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.