We're at the point in the season where there may not be 30 sales happening every week, but the handful that are running are going to include some names of note. This week it's J.CREW which though it may be having some struggles, remains a powerful draw on the NYC Sample Sale Schedule.
As in past seasons, the capable folks at 260SampleSale have split the retailer's offerings among two locations. Men will have the roomy space at 151 Wooster Street to shop for themselves, while the women's collections along with CREWCUTS and sister chain MADEWELL will take over the home base at 260 Fifth Avenue. As we have pointed out before, this sale is not always a dream come true. Most of the offerings are actual samples —many that were never put into production. The seasonal breakdown is always a little bit murky, and, often, the prices are not lower than what you can find on the sale racks within the J.Crew flagships here in Manhattan given the chain's current hyper promotional state. However, that doesn't mean that there isn't a great piece here or there to be found, including accessories. its also an opportunity to catch items like sneakers from other vendors at great prices or prototype items that never made it to the selling floor, but make for great one-off bargains. The offerings are abundant enough that 260 is giving them seven whole days starting today which is a day more than their typical schedule allows. Shop through Sunday.
On Tuesday the 21st, resurgent status brand MCM will be taking over 150 Greene Street in SoHo for its seasonal sale promising discounts up to 80% off. for those looking for irreverent but slightly less exalted logo-wear, this one will be a must-shop.
Also on Tuesday, the Garment District will play host to two contemporary dress events from former FLOTUS fave TRACY REESE for two days, and MIGUELINA for three. Take the opportunity to pick something smart for summer weddings and garden parties.
Finally, on Sunday the 25th, Italian luxury linen label SFERRA will be returning to Soiffer Haskin for a four-day sale featuring all of it's sumptuous bed & bath offerings. Didn't they just have a sale a few weeks ago? Yes, they did, but Sferra, like some other labels likes to appear in different locations with new sales throughout the season, os if you missed it last time, here's another chance.
Keep an eye on our sale roll sidebar for locations, hours and other update information including late-breaking sale. Next week, prepare for Steven Alan's seasonal extravaganza as well as Halston and more.