Get the Star Look - for Less!

Sample sales are popping up all over NYC. Jessie said it best - "I'm so excited....I'm so excited..." And yes, "I'm so scared" cause these sales can get you into the type of trouble that feels so good! Nonetheless, who doesn't love a deal?!?

Take a look at a few designers gracious enough to attach a beyond-red-tag clearance price to their merchandise, as modeled by your favorite celebs:

Sanaa in Catherine Malandrino

What: Catherine Malandrino
Why: Wholesale and below on blouses, dresses, camis, and more.
When: May 14-16. Wed. & Thurs., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion Gallery, 123 W. 18th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves., 4th flr. (212-388-0339).

LC in Mint by Jodi Arnold
What: Mint Jodi Arnold
Why: Looks from the spring and summer collections are up to 60 percent off.
When: May 12-15. Mon.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 230 W. 39th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 2nd flr.

Vanessa with a Rebecca Minkoff bag
What: Rebecca Minkoff and Nicholas K
Why: All the trappings of a fine carryall at a fraction of the price. Ditto on superb clothes for guys and gals.
When: May 15-20. Thurs., noon-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Mon. & Tues., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 33 W. 17th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves.

Tyra in Vix Swimwear (b-favorite!)
What: Vix and Lisa Curran Swimwear
Why: Bathing suits for $65-$125, cover-ups for $30-$80, flip-flops for $10-$16.
When: May 13-16. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 250 W. 39th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., ste. 510 (212-221-2349). Cash only.

(Thanks to Daily Candy for the info!)

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