SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

It's Time For The J.Crew Sample Sale(s) + Tracy Reese, MCM & More

We're at the point in the season where there may not be 30 sales happening every week, but the handful that are running are going to include some names of note. This week it's J.CREW which though it may be having some struggles, remains a powerful draw on the NYC Sample Sale Schedule.
As in past seasons, the capable folks at 260SampleSale have split the retailer's offerings among two locations. Men will have the roomy space at 151 Wooster Street to shop for themselves, while the women's collections along with CREWCUTS and sister chain MADEWELL will take over the home base at 260 Fifth Avenue. As we have pointed out before, this sale is not always a dream come true. Most of the offerings are actual samples —many that were never put into production. The seasonal breakdown is always a little bit murky, and, often, the prices are not lower than what you can find on the sale racks within the J.Crew flagships here in Manhattan given the chain's current hyper promotional state. However, that doesn't mean that there isn't a great piece here or there to be found, including accessories. its also an opportunity to catch items like sneakers from other vendors at great prices or prototype items that never made it to the selling floor, but make for great one-off bargains. The offerings are abundant enough that 260 is giving them seven whole days starting today which is a day more than their typical schedule allows. Shop through Sunday.

On Tuesday the 21st, resurgent status brand MCM will be taking over 150 Greene Street in SoHo for its seasonal sale promising discounts up to 80% off. for those looking for irreverent but slightly less exalted logo-wear, this one will be a must-shop.

Also on Tuesday, the Garment District will play host to two contemporary dress events from former FLOTUS fave TRACY REESE for two days, and MIGUELINA for three. Take the opportunity to pick something smart for summer weddings and garden parties.

Finally, on Sunday the 25th, Italian luxury linen label SFERRA will be returning to Soiffer Haskin for a four-day sale featuring all of it's sumptuous bed & bath offerings. Didn't they just have a sale a few weeks ago? Yes, they did, but Sferra, like some other labels likes to appear in different locations with new sales throughout the season, os if you missed it last time, here's another chance. 

Keep an eye on our sale roll sidebar for locations, hours and other update information including late-breaking sale. Next week, prepare for Steven Alan's seasonal extravaganza as well as Halston and more.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

The Alexander McQueen Sale Arrives With Alice + Olivia & More Theory

We're a little late with the Sample Sale report this week, but not too late to remind you of the big ALEXANDER McQUEEN sale taking up residence at the Metropolitan Pavilion Soiffer Haskin for the weekend. Starting today, the label will be offering discounts on all of its main product categories, so go early and expect a line.

Also continuing and still worth a look with some likely extra discounts at this point in the week, are ALICE AND OLIVIA returning to 260 Fifth Avenue.

Today is the last day for the ELEVENTY sale on 40th Street across the street from Bryant Park. We aren't terribly familiar with this label, but the website shoes some appealing apparel for men and women, and it is all apparently made in Italy for what that's worth.

LA PERLA the luxury lingerie mega-label will be continuing through Sunday in SoHo if you haven't picked up something slinky yet.

Across town at the Chelsea Market, THEORY is making yet another appearance, this time for men only. Look for up to 60% savings on what is usually an abundant offering of solid, modern men's sportswear and clothing.

Make sure to keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for times, locations and any other breaking sales. Next week, its the big, multi-location J.Crew sale along with Tracy Reese, MCM and look to the end of the month for the always major Steven Alan sale.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

ETRO's First U.S. Sample Sale Leads The Week With Helmut Lang, Montblanc, Buccellati, Isaia & More

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It's a big sample sale week for luxury fans, and the main event kicks it off today. Here are some highlights:

ETRO is has become more than just a cult label for people who love prints. It now ranks among the most coveted luxury brands which, like Loro Piana, evolved out of its original fabric business and remains one of the most skillful producers of intricately printed silks. Now they are everything from knitwear to footwear to jewelry and fragrance and accessories, most of which will be found at the Metropolitan Pavilion when its first Sample Sale in the United States opens its door to the public this afternoon. Lazar Media group has been aggressively promoting the sale, so it will be a must-shop for New York's Etro fans —of which there are many. Yesterday's VIP preview was full of the brand's signature prints ranging from the classic paisleys that are its signature to all manner of other patterns making for a nearly psychedelic array of apparel for both men and women. Needless to say, this is not a sale for minimalists looking for basics, but it is full of special pieces. Nearly everything they make is a showpiece of sorts, and the assortments covered multiple seasons and collections. The venue was split down the middle evenly divided for men and women. Shoppers found plenty of Sweaters and other knitwear along with apparel and lots of shoes (see a glimpse of the tables pictured above). Conspicuously missing, however was a broad assortment of the label's core categories, scarves and ties. Those items, perhaps are strong enough sellers that only a handful of each were left, but there is plenty of everything else for Etro fans at a blanket 80% the original prices for all merchandise. That still leaves some special pieces at lofty prices, but by and large shoppers should not be disappointed. Shop through Wednesday.

