THIS WEEK ONLINE:

Miu Miu, Mary Katranzou, Jason Wu, Barbour, UGG & More on Flash Sale This Week

Here is your weekly sampling of some of the brands you can expect to find on the bigger online Flash Sale Sites this week. You should click over to the sites themselves for a full schedule of events, and be sure to check for the correct start time for each sale. Shop well!

GILT GROUPE
Tocca, Sandro, Pure Navy, Movado, New Balance, Kenton Michael Jewelry, Miu Miu, Mary Katranzou, Melissa Odabash, SUNO, Badgley Mischka, Ben Sherman, Fendi, Vince Camuto, Clarks, Royce Leather Goods, Sferra, Kanthas, Speakman Bath, Yamakazi, BergHOFF, Waterford, L'Objet, Chilewich, Spode, Lalique, WMF —join HERE
RUE LA LA
LaBlanca, Kate Moss Style, Hunter, Nicole Benisti, Hobo the Original, Pomellato, The Art of Shaving, Clarins, La Perla, Saucony, NUXE Paris Skincare, Stuart Weitzman, Swarovski Lighting, Mia Belle Couture, Jimmy Choo, TechnoMarine —join HERE
HAUTE LOOK
UGG Australia, Pour La Victoire, Dolce Cabo, theBalm, Robert Graham, William Rast, TUNI, Vince Camuto, Few Moda, Original Penguin, Guess, Jason Wu, Fendi Timepieces, Libeskind Berlin, Splendid, NADRI, Badgley Mischka, Barbour —join HERE

SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

Bonobos, A Rachel Zoe Blowout & Last Week's Sales Extended

We're enjoying a nice post-Holiday lull in the sample sale schedule right now, but the good news is that if you missed last weeks offerings, they are still around.
260SampleSale's SCOTCH & SODA and THE ARRIVALS + FAITH CONNEXION sales have been given another week to lure in shoppers. The Arrivals & Faith Connexion are right where you found them in SoHo, but Scotch & Soda will be moving to the organization's alternate space on Wooster street as noted in our SALE ROLL sidebar at left.

New Offerings include a RACHEL ZOE blowout sale at Clothingline in the Garment District on Tuesday and Wednesday that is promising savings uf up to 95% off and will also include some other contemporary brands as well.

Also starting on Tuesday the 10th, Men's trouser specialists BONOBOS will take over 260 Fifth Avenue through Sunday the 15th. Look for not only the famous pants, but the burgeoning brand's complete sportswear and tailored clothing collections.

There's not too much else going on this week, and the month in general is expected to be fairly light on the sales, but nest week, luxury shoppers should keep an eye out for FIVESTORY's seasonal warehouse sale along with upcoming sales from Vivienne Tam, Theory, Helmut Lang & more.


THIS WEEK ONLINE:

Maison Margiela, Gucci, Armani & More In This Week's Flash Sales

Here is your weekly sampling of some of the brands you can expect to find on the bigger online Flash Sale Sites this week. You should click over to the sites themselves for a full schedule of events, and be sure to check for the correct start time for each sale. Shop well!

GILT GROUPE
Armani Collezioni, Jack Rogers, Alex + Alex, Olympia Activewear, Maison Margiela, A. Testoni, G-Star, Original Penguin, King Baby, Gucci, Finders Keepers, Eberjey, Eileen Fisher, Alanna Bess, BCBGMaxAzria, Burberry, Wall + Water, Woolrich, Thomas Pink —join HERE
RUE LA LA
True Religion, Sorel, Konstantino, Molton Brown London, Frette, Cuisinart, Mariposa, Max Studio, Wolford, StriVectin, Tervis, Dolce Cabo —join HERE
HAUTE LOOK
Rebecca Minkoff, Nuvula, Go Couture, Kenneth Jay Lane, M.i.h. Jeans, Technomarine, Psycho Bunny, Affliction, Robert Wayne, Buffal0 Jeans, Tommy Bahama, Franco Sarto, Roberto Cavalli Sunglasses, Bacco Bucci, Ike Behar,     —join HERE

