MARCHESA SALE: Marchesa’s Sample & Stock Sale was advertised Monday in the New York Post for the first time. The sale, produced by Shelly & Renée Productions, takes place today and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 33 East 33rd Street, 12th floor.

According to a Marchesa spokeswoman, it’s the first time Marchesa has advertised one of its sample sales in the newspaper. Styles from Marchesa and Marchesa Notte collections are being offered starting at 75 percent off, she said.

A phone call placed to the sample sale revealed that Shelly & Renée Productions has previously held sample sales with Marchesa,  but it’s the first time they took out an ad for a Marchesa sale.  Asked if the sample sale was busy, Renée Salem, co-owner of Shelly & Renée Productions, replied “very.”

“They were lined up before 8 a.m. this morning,” she added.

The sale is being held in conjunction with a separate handbag line called Hayward.