Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Sample Sales

If you want to dress like a million bucks... for a lot less, you might want to consider shopping at sample sales.
Some great websites to check out are NYMAG, Daily Candy, Top Button, etc.

Here's a small selection of some that are going on now in NY:

What: White + Warren
Why: Fall and holiday cashmere collection at sample sale prices.
When: Nov. 12 & 13. Wed. & Thurs., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 80 W. 40th St., at Sixth Ave., 3rd flr. Map It

What: Mike & Chris
Why: First-ever sample sale features coveted leather goods, tops, bottoms, fleeces, and bags at up to 75 percent off.
When: Nov. 13-15. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 447 W. 36th St., b/t Ninth & Tenth Aves., 5th flr. Map It

What: Ted Baker
Why: Men’s sweaters are four for $350; suits were $895, now $400; women’s winter coats were $495, now $250.
When: Nov. 12-14. Wed. & Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 215 Park Ave. S., b/t 17th & 18th Sts., 20th flr. Cash and checks only. Map It

What? Miss Sixty and Energie
When? November 12-14; Wed. (noon–3), Thurs.–Fri. (9–3)
Where? 435 Hudson St., nr. Morton St., Ste. 400
Why? Jeans are $30 (originally $185), tops are $20 (originally $100), and jackets are $50 (originally $150) at Miss Sixty and Energie's sample sale. Other merchandise is up to 90 percent off.

What? Rebecca Taylor
When? November 12-14.; Wed. (1–8), Thurs.–Fri. (10–8)
Where? 145 W. 18th St., nr. Seventh Ave.
Why? A stretch flannel dress with metal beading from Rebecca Taylor is $175 (originally $430), a silk printed camisole $95 (originally $220), and other pieces from the fall 2008 collection are up to 65 percent off.

What? Alberta Ferretti, Jean Paul Gaultier, Moschino, Basso & Brooke, and Pollini
When? November 12-15; Wed. –Fri. (10–6), Sat. (11–5).
Where? 30 W. 56th St., nr. Fifth Ave
Why? 70 percent off at Aeffe USA's sample sale (which is bigger than last year's 60 percent off sale.)

What? Band of Outsiders, Cheap Monday, Shipley & Halmos, Wayne
When? November 13-15; Thurs.–Fri. (10–6), Sat. (10–5).
Where? 495 Broadway, nr. Broome St., fifth fl.
Why? All that for 50 to 75 percent off

What? La Perla
When? November 9- 20
Where? All three La Perla boutiques in New York
Why? Everything will be 40 - 60% off - so that $150 bra is more like $80 - including Spring 08 undies and Fall 08 clothes.


  1. WOOO Aeffe! I'll be there on Wednesdayyyyyyy

  2. Tania Perez, Contrast Style CommitteeTuesday, November 11, 2008 2:50:00 pm

    Is anyone going to these? BRING ME!

  3. I worked in the Fashion District this summer and you could always tell when a sample sale was going on in a showroom in some sketchy, derelict building. Just standing in line would be enough to give me hives. Is it worth it? I mean really? Is it really, really, really worth it?


  4. what kind of sample sales are you going to? i went to a prada one that was in a stunning open floor room in midtown

  5. the prada one was great on the inside but what a weird building! it was like all the way on 11th ave, so sketchy....

  6. mike&chris was cancelled :( so saddd

  7. whatttt??? thats so annoying!!!!