To Do Wednesday: Designer Day

DENNIS BASSO Fall 2012 Fashion ShowSpring your closet back to life with a day of sample sales and trunk shows. Tracy Reese, a favorite of the first lady, Michelle Obama, is selling pieces for sizes 0-12—Cara Delevigne to Camryn Manheim—for a visual, with prices starting at just $50. For fancy footsie finds, hit Stuart Weitzman’s Fall ’13 trunk show, where you can get a first look at the new collection and pre-order boots, wedges and stilettos. Make sure to reserve a pair of Weitzman’s iconic, over-the-knee flat 5050 boots, celebrating a 20th anniversary and available in various materials. One can never have too many shoes, so channel Imelda Marcos and stomp by the Ruthie Davis sample sale. Davis’ bold footwear—pops of neon color and skyscraper heels being trademarks—are coveted by stars like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé. Designed in Manhattan and made in Milan, Davis’ collection retails from $600-$2,300 but will be up to 70% off today.

Tracy Reese Spring Sample Sale, 552 Seventh Avenue, 3rd Floor, 9:00am-7:00pm

Stuart Weitzman Fall 2012 Trunk Show, 675 Fifth Avenue, 10am-7:30pm

Ruthie Davis Showroom, 511 West 25th Street, 12-7pm