ONLINE TO REAL-LIFE:

Amazon's Brick & Mortar Bookstore Is Coming To Columbus Circle

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Image: Amazon.com

Say goodbye to the Armani Exchange at The Shops at Columbus Circle.
Later this year, that 4,000 square foot space on the third floor will be transformed into New York City's first permanent Amazon Bookstore. While you would probably need the entirety of Time Warner Center's retail space to display a full array of what Amazon offers online, the bookstore is expected to primarily serve to showcase the company's proprietary products like Kindle and Alexa, along with a curated selection of books. It will be more the size of the B.Dalton or Waldenbooks chain stores that some us remember, than the sprawling Borders that once existed only a few steps away. Whether or not Amazon aims to eventually repopulate some of the newly available retail space in malls all over the country remains to be seen, but the upcoming branch won't be the only one coming to the area. Amazon is also officially coming to Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey. The two stores will be the seventh and eighth Amazon Bookstores that have been announced which makes the brick and mortar chain still a tiny offshoot of the online giant which currently has three stores open in San Diego, California, Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. Now the question to be answered will be whether New Yorkers, who have become extremely comfortable ordering fast deliveries from Amazon wherever they might be themselves, will be interested in visiting an actual Amazon store.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

New Year's Sales Arrive From Scotch & Soda, Shoe Inn & More

ScotchSodaSALEIf you think that the Sample Sale schedule ends with the Holidays, you will find yourself mistaken. After a brief respite, New Year's Week is seeing the scene rev up slowly with a few notable events.

The biggest draw is likely to be the SHOE INN Warehouse Sale, a seasonal bonanza from the suburban chain that brings their clearance inventory to the city with prices ranging from $20 to $250 on a reported 10,000 pairs of shoes and boots. Replenishments are promised daily on a host of popular designer, contemporary and casual shoe labels ranging from Marc Jacobs and Chloé to Converse and Birkenstock. Shop through Saturday the 7th.

Our friends at 260 Sample Sale are up and running without a break offering the seasonal SCOTCH & SODA sale (pictured) featuring deep savings on the burgeoning sportswear brand whose boutiques are proliferating throughout the city as you read this. Shop today for men and women through the weekend at 260 Fifth Avenue.

Downtown in the group's SoHo location on Greene Street, two brands new to the circuit will share the space including THE ARRIVALS, a directional contemporary outerwear label and FAITH CONNEXION, featuring contemporary sportswear and streetwear from France. Shop the sale for both men and women starting today through Sunday.

We have updated our SALE ROLL sidebar at left where you will find hours, locations and other details along with any late breaking sales that come to our attention. Happy New Year And Happy Shopping!


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

Versace, Gant, Tocca & More Present Holiday Sample Shopping Starting Today

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It's the last week before Christmas, and the onslaught of sample sales will be letting up just a bit until after New Years, but that doesn't mean that the schedule will be going completely dark. There are even a couple of heavy hitters on deck for last minute shopping. Here are some highlights:

There are five prominent sales kicking off today, Tuesday the 20th, that might offer some useful opportunities for last minute Holiday gift buyers, the most prominent being VERSACE's four-day blowout at Soffer Haskin near Penn Station. Look for full Men's and Women's offerings from a resilient designer label that looks to be on the rise once more.
Heading east to 260 Fifth Avenue, GANT (pictured above) will be returning for its seasonal sale. Look for hefty discounts in the 75% range making it a good opportunity for last minute gifts and stocking up on basics. Shop through Friday the 23rd.
Down in SoHo, a trio of sales will launch on Tuesday including just-posted, three-day blowout at ZADIG & VOLTAIRE offering 70% off men's and women's collections through the 22nd.
The TOCCA BEAUTY and S’WELL sale at 150 Greene Street is essentially a four day gift shopping stop featuring scented candles and all manner of home fragrances alongside eco-conscious water bottles.
Finally, one block west shoppers will find sprawling sale from WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND running clear through to next Wednesday (not including the Holiday Weekend). This sale promises up to 90% off a slew of vintage wares, and though lesser known labels will definitely outnumber the coveted luxury brands like Chanel and Dior, that means that there will be some great bargains on other carefully curated vintage items including, if past sales are any indication, wide assortments of leather jackets and furs.

