New York Fashion Week kicks off in a couple of weeks, but if you haven't booked a flight, take heart: There's plenty of action in town right now, so let that JetBlue website be. Legendary Portland designer Adam Arnold is pulling up stakes at his longtime studio space (727 SE Morrison) and moving on to exciting new pastures at 338 SE MLK. He described the space as "big, glorious, and will undoubtedly inspire the most fantastic, unimaginable things." No doubt, and we'll bear the first witness at his soon-to-be-announced opening celebration/spring show. In the meanwhile he's hosting one of his rare studio sales in preparation for the move, with "samples, fabric, notions, and just about anything else that I have found it's time to pass on. Haven't had a sample sale in about three years, so it should be pretty good! Bargain hunters, hagglers, and gypsies welcome." (Adam Arnold, 727 SE Morrison, Thurs Jan 28, 4-9 pm) There are bargains on the Westside too, at Lizard Lounge and Nau's warehouse sale, where you can score not only clothing, but also office equipment and furniture at up to 80 percent off. (525 NW 10th, Thurs Jan 28-Sun Jan 31, for hours)

Rio Wrenn's R.A.W. line of meticulously dyed lingerie is debuting a new collection this week, too, in beautiful, wearable lilacs and charcoals. Boasting a friendlier price point than ever before, they will be presented on the runway at Wrenn's studio, where they can also be ordered. (R.A.W. Studio, 529 NE Couch, Fri Jan 29, 7 pm, RSVP to 422-1284)

Saturday brings us Portland's first annual Tweed Bicycle ride, a celebration of cycling at relaxing speeds whilst dressed in the dignified elegance bestowed by tweed. The day's events include not only a group ride, but "edifying cultural tidbits," high tea, a fashion show, and a BYO lunch. Pray for good weather. (meet at Skidmore Fountain, SW 1st & Ankeny, Sat Jan 30, 11 am). On the other side of Mount Tabor, the Portland Garment Factory is launchings its first flea market, with an eclectic selection of clothing, jewelry, knickknacks, and sundry "weird stuff" (in a very good way). (Portland Garment Factory, 7910 SE Stark, Sat Jan 30, 10 am-7 pm)

Things culminate on Sunday with the annual bridal fashion show held by The English Dept., where proprietor Elizabeth Dye will debut her most recent line, titled "Heroines," inspired by literary figures through the decades. Long a provider for tasteful, modern brides, her collection contains all the "hits" that Dye's noticed women come to her for, such as shorter lengths and flattering silhouettes that recall the 1950s and '60s. (The Cleaners, 403 SW 10th, Sun Jan 31, noon , RSVP to 224-0724)