April’s Best Events

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Timo Weiland Spring 2010 event! via Refinery29.

In New York, there is always something going on. If you’re like me, and like to plan things out in advance to avoid your schedule getting crazy, it’s good to have fair warning of what is happening when. I’ve rounded up some of the best April events, gathered from all around the web. More will be added, as they materialize.

Housing Work’s famous Warehouse Sale is continuing this Saturday, and the next:
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Henry Horenstein’s “Show” opened this week at Clic GalleryThe Greyest Ghost

Betsey Johnson spring sample sale, starting April 14th:
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Lee Angel jewelry sample sale starts the same day:
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Cynthia Steffe’s sample sale is April 15th:
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via @FashionweekNYC

And of course you can’t forget, the 24hour Zac Posen for Target shopping party starts April 15th!
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The new Chelsea Market Anthropologie location opens April 16th!

Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent for Target Africa inspired shoe collection launches April 18th!
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Rodarte Sample sale: I’m skipping this, since the last sale was a bit disappointing. Only a handful of items were available, with most still priced over $900. But it may be worth checking out, just in case.
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Don’t forget to RSVP to receive an appointment time!

Barney’s CO-OP Trunk-a-Palooza
is April 21st:
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From 2pm-8pm. “Enjoy exclusive products from CO-OP designers like Helmut Lang, Rag+Bone, Richard Chai, ALC, Vena Cava, Alexander Wang and more.. Meet the designers and shop their Fall 2010 lines!”
via the Barney’s NY Facebook Fan page.

Also starting April 21st: The Tribeca Film Festival!
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Tickets go on sale to the public April 19th.

Brooklyn craft fair Handmade Cavalcade is Saturday, April 24th in Williamsburg:
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That same weekend, in the same neighborhood– King’s Country General Store market:
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Candace Bushnell reads from her new book “The Carrie Diaries” at Barnes and Noble Union Square. 7pm, Tuesday April 27th.
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More info here.

The Best of What’s Going on This Week: Last Minute Gift Shopping and Events

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More info here. RSVP to nycevents[at]madewell1937.com


Hear photographer Sante D’Orazio discuss his work with Derek Blasberg:
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Inven.tory hosts a party to launch Quail’s Holiday collection:
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American Apparel’s Friends and Family Sale at the Houston St. Store:
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You MUST print the flyer to get the discount!

Shop, Dance, and Drink Free Guinness:

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Refinery 29 has a HUGE list of this week’s ongoing sample sales. Here are some of my best bets:

Made Her Think Sample Sale
What: Made Her Think’s pretty gems and baubles will be deeply discounted at this 2-day sample sale. Pick up the perfect ring or necklace for you and your friends, including the Siren ring (now 50% off) or a selection of past season styles like the Candy Skull ring (now 75% off).
When: Friday, December 18, from noon to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, December 19, from 11 to 6 p.m.
Where: Made Her Think Sample Sale, 195 Chrystie Street, Suite 301-7, (between Stanton and Rivington streets); 212-228-2144.

Assembly New York Holiday Sale and Party
What: Be sure to swing by Assembly’s exclusive holiday party and sale where all designer collections will be 50% off. Scoop up sale merch from Endovanera, Chronicles of Never, Raquel Allegra, Slow & Steady Wins the Race, and many more. Plus, later on in the evening, enjoy drinks and music from the Storms!
When: Sale runs Thursday, December 17, from 6 to 8 p.m.; party runs from 8 to 10 p.m.
Where: Assembly New York, 174 Ludlow Street, (between Houston and Stanton streets); 212-253-5393.

Acne Studio Sale
What: Acne kicks off their end-of-season sale this week. Stop by their Greene Street boutique for up to 50% off their autumn/winter goods, including men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, denim, and accessories.
When: Sale starts Thursday, December 17
Where: Acne Studio Sale, 10 Greene Street, (between Canal and Grand streets); 212-625-2828.

Betsey Johnson Sample Sale
What: Take advantage of deep discounts on Betsey Johnson’s colorful frocks. Find sales of up to 75% off a Colorblock Charmeuse Strapless dress (now $50), a Ginger Snap Wool jumper (now $35), or a Polka Dot Printed Canvas tote (now $40).
When: Now through Thursday, December 17, from 10 to 8 p.m.
Where: Betsey Johnson Sample Sale at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44th Street, 6th floor, (between Broadway and 6th Avenue); 212-993-9251.

View the rest here.

One of my favorite photographers, Ellen von Unwerth’s new book Fräulein was just released. Catch a retrospective of much of the same work at the Staley-Wise gallery. 560 Broadway, NYC. Through January 30th. Cost: Free! Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11am-5pm.

Audrey Kawasaki: Hajimari—a prelude
Solo Exhibition. Gallery I
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529 West 20th Street, 9th floor. NYC
December 12, 2009 through January 9, 2010
Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm

Save Fashion Opening Night Party

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Save Fashion officially opened this morning. But last night special guests got to shop early, and celebrate Save Fashion’s return at the opening night party.

When I arrived, the party was already at capacity, and the line was 30 people deep. After a short wait outside in the wind, we were allowed in. This was my first time at Inven.tory, but I’d been meaning to go for ages. The space is pretty large, and laid out much better than the first Save Fashion pop up shop at Port Authority was. Racks and racks of clothing lined the walls, accompanied by a small bar area, and a DJ booth. The event was so packed it took a few minutes to make it from the front to the back of the store, where the shoes (what I was looking for) were located. The shoe selection was much better than last time–I snagged a cute pair of bright blue Devotte sling-back sandals for $45!

While mingling with the crowd, I spotted a few Inven.tory staffers:
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And ran into my new friend Chrissy, who recognized me from the internet (from another site)!

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The huge crowd of shoppers.

There were lots of fashionable guests as well:
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I’m not sure of this woman’s name, but I see her at events all the time. I was in love with her outfit:
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Rocking the Stella McCartney for Gap Band Jacket.

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Outside Inven.tory

When I left, I stopped in the bodega across the street and totally ran into Kat from Iven.tory checking out her spread in ELLE magazine:
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She was so excited!

SAVE FASHION runs November 13-22.
At Inven.tory: 237 Lafayette St (at Spring)
10am-9pm daily

Save Fashion Opening Night Party: Thursday

Save Fashion returns this Friday at 7am. Why not beat the crowd and shop early tomorrow night!

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Invite Via the Inven.tory blog

You can also RSVP to rsvp@inventorynyc.com Are you going?

Save Fashion is a new kind of sample sale, created by Refinery29.com, that brings together today’s coolest fashion in a space that’s inspiring and unexpected.

If you can’t make it Thursday, the sale continues until the 22nd.
November 13-22
237 Lafayette Street (between Prince and Spring Streets), NYC
Friday, 11/13 – 7:00AM – 9:00PM;
Saturday-Saturday 11/14-21, 10:00AM-9:00PM;
Sunday 11/22, 10:00AM-5:00PM