The post-Thanksgiving sample sale week feels a little bit bigger than it actually is mainly because it's J.CREW & MADEWELL time. Twice a year, the retailer takes over much of 260SampleSales's top venues to clear out its samples, a sale which typically sparks a huge public response despite the caveats that the overwhelming majority of merchandise is only in sample sizes, and sometimes the chain's own in-store promotions offer better discounts. Still, we have never left a J.Crew Sample Sale empty-handed. This year we got a brand-new tuxedo, so, you never know. At the men's location in SoHo, we saw lots of great shoes in multiple sizes even on the third day of the sale as well as bins overflowing with neckties and other accessories alongside the racks and racks of sample shirts. Today starts additional reductions of 30%, making it a worthy visit.
A block east, STEVEN ALAN is sharing 260's other SoHo store with designer BILLY REID and modern artisanal shoe brand FEIT. Reid's merchandise makes up the majority of the offerings, as Alan has already held a big sale in Sunset Park earlier this season, while Feit has commandeered much of the lower level. The prices are good at around 80% off with special cannot miss items like Reid's $10 ties.
Also this week seasonal stalwart AUTUMN CASHMERE is running a well-times Holiday sale through next Friday on weekdays only at its Garment District showroom. Cashmere for the whole family will be featured making an excellent gift-shopping destination.
MEG COHEN's winter sale also features the precious fiber with more cashmere hats, scarves and gloves looking to land under someone's Christmas tree through Saturday.
Finally, on Saturday the 2nd, those looking for more opulent fare will be converging on Soiffer Haskin for NANCY GONZALEZ sale featuring her signature bags and accessories made from crocodile and other exotic skins. As usual, leave the kids and strollers at home and prepare to check everything through Tuesday the 5th.
Consider all of tis a warm-up for next week which will bring big sales for La Perla, Nanette Lepore, Tory Burch, Alice and Olivia, Barton Perriera, Isaia and more. Be sure to check our SALE ROLL sidebar for hours, locations and other updated information.