Check our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for details, locations and late breaking sales. Next week, the sale schedule mostly takes a much needed hiatus, but listings are already drifting in for January including Scotch & Soda and more. Until then, Happy Holidays.


THIS WEEK ONLINE:

Last Minute Flash Shopping with Phillip Lim, Dita Von Teese, Versace, DVF, Badgley Mischka, Michael Bastian, Timberland & More

Here is your weekly sampling of some of the brands you can expect to find on the bigger online Flash Sale Sites this week. You should click over to the sites themselves for a full schedule of events, and be sure to check for the correct start time for each sale. Shop well!

GILT GROUPE
Temperley London, Timo Weiland, Dita Von Teese Intimates, Pour La Victoire, 3.1 Phillip Lim, BLK DNM, Canali, Badgley Mischka, Vince., Canada Goose, OneForty8 by Lafayette 148, Sofia Cashmere, Free People, Emporio Armani, Michael Bastian, Cadet, Fjällräven, M.R.K.T. Bags, UMA Furniture, Volcanica Candles, OXO, BOSS Home by Hugo Boss —join HERE
RUE LA LA
Prada, Samsonite, NATORI & JOSIE by Natori, Australia Luxe Collective, Adrienne Landau, Zadig & Voltaire, KC Designs, BCBGMaxAzria, Donald J Pliner, Portolano, Via Spiga, Lancôme, Saucony, True Religion, Nautica Home, Murray's Cheese —join HERE
HAUTE LOOK
Timberland, Siwy Denim, Versace, Eberjey Intimates, Triple Five Soul, Hudson Denim, Joe's Jeans, Vince Camuto, Porsamo Bleu Watches, Cult of Individuality, Haute Hippie, Laura Geller NY, Diane von Furstenberg, Desigual, Simon Sebbag Jewelry, TR Premium, Invicta Watches —join HERE

FLAGSHIP FLASH:

Todd Snyder's Boutique Arrives Just In Time For The Holidays

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When designer Todd Snyder's City Gym shop ended its brief run in NoLita about a year and a half ago, we were promised that a more permanent showcase for the designer was on the way. It's been quite a wait, but Snyder is finally making his bid for the MVP role in the bumper crop of American menswear designers who have emerged in New York over the past decade. The Todd Snyder NYC Flagship store finally opened on the northern edge of Madison Square Park last week featuring the full breadth of the designer's offerings plus a host of collaborations that almost make the new store seem like a multi-brand affair. While a few features like the in-store barber shop and café are still awaiting finishing touches, there is still plenty for Snyder fans to appreciate including a full Moscot optical counter and an impressive shoe assortment featuring exclusive styles from beloved brands like Crockett & Jones, Alden, Grenson and Tricker's to name a few.

Of course, this isn't Snyder's first big boutique. Even before opening the City Gym shop, Snyder launched his Townhouse store in Tokyo where his sophisticated take on classic sportswear found an enthusiastic customer base. This, however, is his first major retail statement in his home town. it is, in part, a result of new investment in the Todd Snyder brand by American Eagle. While AE was attracted by the more casual Tailgate brand also created by Snyder, the designer's signature collection now gets a hefty collateral boost that can potentially elevate it to a new level. It's great for a designer to have a rack or two in Bergdorf's, Neiman Marcus or Saks, but nothing beats having an entire store to show the full expression of a brand and raise a designer's profile. Snyder's clothes aren't avant-garde or outlandish. They don't necessarily jump out at you when they are mixed in with the rest of a department store's offerings, but stock an entire store with them, and their appeal increases exponentially. Add some tasty accessories and collaboration items to cover whatever he can't yet produce under the main brand plus a personable and professional staff, and you have the formula for a big brand boost just a stone's throw from one of Manhattan's burgeoning neighborhoods. The store is off to a promising start just in time for the Holiday season, and if it fulfills it's potential, you should be seeing Todd Snyder on a faster track to the big leagues.

