Don’t Miss This Week: Rewarding Outdoor Concerts after a Week of Shopping

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17 July 2012

The best things in life are free. Just ask New Yorkers. For all the money we spend on overpriced rent, transportation, delicious food, artisanal everything, and (of course) designer fashions, we deserve to be rewarded with free stuff once in awhile, by world famous professionals nonetheless. Free concerts are going around everywhere throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn this summer, most notably within Central Park. This week Central Park brings us Madama Butterfly, while the Hudson River Park provides us with beats courtesy of Sleigh Bells, all to compensate us for the crazy amount of shopping we’ll be doing at the Heike Jarick, Olive & Bette’s, Splendid & Ella Moss, Yansi Fugel, and Theyskens’ Theory & Helmut Lang Sample Sales.

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  • Theyskens' Theory & Helmut Lang Sample Sale (48%)
  • Splendid and Ella Moss Sample Sale (39%)
  • Yansi Fugel Sample Sale (10%)
  • Olive and Bette's Summer Sample Sale (6%)

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Heike Jarick Sample Sale

If you had the chance to read our interview with German-born designer Heike Jarick last week, then you are already aware that you’re in store for a great sale. The Heike Jarick Sample Sale will not only provide 30% off spring and summer clothing, but will also offer discounted samples, as well as deliver wholesale prices on edgy Fall 2012 designs, which will be available for purchase and pre-order, for those shoppers who are thinking ahead.

Splendid and Ella Moss Sample Sale

Start your shopping day off splendidly at the Splendid and Ella Moss Sample Sale on Tuesday. Ella Moss’ fun, vibrant clothing is perfect for mid-summer use, while Splendid’s basics and layering options are essential for every closet.

Helmut Lang + Theyskens’ Theory Women’s Sample Sale

This one goes out to the ladies! Be sure to arrive early in order to beat the crowds, as I’m sure mayhem will occur at the Helmut Lang and Theyskens’ Theory Summer Sample Sale. They are promising new summer styles during their Wednesday – Sunday sale run, as well as sweaters, boots, and outerwear to gear you up for fall and winter. Be prepared to spend, spend, spend!

Olive and Bette’s Sample Sale

Lug all your shopping bags uptown to Olive and Bette’s Sample Sale on Third Avenue at 72nd Street. This one-day only sale promises high-waisted denim from James Jeans for only $50 and Joie silk blouses for $56.

New York Grand Opera at Central Park
Image credit: CentralParkNYC.org

New York Grand Opera at Central Park

If you’re going to the Olive and Bette’s Sample Sale uptown on Wednesday, or if you simply love opera, stroll on over to Fifth Avenue and 72nd Street for your musical reward! Within Central Park’s Naumburg Bandshell, the New York Grand Opera will take on Puccini while Vincent La Selva leads them in a performance of Madama Butterfly, the 1900’s version of He’s Just Not That Into You.

Yansi Fugel Sample Sale

Nurse your shopping hangover on Thursday with the hair of the dog that bit you at the Yansi Fugel Sample Sale.  Cap sleeves and dizzying patterns will be offered for up to 80% off on 39th and Seventh Avenue, along with previous stock and sample items at discount prices for your browsing and buying pleasure.

Converse City Carnage featuring Sleigh BellsSleigh Bells at Hudson River Park

End your week right with some rock and roll thanks to Sleigh Bells. Head on down to the Pier 63 at Hudson River Park for a free concert hosted by Converse and thank Santa Clause (and his “sleigh bells”) for Christmas in July while you suit up in your newly purchased discounted dress. After RSVP-ing to this free event, you will be provided with some live tunes from not only Sleigh Bells, but also Rye Rye, Jel, & Mr. Dream as well.

Discount shopping and free outdoor concerts under the stars –music to our ears! New York City once again provides us gals on a tight budget with a week of bliss. Now, if only they could start paying for our rent and cab fare as well.

By Caitlin Colford


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Posted by Caitlin Colford at 12:00 AM
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