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The Lincoln Park Cynthia Rowley (810 W. Armitage, 773-528-6160) holds a sample sale with prices up to 80 percent off. It runs today through Sunday; cash and major credit cards are accepted.
Tel Aviv Couture, a showroom specializing in Israeli designers, holds a sample sale Friday 5-8 PM and Sunday 1-4 PM, with discounts up to 50 percent. You can also score 30 percent off spring items from some collections. RSVP at email@example.com.
Tonight from 6 to 9 Sabbia holds a shopping party for DoDo, an Italian line of 18-carat gold animal-charm necklaces with gemstones, proceeds from which go to wildlife conservation. RSVP at 312-440-0044.
Wicker Park and Bucktown retailers feel your tax-day pain: Friday-Sunday they'll pick up the 10.25 percent sales tax on your purchase. Participating stores include Claudia Kleiner, Eskell, and City Soles/Niche (here's a complete list); you can also look for the "The Tax Is On Us" sign in shop windows.
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers holds an auction of vintage couture and accessories on Sunday; previews started yesterday and run through Saturday at 3 PM. To the highest bidder: gowns by Oscar de la Renta and Chloe, a "junior playsuit" by Jean Paul Gaultier, a pink velvet Schiaparelli jacket, and more. You can also browse and bid online here.