trying to filter out the good and seriously, most of us aren’t going to sit down and create a spread sheet of sample sales. Luckily, I am not most, and willing to create the ultimate list, short but sweet-complete altruism right here.

Sample Sales

12/16 Rachel Comey-up to 60% off
335 W. 35th St., b/t Eighth & Ninth Aves., 7th flr. (5pm-9pm)

12/15–12/17 Betsey Johnson- up to 75% off.
Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 W. 44th ST., nr. Sixth Ave., sixth fl. (212-993-9251) (10am–8pm).

12/17 Assembly sale and holiday party- up to 50% off.
174 Ludlow St., nr. Stanton St. (212-253-5393); Sale (6am–8pm), Party (8am–10pm).

12/15–12/18 Candela sample sale. RSVP to
275 W. 39th St., nr. Eighth Ave., seventh fl. (646-602-1104) (11am–7).

12/18–12/19 Made Her Think sample sale.
195 Chrystie St., nr. Stanton St., Ste. 301-7; F (noon–7pm), S (noon–8pm).

12/18-1/14 Acne Studio sale.
10 Greene St (between Canal and Grand Sts) F–S (11am–7pm), Sun(noon–7pm), M(11am–7pm)

Flea Markets and Fairs

Through 12/23 Eco Holiday Market Place
2 Great Jones St between Broadway and Lafayette St (212-777-0707,

Ongoing, Weekends Indoor Artist & Designer Market.
129 North 6th St between Bedford Ave and Berry St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (

Ongoing, Weekends Brooklyn Flea
81 Front St between Main and Washington Sts (718-935-1052,

Not in NYC?

There is always Gilt, ideeli, Rue La La, and Hautelook.

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Viking Party at the Food Network Studios

Last night, I had the pleasure to attend a party for Viking, manufacturers of  ranges, refrigerators and the like. The party featured the sleek new Viking Designer Series and was held at the Food Network Studios. The appetizers were delicious and the drinks were flowing. The spiked apple cider was so good, I had to ask for the recipe (Maker’s Mark, cointreau, bitters, and apple cider.) Hello new holiday drink tradition! The party was great, even if I didn’t win any prizes -thanks for letting us go ahead of you in line Apartment Therapy editor : )  but then you won with ticket 556990, while we were stuck with 556991 : (   Oh well, can’t win them all.

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Carnival Strippers


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I have always had a fascination with carnivals and sideshows, especially of yesteryear. This fascination is well known with my friends, and I have the artwork on my walls to prove it. Much to my delight, I received this book from a friend for a birthday, and I can’t even tell you how insanely interesting and beautiful and weird it is.

The girls in the book are not touched up, not perfect by any means but they are beautiful. There is an ethereal quality to them, even though many of their eyes seem haunted. The book touches upon their stories and experiences, most of which are somewhat disturbing. It’s really a fascinating book, and the photographs are amazing. I especially like the last image (above) of the boy at his first girl show. He’s young, maybe 12-ish and bright eyed, one in a crowd amongst countless dirty old men with creepy glances. It’s not even fathomable in today’s world, and for good reason, but the image is so striking to me. Seriously, take a look at this book.

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