Ferragamo & Club Monaco Bring The Lines + Soulcycle, John Hardy, Maje & Brioni For Ladies Only

FerragamoSaleLineAs you can see from our rapidly extending SALE ROLL at left, the Sample Sale season is heating up. This week has already seen big time lines forming outside the CLUB MONACO and last minute SALVATORE FERRAGAMO sales (pictured) that opened yesterday. Shoppers should have a better chance of getting inside both of them starting today, but we would suggest avoiding busy times like lunch and after-work hours.
Starting today, there's much more in store for sample sale shoppers.

Look for more lines outside 260 Fifth Avenue today as increasingly popular French contemporary sportswear brand MAJE launches its seasonal clearance through Sunday. All product categories including apparel, shoes and accessories are promised, mostly from last Fall's lines with prices starting at a mere $25 through Sunday.

NORMA KAMALI fans have likely been waiting breathlessly for tomorrow afternoon when the designer will open her West 56th Street boutique for a blink-and-you'll-miss-it warehouse sale including vintage samples and one-of-a-kind items from $50 to $100. Wednesday only. 

One of the most notable addition to the season is a special women's only BRIONI sale starting tomorrow the 7th in the Flatiron District. While Brioni is generally known as the last word in fine, hand tailored Italian clothing for men, it is less well known that they had a women's line. In fact, they don't anymore, and it is unclear exactly which seasons this sale includes, but when they did make women's apparel it was most recently designed by Alessandro Dell'Acqua with a timeless sort of elegance. Whenever it is from, shoppers can count on finding elegant and impeccably made clothing at this sale through Sunday.

For sportier fare, shoppers can trek down to Wooster Street in SoHo for SOULCYCLE's Warehouse Sale where they will find garb suitable for spin class and, presumably, other fitness endeavors starting at 40% Off through Sunday.

Jewelry takes over the rest of the week as designer JOHN HARDY sets up shop at Soiffer Haskin offering the range of his offerings at up to 65% off including sterling silver, silver and gold and 18 karat gold pieces featuring precious and semiprecious gemstones for women and men. As usual, there will be a strict coat and bag-check policy, and and children and strollers will not be admitted —so get a sitter.

For more opulent baubles, PAMELA LOVE will be offering savings on her acclaimed jewelry collection for two days only starting on Friday and Saturday afternoons. No particular discount is specified, but her collection can usually be found at places like Bergdorf's, Saks, Net-à-Porter and Neiman Marcus.

Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for all details as well as sales from CINZIA ROCCA, TESS GIBERSON and the inevitable late-breaking surprise sales that are bound to pop up. Next week, look for sales from SANDRO, DIESEL, DAVID YURMAN and more.


The Kent & Curwen Sale Is A Can't Miss For Erstwhile Simon Spurr Fans

Well it is turning out to be a bonanza of a sample sale week for stylish gentlemen of New York. We just heard about the KENT & CURWEN  sale a few days ago, and knowing that the British label just decided to abandon its revamp plans in favor of a completely new direction in collaboration with soccer legend David Beckham, we thought that this might be an interesting opportunity.
In fact, it's more like a fire sale.
For the past few seasons, Kent & Curwen has already been undergoing a revision under British born, New York based designer Simon Spurr, whose own much admired label collapsed after he was separated from it in 2012. Spurr's collections for Kent & Curwen showed him in fine form with all of his strengths as a designer on display; sleek tailoring, inventively engineered knitwear, and superlative outerwear. The brand and its owner were apparently so confident in his creative direction that they leased an expansive flagship boutique on Madison Avenue last year to show it off. The label found its way into Bloomingdale's and Sals Fifth Avenue, both stores who carried Spurr's label previously, and things seemed to be going well until, after barely a year in business, the Madison Avenue store quietly shuttered over the summer, and the label's Fall 2015 collection was mysteriously absent from any men's fashion week, only to be unveiled late in a muted presentation. It was not so much of a surprise, then, when the company announced its new Beckham partnership with great fanfare a couple of weeks ago indicating that Spurr had left the brand.
But back to the sale. We asked one of the Kent & Curwen staffers there if they were clearing out of the Spurr-designed product to make room for the new Beckham lines and she said that, in fact, the merchandise was actually meant to be stocked in the Madison Avenue store that no longer exists, so, for the most part, it is all Fall 2015 merchandise in classic Simon Spurr stye —and it is a all a bargain. We are talking $15 neckties and $60 sweaters —$90 for $500 - $600 cashmeres— and $1,500 suits for $395. We found boxes of soft cashmere scarves for $30 each. And there's tons of everything, including Leather outerwear for that retailed for up to $2,000 for a mere $395 —and few designers know their way around a leather jacket like Simon Spurr (a full price list is posted after the jump). There are stacks of dress shirts and racks of slim trousers, with more merchandise rolling in as we shopped.
The only drawback is that to enter the sale, one must go to Trump Tower.
Yes, that Trump Tower.
While we are loath to have anything to do with anything Trump or Trump-adjacent, it is worth braving the pink marble atrium. You will have to go through the attendant at the elevators just to the left of the building's Fifth Avenue entrance, and visitors will be personally escorted up to the 14th floor by a doorman, which, all things considered, is a perfectly reasonable security precaution at the moment. The sale is in a raw, recently gutted space that is divided into a small first room with casual items and accessories, and a larger back room full of tailored clothing, outerwear, shirts, ties and more of everything. Apparently the sale had been going on since this past Monday before we internet folk got wind of it, and it will continue on weekdays only through Friday the 9th, assuming that there is enough merchandise to keep it going. Even if you aren't a Simon Spurr fan, it is still a great opportunity to refresh you fall wardrobe with some smart, sophisticated clothes at a fraction of their retail price tags. Don't dawdle.

