This week's sale scene includes a bunch of Contemporary Sportswear favorites, lots of shoes and one up and coming menswear designer who, as far as we know, is entering the Sample Sale circuit for the first time. There's plenty of highlights to cover, so let's get started:
The week kicked off yesterday with popular fave REBECCA MINKOFF at 260 Fifth Avenue mixed with a windswept storm, so we heard that the opening day crowds were much sparser than usual. That's good for latecomers, which means that there will just be more left when the inevitable markdowns come later in the week. All reports say that there is the usual abundance of handbags and shoes.
Today brings one of NANETTE LEPORE's bonanza sales in the Garment District which is promising savings through Thursday the 20th on Fall 2014 apparel, shoe and accessory collections as well as her usual offerings of special items, this time including her Home collection.
Burgeoning women's sportswear RAOUL will also be offering savings on both its women's and men's collections starting today through Friday on West 40th Street near Bryant Park.
Tes, folks, it's time for another THEORY Sale. We can never keep track of how many of these there are ever season, but the one opening today will be at Clothingline featuring Stock and Samples for women and men through Sunday.
Futuristic cobbler UNITED NUDE will be holding its biggest sale ever featuring over 3,000 pairs of shoes staring today through Sunday. We hear that everything is under $75, so fans of chic but unusual footwear should make time to hit the Garment District sometime this week.
On a more luxurious level, LELA ROSE will be clearing out her overstock from the Fall 2014 collection on Wednesday through Friday. Expect savings of up to 75% Off.
Onward Kashiyama's showroom will be open for three days starting on Wednesday with the women's ICB collection designed by Prabal Gurung as well as more conservative J.PRESS offerings for men. This sale should include the final season of the Ovadia brothers' designs for the younger YORK STREET label before a new designer takes over for Spring.
More chic shoes ore on the schedule starting Thursday the 20th when uber-stylist TABITHA SIMMONS' two day sale begins in West Chelsea at the immense Starrett-Lehigh Building. Look to save up to 85% off original retail prices,m but expect enthusiastic crowds.
Finally, menswear designer TODD SNYDER is holding what we think may be his first public sample sale starting on Friday through the weekend at his NoLita City Gym store. Included will be his main collection as well as his retro-luxe sweats for Champion.
That should be enough to keep any enthusiastic shopper busy, but there's still plenty more from LAUREN MERKIN, INHABIT, VELVET, CARLOS FALCHI, SHOSHANNA, JACK ROGERS, BARBARA BUI, BVLGARI and more. keep an eye on our SALE ROLL at left for details on all the sales as well as late-breaking additions. Next week, a Thanksgiving Break before the Holiday Season starts officially.