1. EM Productions Sample Sale ( LA)
    What: Lines like Cosa Nostra, Desanka, Grey Ant, and Marcello Toshi at wholesale prices.
    Why: High production value, for sure.
    When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Where: 1608 N. Las Palmas Ave., at Selma Ave., Hollywood (323-644-2684).

    Kamalaspa Jewelry Trunk Show ( San Fran)
    What: Owner of the luxurious day spa launches her own line of sparkly baubles.
    Why: It’s all the raj.
    When: Thurs., 7-9 p.m.
    Where: 240 Stockton St., at Post St., 7th flr. (415-217-7700). R.S.V.P. to

    Wolfbait & B-girls (chicago)
    What: New spot for wares from twenty local designers.
    Why: Owners’ Bruiser and Brazen Judy clothing lines are A-list.
    When: Tues.-Thurs., noon-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Where: 3131 W. Logan Blvd., at Milwaukee Ave. (312-698-8685).

    Angelita (Dallas)
    What: Owner Jean Pace (of picante sauce fame) will bargain with you for hand-picked sterling silver jewelry from Mexico and Texas.
    Why: Her stuff’s not made in New Jersey.
    When: Pace is usually at the store Sat., Sun. & Tues., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Otherwise, it’s priced as marked.)
    Where: 418 Paseo de la Villita, La Villita (210-224-8362).
    American Vintage Company
    What: Rummage through great finds like Missoni sweaters, Gucci tops, and St. John dresses.
    Why: It’s the pick of the litter.
    When: Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
    Where: 7700 Broadway, Alamo Heights (210-832-0700)

    Lolas Lolos Lolitos and Cat Swanson/Tomer Sample Sales ( NY)
    What: Lolas’s summer espadrille wedges from Spain are 50-60 percent off; 50-75 percent off men’s and women’s duds from Cat Swanson and Tomer.
    Why: You’re going to let all that spring-cleaned space go to waste?
    When: Lolas, Thurs.-Sat., noon-8 p.m.; Cat Swanson, Thurs., 4-9 p.m.
    Where: Lolas, 30 W. 61 St., b/t Broadway & Columbus Ave., ste. 23a; Cat Swanson, Nico Media Showroom, 257-b W. 19th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves.

    Velocity Art and Design Sale (Online)
    What: Thomas Paul Pillows, Dwell bedding, and Jonathan Adler goods on the cheap.
    Why: Design within reach.
    When: As soon as you feel a hole burning in your pocket.
    Where: Online at