As usual, all details can be found in our SALE ROLL at left which is worth keeping an eye on these days as unexpected sales have been popping up all over the place.

See a price list after the jump

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The Paul Smith Sale Is Packed With Goods + Late Additions From
Patrik Ervell And Kent & Curwen

It has turned out to be a great week for menswear sales in New York.
The Shophound checked out the PAUL SMITH sale yesterday (above) and we can report that it is crammed with merchandise. It's the first time in a few season that Smith has held a public sample sale, and it shows with an abundance of everything everyone loves from the designer including his signature patterned shirts, tailored suits and witty sportswear. While there was a decent selection of women's shoes and apparel in the front section, the large back section, in a reversal of the usual arrangements at the venue, is full of menswear. In particular there were tons of men's shoes at the press preview ranging from $25 for flip flops to a measly $125 for the most expensive Italian-made shoes and boots plus collectors' styles from a collaboration with legendary English shoemaker John Lobb which retailed for $1,295.
That might be the best bargain anyone will find all season. There are also stacks of art, photography and fashion books from the boutiques as well as other tableware and gift items priced with color coded dots that top out at a mere $40.
Suits are going for $450, and most apparel is in the 60% to 80% off range or even more. The friends and family preview was pretty packed this morning, so we would imagine that this will be a busy sale that could get picked clean pretty quickly by Paul Smith devotees who have been waiting for this one for a long time. Shop early, and look for a partial list of prices after the jump along with some looks inside.

Yesterday morning, a few more important sale notices hit the web including PATRIK ERVELL's sample sale which is a seasonal mainstay for stylish New York men. It begins on Friday the 2nd and runs through the weekend in SoHo where up to 80% off retail prices on clothing and accessories is promised.

Another late-breaking event that the city's men won't want to miss is KENT & CURWEN's sale starting on Thursday the 1st in Trump Tower in Midtown. The venerable British brand has been trying to raise its U.S. profile over the past couple of years with updated creative direction by industry favorite Simon Spurr. Currently it can be found in Bloomingdale's and Saks, but its sprawling Madison Avenue flagship abruptly closed recently after barely a year, and the label just announced a major new creative collaboration with David Beckham that has again left Spurr out in the cold (Somebody please reunite this designer with his label already!). We don't know exactly what will be included in this week's showroom sale, but it is likely to be a housecleaning of Spurr's collections which is good news for the designer's many fans still mourning the collapse of his beloved signature label.

As usual, all details can be found in our SALE ROLL sidebar at left along with any late-breaking listings

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Autumn Specials With Paul Smith, Bonobos, Trina Turk & More

Fall has arrived, and though there are still a few more weeks before the Sample Sale schedule fills up again, there are a few heavy hitters appearing this week that are with taking note of.

The LORO PIANA sale continues this week through Thursday the 1st at Soiffer Haskin with one price reduction already announced, but things will really heat up starting today when PAUL SMITH arrives at 151 Wooster Street through the weekend. We haven't previewed the selection yet, but it's the first off-site sale for the label in several seasons, promising what is expected to be several seasons worth of apparel, shoes and accessories for men and women as well as home items, books and other gift items.

Uptown at 260 Fifth Avenue, the popular RENT THE RUNWAY seasonal clearance also starts today through Sunday featuring gently used party dresses at a fraction of what you might find them for even in one of the many designer resale shops around town.

On Wednesday, Chelsea Market will host a triple header sale featuring men's trouser experts BONOBOS who are promising up to 70% off sportswear from the label, TRINA TURK's women's contemporary designer apparel accessories plus rustic bags and accessories for everyone from WILL LEATHER GOODS.

