by Kimberly Rae Miller

Hot sales over in a flash.  You can save some serious money on designer wear, but you have to get there soon.

Up to 70% off at Haute Hippie’s Sample Sale.  Get your hands on the most coveted of casual wear for itty-bitty prices. Sale ends 8/25. Haute Hippie: 336 W. 37th St, 15th fl. Hours: Everyday 11am–6pm.

La Boutique Resale: Where Louis Vuitton’s get recycled.  This upscale consignment shop hand picks every item that stocks it’s shelves for authentic designer branding and gentle wear-and-tear.  Currently they’re clearing out old(er) inventory with up to 70% off designer wear and accessories.  Sale ends 8/31.  Two Locations: 1045 Madison Ave., second fl. 212-517-8099.  Hours: Mon–Sat 10:30am–7pm, Sun Noon–7pm. 227 E 81st St. 212-988-8188. Hours: Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun Noon–7pm.

Designer Shades, now that Summer is almost over you can afford those designer sunglasses you’ve been ogling.  Morgenthal Frederics is offering their high end shades for up to 50% off. Sale ends 8/29. Morgenthal Frederics :399 West Broadway. 212-966-0099. Hours:  Mon–Fri 11am–8pm, Sat 11am–7pm, Sun Noon–6pm.

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