Just to show you how unpredictable the so-called off-season can be in the Sample Sale world, the somewhat frustrating RAG & BONE Sample Sample Sale is indeed coming back to the Chelsea Market where it belongs. To recap, earlier this Spring when the sale's usual week came and went, Sale watchers like us wondered what was up? The came an announcement that the label would have a Sample Sale in Los Angeles for the first time. We thought we had lost it altogether, and then the brand joined Steven Alan for an extension of his sample sale that was held in Brooklyn's Industry City last month. We figured, that was it until this morning when, while strolling through Chelsea Market, we saw the usual space being set up for the Rag & Bone sale complete with window signage.
So it's on, with savings reportedly up to 75% off. We have heard that tomorrow will be the official VIP Friends and Family day, though, perhaps recognizing that the door policy for that event has been porous at best over the years, the window simply list Tuesday's hours as regular (as seen in the image above), so it's likely that anyone will be admitted. Rag & Bone fans can finally heave a sigh of relief and shop the sale through Sunday.
But there are other things happening this week as well. British chain WHISTLES, currently making inroads in the U.S., will be taking over 260SampleSale's SoHo venue for a women's only sale starting on Tuesday through Sunday. Look for savings of up to 60% off.
Athletic brand ASICS will be returning to 260 Fifth Avenue on Tuesday with it's soup to nuts sale for Men and Women including workout and running gear and tons and tons of shoes.
Though June is over, there will be plenty of brides heading to REEM ACRA's midtown showroom on Fifth Avenue for deep savings on bridal gowns as well as* the designer's impeccable Ready-to-Wear collection. The sale last for two days through Friday and clicking here to RSVP is highly recommended.
Perennial favorite NYC designer CYNTHIA ROWLEY will be holding her Sample Sale on Bleecker Street from Thursday through Sunday featuring up to 70% Savings on her main clothing line as well as swimwear, footwear, accessories and those covetable one-of-a-kind items as well as past season's merchandise.
Starting on Friday up and coming cult brand BROOKLYN TAILORS will hold a two-day sale in its namesake borough featuring mostly men's apparel and accessories with a smattering of samples for women at savings from 50% to 75%.
Next week, look out for Thomas Pink, Intermix and other events TBA, so keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for locations, times and other details as well as late-breaking events.
Earlier we indicated that Reem Acra would be offering bridal gowns at her Sample Sale this week. This is not the case. Only the Ready-to-Wear will be offered at the sale —which still makes it a must for anyone in search of a great deal on some truly gorgeous dresses.