The Sample Sale scene is on a slow simmer for the time being, but it isn't totally dormant. While it won't kick back into high gear for several weeks, there are a few choice events perfect for the season set for this week.
Starting tomorrow, MIKIMOTO will open its Fifth Avenue showroom for a three-day sale on its renowned jewelry which typically features luminous cultured pearls. It's an excellent opportunity to get a jump on extravagant Valentine's Day gifts.
Luxury handbag brand KHIRMA will also be launching a sale on Wednesday through Saturday in the West Village featuring its signature sleek clutches and other exotic skin bags. Save up to 70% off retail prices with no bag priced under $500.
Local favorite expertise in all things sartorial SEIZE sur VINGT will kick off its seasonal sale of Friday featuring its men's ready-to-wear Suitings, shirtings, sportswear, shoes and accessories. The deep discounts top out at a whopping 80% off. This year, a 2-day online preview will precede the sale starting today at noon for anyone unable to make it to the brand's Greene Street flagship store. Those who prefer to shop in person will have to wait for friday, but there should be l=plenty of shopping time as it runs through the end of the month.
Finally, on Saturday, fur fans will flock to Soiffer-Haskin for DENNIS BASSO's seasonal sample sale. The main attraction is, of course, the fur coats and jackets (pictured), but there will also be shearlings on hand as well as the designer's opulent ready-to-wear apparel and accessories along with scarves, pillows and other home accessories. Runs through next Wednesday. Be warned that security will be extra tight at this venue which is already the most strict in town. Leave the kids at home and expect to check all coats and bags going in . Photo IDs will be required for this one as well.
Most of the other regular sale venues are quiet for the week, but look for 260SampleSale's three locations at 260 Fifth Avenue and 43 and 151 Wooster Street to be open with a mix of merchandise culled form sales over the past few months.
Yeah, it's leftovers, but in the past, they have been priced to move, and there is always the opportunity to find that little gem that everyone else has passed over.
See our SALE ROLL sidebar for details and locations plus any late breaking sale events. Next week, casual furs from Joc and the popular KS clearance sale are set to take place.