That's not all for Italian luxury this week. On Tuesday, in SoHo, Neapolitan hand-tailored clothing label ISAIA (which has its own enthusiastic cult of followers) opens its seasonal sale along with its slightly more directional and ever so slightly less expensive little brother EIDOS. Expect the usual selection of sumptuous suiting as well as the full lifestyle collections of sportswear, shoes and accessories from both labels. The sale takes place through Saturday at spacious 151 Wooster Street which suggests that there will be a lot of goods to choose from.

Up at 260 Fifth Avenue, MONTBLANC will be launching a four-day sale through Friday featuring watches, leather goods, jewelry and, of course, those famous writing instruments. Strategically scheduled right before Fathers' Day, this will be a popular stop for last minute gift shoppers.

A few blocks uptown and across town, Soiffer Haskin will be filling its display cases with art crystal, silver and jewelry from France's DAUM and Italy's BUCCELLATI. The three-day sale (through Thursday) completes the Euro-luxury theme of the week, but there is still plenty more on the schedule.

HELMUT LANG will take up residence at Chelsea Market once again starting on Wednesday the 7th featuring up to 60% off women's and men's collections from the Spring Season. Fans of the current incarnation of Helmut Lang should make sure not to miss this , since the label is transitioning into yet another concept this fall featuring capsule collections with guest designers. Shop through Sunday.

Finally, on Saturday, ESCADA will make its seasonal appearance at Soiffer Haskin through the following Wednesday rounding out a very full week.

See our SALE ROLL sidebar at left former sales, locations, hours and other details as well as any late-breaking events as we update regularly this week.
Next week, contemporary powerhouses Alice and Olivia and Theory (again) arrive along with more to come.

 


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

A Jam-Packed Sale Week Including Billy Reid, Jimmy Choo, Hickey Freeman & Some Jenner Girls

There are a whopping 24 sales listed on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left, and those are just the ones we have curated. We don't know yet if this is the busiest week of the Sample Sale season, but it's definitely a contender. Here are some highlights of the sampling:

There are seven sales starting today the 16th alone, but the top draw is likely to be JIMMY CHOO, the luxury shoe brand that draws a bigger crowd every season. The caveat here is that it is likely to be invitation only for today, and possibly tomorrow, but that won't mean much to many of the shoe fans who will make this a priority sale for the week. By Thursday, it will likely be open to the public, but the trick is in getting there just when the sale runners decode to open the floodgates.

Anyone looking for a deal on this season's sunglasses will be heading to SoHo for MODO's annual eyewear blowout featuring designer shade and frames at a deep discount.

For more reliable offerings, JAMES PERSE, a perennial sale favorite, will be holding a sample sale on Broadway in SoHo featuring 75% savings on casual wear featuring those famous t-shirts. Shop through Saturday.

A bit further uptown in NoMad, popular Dutch sportswear chain SCOTCH & SODA will be taking over 260 Fifth Avenue through Saturday with extended hours to accommodate evening shoppers.

Wednesday the 17th is equally packed with sales. Fans of the eternal ballet flat will be heading to the Upper East Side for FRENCH SOLE's four-day sale while Instagram fans will be heading to SoHo for what appears to be the first KENDALL + KYLIE sample sale from those ubiquitous Jenner Sisters. Those in search of deals on luxury children's apparel will be returning to the Metropolitan Pavilion for the BP sale, and possibly making it a double header with Jimmy Choo. R13 DENIM will be kicking off a five day stint on Greene Street, while a block west will host SK underwear through the weekend.

On Thursday the 18th, THE NEWS Showroom in SoHo will once again open to the public for three days featuring a host of hot labels including OFFICINE GENERALE's sportswear and COMMON PROJECTS perfect sneakers to name a few.

A jaunt north will take you to BILLY REID's four day sale on the Bowery just around the corner form his flagship boutique. Look for a whopping 80% off and maybe a cocktail if you time it right.

