56 billion for an 80 percent stake in Loro Piana, a textile firm in Northern Italy that sources the wool of the ruminant family's latest It Animal. LVMH communications director Christopher Hollis called Loro Piana "one of the most elitist brands in the world," reports Bloomberg Businessweek....

12/15-12/16 Chatecaille makeup and skincare (normally found at Bergdorf Goodman) is on sale. 10-6; 584 Broadway (Houston & Prince Sts.), ste. 1111. 12/15-12/17 Suiteshop Showroom's sample sale is taking up to 80% off labels like Pencey and Lauren Moshi. 10-7 Th-F, 1-4 S; 110 Greene St....

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this is an exclusive, private and invite-only sample sale (see: The Christian Louboutin Sale Is Like Bungalow 8 When It Was Cool ). And what's more, if you're not on the list then don't bother as with the honcho security guards, you just won't get in without an invite (see: Christian Louboutin...

12/8-12/10 Miguelina's pretty silky things are on sale. 8-8; 336 W. 37th St. (8th & 9th Aves.), Suite 1080. 12/8-12/10 Gifty jewelry from Lee Angel is 30%-75% off. 11-7 W-Th, 10-5 F; 524 Broadway (at Spring St.), 6th fl. 12/9-12/10 Ali Ro's contemporary line is normally found at the likes of...

12/9-12/13 Bust out those elbows: the Tory Burch sample sale is coming to Clothingline. A note to the moms: Children under 12 will not be admitted due to the perilous conditions of this sale. 11-7 (11-4 weekends); 261 W. 36th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 2nd fl. 12/10-12/11 Made Her Think's unique...

What: Rachel Comey Fall 2010 Sample Sale 60% Off Plus Special Deals on Past Season Merchandise. Womens Clothing, Shoes & Accessories. Lots of Mens Shoes When: Wednesday, December 15 @ 12PM – 8PM Where: 335 West 35th Street, 11th Floor (btwn 8th and 9th ave) Credit Cards Accepted More info...

And what better way to greet the new season than with warm & fluffy cashmeres from the Loro Piana sample sale. Italy's finest cashmere brand, Loro Piana, hosted their sample sale at Soiffer Haskins earlier today. I stepped into cashmere heaven with great hopes of finding high quality...

We spotted a number of Lyn's pieces from the spring 2011 collection and samples from her current (or not yet in stores) fall 2011 collection. Our picks were a lovely burgundy leather skirt for $125, classic lightweight knits (in black, green, blue, and pink) made of Loro Piana fabric for $75...

Click here to read last year's Hugo Boss sample sale review. Where: 601 W. 26th St. (bet. 11th & 12th Ave.), Suite 845 When: Monday, October 1st through Thursday, October 4th. 9:30am~5pm Exquisite cashmere knitwear, outerwear, and accessories. Click here to read last year's Loro Piana...

 

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