{“vintage pink” illustration by dallas shaw}

Girlshop CLOSING sale
4/19 and 4/20 (noon–8); 4/21 and 4/22 (11–7).
819 Washington St., at Gansevoort St.
(212-255-4985)
I’m terribly sad about Girlshop closing its doors & shutting down the website, as it has long been one of my favorite boutiques. I might even cry. Laura Eisman and her husband’s story of how they created Girlshop in 1998 out of their APARTMENT is so inspiring, and though it is sad to say good-bye I wish them both the best in the future. Laura is really one of the sweetest & smartest gals in NYC if you ask me! Though I am sad, purchasing Lauren Moffatt, MarieMarie, and Rachel Pally dresses $50 to $150; accessories are starting at $15 might cheer me up. Girlshop will certainly be missed here at Platinum Blonde Life headquarters (Sophie liked Girlshop too because they frequently had a fellow Beagle lounging around the brick & mortar location!)

Reem Acra sample sale
4/22 (11:30–7:30) and 4/23 (8–7).
14 E. 60th St., nr. Fifth Ave. (212-421-3200);
gowns will be reduced by 60 to 80 percent ($150 to $4,000)

Earnest Sewn
4/24 and 4/25 (8–7); 4/26 and 4/27 (noon–8); 4/28 (10––3).
829 Washington St., nr. Gansevoort St.
(212-242-3414);
stock of men’s and women’s denim is now selling from $60.

Tufi Duek
4/18–4/20 (9:30–7).
530 Broadway, at Spring St., tenth fl.
(212-925-8277);
prices range from $60 to $200.

Caravan
4/20–4/23 (noon–8).
2 Great Jones St., nr. Broadway (212-260-8189);
the caravan will be parked outside of the downtown location giving you deals on Custo Barcelona (novelty items are now $20), one-of-a-kind Cynthia Vincent pieces (now $100), and Sretsis dresses (now $100).

The Manhattan Vintage Clothing & Antique Textile Show
4/20 (1–8) and 4/21 (11–6).
The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th St., at Sixth Ave.
(212-691-7297)
Admission is $20.
grab vintage styles from Geoffrey Beene, Halston, Lilly Pulitzer and others.

Kooba
4/24 and 4/26 (10–7); 4/25 and 4/27 (10–6).
261 W. 36th St., nr. Seventh Ave., second fl.
(212-947-8748);
Kooba’s signature suede-with-gold-hardware bags are $295 at the sale.

Union Square Optical
Through 5/9 Mon.–Sat. (10–7
9 W. 14th St., nr. Fifth Ave.
(212-242-0314)
get specs & sunglasses from Tom Ford, Prada, and Marc Jacobs for half off.

Noir
4/18 and 4/19 (11–7); 4/20 (11–5).
350 W. 38th St., nr. Ninth Ave., fifth fl.
(212-244-4846);
fun accessories for under $30!

Chelsea Garden Center store opening celebration
4/23–4/30 Mon.–Sat. (9–7); Sun. (10–6).
444 Van Brunt St., at Reed St., Red Hook, Brooklyn
(212-727-7100);
In celebration of the opening of their new Brooklyn store they are offering 20 percent off the sale on pottery, teak furniture, and plants.

Auto’s yard sale
4/19 and 4/20 (11–8); 4/21 (noon–7); 4/22 (noon–6).
803–805 Washington St., nr. Horatio St.
(212-229-2292);
Rain or shine, Auto’s yard sale will have Etro pillows (now $70), Paul Smith accessories (cuff links are now $88), and Missoni towels (now $30) marked down by up to 75 percent.

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