Saturday the 20th brings a weekend-long sale from sexy swim and sportswear label CR promising 90% Off, and starting on Sunday, gentleman in need of tailored clothing will be heading to Soiffer Haskin for the five-day, seasonal HICKEY FREEMAN sale featuring racks and racks of elegant suits, furnishings and accessories.

That's just a selection of the sales New Yorkers will find this week. You'll find more sales on our SALE ROLL sidebar along with locations, times and other details. Next week save up for Paul Smith, Bobbi Brown, Desigual and much more.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

Accessory Sales Take The Week With Rebecca Minkoff, Judith Leiber, Loeffler Randall & More

As the Sale Schedule kicks into high gear, this week's selection of clearances has shifted focus to accessories and home furnishings, but don't worry, there is still fashion to be had. Here are some highlights:

The week's big star is perennial fave REBECCA MINKOFF whose sale kicked off on Monday the 8th, but will run for a full seven days through Sunday at 260 Fifth Avenue. Typically, Minkoff offers a bounty of goods ranging from her core handbag line to shoes, apparel, accessories and men's accessories. Prepare for crowds through the week.

Down at 260SampleSale's Greene Street location, popular Euro-Chain SANDRO opened on Tuesday the 9th for a run through Sunday. Look for sleek sportswear for Euro-sized men and women alongside shoes and accessories.

On Wednesday, the 10th, New York's current hat maestro ALBERTUS SWANEPOEL will be opening his Chelsea showroom for savings on women's and men's headwear for two days, enough time to get the best beach hat.

Also on Wednesday, Soiffer Haskin kicks off a 5-day luxury triple header headlined by French silver brand CHRISTOFLE featuring savings on flatware, hollowware, gifts, jewelry and more. They will be sharing space with minaudière mistress JUDITH LEIBER and precious gems from PAOLO COSTAGLI all running through Sunday.

That's not all the mid-week offers. Fans of luxury linens will be heading down to Chelsea Market for the return of the SFERRA sale featuring luxurious Italian linens ranging from simple sets to extravagant damask duvet sets. Generally, bath towels, robes, down pillows and comforters, table linens and other home accessories are to be expected as well. Shop through Sunday.

On Thursday the 11th, Danish housewife brand BODUM will be holding a single-day sale at its headquarters in the Starrett-Lehigh Building in West Chelsea. It's only open from 10:30 to 4, so act fast.

Also on the 11th, Contemporary footwear fave LOEFFLER RANDALL will star its 3-day sale in SOHO just above Canal Street. Not far away on Broome Street, shoppers will find Japanese/French label PAS de CALAIS on sale at its boutique with the men's line SAGE de CRET on sale in the basement. A bit further uptown in NoHo, ZERO MARIA CORNEJO's sophisticated collection will be on sale through Sunday including apparel, shoes and accessories on the Bowery.

It's a full lineup this week, but next week is shaping up to be even fuller with Jimmy Choo, Frette, James Perse, Scotch & Soda, The News Showroom and even Kendall & Kylie —yes, that's as in Jenner. Find all the details for this week's sales and upcoming events in our SALE ROLL sidebar at left which we will do our best to update with breaking events and sales during this busy sample sale season.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

A Major Sale Week With Phillip Lim, Dolce & Gabbana, Carven & Two Big Showroom Sales At Aeffe & Staff USA

Folks, it sneaks up on you, but this week is one of those weeks that Sample Sale shoppers wait for with clear credit cards and careful plan. There's at least one major sale every day, so here are some highlights:

Today, Tuesday the 2nd kicks things off with an always anticipated 3.1 PHILLIP LIM sale on Greene Street in SoHo featuring both the Women's and Men's collections, shoes and accessories. Shop through Sunday.

On Wednesday, the AEFFE showroom opens its doors in midtown for one of New York's longest running sample sale favorites featuring MOSCHINOALBERTA FERRETTI and EMANUEL UNGARO as headliners along with the manufacturer's other collections including FUZZI knitwear, PHILOSPHY by LORENZO SERAFINI, CEDRIC CHARLIER and POLLINI. Womenswear is expected to be the bulk of the offerings, but a small selection of Moschino menswear has been promised. Shop through Friday

Parisian Haute Couturier turned Contemporary powerhouse CARVEN is also taking Wednesday to kick off a three day sale in its Chelsea showroom featuring 80% savings for both Women and Men.

Wednesday's third entrant is possibly the only Project Runway designer to launch a sustained business, CHRISTIAN SIRIANO who will be offering up to 75% Off his Ready-to-Wear collection including both samples and regular stock. Shop through Sunday.

