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Theyskens' Theory pre-fall 2013; Loeffler Randall sample sale picks; Balenciaga in Soho
Theyskens' Theory pre-fall 2013; Loeffler Randall sample sale picks; Balenciaga in Soho

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Welcome to Racked's weekly agenda: a rundown of the best sales, store events, pop-up shops, and more over the next seven days. This week's highlights include two Theory and Theyskens' Theory sample sales, the Park Avenue Garage luxury pop-up shop, the Loeffler Randall and Suno sample sales, plus another to benefit Waves for Water, and the long-awaited opening of Balenciaga's Mercer Street women's store. Click through to see them all, and keep checking back—we'll update the list as new events come in.

Tuesday
Today's sample sales include Judith Leiber, Elie Tahari, Nanette Lepore, and a handful of others. Click on each link for addresses, hours, and general markdown info.

Wednesday
Head to 10 West 56th Street for the pop-up luxury fashion and home sale, the Park Avenue Garage, which runs through Saturday. The sale will feature four floors of merchandise, sourced from showrooms, stores, and the closest of New York City designers, stylists, artists, and more. Beauty, jewelry, and accessories are on the first floor; a selection of merchandise from the MSKCC Thrift Shop will be on the second floor; home, tabletops, and vintage will be on the third floor; and a special selection of one-of-a-kind items from New York artisans will be on the fourth floor at the Remodelista Market. A portion of sales benefit MSKCC and Supporters. Info on hours, vendors, and tickets can be found here.

Two separate Theory sample sales begin today: the sale at Clothingline, and the sale at Chelsea Market. In addition to those, there's also Suno and Mackage, both at 260 West 39th Street.

Thursday
The Loeffler Randall sample sale starts today at 10am at 525 Broadway. And a few blocks away, Archetype Showroom will host a sample sale to benefit Waves for Water, an organization that donates 99% of its proceeds directly to individuals affected by the typhoon. Merchandise there will include clothing and accessories from Acne Studios, Bing Bang, Damir Doma Silent, and more.

Australian brand Sass & Bide's first U.S. store will officially open at 480 Broome Street, on the corner of Wooster. The Brooklyn-based design collective Guild is responsible for the "giant, white, driftwood-inspired sculpture" inside the shop; click here for a sneak peek.

Friday
Balenciaga's Mercer Street flagship is finally set to open today. The women's store at 148 Mercer Street will be the first to arrive, and the men's store at 149 Mercer will open a few days later.