Well, shoppers, we have all had a nice break from the sample sales to pick through the department store clearance, but now it's time for the post-Holiday sale phase to begin. It may not be quite as hectic as last month's sale schedule, but we all know that there are a few designers who have yet to throw open their warehouses for our shopping pleasure. In the meantime, though, two prominent retailers are offering final clearances that are always worth making time for:
On the more rarefied side, FIVESTORY, the elegant, Upper East Side jewel box of a boutique is kicking off its seasonal off-site Warehouse Sale at the Bowery Hotel this Friday. We'll preview it later this week, but the lovely proprietress Claire Distenfeld has sent us a bunch of promising preview images with prices that you can see in the gallery above. It is one of the best sales for fans of sexy shoes and the more advanced pieces from the most directional designers like Mary Katranzou, Roland Mouret, Giambattista Valli, Thakoon and many more. There's also great stuff for men where we have typically seen labels like Michael Bastian, Wings + Horns, Mark McNairy, Sacai and Visvim to name a few. It is something of a hunt-through-the-racks-and-bins kind of sale in a particularly unglamorous space, but those with patience and perseverance are generally rewarded with discounts of 60% to 80% off some really special items that you won't see yourself coming and going in. You have until Wednesday the 21st to catch it.
Also launching on Friday is SCOOP NYC's final CLOSET CLEAN-UP Sale with discounts that generally add up to about 75% to 80% off original prices. This time, the clearance is consolidated at Scoop's SoHo store (usually in the back section) so if you have been scoping something at Scoop and waiting for the final price break, this is your chance to pounce. The labels include Scoop's usual lineup of designers including IRO, Missoni, Rag & Bone, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alice + Olivia, Burberry, Clover Canyon, Diane Von Furstenberg, Helmut Lang, Michael Kors, MSGM, Roberto Cavalli, Sea, Stuart Weitzman, T by Alexander Wang, and Zac Posen for women and AG, Billy Reid, CLOSED, DSquared2, Etro, GANT, Hartford, J. Brand, John Varvatos, Just Cavalli, Maison Martin Margiela, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Paul Smith for men. This one draws a crowd, so the store is opening early at 9 AM this Friday, and it's well worth going as early as possible.
Those are the weekend's big events, but there are also promising sales from KATHERINE HOOKER, MAGASCHONI and COCLICO happening this week as well. Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL at left for locations, hours and other details as well as late breaking events.