Keeping Thursday all to itself, the iconic Italian label DOLCE & GABBANA will take over Soiffer Haskin through the weekend with savings on all of its offerings for Men, Women and Children. Expect lines and crowds, but you may want to save some money for the next day when . . .

The Staff USA showroom in Chelsea will open to the public through the weekend for its long-running seasonal sample extravaganza. DSQUARED2MARNIMAISON MARGIELA and MM➅ will form the bulk of the offerings, and as experienced shoppers know, this is another one requiring an early arrival to catch the best stuff.

There's more on our SALE ROLL side bar at left including late breaking events and all hours and locations. Next week, get ready for Rebecca Minkoff, Sandro, Sferra and more.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

Oscar de la Renta, Manolo Blahnik & David Yurman Mark A Major Sale Week

Yes, the season is upon us, and as if to give us a little kick-off, word spread around town in its usual last-minute way yesterday that MANOLO BLAHNIK's sale, perhaps the mother of all high-pressure, mad-dash, fight-through-the-crowd sample sales, will take place on Thursday. Manny's fans know the drill. Get up early. Line up early and try to grab the best shoes you see. As usual, it will be at the Warwick Hotel in Midtown for one day only, and we have heard that it will stay open for as long as the merchandise lasts —which isn't expected to be for very long.

Of course, That isn't the only high luxe sale this week. Already scheduled well in advance was OSCAR DE LA RENTA's sale starting today the 25th in SoHo. Since this sale recently migrated from being a more discreet showroom affair to being a full-public sale, it has become a mainstay for women looking for a bit of that authentic de la Renta glamor at a price. While the label has been having some creative growing pains over the past few seasons before stabilizing with its current design team, there still should be spectacular items t be found. While Oscar's full-priced customers didn't quite warm to former creative director Peter Copping's work as well as his former Nina Ricci fans did, sale shoppers can count on elegant eveningwear and day dressing along with shoes and accessories. A small menswear selection is also promised among the samples and stock merchandise. Shop through Sunday.

Another longtime sale mainstay, DAVID YURMAN will be returning to the Altman Building in Chelsea once again on Thursday the 27th through the weekend. If previous form holds, shoppers will find the full range of Yurman's offerings from sporty sterling silver items to more exclusive pieces in gold and precious gemstones. at discounts generally starting around 40%. Generous selections of Sunglasses, Watches and Men's Jewelry are also expected.

Further uptown in midtown, more jewelry from IPPOLITA will be on sale at Soiffer Haskin's spacious showroom near Penn Station. Expect a strict coat and bag check and shop through Sunday.

Elsewhere this week, look for a first U.S. sample sale from burgeoning British chain KAREN MILLEN at Clothingline, exclusive Italian sportswear at the COMPONENTS by JOHN McCOY SHOWROOM sale, another blink-and-you'll-miss-it one day sale at MOLESKINE's West Chelsea showroom. THE KOOPLES are back in SoHo with their seasonal clearance plus find great everyday accessories at FURLA as well as more fanciful evening bags at EDIE PARKER.

Find the details for these and more late-breaking sales in our ever growing SALE ROLL sidebar at left. Next week, brace yourself for two of the most popular, longstanding manufacturer/showroom sales at AEFFE and Staff USA back to back plus Phillip Lim, Nest and more.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

The Season Ramps Up With Marc Jacobs, Maje & More

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Well, it's finally here.
Spring is unfolding and patient sale sale shoppers are getting the first major sample sales of the season with heavy hitter MARC JACOBS (pictured above) kicking off the upcoming weeks-long shopping marathon in SoHo. Jacobs' sale launched on Tuesday with a whopping 85% to 90% discount on nearly everything. As usual, the offerings were a mix of past seasons with a few eye popping price tags on runway pieces that remained high even with major discounts, but overall, it has been a fairly strong showing for Jacobs fans with what remains of the affordable Marc by Marc Jacobs collection selling for giveaway prices. It's not as vast an array of merchandise as we have seen in past seasons, but there is still plenty to satisfy the designer's loyal followers. Shop through Sunday.

Also this week, the popular French contemporary chain MAJE has taken over 260 Fifth Ave with its seasonal clearance. This one is always a popular draw, so expect a motivated crowd through Sunday.

Sporty gentleman will be heading to SoHo starting today the 20th for another installment of GILDED AGE's high-quality classic sportswear and denim sales. Look for investment worthy casual wear at 60% to 80% off through Sunday.

