Those blazers you see above come from the ISAIA sample sale which officially starts today (pronounce it 'eez-ah-ee-yah' if you want to sound like you know what you are talking about). It's one that fans of immaculately hand-tailored Italian men's clothing wait for, and for good reason. It's full of luxurious fabrics whipped up into classic, Neopolitan suits and sportcoats along with handmade dress and sport shirts in silky cottons, luxurious sweaters and sumptuous outerwear. If you look at the price list after the jump, you will see that even at a deep discount of around 70%off, everything is still pretty pricey, but if you are willing to make an investment in impeccable, elegant quality, it's not a sale to miss. If it's too rich for your blood, then don't worry, there are a ton of other sales to hit this week. A burgeoning women's contemporary powerhouse and a cult menswear favorite turned FLOTUS fave round out the week with America's biggest designer, Ralph Lauren, and New York's favorite fashion store, Opening Ceremony, anchoring the weekend. See some highlights below, and schedule accordingly.
The NANCY GONZALEZ sale is happening now through Wednesday the 11th featuring the designer's handbags and accessories in brilliantly colored crocodile and other exotic skins. It's not the place to look for a simple leather bag, and, again, the prices here reflect the luxurious materials, but a portion of the proceeds will go to the New York Cancer Center.
Celebrated jewelry designer STEPHEN DWECK will be offering deep discounts on his eclectic jewelry for two days starting today. With bold, 80's inspired jewels on the comeback trail, you can't do better than one of it's prime practitioners. Through Wednesday the 11th.
As a perennial denim favorite, DIESEL always draws a crowd to its Chelsea showroom for sample sales. The one starting today should be no different, though there will be an unusual, separate, early bird session starting at 7 AM. Through Thursday the 12th.
ALICE & OLIVIA is another crowd pleaser, so prepare for lines today at 260 Fifth Avenue regardless of any inclement weather predictions. Through Sunday the 15th.
Wednesday brings THEORY's final sample sale of the season (we think). This one's for for menswear. Find it at Chelsea Market through Sunday the 15th
The First Lady's new favorite THOM BROWNE is moving his seasonal sale from his West Chelsea showroom all the way across town to the Bowery starting on Thursday. Presumably, this will be to accommodate his expanded womenswear line, but you should still expect to see a lot of his trimly tailored menswear. Traditionally, the discounts are substantial, so, again, expect a line of natty gentlemen in flood pants. Through Friday the 13th.
Thursday also brings a sale from the young designers at the CFDA's FASHION INCUBATOR in the Garment District including Project Runway alum DANIEL VOSOVIC, high tech wonder ISAORA and the globe-trotting BURKMAN BROS to name a few. Through Saturday the 14th.
Finally, Friday brings the week's biggest events starting with RALPH LAUREN at Soiffer Haskin in Midtown with his more exclusive Collection, Purple Label and Black Label brands. offerings generally range from apparel and shoes to accessories. There probably won't be any surprises, but there is usually a ton of stuff, and that's how his fans like it. Through Monday the 16th.
OPENING CEREMONY is reliably guaranteed to draw hordes of eager shoppers and will be setting up shop on Mercer street now that last season's location has been permanently annexed to the main store. Expect plenty of the popular private label collections along with clearance merchandise by other designers from previous seasons which can often include some bargain gems if you are lucky. Through Sunday the 15th.
Be sure to check the SALE ROLL at left for details as well as many more sales and late breaking events that we will add as soon as we hear of them.