The Madison Avenue Sample Sale brings its select designer merchandise to Denver for the first time ever this weekend. The discounts–50 to 70 percent off the full retail price–are noteworthy, particularly because these brands’ accessories qualify as luxury investment pieces. Included in the mix will be previous seasons’ Judith Ripka 18-karat-gold and sterling silver jewelry, Judith Leiber handbags, and watches by Maurice Lacroix and Gucci. JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek, 150 Clayton Lane Fri, Mar. 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat, Mar. 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun, Mar. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.