It's the last week in October, and as you assemble your Halloween costume, we are entering the peak of the Fall Sample Sale Season, so schedule carefully and be prepared for last-minute news about breaking sales. The unexpected surprise of this week is the news of a private LANVIN Sale starting today at the label's West 57th Street showroom. Certainly, plenty of New Yorkers would salivate at the opportunity to shop Lanvin at 80% Off, but as with many European luxury brands, this is an invitation-only sale which means that the door policy will probably be ironclad when it starts today. However, this sale runs through Saturday, and it is not unlikely that the last few days of the sale will be more welcoming to anyone who happens make their way to the door. We can make no promises that anyone without an invitation will be admitted, but if you are feeling bold, it's probably worth a shot.
Down at 260 Fifth Avenue, the UNDER ARMOUR sale is going on right now through the weekend. This one has proved to be especially popular, and we hear that there is a TON of merchandise on the racks with restocking expected. Prices are about 50% to 60% off for now (with a greater discount likely before it ends on Sunday the 2nd) and much of the merchandise is reported to be current, so if you have athleticwear needs, this is the one to hit.
Fans of impeccably tailored Italian sartoria are expected to be lining up outside Soiffer Haskin's facility on West 33rd street tomorrow when the three-day BRIONI sample sale begins. The fabled Italian suitmaker is offering its full line of products including sportswear and accessories at 75% off, but keep in mind that this means that suits and sportcoats will probably still be in the four-figure price range, so be prepared for a hefty bill at checkout.
Also on Wednesday, Chelsea Market will be hosting a triple brand sale that covers all the bases. superstylist/reality star turned designer RACHEL ZOE will be sharing space with the eveningwear designer diffusion label MARCHESA VOYAGE and online menswear specialists BONOBOS through Sunday all offering up to 70% off their collections.
Possibly the week's most anticipated sale comes from SANDRO, the French contemporary sportswear brand that has been taking the city by storm over the past couple of years. As far as we can tell, this looks like the label's first big sample sale in New York, so expect a storm of eager fans. Expect to stand in a line in SoHo starting on Thursday through Saturday. Can this mean that a similar event from sister label Maje might not be far off? Stay tuned.
Of course, that's not all by any means. Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL at left for all the details and more sales from TESS GIBERSON, LATICO LEATHERS, VENTE-PRIVEE, RENÉ LEZARD, ALLUDE, M. PATMOS and more. Next week, mark your calendars for DIESEL, AEFFE's seasonal favorite multi-designer showroom sale, ALEXIS BITTAR, the GILT WAREHOUSE SALE, the PEREGRINE SHOWROOM and much more.