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NEW YORK CITY—Guerilla Shopper runs down the biggest sample sale trends of 2010. One of them is simply men: "They are running amok at sales. Vivienne Tam—so many it felt like a construction site, and at Cynthia Steffe men appeared like apparitions hoarding with abandon. Would you like us to storm your sales while you are down to your skivvies or Man Spanx?" [Guerilla Shopper]
WEST SOHO—Gilt City and Rent the Runway are coming together to solve all your New Year's Eve problems, with the possible exception of how to get a cab in the wee hours of January 1st. For the price of a $5 ticket on Gilt City, Rent the Runway will let you frolic through their Varick Street warehouse, the place where all their Hervé Léger, Proenza Schouler, and Dolce & Gabbana dresses live when the company isn't renting them out. Not only will you be able to try on the pieces in person, but Rent the Runway will also bring in hair and makeup artists to help style your full look. Choose from one of two dates: December 30th from 5pm to 8pm, or December 31st from 11am to 3pm. [Gilt City]