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The Best of This Week’s Sample Sales

We’re happy to report that it’s still sample-sale season. And while houses hurry to empty out their resort and spring collections, we’re stocking up on their extras. We’ve narrowed down the best sales of the week, from Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dresses to Earnest Sewn denim to rag & bone blazers. These are the bargains you’ve been waiting for all season.

Diane Von Furstenberg
When: 6/2–6/6; T (9–6:30), W (10–8), Th (10–7), F (9–5:30), S (9–3).
Where: 260 Fifth Ave., nr. 28th St. (212-725-5400).
What You’ll Find:
Diane Von Furstenberg’s sample sale is full of her signature wrap dresses, tops, pants, swimwear, and more for 75 percent off. Dresses, like the orange summer dress pictured above, are priced at $125 each and blouses are only $80. The deals here are amazing, but make sure you get in line early — this sale is notoriously packed.

Helmut Lang and rag & bone
When: 6/9–6/11; daily (10–7).
Where: 261 W. 36th St., nr. Seventh Ave., second fl. (212-947-8748).
What You’ll Find:
If you’re saving up your cash for a good bargain, this is the place to go. The rag & bone women’s silver boyfriend jacket (pictured above) — which was a sensation when it hit the runway last season — is only $175, down from the original $545 price tag. And the men’s factory shirt is $85, down from $295 (pictured above). The rest of the stock features both men’s and women’s clothes: T-shirts are $39 and under, denim caps are $79, and dresses are $129 or less. Blazers are also $200, while leather jackets are $379 and under.

Earnest Sewn
When: 6/8–6/14; M (1– 8), T, W, Th, F (10–8), S (10–7), Su (10–3).
Where: 260 Fifth Ave., nr. 28th St. (212-242-3414).
What You’ll Find:
Earnest Sewn is usually stocked at Barneys New York and its own flagship, but at the sample sale, you’ll be spending over 75 percent less than what you’d spend at those retail spots. Men’s jeans, regularly $210, are marked down to $70, while the women’s boot-cut pair (named Decca, pictured above) is now $70 instead of $225. And though the label is known for its denim, the sale also includes T-shirts for $20 (originally $62), men’s sweaters for $75 (originally $300), and women’s jackets for $70 (originally $275).

Cesare Paciotti
When: 6/2–6/4; daily (10–6).
Where: 12 W. 57th St., nr. Fifth Ave., Ste. 901 (212-245-3785).
What You’ll Find:
Cesare Paciotti’s shoes and accessories usually hit the high hundreds. But at this men’s and women’s sale, you can find the fancy footwear for up to 80 percent off. A pair of platform sandals (pictured above) is only $125, which is hundreds off the original price of $625. And if you’re planning to walk away with heaps, just make sure you hit the ATM first — it’s cash only.

Kara Ross
When: 6/2–6/4; daily (9–5).
Where: 41 E. 60th St., nr. Madison Ave., fifth fl.
What You’ll Find:
Get your fill of accessories at Kara Ross, where jewelry and handbags are up to 40 percent off. Jewelry that was $150 to $1,000 is now $70 to $400, while handbags and clutches are $400 to $1,000 (originally $700 to $2,000). A plum-hued flower ring is $130, down from $216, and a silver-and-turquoise “Bullseye” ring is $130, down from $200 (both pictured above). And though the prices are still steep, you can’t fight a good discount on jewelry.

To see all sales, check out our sales calendar.

The Best of This Week’s Sample Sales