Finally, on Saturday, fans of luxury linens will be making their annual sojourn to Soiffer Haskin for a four day PRATESI sale featuring the most luxurious Italian bed and bath linens as well as cashmere blankets and other opulent home goods.

For details and late-breaking sale info, keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left. Next week, Club Monaco's popular sample, stock and slightly irregular sale returns as well as the increasingly popular Maje sale.


Just A Few Fashion Week Sales Featuring BaubleBar, Milly & More

Fashion Week has never been a strong Sample Sale time, and this season is no exception. Still, like Friends reruns, there is always some sample sale running at any given moment.

This week's big draw is likely to be the BAUBLEBAR sale starting today at 260 Fifth Avenue. The popular accessory retailer is promising trinkets starting at a mere $10 through Sunday the 19th, so you almost can't go wrong.

Popular contemporary label MILLY will be having a mono-brand sale at Clothingline starting tomorrow the 16th for three days only. Its promised to be the biggest Milly sale ever featuring all product categories including apparel and handbags.

Jewelry of a more precious kind will be offered on Thursday the 17th when Soiffer Haskin opens a four-day IPPOLITA sale, As usual, this venue requests that you leave the kids at home.

Finally, on Saturday the 19th, sportswear mainstay EILEEN FISHER will have her fans flocking to the East Village just for the weekend to offer 50% off samples from the current Fall season. Follow the shoppers decked out in loose, layered tunics and leggings.

See our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for all details and locations as well as late-breaking events. Next week, make time for luxury lines from Sferra as well as debuts from Links of London and WP Lavori's stable of classic labels including Barracuta, Spiewak and BD Baggies.


Getting Back In Gear With Sales At
Paragon & Paul Stuart

ParagonPaulStuartLabor Day's over, and Women's Fashion Week is about to begin, so things are starting to get back into gear sale-wise, but slowly. There are two major sales this week that should get shoppers excited plus one final clearance sample consolidation sale that will be a delight to those who love to sift through the leftovers to find the gems that other lesser-eyed shoppers failed to notice.

Nattily dressed gentlemen will be headed to Soiffer Haskin Wednesday morning to take advantage of the PAUL STUART clearance sale running through Friday. It has been a few seasons since we have seen one of the elegant men's retailer's off-site sales, but it is back this week including deep reductions on both the store's main private label and the younger, more highly styled Phineas Cole collection. Typically this sale includes all products including Tailored Clothing, Sportswear, Accessories and Shoes. Fine suiting fabric  are also promised as well as a smaller selection of Women's Clothing and Accessories

Also on Wednesday, the other side of the spectrum will be represented by the PARAGON SPORTS Warehouse Sale held in its Broadway flagship store. Look for the lines of hungry activewear shoppers and be prepared to rummage through racks and bins crammed with markdowns including sneakers, athletic apparel of all sorts, swimwear and sports gear of all sorts from tennis rackets to skis to lacrosse sticks. The sale runs for 12 days through Sunday the 20th, so it's possible to take one's time and try to catch it at a quiet moment, but typically it is believed that the best deals are snapped up early.

Finally, 260 SAMPLE SALE, the tireless hosts of some of the city's most popular designer sales at multiple locations is taking this week starting today through Sunday to hold a final clearance of all the leftovers from sample sales over the past year at its main, namesake location on Fifth Avenue. It is expected to be a mish-mosh grab bag of merchandise, but whatever is there will probably be at rock-bottom bargain prices. 

See our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for details and locations plus late breaking sale updates.
Next week, look for Bauble Bar, Milly and Eileen Fisher sales.
Shop well!


The Chelsea Barneys Warehouse Sale Appears To Be Done For Good

Does it feel like there's something missing?
Have the relatively few still fairly decent sample sales going on right now felt like not much of a satisfying offering?
That's because, as far as we can tell, this will be the first the first Labor Day Weekend that there is no Barneys Warehouse Sale somewhere in Chelsea since they started having them.
Yes, we know.
The Shophound has been bitching and moaning about how bad the Warehouse Sale has gotten over the years for quite some time now, and it had become but a shadow of the former basement full of bargains that it was in its heyday. Yet, somehow, we almost always found something there worth our journey downtown. Some shiny bargain, undiscovered by others always managed to get into our hot little hands to complete even a marginally satisfying shopping trip. We have vague memories of walking out of there just a year ago with some once pricey shirts from Michael Bastian and Brioni that ultimately totaled less than $100 —nothing to complain about.
But yes, we had complained repeatedly that the sale had gotten so pathetic that Barneys should just cancel the whole brand-sullying event once and for all and focus on its Warehouse website, and it looks like that is exactly what they have done. While the Warehouse online experience often presents merchandise that is less discounted than what you'll find on the main luxury website's own final end-of-season sales, it still offers some good deals, especially on holiday weekends, like the one that is upon us. That's when extra discounts are applied to certain categories as well as clearance items bringing them close to the best deals that one might once have found in the Chelsea store's basement. Still, online browsing can't compare to intently rummaging through the bins under the original Co-op store on 18th Street (now a Room & Board), and we can't help but miss the late summer routine of deliberately finding a reason to walk down 17th or 18th street to see if any additional markdowns had been posted. Well, things will change. It's the nature of the universe, and  at times over the past few years, it has looked like Barneys was ready to cancel the Warehouse Sale, so it shouldn't be too surprising to discover that it may actually have happened.
R.I.P. Warehouse Sale.
Even though we complained all the time —and you were far from perfect— it turns out we really loved you all along. You are already missed.