Todd Snyder NYC Flagship Store now open at 23 East 26th Street/25 Madison Square North, NoMad.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

Thomas Pink, LeSportsac, La Perla. Equipment & More Hit The Pre-Holiday Sample Sale Trail

So we missed a big week of sale reporting last week because, well, things happen, but there is still a full roster of sample sales happening this week, and the heavy hitters all seem to be staring today, Tuesday the 13th.

Let's start with the reliable 260 Fifth Avenue where the seasonal triple header of EQUIPMENTJOIE and CURRENT|ELLIOTT have taken up residence through the weekend for a bonanza of contemporary sportswear and denim. Downtown at the company's sibling SoHo outlets, the guys have luxurious Neopolitan hand-tailored clothing brand ISAIA and its burgeoning little brother EIDOS taking up residence at 151 Wooster Street with discounts on elegant suiting and sophisticated Italian sportswear. For ladies, it's a walk one block east to 150 Greene Street where LA PERLA will be presenting discounts on their fabled intimate apparel and loungewear. Isaia and Equipment will run through Saturday, while La Perla gives shoppers one extra day through Sunday.
Elsewhere on Tuesday, famed British shirtmaker THOMAS PINK kicks off a three-day sale at Clothingline in the Garment District featuring dress shirts and furnishings with a smattering of women's items. At the ever-popular Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, sporty accessories brand LESPORTSAC will also be holding a sale for three days offering discounts on bags, luggage and small accessories.

Moving on to Wednesday the 14th, exclusive milliner EUGENIA KIM will be opening her showroom for a four-day sale through Saturday featuring hats for all seasons as well as cold-weather accessories and fur pieces. Just a block east, ELIZABETH GILLETT will hold a longer running sale until just before Christmas and Hanukkah promising apparel and lots of luxurious scarves and accessories.

Thursday brings popular jeweler IPPOLITA to Soiffer Haskin's spacious venue near Penn Station through Monday bringing sizable savings on baubles ranging from sporty sterling silver to more precious pieces featuring gold and precious stones. Exclusive accessory label VBH will also be holding a two-day event at the Shelly & Renée space on West 57th Street that promises opulent handbags.

On Friday, LIEBESKIND's affordable handbags and accessories will be even more affordable for three day through the weekend at its Lafayette Street store.

Coming up: A whole week of shopping before the Holidays take over the weekend featuring a major VERSACE event and the return of old favorite GANT.


THIS WEEK ONLINE:

Holiday Flash Shopping with Moncler, Ermenegildo Zegna, Theory, DVF, Vera Wang & More

Here is your weekly sampling of some of the brands you can expect to find on the bigger online Flash Sale Sites this week. You should click over to the sites themselves for a full schedule of events, and be sure to check for the correct start time for each sale. Shop well!

GILT GROUPE
Moncler, Rachel Zoe, Portolano, Judith Leiber Couture, Vince Camuto, Peter Werth Accessories, Alpina Watches, Frye, Thomas Wylde, Theory, Ermenegildo Zegna, JACHS, Nudie, Chapter, Wolf Watch Accessories, Safavieh Rugs, Garnier Thiebaut Table Linens, Godinger, BergHOFF, Yamakazi, Sofia Cashmere, Waterworks —join HERE
RUE LA LA
Hickey Freeman, Hervé Chapelier, Theory, PUMA, Missoni Home, Phillip Gavriel, Pandora, Givenchy, SPANX, Jack Rogers, Gloverall Coats, Nambé, Diane von Furstenberg —join HERE
HAUTE LOOK
Lucky Brand, Gucci Eyewear, Cole Haan, Seiko, Elevenparis, ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo, Dooney & Bourke, Vera Wang, Via Spiga, Freida Rothman Jewelry, Brooks Brothers, Joe Fresh, Moschino Homme, Antonio Maurizi, 2(x)ist, Versace, Hobo, Dolce Vita, Black Halo, Chan Luu, Lime Crime, NuFACE, Ben Sherman, Ray-Ban, Minnetonka —join HERE