Finally, Saturday the 22nd brings accessory favorite NANCY GONZALEZ to Soiffer Haskin offering luxurious handbags and accessories in exotic skins like crocodile and ostrich. While her bags are well priced considering their precious materials, this is always a pricey sale but full of great investment pieces. Shop through Tuesday the 25th.

Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar for hours and locations as well as late breaking sales. In future weeks look for the heavy hitters like Oscar de la Renta, David Yurman, Phillip Lim and AEFFE USA's regular multi brand European treasure trove featuring Alberta Ferrretti, Moschino and Ungaro —and those are just the ones we already have scheduled. The season has started. Save your pennies.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

Strong Shoe Sample Sales From Frye, Sarah Jessica Parker & Paul Andrew This Week + Desigual, BLK DNM & More

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The real start of the Spring Sample Sale season is only weeks away, and things are starting to heat up. This week brings some popular favorite brands and one intriguing rescheduling, so lets get started.

Starting today, Tuesday the 28th, our friends at 260SampleSale have a pair of worthy sales that kind of go together. At its Fifth Avenue home base, heritage footwear brand FRYE (pictured above and below) will be filling the store with boots, bags and other wares at a promised 70% off retail. This might finally be the chance you have been waiting for to pick up a pair of those biker boots, and if you do, you can wear them with some jeans from the BLK DNM sale down in SoHo. Look for plenty of trendy denim, tees, leather jackets and other edgy basics. Both sales run-through Sunday the 2nd.

Also Starting on the 28th, ELIE TAHARI will be offering 70% off collections for women and men at it's Fifth Avenue outlet just below 42nd Street.

If you rushed to the Warwick Hotel a few weeks ago for the SJP by SARAH JESSICA PARKER sale you will have been disappointed  to discover that it had been postponed due to that week's snowstorm. Well, Parker has rescheduled, and the sale is now promised for tomorrow, March 29th at the same place with all the same details. As she shares a CEO with Manolo Blank, pro shoe sale shoppers should probably expect a similar sort-up for the one-day event as at that designer's sales, but possibly without the same level of rapacious shopping.

Also on Wednesday, Spanish contemporary chain DESIGUAL will be settling in for three days at its usual venue, Clothingline in the Garment District. Look for Savings up to 75% off all collections through Friday.

On Thursday the 30th, Tribeca Designer NILI LOTAN will be offering up to 80% off her collections at her Walker Street boutique through Saturday while London fashion legend VIVIENNE WESTWOOD will be offering savings on all of her collections for Women and Men in the Garment District through Sunday.

Finally, another shoe extravaganza will be taking place starting Thursday for two days. CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner and newly installed Ferragamo creative director PAUL ANDREW will be opening up his showroom. Andrew has been building faithful following over the past few years for his elegant and pricey shoes and boots, so this may be the one to line up early for, though be warned that selection may be limited for non-sample sized feet.

Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for times and details as well as late breaking events.

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SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

Your Weekend Sale Plans Include A Blowout At Industry City + Ports 1961, John Hardy & More

We have been a little late with our sale round-up this week, but we didn't want to let it pass without quickly noting some events that you might not want to miss over the weekend.

Still running through Sunday, are 260Sample Sales roster of clearance events from British contemporary chain REISS at 260 Fifth Ave, the Pure Barre sample sale in SoHo along with an extension of last week's SPYDER warehouse sale now on Wooster Street.

Another long runner, the GREATS warehouse sale in Williamsburg is scheduled to wind up on Sunday, though the selection is reported to be pretty depleted by now. Keep it in mind as one to catch early next time.

For runway-minded men, PORTS 1961 is holding a private sale of the Fall 2016 collection upstairs from the brand's Meatpacking District boutique offering  up to 80% Off through Sunday afternoon.

Starting Sunday, the always anticipated JOHN HARDY sale will be taking up residence at Soiffer Haskin for four days featuring the label's classic Bali-made woven silver and gold jewelry along with more updated contemporary designs featuring diamonds and precious gemstones.

The weekend's big event however, is INDUSTRY CITY's MARCH MADNESS event designed to draw crowds to the renewing industrial complex in Brooklyn. The event features Samples Sales from popular draws like Rag & Bone and Steven Alan along with a multi-brand sale from Clothingline and furniture from Design Within Reach. Shop long with local food vendors and other activities through Sunday.

Next week, the Sample Sale scene starts to heat up with Frye, Elie Tahari, BLK DNM and a rescheduled SJP-Sarah Jessica Parker shoe sale. Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar for details and late-breaking events.