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Two looks from Rag & Bone's pre-fall 2013 collection
Two looks from Rag & Bone's pre-fall 2013 collection

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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 a ton of samples sales, such as: J.Crew, Rag & Bone, Yigal Azrouël, Stella McCartney, Mara Hoffman, and more. (See those and over thirty more mapped out here.) There's also the arrival of the Hester Holiday Market, and a night of discounts on Elizabeth Street, and two great holiday pop-up shops.

The Hester Holiday Market opened yesterday, and will run from 11am to 7pm daily through December 21st. Fun facts: they accept Bitcoins and they'll be giving away Cronuts to shoppers who spend at least $30 on Thursday from 3pm to 7pm.

The J.Crew sample sale returns today in two locations: men's will be at 225 Fifth Avenue, and women's will be at 260 Fifth Avenue. Expect up to 60% of clothing and accessories for both sexes, as well as kid's merchandise and a selection from Madewell. Details for both sales can be found here.

Also kicking off today is the Yigal Azrouël and Cut25 by Yigal Azrouël sample sale at 225 W. 39th Street. See the hours and specifics on markdowns and merchandise here.

And finally, friends and family day of the Rag & Bone sample sale starts today at 1pm at Chelsea Market. At previous sales, merchandise was still a little pricey, and there was a lot of it. (Click here for the rundown of what was available last June, and note that in the past, friends and family has been open to the public.)

For the first time, Stella McCartney will open its friends and family sale to the public. Women's ready-to-wear and accessories from past seasons will be marked down up to 80% off. The sale will also include lingerie and Adidas by Stella McCartney. Hours, address, and more info can be found here.

Saks Fifth Avenue will host a bridal sample sale today and tomorrow, with 70% off sample gowns from Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, and more. See more details here.

Participating Elizabeth Street boutiques will stay open late this evening and offer special discounts for the Elizabeth Street Holiday Shopping Event. The list of stores includes Christian Siriano, Condor, Cynthia Vincent, Dolce Vita, Figue, Haute Hippie, Le Labo, Rag & Bone, Raleigh, Red Flower, Thomas Sires, and plenty more. Perks range from markdowns to festive drinks and cookies. There's no website for the event, so call individual retails for additional info.

The Mara Hoffman sample sale at 300 Lafayette Street starts today at 10am, with 50% to 80% off clothing and spring and past season resort swimwear. Here's what was available at the last sale over the summer.

Check out the Birchbox holiday pop-in at Dagny + Barstow on Bowery to shop a selection of their best-selling beauty products. Stop by through December 21st, with special services—like nail art and makeup touch ups—available on the weekends.

The two-day Of a Kind Holiday Spectacular opens today at the Wythe Hotel. Shop special goods from Erica Weiner, Fort Standard, Dusen Dusen, Mary Meyer, Mociun, Lizzie Fortunato, and more.

Birchbox Soho

433 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012 646-589-8500 Visit Website

Rag & Bone

160 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 718-522-6758 Visit Website

Stella McCartney

112 Greene Street, Soho, NY 10012 (212) 255-1556