Sales This Week From Cadet, Asics & Not Much Else

It's the week before Labor Day, and anyone looking for some serious Sample Sale Shopping should know better. It's the quietest (and likely to be the hottest) week of the year, and now is the time to get tickets to that Broadway show that is always sold out (except for Hamilton, which is still sold out), or slip into that restaurant that you would normally have to book weeks in advance. Still, if you must shop here are a few options to keep in mind.

Multi-designer rep SHOWROOM SEVEN started its monthlong seasonal clearance yesterday in West Chelsea, so you will have plenty of time to shop deals from up-and-coming fashion labels. Discounts are promised up to 95% off. Exactly what will reduced that much remains to be seen, but there are still likely to be plenty of good bargains to be had. Designers ripped by the showroom include, 2nd Day, Anamaria Couture, DAY Birger et Mikkelsen, EKAT, Etienne Marcel, Maliparmi, PatBo, Patricia Bonaldi, Pier Antonio Gaspari, Romy & Ray, Blumera, Erickson Beamon, Kooba, Maliparmi, Pashma Cashmere, Pellico Sunny and Punchcase by Leslie Hsu, so at least some of these labels should turn up at the sale which runs through October 2.

Sports fans looking for performance gear will be heading to 260 Fifth Avenue for the seasonal ASICS Warehouse Sale. Save on plenty of running shoes and athletic apparel for men and women at up to 80% off through Sunday afternoon.

Emerging men's label CADET (pictured above)has been gaining traction over the past few seasons with its New York-made, military-inspired sportswear. Starting tomorrow, fans can get up to 80% off Spring 2015 and past season's goods at the West Village location through Monday.

Next week, things start getting back into gear with popular sales from PAUL STUART and MILLY among others yet to be disclosed. Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for locations and other details as well as late-breaking events.


Billy Reid's Sample Sale
Is A Bonanza Of Bargains

It seems like we have an inordinate amount of Sample Sale news for the last weeks of summer, but any seasoned sale shopper knows that you have to take these things when they come. The Shophound breezed through the big BILLY REID sale at Chelsea Market (pictured above) this morning and we are delighted to report that the discounts are even better than we were told to expect, with 80% off retail being the benchmark for most categories —even for Reid's more exclusive Heirloom line. In addition, there's a lot of stuff there, and we are told that there is also plenty of goods in the back for restocking. One caveat is that there is a good amount of fall-season merchandise, so while it's a little warm to be looking at sweaters (only $79 —even for cashmere!), consider it a good opportunity to stock up for whatever insane winter El Niño has in store for us.
Like most of the Privé-Run sales at Chelsea Market, it is all racks with signs, and tables around the side piled with shoeboxes. There is a small selection of women's apparel, but the bulk of the sale consists of men's merchandise, and there is so much that the organizers pushed their pipe-and-drape back to allow for more selling space. After the jump, see a price list we have compiled from the signs so you can calculate for yourself.
See the SALE ROLL sidebar at left for details.

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Last Minute Sales From BLK DNM & Carhartt Work In Progress

Hey Sample Sale Shoppers,

As always, there are a few last minute sale announcements that make what was otherwise a quiet sale week into an event. In the past couple of days we have discovered two new ones you will want to make note of, and they are only a few blocks from each other in SoHo, so you can make a single excursion.
The heritage workwear trend is still with us, but you won't look like you wandered in from a mechanic's garage if you hit the CARHARTT WORK IN PROGRESS sale on Crosby Street. This European based cult label takes the brand known for outfitting construction workers and morphs it into stylish sportswear for men and women. Savings of 70% are offered as well as stock from previous seasons.
When you are done there, you can head over to Mulberry Street  for the BLK DNM sample sale. The label known for perfectly styled jeans and other luxury basics like moto jackets and well-tailored camel coats is promising up to 80% off its collections for men and women, a great opportunity to update and stock up on your wardrobe's staple items.
Look for the red stars on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for all the details on both sales, and see the flyers after the jump.

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